Ryder has taken delivery of a multi-marque Euro-6 demonstrator fleet to enable its rental and contract hire customers to carry out their own road trials. The fleet, which is comprised of 13 trucks and tractor units from Daf, Mercedes-Benz and Iveco, includes two and three-axle vehicles with various power and specification levels. They will be moved around Ryder’s 28 nationwide locations so that as many customers as possible will have a chance to test them. “When you run 22,500 trucks […]
The inaugural Freight in the City Expo held on 27 October 2015 at London’s Alexandra Palace brought together experts in the field of urban logistics as well as the latest technology to enable sustainable city deliveries. The expo comprised a series of seminars focusing on clean, safe and quiet and efficient themes, showcasing vehicles, technology and operational systems for urban areas. “We must remember that freight and logistics is the lifeblood of this country,” said TfL MD of surface transport […]
Culina has signed a deal to distribute Weightwatchers low fat spreads and chilled portfolio through its distribution centre in Stafford. The deal with Glanbia Consumer Foods will see Culina handle the Irish food and dairy produce manufacturer’s products throughout the UK. “A bigger presence in the UK is important to us and we recognised that branded products represented the right way to go,” says William Wake, UK country manager for Glanbia Consumer Foods. “To be successful we needed a supply […]
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.