Carmen Livery cartboard at Multimodal 2019 – 500-year journey to ULEZ

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The Carmen Cartboard was displayed on the IOC Honda 1976 courier bike – fellows and visitors to the ‘A’ list logistics trade show got a first-hand introduction to the transport livery and its five hundred years of sector history.

The Cartboard showcased the earliest form of vehicle taxation, clean streets five hundred years before clean air and ULEZ.



It began when the Lord Mayor of London branded oak carts, marked them valid to ply for trade of goods from the wharves of the Thames into the City of London; five shillings were paid to provide haulage.

Today it has become a ceremonial event - a variety of pre-1950 vehicles are chosen to carry the oak board representing those original oak carts; each oak board branded with a year letter.

The Express sector is too new for pre-1950 so finds itself absent from the July ceremony, but the board is displayed from previous Carmen events.


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Carl Lomas with Peter Acton at the NEC
Last modified on Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:13