Leeds City Council has outlined its final clean air zone (CAZ) plans, to be submitted to government following board approval later this month. As previously announced in draft proposals, the category B CAZ will charge non Euro-6 HGVs £50 per day to enter the designated central city area. There are no notable vehicle type exemptions for HGV operators, however the council has put in place measures it hopes will support the industry as it prepares for the CAZ. Grant funding […]
Featherstone, West Yorkshire-based vehicle operator Brian Yeardley Continental has said it is “very disappointed” that new Euro-6 trucks cannot be delivered by some vehicle suppliers in the UK yet.
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.
Plans for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) at Felixstowe port and fining the most polluting LGVs have been shelved after the air quality improved substantially. Lorries were calculated to be contributing more than a quarter of all NOx concentrations at a receptor site and prompted the local council to consider measures targeting them (MT 19 March 2012). However, Suffolk Coastal District Council said action taken by the port to reduce pollution emitted by its own handling equipment has reduced emissions […]