HGV’s could be banned from London streets
Irish hauliers who regularly operate routes in the United Kingdom will be eagerly anticipating the outcome of a decision on whether or not to ban HGV’s from roads in central London. The Freight Transport Authority maintains that a decision to ban HGV’s could not possibly work if hauliers are to be able to deliver goods to central London destinations.
Christopher Snelling, the FTA’s head of Urban Logistics Policy has said that a ban on the vehicles would be a major blow “It would mean massive economic implications for the shops, businesses and residents of the capital. “It would also create new safety issues as one lorry is replaced by about eight – not to mention the increased congestion and air pollution that would result.”