Olympic freight awareness campaign launched

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a freight awareness campaign to highlight the challenges operators face delivering during the London Olympics period.

The 16-week campaign, running on radio, and with advertisements in locations such as fuel and motorway service stations as well as major ports, is urging operators and customers to start planning now to ensure minimum disruption this summer.

Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, says: “With just five months to go until the 2012 Games arrive, it’s critical that freight operators and their customers start planning now to ensure they continue to operate smoothly and profitably this summer.

"Although its called the London 2012 Games, businesses operating in the venue towns and cities across the country may be affected."

TfL is currently running a series of Olympic workshops. Details can be found at tfl.gov.uk/2012