TfL Freight Forum - 31st March 2017

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Philp Roe DHL, ‘London deliveries costs 20 to 26% more than rest of UK Philp Roe DHL, ‘London deliveries costs 20 to 26% more than rest of UK

Friday March 31st TfL freight forum hosted by Leon Daniels head of surface transport.

Leon Daniels hosted the freight forum at Palestra House chaired by Phil Roe, Managing Director, Transport, DHL Supply Chain. The focus of the event is working together to develop solutions to reduce London’s traffic congestion.

Adding an update on London Councils’ review of the London Lorry Control Scheme by Spencer Palmer. The day’s workshops - ‘Highway space is as important as stopping space’

IOC chair Carl Lomas reported a full house for the TfL freight event that was born from the Olympic games work to deal with the road network solutions and recognise freight need. Lomas asked, ‘Looking at the challenge of re-timing, Are we recognising the whole delivery and not just the vehicle?’




Leon Daniels, MD Surface Transport TfL

Certainty is difficult in these changing times, congestion is a key topic today, we have banned home delivery to TfL offices. Our job is to make journey times reliable, congestion is a sign of a healthy economy but fast becomes a big issue. Consolidation has seen great work but more is needed.

He went on to remind the attendees that the air quality/ air toxicity (T-charge) will start in October 2017.


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Leon Daniels TfL Head of surface transport ‘We have banned home delivery to TfL offices.’


Next up was Tim Ward, Freight and Fleet Communications and Engagement Manager at TfL who talked about air quality, congestion and safety.

A city for all Londoners, environment, transport and public space are all on the agenda. T-charge for Oct 23rd is for older vehicles in addition to congestion charge. Ultra low emission zone is in the discussion and then there will be a third stage consultation before diesel scrappage talks. Consolidation, TfL ban home deliveries to TfL buildings.

BeeLondon BID initiatives in Holborn got a mention for consolidation to business delivery addresses. Retiming, match making and working group success, 139 premises saw 61,000 deliveries re-timed.


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Tim Ward TfL, ‘Air quality, congestion & safety’


 Sadiq Khan quote (Nov 2016),

Ensuring people can get around our city, easily and efficiently is vital for Londoners future prosperity. We need to be much smarter in how we use the roads and tackle congestion head on.


Philip Roe, DHL Supply Chain - Acting chair for the day, Philip engaged the audience well

We don’t need more solutions, we need adoption of the existing solutions. Facing the challenge of congestion is key to economic growth and serving the larger population. DHL have 4 tests for its model. Safer, cleaner & quieter. Efficient & profitable. Prepared for the future. Generating an exciting place to work.

London deliveries costs 20 to 26% more than rest of UK



Spencer Palmer, Director of Transport & Mobility for London Councils spoke about his role - lobbying govt and taking statutory roles in transport.

The London lorry control scheme is not a truck ban, it controls routes and is under review.



Input from the floor was to recognise modern vehicles that are quiet, not just judge everything as one, new vehicles are in a different league to old on sound. Royal Mail raised issues around signage for the lorry routes and identifying solutions to judge best route planning.

More than 40 operators were in the room with red spot priority badges to talk solutions, Greggs, Tarmac, Hovis, TNT, Gnewt, GLH, DHL, Royal Mail, DPD, O'Donovan waste, Sainsburys, Carousel, Ocado, John Lewis and McDonalds all had input. Not just London, Richard Banks from TfGM was at the table to talk expanding freight teams in Manchester. Rob Scott GLH, ‘Amazon & Uber, congestion, we need legislation for 4 wheel vehicles.’


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Spencer Palmer – London councils, ‘London Lorry control scheme is not a truck ban’


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Full house for TfL freight group


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Express network at TfL forum, with Andrew Lowery, Carousel and Sam Clarke, Gnewt


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Ben Plowden TFL, ‘How can TFL help?’


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