An efficient logistic network is key to the success of an event of any size but, with the eyes of the world focussing on the London for two weeks, thorough planning and preparation resulted in little disruption to freight services across the capital, reports the Road Haulage Association (RHA).
"This, without doubt, was down to the hard work of Transport for London," said RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning. "Whether by public transport or use of the Olympic Route Network, they certainly fulfilled their task of keeping London moving and it's good to know that based on the past two weeks, the Paralympics will run equally smoothly.
The RHA also congratulated all the transport operators, transport managers and the HGV drivers involved in delivering the 2012 Olympics; their contribution made the whole two weeks of games and events possible.
"It is inevitable that any large occasion will have its logistical pitfalls. However, I am absolutely thrilled that an event of this magnitude was delivered on time and without any discernible problem,” added Dunning.
"Trucks played such a massive, if silent part in the success of 2012 that it was with immense pride we saw their contribution recognised at the beginning of last night's closing ceremony.
"London 2012 has proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt that UK hauliers really do deliver. Without them, and the help and assistance from TfL, this massive success for Great Britain would not have been half as great.”
See this week’s Fleet News for industry reaction to Games traffic plans and how fleets coped during the London 2012.