The new London Freight Enforcement Partnership has been officially launched to tackle unsafe HGVs, and take any non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicles, drivers and operators off London’s streets.
The partnership brings together Transport for London, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police.
“Working in a partnership, with shared expertise and intelligence, will help deliver even greater enforcement against rogue and unsafe freight operators who continue to not comply with the law and with the regulations,” said Sir Peter Hendy, who chairs the partnership.
It is supported by the Freight Transport Association. Christopher Snelling, head of national and regional policy, said: “The vast majority of road haulage operators take safety very seriously. The number of HGVs involved in fatal incidents has almost halved in the last ten years. This is partly due to the investment by the logistics industry in improved vehicles, drivers and operating practices.”