An operator that received a £550 fine after his driver breached the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) said the preferred route would have added 30 miles to his journey and increased carbon emissions. Purfleet-based KBC Logistics said the regulations made no sense and the LLCS needed to be “abolished, or seriously reviewed”. Transport director Dave Ashford said its driver travelled a 70-mile round trip to Croydon from London Gateway port via the M25 and A21, but was penalised by London […]
London retailers appear to have crewed-up to ensure delivery continuity during the Olympic and Paralympic period. Most of the major retailers and brewery groups are running night-time deliveries too during London 2012 in a bid to mitigate Olympic Route Network (ORN) restrictions. Pallet networks, including Pallet-Track and Palletline, have made sure their haulier members have contingency plans in place too, with additional vehicles and manpower in place to address any pinch points. TRG Logistics, which supplies agency drivers, provides a […]
Bibby Distribution has had five MAN TGS LS tractive units converted into dual-fuel trucks using LPG for its work with Unipart Rail, in a move it suggested would save up to £200,000 of fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 10% over the next five years.
London’s mayor wants devolved powers to set up a “covid recovery visa” and fill vacancies in sectors struggling with serious shortages, such as haulage.