Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

London emission concession for operators

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the decision by Transport for London not to penalise operators that do not comply with the new Low Emission Zone rules provided they can prove that they have ordered retrofit systems ahead of the 3rd January deadline.

Natalie Chapman, FTA’s Head of Policy for London, said: “The demand for retrofit systems has inevitably risen as we have approached the New Year and many commercial vehicle operators have been unable to get the correct filters fitted to their trucks and vans in time.

“To its credit, TfL has listened to concerns and given operators who were struggling to meet new compliance requirements a nice early Christmas present by allowing them to avoid steep penalty charge notices if they can prove they have ordered retrofit systems before the 3 January.”