The Road Haulage Association is astounded at Sheffield City Council’s plans to create a “clean air zone” which could include the introduction of charges for non-compliant, high-polluting vehicles that user the City’s inner ring road.
Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “Operators of Euro VI rated HGV are running the cleanest trucks currently available. However, the Council’s proposal not to include private cars in the plan is badly considered – bearing in mind that the NOx emissions of some cars is equal to those produced by HGVs. By all means introduce a clean air zone that is in the interests of the environment but make sure that it is a scheme that treats all road users fairly.
“We suggest that Sheffield City Council consults with motoring industry experts before introducing what can only be described as an unfair charging system.”