A new City of London Police Commercial Vehicle Unit has stopped 136 HGVs and taken 95 off the road in its first month. Funded by TfL and launched last month, the unit’s intelligence-led crackdown found drivers of non-compliant vehicles were also committing offenses such as not having insurance, having inappropriate licenses, unsafe tyres, unsafe loads and inaccurately recording drivers’ hours. The new unit complements the Metropolitan Police Service CV Unit and the Industrial HGV Task Force, which targets non-compliant commercial […]
The government has extended the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules in the UK until October, in a move criticised by the industry as not making “any material difference” to the driver shortage.
Palletline has defended itself after residents complained that vibrations from trucks accessing its London hub in Perivale were causing property damage. A local residents group, led by Vinny K-Maddage, has put Ealing Council and Transport for London under pressure to act. However, Palletline said that despite having operated from Perivale for the past five years, it was only made aware that residents had concerns this August. “As a preliminary action, Palletline implemented an alternative preferred route; instructing drivers to go […]
Same-day distribution firm CitySprint has called for the London Congestion Charge to be tiered. It says this will help firms making essential deliveries if a proposed price hike does come into force.