The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300. Of the 70 LGVs stopped in the police operation – which focused on some of the capital’s hotspots shared between lorry drivers and cyclists during rush hour – 15 were fined under safety grounds for reasons including drivers’ hours breaches and […]
Claims that the UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as a result of delivery failures and delays caused by migrants attempting to stow away in vehicles passing through Calais are “an exaggeration”, according to the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).
A proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been met with “incredulity” by the trade associations, which warned such a charge could jeopardise British trading relationships.
15) David Wells Title: Chief executive, FTA Wells succeeded Theo de Pencier as chief executive of the FTA at the beginning of May. It’s unusual that the chief executives of both associations are starting their period in office at similar junctions, which makes it hard not to make comparisons with the RHA’s Richard Burnett.