Freight companies supporting Bike Week

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 13:00
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SUPPORT: Operators get behind Bike Week

Logistics operators are currently taking part in Bike Week, in order to continue to sharing initiatives in improving cycling safety.

The event, which began on Saturday and runs until June 22, will see companies take HGVs into schools and raise awareness with staff and local communities.

Manufacturer BAE Systems will be running an ‘On Site’ cycle awareness programme, while retailers John Lewis will be involved in the Metropolitan Police’s Exchanging Places scheme.

They are also fitting cycle awareness mirror stickers to the logistics vehicle fleet.

Logistics and express delivery company UPS will be running a Cyclist Awareness Campaign, while Morrisons and Sainsbury’s will be holding school education visits with HGVs.

Christopher Snelling, Head of Urban Logistics at the FTA, said: “As more people take up cycling it is vital we work to ensure everyone remains safe.

“The logistics industry wants to reduce the number of incidents as far as possible, and as one part of this FTA believes it is beneficial for cyclists and HGV drivers and operators to understand each other better.

“The aim has to be to for all to share the road safely.”

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