Operators attending a Clean Air Roadshow in Manchester want to see a lower charge for Euro-5 HGVs entering the Greater Manchester clean air zone proposed for summer 2021 to avoid a huge shift from large trucks to vans. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is proposing a £100 daily charge to enter the zone for all pre-Euro-6 trucks, falling to just £7.50 for non-compliant vans, leading to fears that operators unable to afford to upgrade trucks from Euro-5 to Euro-6 will […]
London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has launched, with operators delivering into the capital questioning the mayor’s rationale in forcing them to invest tens of thousands of pounds to comply.
There has never been a better time for the freight industry to fully embrace gas-based fuels. While gas is already a part of the bigger picture, the government’s recently launched ‘Road to zero’ strategy, and the introduction of clean air and low emission zones, means gas’s position as the clear fuel of choice for freight operators is secure.
Metro mayors must harmonise measures to avoid introducing contradictory regulations, associations have warned.