The government has told Leeds City Council to resubmit its bid for a clean air zone (CAZ) after rejecting a request for £27m to help hauliers upgrade their non-compliant vehicles. Leeds had asked the government for a total of £40m to fund its CAZ of which £27m was earmarked to help local businesses upgrade their non-compliant fleets ahead of the introduction of the zone in January 2020. Around £13m of the £27m funding pot had been promised to the HGV […]
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 […]
Biofuels are not a cost-effective means of reducing emissions from road transport and pose significant sustainability problems, a new study from independent think-tank Chatham House has suggested.
Commercial vehicles have “a very big role” to play in reducing road transport carbon emissions in the future, according to the head of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP). Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk after an event this week (29 January) marking the tenth anniversary of the public-private partnership, LCVP MD Andy Eastlake said both light and heavy commercial vehicles would play their parts in cutting emissions. To his end, LCVP is currently working on the development of a strategy to encourage […]