A balanced approach to enforcement for all road users was a key message to emerge from speakers at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference on Tuesday (2 June). It is also imperative that all road users addressed road safety issues to reduce serious or fatal incidents, said Rob Lowe from TfL’s on-street enforcement team: “We realise that a reduction in HGV-related KSIs cannot be achieved just by bashing the freight industry. All road users must be fully aware of […]
The FTA has warned that a proposed low emission zone for Birmingham, along with a road user charging scheme, lorry restrictions and greater implementation of consolidation centres put forward by the city council, could have a damaging effect on freight deliveries in and around the city.
TfL is urging operators of HGVs over 12 tonnes to apply now for a free Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Safety Permit, ahead of enforcement action being implemented from 1 March 2021.
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.