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 […]
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 […]
London Councils has stated it has no plans to relax the rules governing night-time and weekend deliveries in the capital, despite renewed industry calls for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be reviewed.