A ban on the sale of new diesel-powered HGVs by 2040 in order to “decarbonise freight” is practicable if the government and industry work together on alternatives, a new report claims. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said “a new conversation” was needed between haulage operators and the government and that by adopting new technologies, such as batteries and hydrogen, it would be possible to achieve zero emissions from freight by 2050. The government has already announced an end to the […]
Trade associations and the UK government have given a qualified welcome to the publication of the EC’s no-deal contingency plan for transport, which appears to address some of the access concerns for international haulage.
The FTA has hailed new figures showing a dip in HGV greenhouse gas emissions as “a positive and encouraging step” in its bid to help the government achieve its proposed 15% reduction target by 2025.
A plan to introduce a clean air zone in Bath, which will cost non-Euro 6 HGVs £100 a day to enter but exempt all cars, has been slammed by the FTA.