The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on whether or not to reduce the licensing requirements for hauliers that adopt low-carbon fleets. Considering this is so topical, I thought it would make a nice blog topic, so here goes.
You can read more about this here where you’ll find some additional background, plus a link to one of the reports that underlies the idea.
Considering a lot (most) of our goods are moved by road using lorries and delivery vans, and bearing in mind that most of these are diesel powered, it would make a lot of sense to switch to cleaner technolgies.
Chief amongst those being considered for reduced licensing to boost uptake are those using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), or gas/diesel-electric hybrids.
CNG is clearly a growing industry in its own right, with a large CNG filling station located in Crewe in Cheshire.
If the entire UK fleet…
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