Trade associations have warned that London’s ULEZ will severely disadvantage, or even bankrupt, operators that work in the city when it begins in 2019. Earlier this week Sadiq Khan announced that the zone will take effect on 8 April 2019, instead of the original 2020 start date, and launched a public consultation into the plans. It will see HGVs in the congestion zone charged £100 a day to enter. The area will expand to cover everything within the South and […]
Transport industry slams EU over threat to restrict access to UK trucks after Brexit transition period
The transport and logistics industry has described claims by the EU Commission that it will restrict access to British trucks at the end of the post-Brexit transition period as “ridiculous” and would leave the EU “shooting itself in the foot”.
Parcel carrier CitySprint saw delivery volumes drop in London during the Games. The company, which handles B2B and consumer deliveries, made 75,000 deliveries to London postcodes during the Games. This was a 12% drop in volume compared with the 16 days proceeding the event (23 June to 7 July). Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, suggests the threat of traffic and congestion, as well as more people working from home during the period, likely reduced demand for couriers. However, the […]
The mayor of London has announced that a new funding package will be launched later this year to help HGV operators upgrade to less polluting vehicles.