Leeds City Council is to launch a second funding round after a mistake left hauliers ineligible for grants to help them update their fleets before the city’s clean air zone (CAZ) launches next year.
Both the RHA and FTA have reiterated their opposition to TfL’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) arguing there are more effective ways to reduce vulnerable road user casualties on the capital’s roads.
Proposals for either a charging clean air zone (CAZ) or tolls on Tyneside’s city centre bridges are going back to the drawing board after a public consultation revealed strong opposition to both plans.
The government has rejected Greater Manchester’s request for a £116m support fund to help local businesses upgrade to compliant fleet vehicles.
Milk & More has started taking delivery of an order of 159 zero-emission vans from LDV.
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Zero-emission urban fleet operator Zedify has expanded with a new depot in Hoxton, east London.
The FTA is calling on its members to urge Bristol City Council to drop proposals for a charging clean air zone (CAZ), which will see diesel cars allowed free access to most of the zone whilst non-compliant HGVs face charges of £100 a day.
The government has an essential role to play in the roll-out of electric charging infrastructure across the capital, according to the FTA.
Renault Trucks has put the first Master ZE full electric vehicle in Europe on the road with Kent County Council. The 57kW Master ZE nine-seat minibus has a 33kWh battery pack giving a range of 120km and will be used by Compaid, a charity helping disadvantaged people back into work.