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Clean air zones could prompt rise in fleet fines, warns Epyx

The introduction of clean air zones (CAZs) could signal a significant rise in the number of penalty charge notices generated by fleets, warns Epyx.

London launched its ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) earlier this year, with other schemes expected in cities such as Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol.

CAZs will penalise the drivers of vehciles which do not met stipulated emissions standards (click here for the latest CAZ developments).

Tim Meadows, commercial director of Epyx, said: “It is very likely that the introduction of the CAZs is just the leading edge of local measures to curb transport-based emissions that will grow relatively quickly in terms of the rules applied as well as geographically.

“In addition to this, the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone is going to undoubtedly create PCN issues for some fleets operating in the capital – and is probably already doing so.”

He said fleets had two possible solutions: to crack down on drivers who generate charges and fines, and to get better at processing them.

  • Fleets will get an overview of the latest plans with Clean Air Zones (CAZ) across the UK with a presentation and discussion session by UK100 at Fleet Live this year.

Fleet Live is the leading event for the fleet management community and gives decision-makers the chance to face future challenges and opportunities together with two days of learning, sharing and networking on October 8-9 at the NEC in Birmingham.

UK100 will also be providing a workshop at Fleet Live to help connect businesses with local authorities to discuss ways they can increase collaboration to tackle air quality.

The Clean Air Zone presentation will be held on day two of the Fleet Live on October 9 at 2pm in the Strategy Theatre at Hall 20 of the NEC. For more information on the full agenda and to sign up for a complimentary pass to Fleet Live head to fleet-live.co.uk

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