Sainsbury’s unveiled a lorry featuring several safety features aimed at minimising collisions with cyclists and pedestrians at last month’s launch of London’s Safer Lorries Scheme consultation. The vehicle – developed in collaboration with temperature-controlled specialist Solomon and manufacturer Mercedes-Benz – features 360-degree proximity monitors, extra side lighting and low sideguards. Sainsbury’s retail and operations director Roger Burnley said: “This is an important step in our work to make London’s roads safer. We’ve put an enormous amount of thought and research […]
TfL is studying the implications of a peak hours ban on LGVs in the capital, but remains unconvinced of its desirability.
Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) has refreshed its fleet with 56 Mercedes-Benz Actros with 450hp and StreamSpace cabs, in a deal valued at £5.7m.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]