Fraikin has published a free guide on the main road transport proposals in Defra’s Clean Air Strategy 2018 as it urges operators to take part in the consultation.
Published in May to accompany last year’s Air Quality Plan from Defra and the DfT, the Clean Air Strategy, which is open for consultation until 14 August, addresses pollution from agriculture and industry but has come under fire for “leaving a transport-shaped hole”.
The main transport-related proposals in the Clean Air Strategy cover work to research and develop new standards for tyres and brakes to address toxic non-exhaust emissions and new clean air legislation that would force manufacturers to recall vehicles and machinery for any failures in their emissions control system.
The consultation also outlines plans for the creation of a new statutory framework for Clean Air Zones (CAZ) to simplify current overlapping frameworks of CAZ, AQMA and Smoke Control Areas to create a single approach covering all sources of air pollution.
Fraikin’s free guide – available to download here – outlines the impact of such measures and urges fleets to have their say in the ongoing consultation.
James Walker, commercial director of Fraikin, said: “The road transport industry is undergoing transformational changes around vehicle emission standards and what becomes law will depend on what comes out of this consultation process.
“We’ve prepared this summary to help fleet operators keep informed on the relevant topics from the 104-page white paper. It also encourages businesses to contribute to the debate over air quality and emissions by responding to the Defra consultation.”