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Cyclist safety, a key part of the logistics agenda


06 September 2013

Next week sees the start of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Transport Manager Conferences in which CEMEX is supporting one of the main focus agenda items, cyclist safety.  

“Getting a handle on cycle safety” will review the requirements that the logistics industry is currently facing. A key element of this agenda item is a video featuring the work that CEMEX has undertaken to date.  

Recognized as a leader in its sector for the company’s innovative work in cyclist safety, the video reviews the background to its programme, the current safety features fitted on CEMEX vehicles and a driver’s perspective, through interviews with Richard Claydon, Global Director H & S, Carl Milton Northern Logistics Manager and one of the company’s lead drivers, Gary Donnelly.   

The conferences are particularly well-timed in light of the announcement yesterday by the Department for Transport outlining plans to improve cycle safety in London.  

Craig Williamson, Director of Logistics comments “We look forward to seeing further detail on the proposals andwill continue, as we have in the past, to work with all parties involved to create safer roads for all.    

“We have done a significant amount in equipping our vehicles, training our drivers and educating cyclists about the dangers around large vehicles. What we do see however are differing standards and approaches developing within industry. We would like to see a proportional and consistent solution emerge from these on going proposals and discussions   

“The FTA conference is another opportunity for us to share best practice with other FTA members. We all have to share the roads and each of us, cyclists and drivers have a responsibility to ensure our own and each others’ safety.”  

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For further information contact Elizabeth Young, email: Elizabeth.young@cemex.com telephone: 01932 583214

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