Bibby Distribution has had five MAN TGS LS tractive units converted into dual-fuel trucks using LPG for its work with Unipart Rail, in a move it suggested would save up to £200,000 of fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 10% over the next five years. Bibby Distribution operates 30 vehicles for Unipart Rail, some of which rack up over 200,000km a year. The switch to LPG is expected to take over 66 tonnes of CO2 out of Unipart’s vehicle operations […]
How will truck designs keep up with the whirlwind of new urban legislation? Where is it headed when it comes to alternative fuels or autonomous trucks? What, in fact, does the future look like for the road haulage sector?
Expansion into international distribution should add around £1m a year in turnover this year, Manchester-based operator AK Worthington (AKW) has predicted. Having started daily services to nine overseas countries with weekly services to eight more, contributed to a 5.9% rise in the year to 30 June 2012 in annual turnover to £10.66m (2011: £10.06m) AKW’s turnover in the year was also boosted by passing more business through haulage consortium Partnerlink, which it is a shareholder in. Although AKW’s profit before […]
Biofuels are not a cost-effective means of reducing emissions from road transport and pose significant sustainability problems, a new study from independent think-tank Chatham House has suggested.