The £16,000 grant was awarded to PFF under Bradford Council’s £6.4m Clean Air HGV Fund Programme to help HGV operators adapt to the district’s new Clean Air Zone, introduced on 26 September.
Drivers now have to pay a daily charge to drive in the Bradford Clean Air Zone (CAZ) if their vehicle does not meet required emission standards and is not exempt.
The funding has enabled businesses to either replace or retro-fit vehicles to reduce harmful emissions for around 400 HGVs.
PFF Group used its grant as a deposit on a new diesel 18t DAF curtain-side wagon, replacing an older vehicle. The new wagon will be used to make deliveries from PFF’s factory in Keighley to customers in the Bradford area.
Lee Wilkinson, group supply chain director at PFF, said: “We are committed to being as carbon efficient as possible across all of our operations. The new vehicle meets the Euro 6 emissions standard as it’s a larger, more fuel-efficient wagon which means we can make fewer journeys and reduce our carbon footprint.”
PFF HGV driver, Lee Hey, who is based at the Keighley site, is pictured alongside the new vehicle.
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