The government has committed to a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It today (12 June) updated the 2008 Climate Change Act, which previously aimed for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions based on 1990 levels. This new law makes the UK the first major country to propose this target, with other countries expected to follow suit. The move follows recommendations last month from the Committee on Climate Change, which said the UK needed to act […]
Fleet operators making deliveries into London will be hit by a steep 17% price increase for entering the Congestion Charge from next month, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed today (28 May).
Clean Air Zones and the Ultra Low Emission Zone, in association with Ryder: Where are they and how do HGV operators stay compliant?
Clean Air Zones and the Ultra Low Emission Zone are coming and you can count on Ryder to help ensure that your vehicles are ready. Please bookmark this page to ensure Motortransport.co.uk and Ryder keep you up to date with these key legislative changes. We are here to provide you with information and advice on this ever-changing landscaped to help you stay compliant. CLEAN AIR ZONES In May 2017 DEFRA and the DfT published the Clean Air Zone Framework […]
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]