Freight deliveries to major UK cities must be governed by the same regulations to avoid confusion for operators, warned the FTA. The warning comes as the government looks to push through its Cities Devolution Bill, which will see cities that elected their own mayor given control of local transport, housing and skills following the current set-up in London. Christopher Snelling, head of urban logistics and regional policy at the FTA, said: “Government and proposed new authorities should ensure that operators […]
DHL Supply Chain has begun operating what it describes as the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.
The government is looking at alternative means of funding smaller hauliers struggling to access the Treasury’s COVID-19 funding packages.
The FTA has welcomed proposals from local government secretary Eric Pickles that would give businesses the power to force a review of local parking restrictions they are unhappy with. Under the proposals, which went to consultation earlier this month, individuals or businesses would be able to force a council review of parking rules and enforcement by raising a petition signed by at least 50 people, or at least 10% of the residents or businesses in the affected local area. Councils […]