Routing, scheduling & retiming

Pukka Pies picks New Dailys for urban multi-drop capabilities

May 27, 2015 Hayley Pink

Pukka Pies has picked two 5.2-tonne New Daily vans for multi-drop work on its town centre delivery routes. The first Iveco’s to join the fleet, Pukka said it needed vehicles nimble enough to handle urban deliveries, yet with the versatility to operate efficiently on motorway runs. Supplied by Sherwood Truck & Van, the new vehicles join a 28-strong fleet and will be used to deliver some of the 60 million pies baked by Pukka every year. From their Leicestershire base, […]

Air quality

Freight in the City Expo promises to solve sustainable urban freight challenges

May 27, 2015 Laura Hailstone

Following the success of last year’s Quiet Cities Global Summit, Motor Transport publisher Road Transport Media is holding a one-day urban logistics event aimed at all stakeholders interested in enabling quiet, clean and safe deliveries. The one-day Freight in the City Expo will combine seminars, an exhibition and guided tours all aimed at ensuring visitors have a comprehensive understanding of the issues around urban logistics. “There are many challenges associated with delivering goods and services in the cities, with new […]

Driver training

Biffa to fit waste trucks with CCTV to prevent wheelie bin sleeper fatalities

May 27, 2015 Hayley Pink

Waste management firm Biffa is to fit CCTV cameras in its waste collection vehicles to help prevent the deaths of people found sleeping in wheelie bins. Biffa said the move will complement the thorough checks on waste containers that team members already make before emptying them, which last year prevented 93 fatalities. It added that the CCTV cameras will further boost safety by identifying and assisting people who regularly sleep in bins, with the information passed onto local homeless charities, […]

Carbon emissions

FTA Managing Freight in London event to tackle road safety, compliance and enforcement

May 26, 2015 Hayley Pink

Road safety, compliance and enforcement when delivering into the capital are set to be key topics tackled at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Managing Freight in London conference next week. The event, on Tuesday 2 June at the Kia Oval, will cover challenges facing freight operators in the next two to three years, from the development of cycle superhighways, to retrofitting safety equipment, lowering emissions and penalty charge notices. It will also discuss the role of schemes such as the […]

Clipper trucks
Quiet deliveries

Abbey Logistics picks Daf CF Silent for city centre deliveries

May 26, 2015 Hayley Pink

Abbey Logistics has put into operation the UK’s first Daf CF Silent on its British Salt contract. The urban tractor and Feldbinder command-steer tanker combination, which features Daf’s Silent Mode technology, is said to provide extensive manoeuvrability in town centre locations. It will be making early morning and evening deliveries to London’s hospitals, restaurants and hotels. The Bootle, Merseyside operator said it worked closely with the manufacturer to ensure an “exacting and lightweight” 6×2 tractor unit specification for its tanker […]