Trade associations have cautioned against adding further complexity into the London supply chain, after TfL went live with its latest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) consultation. TfL is seeking responses to its proposal to introduce a Safety Permit Scheme as part of DVS, a move that would potentially see the controversial scheme recognise efforts made by the industry in regards camera and sensor systems. Alex Williams, TfL’s director of city planning, said: “The number of deaths each year involving HGVs is […]
It’s fair to say FTA chief executive David Wells has got plenty on his plate right now. Not only is the logistics industry stuck squarely in the middle of Brexit, but a range of what he calls “other big disruptors” are making these increasingly challenging times for his members. However, as we sit down to talk, he quickly rejects the suggestion that the job he took on back in 2015 has turned into a bit of a headache. “It’s exciting,” […]
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has called for a greater focus on the role played by claims management companies (CMCs) in so-called ‘crash-for-cash’ incidents, in which accidents with innocent parties – often LGV drivers – are engineered in order to make a fraudulent motor insurance claim.
The sixth annual National Lorry Week has launched today (16 November) with a plea for the nation to shine a light for the logistics industry.