Month: January 2016

TfL launches freight programme to deliver improved air quality

Article4-280116Mike Brown MVO, London’s Transport Commissioner, yesterday (Wednesday 27 January) launched a new industry-led programme to reduce the emissions of London’s freight and fleet operators.

The five-year programme is set to work across the industry to increase the availability and uptake of low emission vans and lorries. It will bring together freight and fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers and the public sector. It will create new environmental operating standards and contractual clauses for procurement bodies to easily adopt. LoCITY will also demonstrate, through research and real world trials, that using these cleaner vehicles will not negatively impact operations.

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20,000th lorry driver completes TfL’s Safe Urban Driving course

Transport for Londons Image(s) are protected by copyright. This Image cannot be used without a license agreement. You must comply with the license applicable to the reproduction of this Image. Terms and Conditions at www.tflimages.com. For more specific information regarding usage please contact Paulcurtis@tfl.gov.uk20,000 of the UK’s licensed HGV drivers have now taken Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Safe Urban Driving course to learn how to share the road safely with others.

The course, created by TfL in 2011, is the first accredited course in the UK to include on-road cycle training for HGV drivers. This element of the course gives drivers a vulnerable road user’s perspective of the road and helps to improve road safety through an attitude change towards cyclists and pedestrians. The success and growth of the course is such that TfL is expecting to train another 4,000 drivers this year.

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