Ahead of Monday’s (29 October) budget, Andrew Galliers, senior tax manager and transport and logistics sector specialist at accountancy firm Menzies, sets out his thoughts on assisting operators with the transition to a sustainable future. To alleviate pressures on fleet operators, hauliers, freight forwarders and other businesses in the transport and logistics sector, the chancellor must introduce transitional relief to aid them during the introduction of clean air zones (CAZs). It is now only a matter of months until the start […]
The European Union may soon consider raising the bar on air quality requirements affecting diesel engines, after publication of a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report claims evidence of a link between fine particulate matter and a range of health issues including atherosclerosis, respiratory disease, diabetes and even cardiovascular problems.
Birmingham City Council has published details of its preferred clean air zone (CAZ) plans, ahead of a board decision next week (26 June), which could see non-Euro-6 lorries facing up to £100 per day to enter.
The government has called on the freight industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, while conceding that diesel can be a sensible choice for the sector while vehicle technology advances.