New guide to international road transport now available from FTA

Tuesday 07 June 2011

The 16th edition of the Freight Transport Association's guide for international road transport operators is now available. The annual guide includes information to help clarify the often confusing set of regulations faced by UK-based operators when they visit countries in the EU and beyond.

The FTA International Road Transport Guide uses country profiles to equip transport managers with the information needed to avoid unanticipated delays and deal effectively with roadside enforcement. The new 2011 edition includes updated information on public holidays, weekend lorry bans and toll prices and other essential facts for fleet operators in both the own account and hire and reward sectors.

Each year suggestions from FTA members are included in the guide and new for this edition, amongst others, are sections on Algeria, 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, said:

“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.”

Notes for editors

Review copies of the International Road Transport Guide are available to the press from Jackie Langridge on 01892 552253, email

Companies in international membership of FTA receive a free copy of the guide as part of their subscription package and they can buy further copies for £35 each, no VAT, with price reductions for multiple copies. The cost for non-international FTA members is £55 a copy and for non-members £75.00. Order online from Shopfta or call 08717 11 11 11, quoting code 4055.


FTA Press Office

01892 552255