The Freight Transport Association says the next government must support freight and logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions.
It’s launched what it calls its General Election Manifesto which says this support must also help develop the market in freight vehicles which can use alternative fuels, rather than simply imposing heavy taxes on diesel owners.
Christopher Snelling, Head of National Policy at FTA, says ‘there is more work to be done. It is vital that the next UK government continues to help and support freight and logistics operators as they work to comply with the latest Clean Air Zone regulations.’
With an annual turnover of £1 trillion, and employing more than 2.5 million people nationwide, the freight industry has a key role to play in the UK’s future growth.