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Wednesday, August 03, 2023

Property Implications Of Road Transport Directive Significantly Underestimated

New research commissioned by property consultants, NAI Fuller Peiser, and the Freight Transport Association shows that three months after the Road Transport Directive came into force, transport and logistics companies significantly underestimated the impact it would have on their current and future property requirements.

In February, both organisations carried out a joint preliminary survey to assess attitudes towards, and possible consequences of, the RTD before it became law. When the survey was repeated in June to gauge the actual effect of the directive to date, 25% more companies than originally forecast said that they were likely to relocate as a result of the RTD, and 20% more than forecast felt that the RTD was forcing distribution centres closer to urban areas.