Motor Transport is holding a half-day Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Roadshow for HGV operators in Leeds on 3 July. This free-to-attend event will give operators the chance to engage with senior staff at Leeds City Council about the proposals for a charging CAZ within the outer ring road. The Leeds proposal is looking at charging non Euro-6 HGVs (over 3.5 tonnes) a daily fee to enter the city centre. Buses, coaches and taxis are also included in the plans, but […]
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]
ECO Stars founder member Clipper Logistics was on hand last week (21 February) to mark the fifth anniversary of the emissions scheme.
The FTA has urged operators to join its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) to strengthen its efforts to avoid government action over commercial vehicle emissions. Evidence from the scheme, which published its second annual report this week, will be submitted to the DfT’s Freight Review later this year. The FTA hopes the evidence will convince the review – which is looking at the efforts the sector is making to cut emissions – that there is no need to regulate to […]