The FTA has accused the government of “dragging its feet” over O-licence reform, two years after a review into the traffic commissioners’ (TCs) work was published. James Firth, the FTA’s head of licensing policy and compliance information, said it was disappointed that a review of the legislation governing the O-licensing regime was not announced in the Queen’s speech last week. The DfT had identified a review of road transport licensing legislation as an area that needed taking forward in its […]
TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said.
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]
The Metropolitan Police are to speak at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference next month.