The Scottish Government has launched a national low-emission strategy consultation, which could pave the way for London-style low emission zones within two years. Guidelines for potential LEZs in Scottish cities propose new diesel vehicles must be Euro-6 compliant, with older vehicles retrofitted to bring them “as near to Euro-6 as possible”. FTA head of urban logistics policy Christopher Snelling said the timescales were “unusually short”, compared with the seven-year notice period the London LEZ will have provided by the time […]
It has emerged that the Treasury’s plan to extend the existing island fuel rebate scheme to parts of mainland UK may not result in the same 5p/litre rebate enjoyed by those already in the scheme.
The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto.
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]