Michelin is introducing a fuel-saving programme for truck operators, offering a money-back guarantee if those savings do not materialise. Called Effifuel, it comes from a new Michelin subsidiary called Michelin Solutions. Franck Estoquié, marketing director at Michelin Solutions said the subsidiary was nothing to do with selling tyres. “We are dedicated to improving fleet efficiency and profit margin,” he said. Effifuel is aimed at fleets with over 200 vehicles but Michelin may consider fleets of 100+ vehicles too. If initial […]
DSV Road has signed up to the Green Freight Europe initiative, as part of its commitment to minimising its environmental impact. Green Freight Europe is voluntary programme promoting cooperation between transport companies and their customers. The initiative is focused on building and maintaining a platform to collect, compute and report CO² emissions from road transport. It includes companies like IKEA, DOW, Schneider Electric and Akzo Nobel in membership, as well as a number of transport suppliers. René Falch Olesen, chief […]
Transport Exchange Group now offers compatibility with 10 telematics software providers, something it claims will provide visibility and control for both in-house and sub-contractor fleets.
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.