The Olympics are a significant opportunity for operators to overcome opposition to routine night-time deliveries, according to London’s transport commissioner. Speaking at Road Transport Media’s Summer Freight Planning Conference last week, Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Peter Hendy told delegates that while the Games will bring huge challenges there are also huge opportunities, not least the potential to change attitudes towards night-time deliveries. “If we do our job well this summer we can establish a better way of working and change […]
Palletforce has incorporated Olympic data into its Alliance IT system to provide its 100 UK depots with the latest Games information this summer. Network members now have information about the 109 Olympic Games Lanes on the Olympic Route Network, as well as delivery restrictions affecting venues. Dean Hughes, IT director for Palletforce, says: “During the games there will be road layout alterations, diversions, parking and loading restrictions, special Games Lanes and extra security measures all of which will impact on […]
Pall-Ex says it has had successful start to its new night-time delivery service in the capital, with 4% of the pallet network’s London’s volumes already migrated to the new service within the first week of operation. The overnight service, which covers all postcodes affected by Olympics delivery restrictions, delivers to customers between 6pm and 6am, with take-up from some of the capital’s major high street brands and businesses. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell says: “This new service has already made a […]
London Councils has stated it has no plans to relax the rules governing night-time and weekend deliveries in the capital, despite renewed industry calls for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be reviewed.