Miniclipper Logistics has taken delivery of nine new MAN TGX tractor units and two new Volvo FL5 12-tonne rigids from Dawsonrentals. The trucks, replacements for Euro-5 vehicles, are fitted with Microlise fleet management systems with forward-facing cameras linked to the system. Miniclipper fleet director Dave Lightfoot said: “We did put telematics on our fleet a number of years ago, but expect this to be a major improvement.” He added that he expected to see a reduction in fuel consumption and […]
Container giant Maritime is confident that continuous investment during the recession has positioned the business for strong organic growth now the market is showing signs of recovery. Speaking to MT following its acquisition of Roadways Container Logistics last month, MD John Williams said while the deal wasn’t about gaining market share – as Maritime was already the largest UK container transport operator before the purchase – it would provide greater economies of scale, flexibility and capability for the business as […]
Wincanton has invested in 80 new Euro- 6 Renaults and Mercedes-Benz as part of its drive to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
The tyres of HGVs that are being parked up due to COVID-19 should be inspected to prepare them for extended parking, according to Michelin. After a survey from the RHA revealed that around 240,000 vehicles are now laid up for the immediate future, Michelin engineers warned that tyres are not designed to carry the weight of a parked truck or trailer indefinitely. Rob Blurton, senior technical field engineer, advised operators to inspect all tyres for visible damage and abnormal wear […]