Logistics group discuss road haulage
06 June 2014
Road works are the major cause of concern for road haulage and some of the delegates present stated this.
BDA European Managing Director Kevin Turner explained: “Many of the roadworks are taking place at night because there is an assumption that few people are using the road network at this time. We rely on the road network at night in order to deliver goods on time.
"We are still meeting our customers’ demands, we’re not losing any business and we’re still growing, but the night time temporary road closures - when we’re at our busiest - and constant diversions are costing us a lot of money, and this means we can’t employ more people.
“Some of the boxes we deliver contain time critical medical equipment and supplies that hospitals up and down the country rely on in order to treat their patients.
"If these aren’t delivered on time then this has a direct impact on people who are in desperate need of urgent medical care. The situation changes each day, and the major issue is a lack of communication between businesses and the Highways Agency and their contractors.”
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