In 2015 the government announced plans to improve air quality in cities by introducing Clean Air Zones to reduce pollution.
Vehicles which don’t meet the highest environmental standards will be banned from city centres or have to pay a charge – probably £100 for wagons.
The first five cities – Leeds, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton and Nottingham – should be introducing the scheme in 2020. Other cities will follow soon. London has its own Ultra Low Emission Zone coming into force in 2019.
The government aim is for every vehicle to reach the latest, most stringent Euro 6 standard.
We have recently invested in 12 new MAN tippers to enable us to more than meet the required standards and we use the most efficient routing possible to help reduce journeys and lower our carbon footprint.
We are also accredited by FORS – the Fleet Operators’ Recognition Scheme, which aims to drive up standards in fuel efficiency, carbon emissions and road safety.