FTA guide to international road transport available

Tunbridge Wells, UK: The Freight Transport Association has published its guide for for international road transport operators.

The guide, in its 16th edition, details regulations faced by UK-based operators that visit countries in the EU and beyond with country profiles to reduce unexpected delays and deal effectively with roadside enforcement.

The new 2011 edition new sections on Algeria, plus updates on safe loading and on the DocStop scheme, which is available for drivers in parts of mainland Europe.

Don Armour, FTA’s international manager and editor of the guide, says: “International road transport operators are often faced with a confusing array of local and national regulations, including weekend bans, local weight restrictions and city centre bans linked to low emissions, along with different processes and penalties for dealing with tachograph and drivers’ hours infringements, roadworthiness issues and inappropriate loading of the vehicle.

“This year’s guide is even more comprehensive than before, and with no price increase again this year, international road transport operators will find it fantastic value.”

Copies of the International Road Transport Guide are available from Shopfta online at www.shop.fta.co.uk at £75.00 to non-members