The FTA is urging local authorities to look beyond the “short-lived” benefits of clean air zones (CAZ) and divert funds into helping operators upgrade their fleets rather than penalising them. The call, made in a briefing document dubbed Cleaning the Air, argues that CAZ will only bring short term benefits since the fleet replacement cycle will see Euro 6 vehicles replace polluting vehicles “as a matter of course”. It argues that instead of spending on CAZ implementation costs, councils should […]
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.
The government has stated that a no-deal Brexit would not see the repeal of legislation requiring the UK to introduce clean air zones to bring urban air quality up to EU standards.
A targeted vehicle renewal scheme to help small businesses replace older lorries is being called for by city mayors across England and Wales.