October 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM
The FTA has announced its support to the London Freight Enforcement Partnership (LFEP)
On 13 October, the LFED was launched by Transport Commissioner for London Mike Brown. This programme aims at tackling unsafe HGVs in the capital.
According to the FTA, the launch of the partnership is “The right way to go and will enable a more intelligent approach to enforcement in the capital”.
For Christopher Snelling, head of national and regional policy at the FTA: “The vast majority of road haulage operators take safety very seriously."
The FTA added that it believes the partnership is a correct priority given the number of HGVs and cyclist incidents in London, and the involvement of seriously non-compliant vehicles in them. The London Freight Enforcement Partnership will include more than 90 DVSA and police officers and a team of analysts, sharing intelligence and carrying out joint enforcement operations.