Secretary of state for Transport Clare Perry has told the rail freight industry that it must respond to developments such as the autonomous truck, and electric vans, in order to retain its ‘green’ credentials. In a speech to the rail engineers forum on 15 June Perry said that “the automotive sector is evolving at a tremendous rate”. “In the lifespan of one freight train, we can expect four or five generations of HGV, each delivering higher performance, greater efficiency and […]
Pentalver is to be acquired by United States-based rail freight company Genesse & Wyoming (G&W) for an undisclosed sum.
Campaign group Freight on Rail has called the findings of recent research into longer heavier vehicles (LHVs) by the University of Huddersfield into question. The pressure group has countered in its own report that their introduction would lead to reduced, rather than increased, efficiency and bring greater environmental and safety costs than envisioned. The Freight on Rail report suggests LHVs could easily become the new standard vehicle in logistics, rather than being taken up purely by those who could consistently […]
Potter Logistics has won a 30-year rail freight contract with waste and recycling company SITA UK.