The Microlise Transport Conference programme has been finalised, with an environment-focused panel set to debate key environmental issues, including recent stringent EU CO2 reduction targets for heavy vehicles and the clean air and low emission zones coming in to operation across the UK. Operators are already contending with a myriad of clean air and low emission zones in place across the UK with regulations often differing from city to city. So how can operators navigate this maze while knowing in […]
Legal liabilities and lack of collaboration between operators are among the major issues that continue to hold back the mainstream adoption of automated HGV technology and platooning in the UK.
Sainsbury’s has revealed it is piloting a naturally refrigerated trailer to transport chilled and frozen goods.
Plans for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) at Felixstowe port and fining the most polluting LGVs have been shelved after the air quality improved substantially. Lorries were calculated to be contributing more than a quarter of all NOx concentrations at a receptor site and prompted the local council to consider measures targeting them (MT 19 March 2012). However, Suffolk Coastal District Council said action taken by the port to reduce pollution emitted by its own handling equipment has reduced emissions […]