TfL has been criticised by the FTA for introducing a number of significant changes to the cyclist safety equipment requirements under its Fors accreditation scheme without a consultation or a formal announcement. The changes, which came into effect last month, introduce a requirement at bronze level for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW to have blind spot warning signs to their rear; side under-run protection on both sides, even for vehicles exempt under construction and use regulations; and Class VI […]
The logistics industry needs to be able to react quickly to changing consumer trends, especially as the UK has become one of the leading e-commerce markets, according to the FTA.
The government must change tack and stop penalising the road transport industry over emissions while allowing car owners to get off scot-free, according to the FTA.
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]