Birmingham City Council has developed a new website to help operators understand pending clean air zone requirements and provide fleet upgrade advice. Business Breathes features information on low-emission vehicles, grants and incentives that will be available if businesses need to upgrade their vehicles to avoid charges. It also provides online tools such as a CAZ postcode checker and a calculator to work out costs and savings of new vehicles being explored. Information on public refuelling facilities and funding to install […]
The FTA is calling on its members to urge Bristol City Council to drop proposals for a charging clean air zone (CAZ), which will see diesel cars allowed free access to most of the zone whilst non-compliant HGVs face charges of £100 a day.
The FTA has called on TfL to do more to level the playing field for compliant UK operators after it was revealed that more than half of the fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles for breaching the conditions of the London Low Emission Zone remain outstanding.
In my archive, I have a Commercial Motor road test cutting, unusually with an accompanying video, dated 15 December 1996. It is of a back-to-back road test of two identically laden ERF EC12s belonging to BOC Distribution, carried out by Toby Clark, then vehicles editor and me, then engineering editor.