The FTA has given a cautious welcome to Transport for London’s (TfL) plans to accomodate the growing number of cyclists in the capital but warned that freight deliveries nust be considered in any new designs. Launched last week (13 June), the draft London Cycling Design Standards showcased the latest ideas in street design aimed at offering cyclists protection from vehicles. FTA head of policy for London Natalie Chapman, told Motortransport.co.uk that it was a positive step by TfL: “There are […]
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 […]
TfL’s Safer Lorries Scheme, which is being developed with support from London Councils, has entered its final consultation phase and is on track to go live next summer.
Claims that the UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as a result of delivery failures and delays caused by migrants attempting to stow away in vehicles passing through Calais are “an exaggeration”, according to the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).