Asda Logistics Services has opened a liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling station at its chilled DC in Avonmouth, Bristol after taking an order for 50 dual-fuel Volvo FMs earlier this year. The refuelling station has been supplied by compressed and liquefied gas supplier BOC and will be used to fuel some of Asda’s own-account fleet. The supermarket chain opened the £55m Avonmouth DC in December and is licenced to run up to 150 vehicles from it. Asda Logistics Services’ national […]
Members of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are on track to meet their target of an 8% reduction in the carbon intensity of their operations between 2011 and 2015, an FTA conference, Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs, heard last week (21 May).
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
Maritime Transport has ordered more than 200 new vehicles, including Next Generation Scanias, to enter its fleet later this year.