Air quality

London freight operators could face Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2018

July 29, 2016 Hayley Pink

Freight operators working in London may face tougher emissions regulations as early as 2018 if air quality proposals from the London Assembly Environment Committee are acted upon. London has been urged to roll-out its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as early as 2018, as well as mandating a minimum Euro-5 standard in the proposed T-Charge aimed at the most-polluting vehicles. The recommendations were made in response to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s own proposals announced last month to clamp down on […]

Air quality

Greggs boosts fleet MPG by 11% through ECO Stars membership

July 27, 2016 Hayley Pink

Bakery group Greggs has sliced £750,000 off its national fleet running costs since its Scottish division joined the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme. The chain’s Edinburgh depot runs 11 refrigerated Euro-6 trucks, which each travel an average 82,876km per year on trunking and store delivery routes across Scotland. Following recommendations set out in a road map produced by ECO Stars, the Greggs Edinburgh fleet has now achieved the scheme’s top five-star rating and has seen an 11% increase in mpg per […]