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London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS)

The recent price hikes in Penalty Charge Notices for drivers contravening the London Lorry Control Scheme has added yet more pressure on hauliers operating in and around the capital.

The quickest, easiest and cheapest way to avoid fines is via www.londonlorrycontrol.com, a free freight mapping site which has been set up specifically to help hauliers comply with the London Lorry Control Scheme’s Excluded Road Network (ERN).

The interactive map is designed to help with route planning and shows excluded roads, together with a host of other useful freight-specific information including height, width and weight restrictions, traffic and speed camera locations, HGV friendly fuel stations and truck stops.

There are now three ways we can help you with the LLCS:

  1. NEW! London Lorry Route Approver: For as little as £1 per vehicle per month, you can now automatically plan your HGV friendly route by streetname or postcode, submit it to London Councils and receive immediate approval online! Find out more.
  2. London Lorry Control Driver’s Guides: For drivers and operators who prefer a more traditional approach to staying compliant, we also produce printed map books. Find out more.

About the London Lorry Control Scheme

Administered by London Councils, the London Lorry Control Scheme is designed to minimise noise pollution from HGVs at environmentally sensitive times. It controls the movement of any heavy goods vehicles (over 18 tonnes gross weight) at night and weekends on specific roads known as the Excluded Road Network (ERN).

The penalty charge is currently £550 for hauliers and £130 for drivers for each contravention. (These charges are reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days.)

Enforcement is carried out by a team of enforcement officers who monitor vehicles from the roadside. They patrol London targeting specific locations that have either been complaint sensitive or where experience has shown they will observe high numbers of heavy goods vehicles.

More than 3,100 penalty charge notices were handed out last year, costing hauliers and drivers upwards of £1M (enforcement period: 2009/2010).