Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT. While alternative fuels and drivetrains are available, diesel was currently the only practical fuel for trucks and most vans, said SMMT CEO Mike Hawes. “There are 4.4 million CVs on the road and 99% are powered […]
SME operators will go out of business unless the government reforms its clean air zone (CAZ) policy and introduces ‘intelligent phasing’, the RHA has warned.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reversed its plan to develop its third DC at DP World London Gateway, as it looks to find a more cost-efficient way of delivering its upgraded distribution network instead.
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]