The FTA has rejected the London Assembly’s call for a rush-hour lorry ban in the capital, saying it is no “silver bullet” for improving safety. A motion was unanimously agreed at City Hall yesterday proposing a series of measures to prevent incidents between HGVs and cyclists, including a ban of lorry movements during peak times following a full impact assessment. The FTA said improving safety of lorries on the capital’s roads would require action across a number of areas, including: improved […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
TfL needs to bring back the role of head of freight in order to co-ordinate freight movement across London, the FTA told the London Assembly today (5 February).
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.