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Kent transport plan will deliver for freight industry, says FTA

bsp;Port expansion at Dover Western DocksA solution to Operation StackSplitting port traffic between the M2 and M20 for more efficient traffic management Provision for overnight lorry parkingNatalie Chapman, head of policy of the FTA for London and the South East, said: “The plan identifies a number of issues that FTA agrees should be a priority for Kent. Lorry parking is a problem throughout the country, but it is especially difficult for drivers approaching the Port of Dover to find a...

Calais violence continues as RHA car attacked

Chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, Richard Burnett, has expressed his concern for drivers in Calais after further attacks from migrants. A member of the RHA had a boulder thrown at his car at the port, days after a night of violence at the jungle camp in Calais during which a truck driver was threatened with a chainsaw.

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.