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Freight industry companies are preparing for the introduction of new emissions regulations in London

 

Transport for London (TfL) has urged businesses affected by the legislation to ensure that they are prepared to comply with it when the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) emissions standards come into force on January 3rd 2012.

The new rules will affect heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches and tighten existing laws in order to improve air quality in the capital, requiring all vehicles affected to meet the Euro IV standard for particulate matter in order to be exempt from the £200 daily charge in force in central London.

Penalties for violating the regulations include fines and TfL has noted that manufacturers are offering substantial discounts to companies upgrading their fleets ahead of the change.

The mayor of London's environment director Kulveer Ranger warned: "Some options to make vehicles compliant, such as fitting an approved filter, can take up to three months to complete."

Introduced in 2008, the LEZ is becoming more stringent from January 3rd 2012.

 

Source: CILT UK



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Written by Scott Buckler   
Friday, 23 September 2011 10:07
Last Updated on Friday, 23 September 2011 10:09
 

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0 #1 production directoralex,
Rhis law goes one step to far for companied struggling in current economic climate, it will cost us £8,000 to have the filters fitted!!!, how do we afford that??
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