TfL is studying the implications of a peak hours ban on LGVs in the capital, but remains unconvinced of its desirability. Speaking at the Transport Committee’s evidence session on cycling safety yesterday (2 December), Andrew Gilligan, the mayor of London’s cycling commissioner, TfL, said such a ban could have saved the lives of two of the 14 cyclists killed in London this year. “However, there are counter risks. Firstly that you would see a flood of LGVs after the ban […]
The FTA has revealed that internal candidate David Wells will succeed Theo de Pencier as chief executive from 1 May.
It is now one year since Sir Mike Penning MP set up a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics with three primary goals: to help ease the chronic shortage of HGV drivers; improve the image of the industry in the eyes of the public; and give logistics a higher profile within government.
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.