Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have launched an action plan for managing freight movements in the capital, which they say have increased by around 20% since 2010. The Mayor’s Freight and Servicing Action, published yesterday (7 March), sets out actions focusing on goods vehicle safety, emissions and efficiency. It aims to ensure the freight sector is able to meet the needs of London’s growing population, while reducing central area goods movements in morning peak by 10% by 2026. […]
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.