Biscuit and cake manufacturer United Biscuits has estimated it will save 450,000 truck miles and reduce carbon emissions by 618 tonnes a year after extending the number of longer semi-trailers it runs from 20 to 62. The firm, which took receipt of the last of 42 additional longer semi-trailers in June, says the 15.65m insulated curtainsiders will be of “significant benefit”, given its relatively lightweight product range. UB head of distribution Rob Wright told Motortransport.co.uk the trailers, which are based […]
TNT Express is to spend €185m (£145m) improving its European road network during the next four years as part of its strategy to move more by road.
After two tough days of judging some superb entries, the shortlist for the 2015 Motor Transport Awards has been announced. DPD once again leads the pack, being shortlisted for four awards, while Cemex is up for two. The pallet networks are well represented, with Pall-Ex shortlisted in four categories, and Palletline, Palletways (UK) and Pallet-Track making one appearance each. The Apprenticeship category sees manufacturers, dealers and operators go head to head, with Cartwright, Cemex UK, Nagel Langdons, Norbert Dentressangle and […]
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.