Freight An unrivalled media platform dedicated to delivering the latest news and views from across all fields of government through an on-going programme of events and interactive online communications http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight Sat, 09 Jun 2012 02:58:15 +0000 Joomla! 1.7 - Open Source Content Management en-gb EIB supports R&D in Finland’s cargo sector http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11327-eib-supports-rad-in-finlands-cargo-sector http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11327-eib-supports-rad-in-finlands-cargo-sector The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 55 million to Cargotec, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cargo and load-handling equipment and services, to finance research and development (R&D) activities for the development of cargo-handling solutions and related technologies.

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 30 May 2012 08:28:01 +0000
Freight forwarders call for greater EU transport investment http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11088-freight-forwarders-call-for-greater-eu-transport-investment http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11088-freight-forwarders-call-for-greater-eu-transport-investment More investment is needed in the European Union's (EU's) transport infrastructure in order to ensure freight movements can be carried out efficiently

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 08 May 2012 14:11:20 +0000
Logistics sector voluntary carbon reduction scheme gets new momentum from Bridgestone Tyres http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11053-logistics-sector-voluntary-carbon-reduction-scheme-gets-new-momentum-from-bridgestone-tyres http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11053-logistics-sector-voluntary-carbon-reduction-scheme-gets-new-momentum-from-bridgestone-tyres Bridgestone Tyres has become the first industry partner to the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), injecting additional momentum into the scheme

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Thu, 03 May 2012 08:13:28 +0000
David Cameron emphasises importance of logistics training and apprenticeships http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11037-david-cameron-emphasises-importance-of-logistics-training-and-apprenticeships http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/11037-david-cameron-emphasises-importance-of-logistics-training-and-apprenticeships 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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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 02 May 2012 09:06:23 +0000
HumberPort initiative 'will help to reduce road miles for freighters' http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10962-humberport-initiative-will-help-to-reduce-road-miles-for-freighters http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10962-humberport-initiative-will-help-to-reduce-road-miles-for-freighters A collaborative initiative in the Humber will bring together port businesses in the region in order to coordinate a range of activities

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:42:02 +0000
Driver licence checking made easy with FTA http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10929-driver-licence-checking-made-easy-with-fta http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10929-driver-licence-checking-made-easy-with-fta 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:21:10 +0000
Truck trials to drive down carbon from freight http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10926-truck-trials-to-drive-down-carbon-from-freight http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10926-truck-trials-to-drive-down-carbon-from-freight Trials of carbon-cutting trucks are set for support from Government, Transport Minister Mike Penning has announced

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:59:43 +0000
UK shipping minister examines ports issues http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10901-uk-shipping-minister-examines-ports-issues http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10901-uk-shipping-minister-examines-ports-issues 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:57:30 +0000
Marine industries make a splash at BIS http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10832-marine-industries-make-a-splash-at-bis http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10832-marine-industries-make-a-splash-at-bis 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:55:32 +0000
Transport and logistics 'needs complete makeover' http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10681-transport-and-logistics-needs-complete-makeover http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10681-transport-and-logistics-needs-complete-makeover The transport and logistics industry (T&L) needs a "complete makeover" if it is to survive, according to a new report

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:23:29 +0000
FTA welcomes private roads investment but warns against additional costs for lorries http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10530-fta-welcomes-private-roads-investment-but-warns-against-additional-costs-for-lorries http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10530-fta-welcomes-private-roads-investment-but-warns-against-additional-costs-for-lorries 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...

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:26:38 +0000
VOSA listens to FTA Freight Councils to improve OCRS accuracy http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10346-vosa-listens-to-fta-freight-councils-to-improve-ocrs-accuracy http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10346-vosa-listens-to-fta-freight-councils-to-improve-ocrs-accuracy 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:41:06 +0000
New chairman pledges to maintain FTA Road Freight Council’s winning ways http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10165-new-chairman-pledges-to-maintain-fta-road-freight-councils-winning-ways http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10165-new-chairman-pledges-to-maintain-fta-road-freight-councils-winning-ways 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:19:27 +0000
Consumer confidence 'at five month high' http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10114-consumer-confidence-at-five-month-high http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10114-consumer-confidence-at-five-month-high The Warehouse and Distribution sector may find itself busier as consumer spending could be set to rise, with a new survey showing confidence increasing

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:27:05 +0000
Fuel duty action could hand economy £3.6 billion lifeline, says FTA http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10113-fuel-duty-action-could-hand-economy-p36-billion-lifeline-says-fta- http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10113-fuel-duty-action-could-hand-economy-p36-billion-lifeline-says-fta- 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:24:40 +0000
UK truck registrations climb in January 2012 http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10002-uk-truck-registrations-climb-in-january-2012 http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/10002-uk-truck-registrations-climb-in-january-2012 The number of trucks registered in the UK rose significantly last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:34:06 +0000
Logistics takes the lead in tackling its carbon footprint http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9946-logistics-takes-the-lead-in-tackling-its-carbon-footprint- http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9946-logistics-takes-the-lead-in-tackling-its-carbon-footprint- 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:06:10 +0000
Business Growth Fund offers new opportunities to grow a competitive supply chain http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9827-business-growth-fund-offers-new-opportunities-to-grow-a-competitive-supply-chain http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9827-business-growth-fund-offers-new-opportunities-to-grow-a-competitive-supply-chain 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

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:27:43 +0000
A fairer deal for UK hauliers http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9808-a-fairer-deal-for-uk-hauliers http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9808-a-fairer-deal-for-uk-hauliers Plans for a lorry road user charging scheme to create a fairer deal for UK hauliers were announced today by Roads Minister Mike Penning

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:17:11 +0000
Rail industry agreement 'to boost services' http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9792-rail-industry-agreement-to-boost-services http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/freight/9792-rail-industry-agreement-to-boost-services Improvements to passenger and freight services could be implemented more swiftly across the UK's train network under a series of new agreements

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:29:30 +0000