Government’s 2040 diesel lorry ban ‘impractical and short-sighted’


 

The government finally confirmed its short-sighted decision to ban the sale of new diesel lorries by 2040. This deadline may even be brought forward if “technically feasible”. This at a time when the industry is struggling to overcome a huge shortfall in qualified HGV drivers, and it’s predicted the amount of road freight will grow significantly – fuelled by the shift to online shopping. The government would do better to replace the phrase “technically feasible” with “practically and economically feasible”. […]