Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA calls for more consistency with London’s yellow lines

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has asked for greater consistency across-the-board in the time allowed for delivery drivers to stop on yellow lines.

The association revealed a 50 per cent leap in the number of penalty charge notices (PCN) being issued in London, during its PCN Survey 2012, and has called on its members to train their drivers in identifying these hotspots.

“Our survey suggests that there is a need for commercial vehicle operators to improve their understanding of how certain parking restrictions apply, said Natalie Chapman, FTA’s head of policy for London.

“As well as training drivers and identifying PCN hotspots, a well-targeted and intelligent approach to appealing unfair PCNs could save some companies hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.”