TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said. Responding after confirmation the Safer Lorry Scheme would go live from September – effectively banning vehicles above 3.5 tonnes from operating within the London area without sideguards and improved mirrors fitted – the FTA suggested it remained not necessarily the best way to improve cycle safety – a point it made last year during the scheme’s consultation. […]
Former FTA president and ex-Christian Salvesen chief executive Stewart Oades has been appointed as a non-executive director at Wincanton.
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.
The FTA has called on TfL to do more to level the playing field for compliant UK operators after it was revealed that more than half of the fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles for breaching the conditions of the London Low Emission Zone remain outstanding.