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 However both said an an opportunity had been missed to overhaul the ‘out-of-date’ scheme and enable easier night-time deliveries.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 […]
Rising fuel prices forcing firms to freeze recruitment and vehicle upgrades, according to FairFuelUK and FTA survey
Rising fuel costs are forcing logistics businesses to freeze recruitment, lay-off staff and delay vehicle upgrades, according to a new study from FairFuelUK (FFUK) and FTA.
The DVSA has conceded it needs more operators to join up to its earned recognition pilot to advance the project, after its its timetable for going live with the full version suffered further delay. Speaking at the RHA’s Autumn Conference yesterday (7 September), DVSA head of enforcement policy Gordon Macdonald hinted the pilot was still lacking the support from hauliers needed to get the scheme off the ground. While it was expected to go live at the end of this […]
A lorry driver who killed a woman after his truck collided into her broken-down car has been jailed.