LEZ: The low-downonemission

17 March 2008

IPAF has received official confirmation from Transport for London that truck mounted platforms are exempted from London's Low Emission Zone (LEZ) due to commence on 4 February 2008. Van mounts will not be exempt.

The LEZ aims to improve air quality in London by deterring the most polluting vehicles from being driven in the area. The vehicles affected are older diesel–engined lorries, buses, coaches and other heavy vehicles.

The LEZ will be introduced in phases through to January 2012.

Different vehicles will be affected over time and increasingly tougher emissions standards will apply. Vehicles fitted with European Stage IIIA engines meet the initial LEZ standard. All vehicles first registered after 1 October 2001 are assumed to be Stage IIIA compliant and so will meet the LEZ emissions standard. More information is at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/default.aspx.

The situation for truck and van mounts was discussed at the PAIG (Powered Access Interest Group) meeting on 8 August. IPAF and the Construction Plant–hire Association (CPA) are drafting joint guidance on this.

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