Congestion is top complaint of London’s transport operators10 October 2016

Increased traffic congestion is the number one complaint of operators delivering in London, with 96% reporting more difficulty delivering in the capital than five years.

That’s the key finding of a survey by the Freight Transport Association, in partnership with Road Transport Media, which asked operators about their experiences in the capital.

They were asked about issues such as penalty charges, vulnerable road users and the London Lorry Control scheme – almost all cited traffic congestion as the biggest problem.

The FTA is partnering with Road Transport Media for the Freight in the City Expo event on 2 November. Natalie Chapman (pictured), FTA’s head of policy, is one of the keynote speakers, where the agenda will cover subjects such as air quality, alternative fuels, consolidation, cycle safety and quiet deliveries.

Chapman says: “Delivering in an ever-growing city is a huge challenge but HGVs remain the most effective way of getting goods in and out so it’s vital to ensure this is done safely, cost effectively and with consideration for the environment.

“FTA believes there are many improvements that can be made without compromising the efficiency of transport operations, such as reforming night-time delivery restrictions, avoiding lorry bans and increasing enforcement of existing HGV legislation.”

For more information about the Freight in the City Expo, click the link below.

Laura Cork

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