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More investment is needed in the European Union's (EU's) transport infrastructure in order to ensure freight movements can be carried out efficiently

Bridgestone Tyres has become the first industry partner to the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), injecting additional momentum into the scheme

The prime minister has paid a visit to a logistics driver training provider and took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of apprenticeships in fields such as logistics


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A collaborative initiative in the Humber will bring together port businesses in the region in order to coordinate a range of activities


The Freight Transport Association, in conjunction with Licence Bureau, the country's leading provider of secure driver licence checks, is now offering a driver licence checking service specifically tailored for FTA members, to be launched at the Commercial Vehicle Show today


Trials of carbon-cutting trucks are set for support from Government, Transport Minister Mike Penning has announced


The UK's shipping minister has taken time this week to meet with politicians in order to discuss the country's ports sector, Port Strategy reports


The Government will launch its first marine industries showcase at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) today to highlight the industry’s multi-billion pound contribution to the UK economy


The transport and logistics industry (T&L) needs a "complete makeover" if it is to survive, according to a new report


The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the Prime Minister's call for an urgent increase in private investment for much needed improvements to the transport infrastructure...


Changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score system will help the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to better target non-compliant operators based on their compliance history and are to be welcomed, says the Freight Transport Association


The Freight Transport Association's freight councils have a well-earned reputation for turning powerful argument into demonstrable achievement; from defeating poorly devised and potentially counter-productive proposals to make 'eco-driving' a mandatory part of professional driver training, to seeing off EU proposals banning operators from calibrating their own tachographs


The Warehouse and Distribution sector may find itself busier as consumer spending could be set to rise, with a new survey showing confidence increasing


The Freight Transport Association has called on the Chancellor to cut fuel duty by at least five pence per litre and scrap the increase planned for August


The number of trucks registered in the UK rose significantly last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)


The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme’s second annual report (launched on 31 January 2012) shows that the logistics sector is making demonstrable progress in reducing its greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions


Increased availability and access to finance will boost investment across the UK’s automotive supply chain, helping it to remain competitive – these were the findings presented by leading industry figures at a Business Growth Fund seminar, hosted yesterday by the SMMT


Plans for a lorry road user charging scheme to create a fairer deal for UK hauliers were announced today by Roads Minister Mike Penning


Improvements to passenger and freight services could be implemented more swiftly across the UK's train network under a series of new agreements


Fear that the Freight Facilities Grant would be scrapped was partially allayed yesterday when Scottish Government announced funding for it until 2014


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