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 […]
Dunstable-based Axle Haulage has invested almost £195,000 in this sleeper-cabbed MAN TGS 8×2 which sports a 66 tonne-metre rated Fassi crane and a platform body.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
Freight industry must not be ‘thrown to the wolves’ if government fails to deliver viable customs system
The road freight industry is in danger of being “thrown to the wolves” if the government fails to install a competent customs system in time for Brexit, the FTA warned this week.