Nisa will double up delivery drivers in the London area during the summer in order to service its network of retailers affected by traffic restrictions for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Lorries will be double-manned for security and speed of turnaround during night-time deliveries, with the second driver acting as a banksman when the vehicle’s reversing alarm is disabled to avoid disturbing local residents.

The group has 25 members located directly on the Olympic Route Network where stopping and unloading will be prohibited during the day, and a further 130 members within the North and South Circular roads where there is a strong likelihood of traffic disruption and parking restrictions. Nisa has made an agreement with councils in the London area to comply with their codes of practice on deliveries, and have been told that vehicles will not be fined as long as they do not breach the code.

The move to night-time deliveries means that retailers will receive their stock 12 hours earlier than normal. The group will also mobilise additional smaller vehicles, and hold fast-moving ambient lines in the frozen depot in Harlow for emergency top-up deliveries.