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ByThe Transport Intel Insider

The logistics agenda UK PLC must agree with EU : –

Elizabeth de Jong, FTA’s Policy Director, explains we all need to be wary of failure by the UK government to prioritise the key areas “Keeping the UK and the EU Trading”:-

  1. Engage with logistics from the start – UK PLC is reliant upon a highly complex, interconnected supply chain, and if the needs of those responsible for moving goods and services to support the country’s economy are not prioritised, the effects could be devastating for the supply of vital products to shops, schools, hospitals and manufacturing.
  2. Minimise Friction red tape and costs from the start – “It costs more than £1 a minute to operate an HGV – so lengthy delays at the border could add significant costs to the price of goods, driving up prices and fuelling inflation.”
  3. Mitigate the risk of disruption at the Borders – The need for physical checks should be reduced and any which are required should be take place away from the border. 
  4. Provide training and support capacity building – “There is a substantial customs agent shortage and member states and the UK government need to urgently address this by giving support, guidance and funding have time to test and feedback on proposals, and then time to install and train staff.”
  5. Maintain transport connectivity by road, rail, sea and air – “Trade facilitation measures are needed to reduce the impact of additional border requirements and red tape and help reduce the threat of delays and added costs.”  
  6. Preserve essential staff mobility – The ability of UK workers to cross borders easily must be protected – goods cannot move without a human interaction, leaving vehicles stranded at borders if extensive immigration checks are carried out.

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ByThe Transport Intel Insider

FTA Van Operational Briefing – May 2020

FTA’s Van Operational Briefings is THE event for the van industry!  With an unrivalled line-up of speakers, giving companies the opportunity to discuss the role of enforcement and compliance within your operation.

With an unrivalled line-up of speakers, the briefings give companies the opportunity to discuss the role of enforcement and compliance within your operation.

Sessions include:

Vehicle terrorism threat and safety advice
National Counter Terrorism Police will present an update on the threat assessment for the UK of Vehicle as a Weapon attacks, work that has taken place in the past two years and introduce guidance to operators of vehicles on safe practices.

Where are we on electrification?
Following recent government announcements about ending sales of petrol, diesel or hybrid cars and vans in the UK from 2035, instead of 2040 as originally planned, should operators be looking more closely at electric vehicles?

Van Security
Recent statistics about van thefts confirm operators experience that instances of this crime is rising. Vans are the workhorse of the logistics industry and an essential asset for logistics operations, so what can you do?

Clean Air Agenda
A number of cities in the UK are breaching legal air quality targets and have been directed by government to develop air quality plans which may include Clean Air Zones or Low Emission Zones. This is a constantly changing picture, so this session will bring delegates up to date with the latest information about proposals which will impact on their van fleets.

Compliance myths busted
Covering topical issues raised in queries to the MAC together with some myth busting on how drivers hours and tachographs affect van operations now and in the future.

Briefings at Dunblane, Milton Keynes & Derby!

Book now to:

  • Gain peace of mind over matters affecting your operation.
  • Network with peers.
  • Attain expert knowledge to improve your operation’s compliance and efficiency.