The proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been rebutted by Dover Council on the grounds that air quality in the town was improving. The tax was put forward by councillor Nathaniel Richards at a council meeting last night (31 January), in a move which was met with “incredulity” by trade associations. Richards argued that increased traffic in and around the port was affecting air quality and roads surrounding Dover, and a levy on trucks using […]
Hauliers delivering to Canary Wharf Contractors’ (CWC) building sites in London could be forced to pay for routeing software technology aimed at helping them avoid London cyclists and left turns, as a consequence of mayor Boris Johnson’s latest policy.
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.
Plans to extend the island fuel rebate scheme have been announced by chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.