Retrofit equipment will be available for hauliers ahead of the start of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) next April, according to TfL. From 8 April 2019 HGVs entering central London will need to comply with Euro-6 engine emission regulations or face a daily fine of £100. TfL was responding to a request for an exemption for recovery operators from Barking, Essex-based Boleyn Recovery and Fleet Services. In a letter seen by MT, Jeffrey Johns, compliance manager at the business, […]
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 […]
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.
A new law requiring truck manufacturers to measure and publish the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries has been given the green light by MEPs.