Paneltex will be unveiling its 7.5-tonne electric truck at Quiet Cities, as part of the outdoor demonstration zone at the second day of the global summit focused on enabling quieter deliveries of freight in urban environments. Based on a standard Isuzu Forward chassis, the refrigerated box van has a payload of 2,440kgs and runs on a 96kw battery pack with lithium ion phosphate batteries with an overall range of 100 miles. The vehicle is best utilised if run from a […]
RHA demands alternatively fueled vehicles have at least 12-year lifespan after petrol and diesel ban is brought forward
The government must provide reassurance that cleaner lorries running on alternative fuels will last for at least 12 years if the industry is to decarbonise within the next 20 years, according to the RHA.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has relaunched its Delivering Your Future website, which aims to get young people interested in a career in logistics. Although officially launched in November 2011, SfL is making a new marketing push with backing from the likes of DHL and the FTA, in a bid to boost the website’s profile and get its message out to a wider audience. Delivering Your Future is tailored to 11 to 19 years olds. It features company profiles of the […]
CitySprint experienced a 41% rise in same day retail deliveries in June, but saw a 15% drop in orders during the Olympic games. The same day distribution company reported that orders were up 10% on figures for April and May, during a month of unseasonably wet weather that saw shoppers avoiding the high street. Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint chief executive, said: “Whilst delivery volumes fluctuate throughout the year, June was a particularly strong month for us, and I suspect that this […]