The UK’s Freight Transport Association has published a new, updated edition of Designing for Deliveries, the longstanding guide to truck turning and manoeuvring for architects, planners and engineers designing and evaluating service areas and access roads for commercial vehicles.
The new 2016 edition updates the standards for the latest vehicle changes including the current trials of longer vehicles. The designs are based on the use of FTA Design Vehicles which represent the majority of vehicle dimensions but avoid the costly and wasteful provision for the most extreme lorries which rarely visit most premises.
Shopfta Manager Lisa McCloy said: “We are delighted to be able to provide an updated edition of Designing for Deliveries, which has been a popular publication going back many years. It provides specialist information which can be vital in the planning stages when depots and loading and unloading bays are designed.”
First produced by FTA in 1971, the guide contains information and advice which experienced design engineers and architects can interpret and apply depending on the individual circumstances.
The guide is £80 for FTA members and £100 for non-members and can be ordered online from Shopfta at www.shop.fta.co.uk or by calling 03717 11 11 11.