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FTA conference to cover HGV regulation and police enforcement in London

London’s Metropolitan Police will be speaking on HGV issues at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) Managing Freight in London Conference sponsored by Transport for London, which takes place in June.

The event will highlight the challenges transport operators in London face over the next two to three years, examining those challenges in more detail and suggesting possible solutions.

Rob Beckers of the Metropolitan Police Commercial Vehicle Unit will be leading a session on HGV enforcement and infringements. He commented: “TfL and the Met have increased enforcement work on HGVs in London in the last two years and our targeted work is yielding good results in addressing operators who are non-compliant with safety related regulations. At the conference I will be briefing attendees about how our enforcement works, the most typical mistakes these operators are making as well as the extreme examples of criminal behaviour. This is part of our efforts to work with the logistics industry to raise standards and ensure all vehicles and drivers on London’s roads are being operated the way they should be.”

The session will also address the detail of the upcoming London Safer Lorry Scheme and how it will be enforced.

Also on the day there will be discussion of the role and content of voluntary industry standards such as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), the possibilities for improving emissions, the impact on operations of current road works across the capital and advice on how to minimise exposure to Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for loading activity.

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