Welcome to the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership Website


This website provides you with up-to-date information on issues relating to freight in Tyne and Wear. The site is run by the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership made up of local authorities, the Highways Agency, industry representatives and transport operators.

Latest News

22 October 2014


FORS Workshop Update

Tyne and Wear FORS held a workshop day on the 14th October. The day was well attended... read more

September Newsletter

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

Registrations to the scheme have already gained momentum with 67 companies in the North East region now registered to FORS. Registrations can be completed in five minutes at www.fors-online.org.uk read more

Safer Urban Driving

The Partnership has continued to offer the DCPC registered Safer Urban Driving course to drivers whose companies were registered on the FORS scheme. To date, there have been six... read more


The current suite of 25 maps hosted on the Partnership website has been reviewed to maintain the accuracy of the information and locations displayed. Site visits to the locations were... read more

Rail Freight

The Rail Partner Group meets every six months with attendance still as strong as ever from organisations in the rail industry. read more

Impact of Longer Semi-trailers on Road Infrastructure

One of the tasks in the year 9 business plan was for the Partnership to consult with operators and industry trade representatives to understand the level of take up of the... read more

North East Freight Awards

The Partnership would like to acknowledge operators and drivers who have literally gone the extra mile to assist in making their operation more sustainable. read more

Promoting the Partnership on Twitter

To be able to keep followers of the Tyne and Wear Partnership up to date and have instant information on the Partnership, we have set up a bespoke twitter account. All work undertaken by the... read more

Smart Urban Freight Conference – 11/12 June 2014

Organised by Newrail, the University of Newcastle’s dedicated railway research centre, the Smart Urban Freight Conference 2014 took place on 11th and 12th... read more

Cycling In the City Conference: Decarbonising Urban Delivery and Collection

Wednesday 15 October 201 10.00am - 4.10pm Venue: Newcastle University This was a joint event between TORG (Transport Operations Research Group) and Newrail from Newcastle University.... read more

Get Involved

As you are receiving this newsletter you will likely be involved in some way with transportation, whether it is rail or road.

If you have any interesting... read more

15 July 2013

News Flash

Signal is at 'go' for Railfreight group

A well-attended meeting of the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership’s Rail Partner Group heard positive news about local plans to promote railfreight.

The meeting, held... read more