London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to force the retrofitting of larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors have been attacked as a step too far that risks further damaging the image of road transport. Speaking to MT after the mayor revealed the initiative at the launch of the Safer Lorry Scheme earlier this month, Ray Engley, head of technical services at the RHA, questioned the practicality and benefit of mandating retrofitting panels in cab doors. “The jury is out on […]
Fair Fuel UK has renewed its call for the government to cut fuel duty to spur the struggling economy, after the Bank of England slashed its UK growth forecast for 2012 to close to zero. Quentin Wilson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, says: “Growth is paralysed so it’s time the government looked at cutting fuel duty to stimulate activity. If we spend less on fuel tax, we’ll spend more on other things.” Wilson argues fuel duty is one of the last […]
TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said.
Wilson James has been award gold in TfL’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) for its London Construction Consolidation Centre in Silvertown.