Vehicle rental firm Ryder has ordered 400 new tractor units to refresh its current fleet, along with 350 new trailers. The 6×2 tractor units are a combination of Daf, MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Iveco models. They are joined by 200 curtain-sider trailers, 100 temperature controlled trailers and 50 box trailers. The new vehicles keep the average age of trucks on Ryder’s rental fleet at two years. David Hunt, VP and MD at Ryder Europe, said: “Our continuing investment in new vehicles […]
Felix Kybart, vice president of alternative drives at MAN Truck & Bus, will speak at next month’s Microlise Transport Conference on the topic of how alternative fuels can change the rules of the logistics game.
Yusen Logistics UK has upgraded its fleet in a move aimed at reducing emissions, improving driver safety and boosting customer service levels.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it is working on an 8×4 Euro-6 version of its low entry Econic cab, which that would be suitable for some urban construction applications where the improved visibility of vulnerable road users such as cyclists is an issue.