Haulage News From Around the UK

Industry hits out at 'unfair' plan to make UK hauliers pay in new clean air zones

The Loadster is reporting that Hauliers are calling for assurances that businesses reliant on HGVs will not be unfairly hit by the introduction of clean air zones (CAZs) in the UK.

A coalition led by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and Road Haulage Association made its case in a letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling.

The proposed HGV charge for trucks, other than latest Euro VI models, is about £100 a day, which could increase daily running costs of a non-compliant vehicles by 25%.

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Electric Trucks and Road Haulage 'Last Mile' Freight Deliveries

The Brake Fleet Safety Conference 2018 is taking place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre on Friday 25 May 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is Facing the future: are you ready? with presentations on topics including safety through innovation, the modern driver and utilising crash data. The conference enables fleet managers and suppliers to share best practice in managing work related road risk and provides the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with their peers and industry specialists.

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Demonisation of Diesel could break Britain's economic backbone and risk thousands of jobs

According to This Is Money, car makers have warned that the demonisation of Diesel could break Britain's economic backbone and risk thousands of jobs.

The boss of Ford in Britain, Andy Barratt, joined with motor industry trade body, the SMMT, today to urge politicians to take a more 'reasoned' view of the diesel issue because there is currently 'no viable alternative'.

Speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Show, in Birmingham, where Ford was showing a new green plug-in electric hybrid Transit van, of which 20 will be trialled in London, Mr Barratt stressed diesel was central to the nation's prosperity.

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