A new wall is planned in Calais to extend existing security measures

Calais wall is simply ‘a sticking plaster’: FTA

By Matt Atherton

The controversial construction of a 4m-high wall in Calais – planned to help resolve transport chaos at the port, caused partly by illegal migrants – is “simply a sticking plaster” that will not solve the problem of violence at the Jungle migrant camp,...

The FTA said the blockade would cause other traffic to come to a stand still

FTA warns of violence after Calais blockade

By Matt Atherton

Today’s blockade of the main motorway into Calais has made drivers a sitting target, warned the Freight Transport Association (FTA), whose membership includes lorry drivers of food and drink manufacturers.

The Calais transport crisis is intensifying, warns the FTA

Lorry ‘slashed’, as Calais transport crisis deepens

By Michael Stones

The migrant threat to freight lorries at Calais is intensifying, with lorry roofs recently being slashed by stowaways trying to escape from queuing vehicles, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Lorry driver was threatened with a chainsaw after night of violence in Calais

Lorry driver threatened with chainsaw in Calais

By Matt Atherton

A truck driver was threatened with a chainsaw and a lorry carrying fruit and vegetables set on fire during a night of violence in Calais on July 29, highlighting the need for urgent action, warned the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Cyclists are increasingly vulnerable on city streets

Truck driver blind spots will continue to kill cyclists

By Rick Pendrous

The Safer Lorry Scheme, which becomes effective in London from September and makes it mandatory for lorries to be fitted with a new mirror system to help reduce the growing number of accidents involving cyclists, has been labelled as a “fiasco” by a supplier...

The Calais migrant crisis has led to millions of pounds of fruit and veg being wasted

Millions of pounds of food wasted by Calais crisis

By Michael Stones

Millions of pounds worth of food is being wasted and the whole UK supply chain threatened by the migrant crisis is Calais – which has become like a “warzone” – warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

The accident was entirely avoidable, said the HSE

Fatal forklift accident at transport firm

By Michael Stones

A fatal forklift accident at a Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has claimed the life of a worker and resulted in a £125,000 fine for his employer.

The risk of fatal injury was entirely foreseeable, said the HSE

Transport firm fined £80k after worker’s fatal accident

By Michael Stones

An animal feed firm has been fined £80,000 for safety failings after one of its workers died when he was buried under up to 10t of wheat being unloaded from a lorry – the second such prosecution in the past month.

Isuzu Motors has become the sole owner of Isuzu Truck UK

Isuzu Truck UK sold to Isuzu Motors

By Laurence Gibbons

Japanese truck manufacturer Isuzu Motors has become the sole owner of Isuzu Truck UK (ITUK), taking its shareholding from 15% to 100%.


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