Freight deliveries are vital to London’s sustained economic growth and around 90 per cent of all freight moves by road in London. Our team enable London to get goods and services at the right time and place, in a safe, clean and efficient way, to support the Capital’s economy and growth.
We have a series of programmes that can help reduce congestion, improve air quality and road safety, and create better trading environments.
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Urban Transport Group
The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain’s largest urban areas on transport. Our full members are Centro (West Midlands), Merseytravel (Merseyside), North East Combined Authority, South Yorkshire PTE (Sheffield City Region), Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London, West Yorkshire Combined Authority. We also have associate members which are Bristol and the West of England Partnership, Nottingham City Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. Between them our members serve over 20 million people.
As a network we do three things:
•We make the case for urban transport
•We are Britain’s premier professional network on urban transport issues
•We provide thought leadership on urban transport
Based in Altrincham, the company operates a 40 acre manufacturing complex which has a reputation as one of the most efficient body and trailer manufacturing plants in Europe.
Cartwright promotes an ethos of ‘manufacturing and more’ offering the most extensive and diverse range of products and services in the industry through a complete solution from design and manufacture, to finance, rental and fleet services. The launch in January of Cartwright Conversions Ltd has further expanded the business model to include panel van conversions.
Cartwright’s innovative approach and the flexibility to manufacture a one off or large volume orders are amongst Cartwright’s key strengths that set it apart from the competition.
DAF Truck is the UK market leader with a range of vehicles built in the UK that includes vehicles from 7.5t to 44t. The DAF Range are ideally suited to urban operation with good all round visibility, exceptional manoeuvrability, easy cab access and the latest Euro 6 compliant low emission engines. The DAF Range includes a number of models which can also be specified with the innovative ‘Silent Mode’ which reduces vehicle noise for quiet evening and night-time deliveries.
The growing need for speed, accuracy and visibility, along with efficiency and cost control, presents a number of key challenges to all supply chain and logistics directors. DHL plays a leading role in meeting these challenges by providing high-quality, cost-efficient transport solutions across all sectors in the UK and Ireland from the initial consultancy and design, to final mile delivery and reverse logistics.
ECO Stars is a fleet recognition scheme that encourages and helps operators of HGVs, buses, coaches, vans and taxis to run fleets in the most efficient and green way.
The scheme provides recognition for best operational practices, and guidance for making improvements. The ultimate aim is to reduce fuel consumption which naturally leads to fewer vehicle emissions and has the added benefit of saving money.
Since the first scheme launched in South Yorkshire six years ago, ECO Stars has grown to more than 20 schemes throughout the UK, with more in the pipeline. Membership is free to all operators, regardless of size.
ECO Stars is delighted to be supporting Freight in the City – an event which shares many of our values and ambitions for cleaner and more efficient fleet operations.
FTA is of the strong belief that the multimodal approach has to be the solution to logistics delivery infrastructure in the north west of England. It is important for our members that freight and logistics have a say in the development of freight routes in the approach taken by the Northern Powerhouse. The freight and logistics strategy currently being developed by Transport for the North is at an important stage which shows there is a need to improve a multimodal approach, road rail and water. FTA is delighted to be an Associate Partner of the 2016 Freight in the City Spring Summit where we can highlight these and other issues.
Travis Perkins have supplied building materials to the trade for over 200 years and are now one of the largest suppliers to the UK’s building and construction industry with a national network of more than 600 branches.
More than 100,000 product lines are available to trade professionals and self-builders, including building materials, plumbing and heating, landscaping materials, timber and sheet materials, painting and decorating, dry lining and insulation, doors and joinery, and hand and power tools.
Tools can also be hired from more than 200 outlets.