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Transport for London (TfL) has held an Olympic briefing with members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) to build ties ahead of this summer’s Games.

Despite APN representing eight networks consisting of more than 650 hauliers, chairman Paul Sanders has previously expressed frustration at a lack of engagement with Olympic organisers, which the event rectified.

Sanders complimented TfL on bringing his members up to speed, and describes the meeting late last month as positive and productive, although he concedes "there’s still a lot up in the air".

"Those ordering products for delivery via a pallet network during the Olympics must ensure they are there to receive it and aware of local restrictions," he says.

The APN has called on TfL to deliver live traffic updates during the Games, rather than the promised "regular" updates.

There is now less than a fortnight until our one-day Summer Freight Planning Conference on 22 March at London’s Wembley Stadium to help minimise the effect of the Games on your operation.

Book a place at summerfreightplanning.co.uk