Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP has opened a biomethane refuelling station at UPS’s Tamworth hub. The station will supply fuel to the parcel carrier’s 20 dual fuel trucks, which run on a mixture of biomethane and diesel. The vehicles are used for overnight trunking and UPS claims it has seen a 40% reduction in carbon emissions compared to its other vehicles. It first introduced biomethane vehicles into its UK fleet for the London 2012 Games. Peter Harris, director of sustainability, […]
Reducing carbon emissions from fast-growing final-mile e-commerce deliveries isn’t just about switching to low emissions vehicles, as the Freight in the City Expo heard recently.
Michael Ellis has been appointed minister of state for transport, taking over the role from Jesse Norman, who has joined the Treasury after two years at the DfT.