FTA MD of membership and policy James Hookham has said he is not surprised third party logistics companies (3PLs) have proved unwilling to discuss their role in the application of penalty charges for non-compliant deliveries at retailers’ distribution centres, and advised hauliers unhappy about having to pay the fines to stop taking on contracts that involve them. “3PL silence on this issue doesn’t surprise me as they, like most other businesses, rarely comment on their contact terms with customers,” Hookham […]
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.
A road upgrade programme in Belfast, which was to be largely funded by the EU, has been put on hold following the referendum.
Freight deliveries to major UK cities must be governed by the same regulations to avoid confusion for operators, warned the FTA.