The London Low Emission Zone – What It Means For Haulage Workers

The London Low Emission Zone has now officially come into effect. Quite a few readers will doubtless Y2mate be asking what it is, what it does, and how it will effect haulage companies and owner operators if media reports of the public being unaware of its existence are to be believed.

For those of you that don’t know LEZ stands for Low Emission Zone. In London, the scheme has just been introduced to reduce pollution, and it extends to the entirety of greater London – an area of 610 square miles. To enter the London Low Emission Zone, vehicles must either meet specific emission standards or pay a daily fee of £200. Unlike the congestion charge, which charges motorists to use inner city London roads during business hours, the LEZ will be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When does the LEZ start?

Technically, the London LEZ has come into effect already for haulage vehicles with a weight exceeding 12 tonnes, but due to the majority of haulage firms having no knowledge of the new laws, haulage industry workers have been given extra time to ensure their lorries meet the Euro III vehicle standards. Firms have been granted an additional 28 days to make their vehicles green.

Entering the Zone diet is a good choice to altogether lose weight and gain muscle mass. The 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat eating plan is proven to do so. But as individual protein requirements differ from person to person, how does one adjust to establish this eating regimen?

To be able to get your protein needs, you must learn about your lean body mass. This is your weight excluding the fat. Finding this out includes certain calculations to get your fat percentage. It takes into account your age, sex, neck circumference, and waistline. To compute for this, online calculators are available for your convenience. So for example, if your body fat percentage is 10%, take that off from your total body weight to arrive at your lean body mass.

The computed lean body mass must be multiplied to a certain number, depending on your level of activity. Daily protein requirement varies from activity to activity. Sedentary activities must be multiplied by 0.5, light by 0.6, moderate by 0.7, active by 0.8, very active by 0.9, and athletic by 1.

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