London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has launched, with operators delivering into the capital questioning the mayor’s rationale in forcing them to invest tens of thousands of pounds to comply. Covering the same area in central London as the Congestion Charge, the Euro-6 standard ULEZ has been introduced – today (8 April) almost a year and a half earlier than first planned. Those running non-compliant HGVs will be required to pay daily charges of £100. Peter Eason, MD at London-based […]
Trade associations welcomed the new London Freight Enforcement Partnership launched by TfL and partner agencies earlier this week, although the RHA called on the transport body to make the results of the enforcement project more visible to the industry.
Operators entering the capital could be forced to retrofit larger windows in their HGVs’ cab doors at an estimated cost of £1,000 a piece, if London mayor Boris Johnson gets his way.
Direct Vision Standard is no “silver bullet” to tackling HGV and cyclist collision, say industry bodies
The mayor’s Direct Vision Standard plans that will ban ‘off-road’ specification lorries from entering the capital by 2020 should be part of a balanced approach to tackling road safety, and not just penalise the road haulage sector, trade associations have said.