DHL has launched its gas-powered quiet truck at the inaugral Quiet Cities global summit. The vehicle, a two-axle rigid Scania P-280, has a spark ignition Otto Cycle engine, which has the potential to reduce engine noise by half compared to that of a standard diesel engine, enabling out-of-hours deliveries to be made in urban areas. It is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and Biogas and, compared to a standard Euro-6 diesel truck, produces 68% less particulate matter and 39% […]
TfL is not currently planning a rationalisation of its plans for various congestion and emission zones across London, despite conceding that it has “a lot of zones” and some small operators are not ready for them.
Cambridge-based Welch’s Transport has won a three year extension to its contract with Paperchase. The firm, which began working for the stationery, cards and gift-wrap manufacturer in 2007, makes collections from the Paperchase’s Thrapston, Northamptonshire DC and delivers to around 120 outlets. Welch’s sales and marketing manager Mike Bentham said the contract win demonstrated the firm’s “consistently high-quality service delivery”, adding that this had “helped beat off a number of eager rivals” for the new business. The contract involves deliveries […]
Marks & Spencer was stung with a £13.1m net charge last year in its UK logistics operation as it pushed ahead with the restructure of its Clothing & Home distribution network to a single-tier format.