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PROBLEMS SO FAR 1 The introduction of the LEZ has

7th February 2008
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not been a smooth process. Many operators have contacted Commercial Motor and trade associations such as the ETA and RHA complaining that they

:ould not obtain the required filtration equipment in time for the start of the LEZ. Aftermarket companies claimed the long lead times for their equipment were due to xceptional demand and a shortage of raw materials. Operators argued that it was not possible for them to order their equipment earlier as TfL took its time deciding which vehicles were eligible. It was after this that TfL delayed LEZ enforcement by 28 days.

1 The RHA also threatened to report TfL to the Advertising Standards Agency for the way the London LEZ was promoted. Posters showed filthy trucks while radio adverts featured what Sounded like a 1950s tractor engine chugging away in the background. The RHA slammed TfL for misrepresenting an industry that is continually cleaning up its act.


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