Government support for Nottingham’s decision to reject plans for a charging clean air zone (CAZ) had opened the door for other cities to follow its example, according to the FTA. The call follows approval by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for Nottingham’s plans to cut the city’s pollution levels. The city’s plans reject the CAZ option in favour of measures. These include retrofitting buses to Euro-6 standards and requiring the city’s taxis to improve their emissions […]
Bath’s clean air zone (CAZ) plans could be delayed after the council received an unprecedented number of responses to its consultation with significant numbers demanding mitigation measures for local businesses and residents.
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s call to government to review “unacceptable” local authority parking enforcement, which is costing operators hundreds of thousands pounds a year in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).