John G Russell hopes to increase its rail freight customer base after introducing a rail service to France and Spain last year. The operator, part of the Russell Group which also comprises Carntyne Transport, is also developing its own a rail freight terminal in the Midlands, which director Ken Russell said will give it more “control over our own destiny” when it opens in the summer. The company currently operates freight trains out of the Dirft terminal, near Northampton. The […]
The European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark believes operators should push the DfT to introduce “super” semi-trailers into in its longer semi-trailer trial. Peter Surtees, European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark, was speaking after the publication of a University of Huddersfield report on high capacity vehicles (HCVs) last week. Impact Assessment: High-Capacity Vehicles, which was sponsored by the firm, claims operators could cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions by between 11% and 19% per unit of load (on a pallet/km basis) by […]
Biscuit and cake manufacturer United Biscuits has estimated it will save 450,000 truck miles and reduce carbon emissions by 618 tonnes a year after extending the number of longer semi-trailers it runs from 20 to 62.