Logistics planning for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer will now have to be “done in a rush”, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed. The trade body has criticised the lack of information flowing to hauliers from the games’ organisers and has issued a 50-day ultimatum asking for published details on routes, delivery restrictions and security measures, ahead of its 13 May logistics conference about the event. Chris MacRae, FTA head of policy for Scotland, said it […]
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.
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]