The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto. The trade association’s head of national policy Christopher Snelling said government should “support freight and logistics operators as they work to comply with the latest Clean Air Zone regulations, and should not be using the industry as a scapegoat for a problem which is the responsibility of all”. He added that there is no environmental benefit to increasing […]
The FTA has urged TfL to create immediate incentives for greener freight vehicles, such as a reduced Congestion Charge, if it wants to accelerate its vision of London becoming the ultra-low-emission vehicle capital of Europe.
TfL is to launch a Freight Compliance Unit (FCU) this summer which will act as the central point for enforcement activity against HGVs in the capital.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]