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Shippers are being exploited, claims Global Shipper Forum

Shippers are being exploited by some shipping lines, forwarders and terminal operators according to the Global Shipper Forum, who say that shippers are being charged excessive fees for the processing of mandatory container weight verification requirements. The regulations had been introduced for safety reasons but are now being abused through surcharges, claims the GSF.

Global Freight Awards 2016 shortlist released

The Global Freight Awards, which is designed to recognise and reward the best talent and achievements of the year for the freight and logistics industry, has announced its shortlist for 2016. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the prestigious ceremony will take place on 3 November.

FTA calls for more protection after driver attacked in Calais

Truck drivers working in Calais need extra protection after Brexit has made migrants more desperate to reach the UK before tighter border controls are brought in, according to the Freight Transport Association.

Truck driving fails to impress in Twitter poll

The majority of parents who voted in a Twitter poll conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), operator of half of the UK fleet, don’t want their children to become truck drivers. 79% of parents who voted, followers of the FTA’s official Twitter account, say they wouldn’t recommend the industry to their children.

Nominations announced for Fleet Safety Awards 2016

The shortlist for the prestigious annual Fleet Safety Awards, which recognise the work done in reducing the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers, has been announced for 2016.