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 […]
Provisional traffic figures released by the DfT show light goods vehicles continued to outstrip other vehicle categories last year in terms of mileage growth.
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.
The bosses of Abbey Logistics Group and Suckling Transport are disappointed that their efforts to promote the industry with a Love Logistics livery on their vehicles haven’t been embraced by other operators. Six months after the Love Logistics liveries were introduced, inspired by former Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell’s suggestion at an MT Directors’ Club meeting that trucks were the perfect moving billboards to promote the industry, no other operators have followed suit. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at […]