London mayor Boris Johnson has abandoned plans to introduce a Euro-4 NOx standard for trucks operating in the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in 2015, but buses will still have to comply. The current phase 4 of the LEZ demands that trucks and buses meet only the particulates requirements of Euro-4, so older vehicles have been able to qualify by fitting filters that cut particulates but do nothing for NOx limits. However, phase 5, due to start in less than […]
Westminster Council’s decision to educate rather than rain down fines on operators delivering during the Games, has avoided the issuing of £526,000 worth of penalties. During the Olympics, Westminster Council extended a pilot scheme that saw marshals educating rather than punishing operators delivering to London’s Leicester Square, after the introduction of new restrictions early this year. A Westminster Council spokesman says of the team of 40 marshals who were deployed during the night through to early morning: “Our marshals were […]
Birmingham City Council has developed a new website to help operators understand pending clean air zone requirements and provide fleet upgrade advice.
New figures from the Office of Rail and Road have shown that rail freight deliveries are becoming more reliable, with just under 80% of freight trains arriving at their destination within 10 minutes of scheduled arrival time in 2014-2015.