The FTA has welcomed amendments to the design of the London Safer Lorries Scheme (SLS), revealed yesterday (29 July) by TfL, however it believes a one-size-fits-all regulation for commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes is not the best way to improve cyclist safety. In a consultation document, TfL and London Councils are asking stakeholders to have their say on a revised SLS initiative, aimed at banning HGVs not fitted with specific safety equipment to be banned from the capital’s roads. The […]
With work currently taking place on London’s Cycle superhighway scheme, and ahead of the introduction of the London Safer Lorry Scheme in September, the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference will take place next month.
The government must change tack and stop penalising the road transport industry over emissions while allowing car owners to get off scot-free, according to the FTA.
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]