Freight operators only have a few days left to give their views on joint air quality proposals being explored by Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside Councils. Options being considered include a charging clean air zone with a proposed daily fee of £50 for HGVs; a low-emission zone with cross-river tolls; and a ban on goods vehicles using part of the central motorway during peak hours. A consultation on the proposals, which was launched in February, is due to close on […]
Recycling vehicle manufacturer Farid Hillend Engineering, in partnership with Arcola Energy, has won a £7m contract by Glasgow City Council to deliver and maintain 19 hydrogen fuel powered trucks.
The FTA has warned that a proposed low emission zone for Birmingham, along with a road user charging scheme, lorry restrictions and greater implementation of consolidation centres put forward by the city council, could have a damaging effect on freight deliveries in and around the city.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is mulling a new tax on deliveries, according to Downing Street, as part of plans to revive the high street and cut emissions and congestion.