The RHA and FTA have warned that hauliers operating under the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) face extra costs and unnecessary legislation if proposed changes go ahead. The proposals, launched last week for consultation by London Councils, would require HGVs of 18-plus tonnes to fit sideguards and Class V and V1 mirrors as part of their LLCS membership. London Councils said ex- tending the scheme’s remit to cover safety, rather than simply noise pollution, would be a positive step towards […]
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.
Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]
At the one-day internships of former MAN CEO Des Evans and the RHA’s Richard Burnett at fleet management software firm BigChange, Steve Hobson takes a closer look at the business.