A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent. It comes after an announcement by the chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement that £250m was being made available to buy space in the county for HGVs, which could be used when Operation Stack would normally be invoked. The preferred site is at Stanford in Hythe, but the Highways England consultation will seek views on other potential […]
A fourth consultation into London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) has launched, despite an FTA warning that the mayor’s initiative will not achieve zero vehicular harm.
The idea of port-centric logistics – where imports are handled close to the port of entry and sent direct to their destination rather than via a central DC – has been given a boost by developments such as London Gateway and Liverpool2.
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.