The publication of a package of legislative proposals on road transport by the European Commission has been received with mixed feelings by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

According to FTA, the largest membership association representing the UK logistics industry, while the range of measures announced contains welcome elements that will cut red tape for international freight operators, it also contains a worrying attempt to increase regulation for the vans sector. FTA is particularly concerned that implementing these controls will divert the Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency (DVSA)’s staff away from the vital task of policing dangerous, badly maintained or overloaded vehicles.

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Source: FTA