Featherstone, West Yorkshire international haulier Brian Yeardley Continental has said it expects “substantial” savings from running a new fleet of 11 Euro-6 trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The low-ride 4×2 Actros GigaSpace 1848 LSNRL vehicles, all fitted with Merc’s predictive powertrain and high-performance engine brake, were chosen after trials of various makes during which the Merc demonstrator returned more than 10.5mpg over 10,000 miles of long-distance work to southern Italy and Spain, said Yeardley MD Kevin Hopper. The first of the new […]
Operators appear to be ramping-up their Euro-5 purchasing activity ahead of the Euro-6 emissions deadline, a leading financing and vehicle leasing company has said.
Birmingham haulier RGF Logistics are set to conduct fuel trials on two Euro-6 Volvo FH units, comparing fuel efficiency and dealer support to the other 80 vehicles on its fleet.
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]