If your fleet delivers goods into Birmingham, then you'll no doubt have questions about how the city's proposed Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will impact on your operation.

One of the first wave of cities mandated by the government to implement a CAZ - alongside Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton - Birmingham City Council must ensure its zone is in place by 1 January 2020.

It has set out proposals for a scheme requiring all diesel vehicles to achieve Euro-6 diesel emissions standards to enter within the city's middle ring road (A4540) free of charge.

Older vehicles will face paying a daily fee to enter, although the exact amount has yet to be decided.

To help operators understand how they might be affected by the CAZ and provide essential guidance on preparing their fleets,  Birmingham City Council is working alongside Motor Transport on a free-to-attend half-day roadshow event.

A morning engagement session will provide an update from the council on its air quality plans to date, as well as ample opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with key team members.

This will be followed by a series of workshops focused on alternative fuel vehicles, retrofit technology, refueling infrastructure and leasing/rental options.

The event will also feature an outside display of the latest clean vehicle technology, from current Euro-6 models through to alternatives including electric, hydrogen and gas - giving you the opportunity to speak directly with manufacturers and suppliers on the day. Vehicles will include HGVs, buses and vans.

This half-day roadshow is free to attend and will be held at Villa Park Stadium on 11 October. Places are filling up quickly, so please make sure to register your place today.