London Councils has confirmed that its Lorry Control Scheme is to start again on the 1 June. Despite calls from the industry for its current suspension to be extended – and even for it to be abolished – a spokeswoman for the council said it will recommence from next month. She said: “There’s going to be a two-week period where warning notices will be issued rather than enforcement action to try and get drivers used to the fact the scheme […]
The FTA has seen its level of membership rise to the highest level since 2008, although financially it had a broadly flat year in 2012.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
Last month to the collective relief of the road transport industry, chancellor George Osborne froze duty once again, announcing September’s 3ppl increase would not happen.