HGV drivers have the highest overall exposure to air pollution and yet are being overlooked in the air quality debate, according to scientists at King’s College London. Research by environmental charity Hubbub in cooperation with the college and The Times newspaper examined how poor air quality affected people living and working in London. It involved 10 participants using portable monitors that tracked their air pollution exposure levels. Among them were an HGV driver, a construction worker and a construction site […]
The European Union may soon consider raising the bar on air quality requirements affecting diesel engines, after publication of a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report claims evidence of a link between fine particulate matter and a range of health issues including atherosclerosis, respiratory disease, diabetes and even cardiovascular problems.
A recent Motor Transport roundtable debate sponsored by Fraikin looked at what will a zero-emissions truck look like as we start off down the ‘Road to zero’.
Fleet operators are being urged to show their support for a move to include the Cat C+E licence in the Large Goods Vehicle driver apprenticeship.