This summer it won’t be business as usual for the road transport industry. The world’s biggest sporting event is hitting UK shores on 27 July and bringing with it a host of traffic restrictions and road closures that will result in changes to delivery patterns and the way you normally operate. If you don’t think the Olympics are going to affect you or your customers, think again. Even if you don’t have any customers based on the Olympic Route Network […]
Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed three new out-of-hours delivery trials are to start in London, after signing a deal with an external consultancy to manage and assess them.
Operators can now access a street-by-street guide to the Olympic Torch Relay. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has revealed the detailed route the ”moving roadblock” will take as it travels across the UK. The Olympic Flame will complete a 70-day journey, and with a series of events planned around it, local road congestion is assured. For those planning ahead, Transport for London has also published the road restrictions relating to the Games road races in London.
CitySprint experienced a 41% rise in same day retail deliveries in June, but saw a 15% drop in orders during the Olympic games. The same day distribution company reported that orders were up 10% on figures for April and May, during a month of unseasonably wet weather that saw shoppers avoiding the high street. Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint chief executive, said: “Whilst delivery volumes fluctuate throughout the year, June was a particularly strong month for us, and I suspect that this […]