Bibby Distribution has, due to significant investment in its fleet and driver training in 2012, reduced its total diesel consumption by 2%. This reduction follows an 18-month period of initiatives including the introduction of 20 new Don-Bur Teardrop trailers and advanced training in Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) for more than 400 of its drivers. “This is not only a moral obligation, but reducing our CO2 emissions generally provides a cost benefit as well,” said Iain Speak, Bibby’s chief […]
The Co-operative Group, which has said it would welcome the opportunity to trial more longer semi-trailers, has become one of the first customers to receive Dolphin aerodynamic truck bodies from Gray & Adams. The Dolphin is named because of its streamlined profile, which is designed to maximise fuel-efficiency and therefore reduce CO2 emissions. The design, fitted in this example to two 26-tonne Scania chassis, features cappings that follow the curvature of the roof, and a vortex generator to smooth the […]
Labour is calling on the government to “reverse its reckless decision” to give the go-ahead for a ten-year trial of longer semi-trailers. In a statement outlining the opposition’s current road transport policy, shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle MP says ministers must “stop being dogmatic” and examine evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the move towards 14.6m and 15.65m trailers could lead to more cyclist casualties. She adds that Labour would use money from the proposed lorry road user […]
TNT Express has added two 15.65m longer semi-trailers to one of its trunking routes and plans to introduce more into its operation.