Goods vehicle operators still do not have the information they need to prepare properly for the traffic restrictions that will apply during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Freight Transport Association has warned. Despite the organisers of the Games issuing what they called “detailed plans” on 24 April for traffic management around the various venues and urging businesses to plan ahead accordingly, truck operators still do not have a postcoded set of restrictions for this summer’s event, warned FTA head of […]
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]
The FTA has warned that a proposed low emission zone for Birmingham, along with a road user charging scheme, lorry restrictions and greater implementation of consolidation centres put forward by the city council, could have a damaging effect on freight deliveries in and around the city.