An eight-wheel tipper truck has been crushed by the Environment Agency (EA) under new powers to combat fly tipping. The vehicle is believed to belong to an organised crime group operating in the South East and was discovered near Iwade, outside Sittingbourne in Kent, during a waste crime investigation. The truck was seen at a number of waste sites across the county and is linked to illegal dumping of waste at commercial properties. It was crushed under EA supervision, by […]
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.
As cities globally seek to improve air quality, attention has turned to road transport and its role in eliminating harmful emissions. London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and the planned roll-out of regional clean air zones in cities will see operators hit with strict regulations for mitigating the environmental impact of their fleets.
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]