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Two out of five firms operating in transport and logistics believe they will have to reassess the location and design of warehousing as a result of...

Two out of five firms operating in transport and logistics believe they will have to reassess the location and design of warehousing as a result of the Road Transport Directive, according to a survey by the property firm Fuller Peiser and the Freight Transport Association.

The directive, which comes into force on April 4, restricts drivers of goods vehicles to a 48-hour average working week and will make some trips on a single shift difficult unless warehousing is more suitably located, said the survey's respondents.

One in three firms surveyed believed the directive would require more loading bays and handling equipment at depots to speed throughput and maximise drivers' time on the road.

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