TfL is set to enforce the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and tighten the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) from 1 March 2021, despite industry calls for both schemes to be further delayed during the pandemic. Both schemes were delayed in April this year at the request of the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, who was concerned the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic would see hauliers struggling to become fully compliant by the deadline. The haulage industry has been lobbying for a […]
On August 22, Logistics UK and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) wrote a joint open letter to Kwasi Kwarteng MP, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), to ramp up pressure on the government to take action over the chronic HGV driver shortage.
By the end of today Londoners will have voted to elect a new mayor. The victor will have a significant impact on road freight, with both regional and national players affected by the policy decisions taken during the next four years. MT cherry-picks some of the key promises from the mayoral candidates to find out what they propose to do to aid, or harm, the road transport industry. Ken Livingstone – Labour Party candidate Livingstone’s manifesto pledges that, as mayor, […]