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 […]
The first UK trial of wireless charging technology for light commercial vans will launch in Edinburgh next spring.
The London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) route planner has been updated to include Olympic and Paralympics road restrictions. The approval service, run by consultancy Pie on behalf of scheme administrators London Councils, allows operators, for a fee, to have a compliant route generated online. Following the update this will now take into account Olympic and Paralympic Route Network restrictions such as temporary banned turns, road closures and changes to direction of flow. Despite opposition from freight operators, the LLCs which […]
A fully electric refuse truck has taken to the streets in Gloucestershire in a bid to make the entire district carbon neutral.