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 […]
A balanced approach to enforcement for all road users was a key message to emerge from speakers at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference on Tuesday (2 June).
DfT approves longer cabs and aerodynamic features but Don-Bur warns against “Heath Robinson” designs
HGV operators have been given the go-head by DfT to use aerodynamic flaps and longer cabs to cut fuel consumption and emissions but trailer manufacturer Don-Bur warned this week that until the “Heath Robinson-style” designs currently available on the market are replaced with something more durable, uptake could be slow and expensive for operators.
Southampton City Council has drawn up a short-list of operators to tender to run its Sustainable Distribution Centre (SDC), after inviting expressions of interest in the summer.