DHL Supply Chain’s Consumer division has become the latest – and among the biggest – investor in gas-powered trucks with the replacement of most of the 70-strong fleet based at its multi-user DC at Bawtry near Doncaster, south Yorkshire, with Volvo FM MethaneDiesel dual fuel 6×2 tractor units. The large scale trial of 63 dual fuel liquid natural gas (LNG) technology is part of DHL’s Go Green initiative to cut CO2 emissions by 30% between 2007 and 2020; it estimates […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
DHL Supply Chain is co-ordinating more than 300 subbies to handle a bumper grain harvest across the agricultural sector.