Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

White van man issues Olympic call

A former white van man who is competing at the 2012 Olympics is urging London van drivers not to get caught out and to start planning now so they can operate smoothly during the Games.

Simon Terry, a Team GB archer, has teamed up with Transport for London and London 2012 to encourage van drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and congestion during the games.

Three quarters of companies that make deliveries in London say there are prepared for the games, according to a survey by TfL and London 2012. But Only one in five have considered using alternative routes to avoid congestion hotspots, while only 18 per cent have considered re-timing deliveries to be overnight.

TfL is urging companies to make use of its Freight Journey Planner to plan routes through affected areas when the Olympic Route Network comes into operation on 25 July.

The planner can be found at: