Hauliers will be left picking up the bill if Bristol City Council gets the go-ahead to allow private cars free access to most of its Clean Air Zone whilst charging non-compliant HGVs £100 a day, the FTA warned this week. The warning follows the publication of the council’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) proposals this week, which recommend Bristol becomes the first city in the UK to ban all privately-owned diesel vehicles in a small area of the city centre. This […]
The government should make the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) a permanent fixture on the UK’s roads following the successful outcome of its trial, according to the FTA.
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 […]
Government plans to reallocate road space is based on a “fantasy” and should be reconsidered, according to the RHA.