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    FTA plea to Scottish councils to protect urban deliveries falls on deaf ears


    The FTA’s attempt to liaise with 32 council leaders in Scotland to ensure plans for increased urban pedestrian and cycling routes do not hamper city centre deliveries has fallen on deaf ears.Scottish councils are preparing to re-allocate road space to encourage more cycling and walking in urban areas and cut ...

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    Logistics "abandoned" by London politicians - FTA


    Reintroducing the London Lorry Control Scheme and raising the London Congestion Charge is a “sucker punch” to the logistics sector, FTA said today.The association is calling for freight to be exempt from schemes such as the Congestion Charge as the sector strives to recover from the impact of the pandemic.Natalie ...

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    Calor Gas goes all-electric for latest London delivery truck


    Calor has acquired a battery electric 7.5 tonne Mitubishi FUSO eCanter to deliver bottled butane and propane to customers in central London.The truck is based at Calor’s depot in Wandsworth and will spend much of its time working inside the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).Calor is already using a ...

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    Ultra-light van bodies will be ideal for home delivery market


    Coventry-based engineering specialist Penso is to launch a range of new ultra-lightweight 3.5-tonne delivery vans for the booming home delivery market, writes George Barrow.Based on the front-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with a medium-wheelbase, the Penso Blue Ocean Home Delivery Pod offers multi-temperature delivery with the prospect of increased payload and volume.The ...

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    SPONSORED: Motor Transport to host a free webinar on the Direct Vision Standard


    Do you operate into London and have questions about how the upcoming Direct Vision Standard (DVS) might apply to your fleet?The new rules will become enforceable from the end of February 2021 and will require all vehicles of 12 tonnes and above to meet a minimum standard of direct vision ...

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    Leeds City Council joins Birmingham in call for clean air zone postponement during Covid-19


    Leeds City Council has become the latest local authority to ask government to delay the start date of its clean air zone (CAZ) as it deals with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.Originally due to be rolled out from 28 September, the council has now urged government to allow this ...

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    London Electric Vehicle Company begins building first electric van prototypes


    The first prototypes of the new van from London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) have begun production at the company’s factory in Ansty, Coventry, ahead of its debut at this year’s CV show on 28 April. The prototypes will be deployed as test vehicles and undergo a strict ...

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    Paragon Software Systems launches zoning tool to help operators navigate restricted areas


    Paragon Software Systems has introduced a zoning tool in the latest version of its routing and scheduling software.Using 'Zone Editor', operators will now be able to automatically factor in geographic restrictions such as Low Emission Zones.The new functionality aims to allow geographic zones to be specified and stored within Paragon’s ...

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    Mayor of London developing £15,000 per truck funding scheme to help hauliers upgrade older HGVs


    The mayor of London has announced that a new funding package will be launched later this year to help HGV operators upgrade to less polluting vehicles.Details are still being finalised, but it is expected it will be in the form of a grant of around £15,000 for each polluting lorry, ...

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    Brigade Electronics sounds alarm at DVS specification changes


    Brigade Electronics is warning operators to be aware that TfL has changed the Direct Vision Standards on the positioning of sensors on articulated trucks.The changes were prompted by concerns that sensors fitted to articulated lorries could be triggered by the truck turning left rather than by the presence of a ...

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    Hauliers face £100 Bath Clean Air Zone charge 'stealth tax'


    Bath and North East Somerset Council has voted in favour of a £100 charge for non-Euro 6 HGVs entering the city's Clean Air Zone.The move has prompted RHA to warn the council that haulage firms will be put at risk by the move while the FTA said the charge will ...

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    Operators invited to have their say on Scotland's low-emission zones


    The Scottish Government is running a second consultation into its low-emission zone plans for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, which are due to be in place by the end of this year.This survey is seeking to find out views on regulating the zones, such as enforcement, penalties and exemptions to ...

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    Fleets weigh up benefits of alternative-fuel future


    New research by Rivus Fleet Solutions and the AA has revealed that, while fleet managers accept the need to move towards an alternatively fuelled future, many are continuing to invest in “more cost-effective” Euro-6 diesel vehicles.In a survey of 500 car and light CV fleet decision makers for the latest ...

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    'Birmingham Clean Air Zone will put us out of business,' claims local haulier


    Birmingham City Council has reassured hauliers it will do all it can to help them comply with the city’s new Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which is due to be rolled out on 1 July 2020.The pledge comes in the wake of widespread concerns among the city’s freight operators that the ...

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    Tevva joins decarbonisation alliance


    Electric commercial vehicle technology expert, Tevva, has joined the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), a collaboration of countries, cities and companies formed to accelerate the transport sector’s drive towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.The Chelmsford-based company was unveiled as the newest TDA member at the height of the UNSG Climate Action Summit ...

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    Motor Transport and Birmingham City Council invite operators to free clean air roadshow on 10 October


    Operators affected by the Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ) are invited to attend a free half-day event, hosted by Motor Transport in partnership with the city council, to learn about the scheme's progress and gain invaluable advice for keeping your fleet compliant.Taking place on 10 October at Villa Park Stadium, ...

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    HGVs face £50 charge to enter Newcastle City Centre under latest Tyneside clean air zone plans


    Three Tyneside councils are to vote this month on clean air zone (CAZ) proposals that will see older HGVs and vans pay a daily charge to enter Newcastle city centre.The proposed charge, which will take effect from 2021, will be £50 for pre-Euro-6 lorries and £12.50 for older vans.Buses, coaches, ...

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    High charges for pre-Euro-6 trucks in Manchester CAZ will cause chaos operators warn


    Operators attending a Clean Air Roadshow in Manchester want to see a lower charge for Euro-5 HGVs entering the Greater Manchester clean air zone proposed for summer 2021 to avoid a huge shift from large trucks to vans.Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is proposing a £100 daily charge to enter ...

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    Sheffield City Council to use Magtec repowered electric RCVs powered by household waste energy


    Sheffield City Council is to trial two electric bin lorries, which will be powered by the household waste they collect.Old diesel RCVs will be repowered with electric vehicle drive systems by Sheffield-based Magtec, as an alternative to replacing them with new Euro-6 lorries.They will then be charged with electricity produced ...

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    Freight in the City Expo is back in London this autumn - register for your free place today!


    Freight in the City Expo is back with a bang this 6 November, with an exciting line-up of urban logistics experts exploring the latest trends, policy and technology for city deliveries.From the City of London to the City of Stockholm, you’ll learn about the policy strategies having a positive effect ...