Hauliers could end up before a traffic commissioner at a public inquiry if they’re found to have tampered with the exhaust emissions values on their manufacturer’s plate, the DVSA has warned. The agency said its vehicle standards assessors have picked up on small numbers of HGVs being presented for annual test with some form of tampering carried out to the exhaust emissions data recorded on the vehicle manufacturer’s plate. It said operators had been reported to the traffic commissioner for […]
AdBlue producer Yara said it was increasing the price of its product by 5p/l after a spike in natural gas values led to a cut in ammonia production.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has likened the use of AdBlue emulators on HGVs to fitting magnets to interfere with tachographs as the third haulier within a month was punished for cheating emission rules.
Soaring natural gas prices have helped push the cost of AdBlue up to record highs, with producers unable to predict when the value will stabilise.