Metro mayors must harmonise measures to avoid introducing contradictory regulations, associations have warned. The warning from both the FTA and RHA came after the election last week of six metro mayors who hold enhanced powers in their regions to make decisions on a range of policies including transport. Both associations are seeking meetings with the new mayors to help them better understand the needs of freight operators before they roll out their respective transport policies. FTA national policy head Chris […]
There has never been a better time for the freight industry to fully embrace gas-based fuels. While gas is already a part of the bigger picture, the government’s recently launched ‘Road to zero’ strategy, and the introduction of clean air and low emission zones, means gas’s position as the clear fuel of choice for freight operators is secure.
The expense of retrofitting non-Euro-6 HGVs to meet clean air zone (CAZ) standards has prompted a leading manufacturer to rule out developing retrofit systems for all but specialist trucks.
The FTA has welcomed news that London’s T-Charge will commence on 23 October, providing a level playing field for all road users.