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 However both said an an opportunity had been missed to overhaul the ‘out-of-date’ scheme and enable easier night-time deliveries.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 […]
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.
Membership numbers and turnover increased at the FTA last year, but its pre-tax surplus fell.
In contrast to the RHA – which looked outside the organisation to the transport industry for its new CEO – the FTA appointed its former finance and operations director David Wells to replace CEO Theo de Pencier when he announced his departure earlier this year.