The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station, a blend of liquefied natural gas and liquid biomethane, opened today (23 May) in Daventry. The site, which is operated by alternative fuels firm Gasrec, will operate in the similar way as a traditional petrol station and is capable of storing enough Bio-LNG to fill 700 LGVs, with five refuelling lanes and 10 pumps. The filling station is located at the Daventry Interrnational Rail Freight Terminal in Northamptonshire and has the capacity to […]
Bibby Distribution has had five MAN TGS LS tractive units converted into dual-fuel trucks using LPG for its work with Unipart Rail, in a move it suggested would save up to £200,000 of fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 10% over the next five years.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
Operators using liquefied natural gas (LNG) can now reap the same CO2 savings as compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks running on biomethane, after a major move by Gasrec.