Prime Minister’s Proposals May not Produce Brexit Breakthrough

UK Businesses Prime Minister's Proposals May not Produce Brexit Breakthrough

An international logistics expert has warned UK businesses not to expect too much from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reported proposals for an amended Brexit withdrawal agreement. Adam Johnson, director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, said the government had apparently sent the EU some ideas for replacing the so-called Irish backstop. This was the element of […]

Logistics Expert Warns about Customs Union and Post-Brexit Trade

An international logistics expert has warned that even a permanent post-Brexit customs union with the EU would not alone mean frictionless trade with the bloc for British businesses. Adam Johnson, director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, was commenting on what is believed to be the central trade-related demand of Labour party leaders in their current […]

Least Popular Mode of Transport in the UK Is Cycling

Cycling has been found to be the least popular mode of transport amongst Brits, according to a new study. The YouGov survey of transport attitudes found only 40% of people have a positive view of getting on the bike, with more people choosing to jump in their cars than cycling or using public transport. However, […]

Free Buses to Tackle Transport Pollution?

With official statistics showing that transport is the most carbon-producing sector in the UK, buses should become free in order to encourage people to ditch their cars and reduce greenhouse has emissions. Figures show that greenhouse gases were down by 3% in 2016, while in 2017 carbon dioxide was also down 3%. The UK’s carbon […]

Fleet Sales Are Declining

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders data has shown that true fleet sales were down by 7.2% in 2018, slightly ahead of the 6.8% overall decline in the new car market. A total of 802,813 new car registrations were recorded as fleet sales – excluding rental, Motability and captive – representing around a third of […]

Michelin Tyres Prove Their Potential

Michelin has received just 1,391 eligible claims for damage from nearly 250,000 tyres sold in the UK and Ireland – a claim rate of just 0.59% – two years after launching the industry’s first and only accidental tyre damage guarantee for its regional and on/off-road commercial vehicle tyre ranges, demonstrating its unrivalled product quality. The […]

UK goods shouldn’t be burdened with red tape, says FTA

The government must ensure that UK goods are not burdened with red tape as it negotiates the UK’s exit from the European Union, the Freight Transport Association said in its submission ahead of the Autumn Statement which is due on 23rd November. The logistics sector must also be able to access employees from outside the […]