Complying with Clean Air Zones will hit smaller HGV and van fleets hardest


 

Smaller haulage firms could “struggle to absorb” the costs of fleet upgrades when Clean Air Zones are created across five key UK cities, according to a Defra impact assessment published today. The impact assessment accompanies a national consultation, launched today, to decide the best way to implement Clean Air Zones as part of the government’s drive to improve air quality. Zones will be required in five cities by 2020 – Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton  – however the government […]