Ambitious plans to install thousands of miles of bike lanes in England in a drive to make the nation fitter must not be at the expense of kerbside deliveries, Logistics UK has urged. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged £2bn to transform road infrastructure and build protected cycle routes in towns and cities. But Logistics UK said the plans must be implemented with consideration to the needs of hauliers: “Without deliveries, businesses in cities and towns will not receive the […]
The FTA’s attempt to liaise with 32 council leaders in Scotland to ensure plans for increased urban pedestrian and cycling routes do not hamper city centre deliveries has fallen on deaf ears.
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.
Foreign drivers working for UK operators who returned to their home countries during lockdown are not exempt from the 14-day self-isolation rules, it has emerged.