TNT Post has added its first alternative-fuel vehicles to its fleet, converting 80 of its LGVs to run using dual fuel technology. Following a year-long trial TNT Post has had diesel and LPG blend systems fitted to its entire articulated fleet, which primarily consists of Renault Premium 460 tractor units. A spokeswoman for the operator said the company intends to take on more dual fuel vehicles “with the long term view that when the infrastructure for LNG and CNG alternatives […]
Waitrose is trialling six dual-fuel trucks with aerodynamic trailers in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel consumption in its own-account fleet.
Burning methane (natural gas) as an alternative to diesel to power heavy trucks can reduce carbon emissions by around 16% – but switching to biomethane produces even more dramatic reductions of up to 65%. But if biomethane is to become a viable mainstream alternative to diesel for road transport there are still many hurdles to overcome, as a conference held in London in June this year heard.
The management team at Derby Express Couriers (Overnight) have completed a management buy-out (MBO). The Derby-based overnight courier company, which is part of the APC Overnight parcel delivery network, was sold by founding shareholder Nick Taylor to directors Lorraine Sharp and Susan Hill. “Susan and I are privileged to be able to lead the business to the next stage,” said Lorraine Sharp, who has worked at Derby Express for 12 years. “We take pride in offering a quality and reliable […]