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TfL launches consultation on vital new river crossing for east London

Article 2 picA major public consultation has opened for the Silvertown Tunnel, a vital new river crossing for east London, that would link the Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks and help deliver thousands of new homes and jobs.

Silvertown Tunnel would provide much needed relief of congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel, which on an average day experiences two mile tailbacks during peak periods and regularly adds around 25 minutes to journey times. First opened in 1897, it is estimated around one million hours are wasted each year by people queuing to use the Blackwall Tunnel, costing around £10m today in lost time.

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FORS Gold member O’Donovan Waste Disposal wins Brake Safe vehicles award

Article 1This year’s Brake Fleet Safety Awards saw O’Donovan Waste Disposal named winner of the Safe Vehicles award at a ceremony to reward organisations who work to reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers.

O’Donovan Waste Disposal was presented with the award in recognition of efforts to ensure its fleet of 85 HGVs are amongst the safest on the roads of the capital, by investing in vehicle specification and modification, technology and ensuring comprehensive and effective checking procedures are in place.

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Third GSAG meeting held in Newcastle yesterday

FLEET logoThe third FORS Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG) meeting took place in Newcastle yesterday (30th September) with leading fleet operators, trade associations and public authority representatives in attendance.

The key topics that the group discussed were: Ensuring compliance with the scheme’s terms and conditions with regards to the suspensions and terminations process; and agreeing a better alignment between FORS silver and CLOCS requirements for approved driver training.

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