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. Local authorities have blamed central government for implementing EU directives for the clean air zones (CAZs) that could see Euro-5 and older trucks charged up to £100 a day to enter dozens of city centres. The UK government is being forced to implement CAZs due to legal action […]
Freight operators are encouraged to take part in Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan consultation, which will run for seven weeks.
Wincanton has extended its relationship with B&Q, in a deal that sees it handling inbound container logistics as well as planning deliveries across the DIY chain’s national network. The operator, which has managed B&Q’s horticulture distribution for several years, became its sole UK ports-to-distribution centre provider earlier this year. It will handle 15,000 containers a year for B&Q as a result, and by moving a quarter by rail, estimates a CO2 saving of 3,400 tonnes year. Wincanton has also since […]
The expense of retrofitting non-Euro-6 HGVs to meet clean air zone (CAZ) standards has prompted a leading manufacturer to rule out developing retrofit systems for all but specialist trucks.