The Motor Transport Fleet Truck and Fleet Van of the Year are so highly valued because they are chosen by you, the operator. A jury of leading operators and journalists has drawn up a long list of eligible vehicles. To have your say on which of these are named Fleet Truck and Fleet Van 2012 VOTE NOW – and you could win £500! You can only vote for one van and one truck – so make it count. All entrants […]
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]
Renault Kangoo Z.E. The first mass production full electric van, the Kangoo Z.E. benefits from the government’s 20% grant towards the purchase of plug-in light commercial vehicles. Sharing most components with the standard Kangoo, the Z.E. (zero emissions) offers the same 650kg payload. There are a range of options for funding the van and its expensive battery pack, which is hired from Renault. The 100 mile range and 12 hour charging time may limit its application however. Ford Transit Last […]
The shortlist for the FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics awards has been announced ahead of next month’s ceremony.