Sheffield City Council has revealed plans for a clean air zone (CAZ), which will see non Euro-6 HGVs paying a £50 daily charge to access its inner ring road while cars go free. The council said its feasibility study suggested that a CAZ was necessary to bring the city’s air quality in line with legal levels by January 2021. Sheffield City Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for development and transport, said: “Air pollution is a major health problem and we know […]
Scania, Nestlé, UPS and Route Monkey have signed up to a new international partnership focused on tackling road freight emissions.
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight is inviting academics and practitioners to take part in an online debate on the implementation of policy measures to decarbonise freight transport in developing countries.