Changes to the HGV Road User Levy will come into effect in February 2019, with vehicles meeting the Euro VI emissions standard eligible for a 10 percent reduction in the charge. Government statistics show that the cleanest lorries generate 80

25 November 2014 #Logistics #News #Policy #Top Stories

Business leaders are calling for the government to devolve transport budgets to local authorities and give priority to infrastructure developments, in order to help future business growth. Chartered accountants Grant Thornton UK LLP has collated the thoughts of more than

20 November 2014 #News #Policy #Top Stories #Trailer #Truck

Fuel efficiency should be the main area of focus for the European Commission weights and dimensions proposal, says two road transport bodies. Both the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) have called for the

05 November 2014 #Logistics #News #Policy #Top Stories

Greater harmonisation among regulatory bodies is needed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions in the CV sector, say European, North American and Japanese heavy-duty vehicle and engine manufacturers. Members of ACEA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) and the

03 November 2014 #Logistics #Top Stories #Truck

The DVLA has cut the cost of obtaining a tachograph card following a public consultation. The card will now cost £32, down from £38. It is part of a package of measures that the Agency claims will save commercial fleet

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) are giving public the opportunity to give their opinions on the proposed UltraLow Emission Zone (ULEZ). The consultation, which is accessible online until 9 January 2015, will be analysed by TfL,

Tyre manufacturer Goodyear believes that regulatory bodies have an important role to play in driving the road transport industry forward. In a white paper, it expressed the opinions of 576 fleet operators across Europe, including the UK, Belgium, France and

13 October 2014 #Policy #Top Stories

The International Road Transport Union (IRU), policymakers and industry stakeholders met at a conference on 9 October to discuss the next two decades of road freight transport. The conference decided to establish a ‘reflection group’, which will bring together industry

01 October 2014 #Policy #Top Stories

Following a recent study by London-based think-tank LowCVP on the subject of ‘fuel decarbonisation’, a new Transport Energy Task Force has been established. The Task Force will help the government to formulate options for meeting the 2020 renewable energy directive

23 September 2014 #Bus and Coach #News #Policy #Top Stories #Truck #Van

The Mayor of London and Transport for London are set to expand the capital’s green credentials with the latest tranche of its bus fleet retrofit programme. The announcement will see an additional 400 buses have selective catalytic reduction (SCR) devices

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