The government has given Birmingham City Council the green light to roll out a charging clean air zone (CAZ) and approved £38m of mitigation funding. This includes £10.05m to help local hauliers and coach operators upgrade their fleets to the required Euro-6 standard. Announcing the government’s approval for its plan the council also confirmed it will be granting a number of exemptions for eligible hauliers. The exemptions will cover hauliers with HGVs registered within the CAZ who will get an […]
The FTA is urging local authorities to look beyond the “short-lived” benefits of clean air zones (CAZ) and divert funds into helping operators upgrade their fleets rather than penalising them.
Operators attending a Clean Air Roadshow in Manchester want to see a lower charge for Euro-5 HGVs entering the Greater Manchester clean air zone proposed for summer 2021 to avoid a huge shift from large trucks to vans.
London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson.