Trade associations have welcomed London Councils’ decision not to introduce mandatory fitting of sideguards and class V and VI close-proximity mirrors aspart of its London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS). However both said an an opportunity had been missed to overhaul the ‘out-of-date’ scheme and enable easier night-time deliveries. Following a public consultation, London Councils’ Transport & Environment Committee announced last week (17 July) that it would not be bringing in additional regulation to the LLCS. FTA head of urban logistics […]
FTA policy director Elizabeth de Jong has told motortransport.co.uk that the government needs more proof that some hauliers are close to collapse before it can offer sector-specific support.
French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has told Sky News a plan is being worked on to resume the movement of unaccompanied freight from the UK to France with cross-EU talks “to begin within hours”.
HGV drivers on board a roro ferry that rolled heavily in rough seas en route to Scotland ignored international regulations and stayed in their cabs, putting themselves and rescuers at risk.