Logistics News - 13th of February

Logistics News - 13th of February

"Tens of thousands of diesel lorries are emitting dangerous levels of toxic gas because hauliers are fitting illegal cheat devices that disable pollution control systems.

More than 100 road haulage firms are under Government investigation after a roadside testing campaign showed seven per cent of HGVs had been secretly wired, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal."

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"A group tasked with driving forward £200million of rail improvements between the north-east and central belt has been blasted as a government “talking shop” after it emerged that just one of 11 representatives is from a body based north of Perth.

A document seen by the Press and Journal details the membership and remit of the Aberdeen to Central Belt – Reference Group, which was set up when the Scottish Government announced the investment at the time of the city deal two years ago."

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"London Mayor, Sadiq Kahn, is now proposing to extend the already swingeing changes to air quality controls as set under his Toxicity Charge (T-Charge), and being replaced on April 8 by the city's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), with even more regulation, doubtless to the chagrin of road haulage freight operators."

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