Thomas Hardie Commercials has supplied the first Volvo trucks – four FH-500 tractor units – to enter service with Lancashire operator Huntapac Produce. The Globetrotter-cabbed FHs are equipped with leather upholstery, fridges, sliding fifth wheels and four cameras, including two on the near side to help spot vulnerable road users. Each truck is expected to cover in the region of 180,000km a year. Tarleton-based Huntapac conducted an evaluation process that compared demonstrators’ fuel economy, AdBlue usage, performance and driver input. […]
Benton Bros (Transport) said it had to “absorb serious fuel price issues” last year after recording a £28,000 loss for the year ending 30 January 2013.
John G Russell (Transport) said it had benefitted from months of empty roads over the last year, which helped boost fleet productivity, fuel consumption and would result in strong financial results.
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]