The UK has secured a 12 month derogation for Euro 5 trucks, enabling operators to delay registration of new Euro 5 trucks until the end of 2014. Euro 5 trucks built before 30 September 2013 will be allowed to be stockpiled and registered up until the end of 2014, though all Euro 5 trucks built from October 2013 must be registered by the end of 2013. All vehicles built from January 2014 must conform to Euro 6. The derogation is […]
Malcolm Group is more than just a family haulier: it’s a multi-modal 3PL with road, rail and warehousing; it’s a construction and civil engineering giant and one of the most prominent logistics employers in Scotland’s central belt. MT ranks the firm as the 22nd largest in the UK industry by turnover, and its family name sits alongside Stobart, Turner and Sutton in the annals of British haulage.
Malcolm Group has taken delivery of its first Euro-6 Volvo FM, and placed an order for 30 more, basing its decision on the performance of its existing Euro-5 FM units.
As we know, the government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars and vans by 2030. Provided the industry can produce enough electric vehicles by then, there seem to be few barriers to ensuring the date is met. It’s a different story where heavy trucks are concerned though and diesel powered vehicles are likely to still be keeping us supplied after 2030.