Industry News

Traffic policy ‘makes congestion and emissions worse’

January 28, 2016 Robin Meczes

Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested.

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Iveco: ‘make urban emission standards consistent’

January 27, 2016 Peter Steele

Martin Flach, product director at Iveco – manufacturer of the Eurocargo – has called on legislators across Europe to standardise urban emission and safety standards and incentivise OEMs to improve their offerings. “In legislative terms the next major thing to hit the truck industry will be when we have to start declaring emissions,” said Flach. “How much that will drive the buying cycle remains to be seen. I don’t know of many operators who will buy on an emissions level. […]

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TfL launches LoCITY scheme to help freight sector adopt low-emission vehicles

January 27, 2016 Hayley Pink

TfL has launched LoCITY, an industry-led programme to help the freight sector make better use of low-emission vans and lorries. The five-year scheme aims to increase availability and uptake of cleaner goods vehicles and will bring together freight and fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers and the public sector. It will create new environmental operating standards and contractual clauses for procurement bodies to easily adopt. LoCITY also aims to demonstrate, through research and real-world trials, that using these cleaner vehicles […]