Bibby Distribution has, due to significant investment in its fleet and driver training in 2012, reduced its total diesel consumption by 2%. This reduction follows an 18-month period of initiatives including the introduction of 20 new Don-Bur Teardrop trailers and advanced training in Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) for more than 400 of its drivers. “This is not only a moral obligation, but reducing our CO2 emissions generally provides a cost benefit as well,” said Iain Speak, Bibby’s chief […]
Eco haulier Howard Tenens, which has pioneered a range of low carbon technologies including gas powered trucks, has completed a trial with Bridgestone proving the financial and environmental benefits of low rolling resistance tyres.
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 […]