Event at The Oval to provide advice on new rules surrounding commercial vehicle operations in and around London
IN just six months’ time, an ultra-low-emission zone (ULEZ) will come into force in London, and 18 months from now it will expand for trucks and buses. At the same time, Transport for London will introduce the wholly new Direct Vision Standard for all trucks in Greater London.
Businesses operating commercial vehicles in and around London can make sure they understand the impact of the impending new rules by attending the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager event.
The one-day event, which is open to representatives of any organization operating commercial vehicles, will be held at The Oval, London, on 21 November 2018.
Christopher Snelling, head of UK policy at the FTA, commented: ‘The arrival of the ULEZ in six months leaves little time for operators to achieve compliance. The Greater London requirement in 2020, and especially the Direct Vision Standard coming in at the same time, will massively impact many operators.
‘To assist operators as best we can, the FTA will be holding a session at its Transport Manager conference to offer advice on how to prepare for and cope with the effects of the schemes.
‘Representing more than 17,000 businesses in the logistics sector, the FTA speaks on behalf of the industry and has voiced its concern that the new scheme will unfairly penalise small businesses, many of whom do not have the resources available to quickly upgrade their fleets.’
For further information or to book a place, visit: www.fta.co.uk/events; or call the FTA Member Service Centre on tel: 03717 112222.