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In August 2020, Freedom of Information requests from British Police Forces showed that almost 10,000 vans were stolen across the UK in the previous 12 months. 


While this is necessary – and logistics businesses are committed to using the cleanest vehicles or method of transportation as possible – the pandemic has highlighted that there is space for improvement in private travel.

Keep your tyres on track

In this article Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering and Vehicle Standards Policy at FTA provides information and advice on how to remain compliant.

Increase your fuel efficiency

With operating costs rising and profit margins becoming increasingly tight, it is important for operators to understand how to increase their fuel efficiency, while also reducing carbon emissions.

Brexit: the road ahead

This was to be the year that Britain was supposed to have left the European Union (EU). However, as three deadlines have passed and 2019 draws to a close, the UK remains a part of the EU. There is, in FTA’s opinion, much to reflect on about the prospects on trade between the UK and its closest trading partner.

The challenges facing our future workforce

64% of logistics businesses are struggling to fill vacancies, a matter of key concern for this developing, fast paced industry.

Industry operators speak out about electric vehicles

In a bid to address ongoing environmental issues and improve air quality across the UK, the government has launched several national and regional initiatives, such as its Road to Zero strategy. Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy to legislate for a net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target by 2050, encouraging the logistics industry to decarbonise its fleets. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the use of electric vehicles (EVs), with 5,395 plug-in electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs) registered on the UK’s roads by the end of 2018. This summer, the Department of Transport invited FTA, the voice of the logistics industry, to provide case studies of those involved in commercial electric vehicle operations to understand how industry operators are respond...[Read More]

The road ahead: what’s in store for the future of vans?

The future is drawing closer with technological advances, such as connected vans that can ‘talk’ to each other, fast becoming a reality. FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics industry, welcomes these changes and recognises their importance in line with the government’s Road to Zero strategy. In this article, Denise Beedell, FTA’s Policy Manager for Vans and Urban, shares a glimpse into the future of vans. The government’s Road to Zero report, which recommends that all new cars and vans should be effectively zero emission by 2040, sends a clear signal to operators. Although electric vehicles only represent a small portion of the market, by the end of 2018 there were 5,395 plug in electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs) on the UK’s roads. And as manufacturers continue t...[Read More]