The Hub

Risk of violence in Calais – an independent report

July 30, 2015 Christopher Walton

Given the severity of the situation international operators face in Calais, risk management firm Spherical International has conducted an assessment of the region, and supplied its findings to Motortransport.co.uk readers. Risk of violence in Calais Ask anyone involved in UK haulage what is affecting their international capability today and most will respond that is it the issues at Calais port and its ongoing deficit in ability to cope with the flow of traffic, specifically HGV’s. The recent changes disruptions and […]

Fowler Welch vechile with Winterbotham's Uneartherd branded Fiat
Air quality

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership reveals shortlist for Champions Awards

July 29, 2015 Hayley Pink

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced the shortlist for its 2015 Low Carbon Champions Awards, which aim to recognise the UK’s continued progressive thinking in the area of low carbon transport. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate best practice in the UK in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions. The organisers said the Low Carbon Champions Awards are one of a select few sustainable development awards schemes to […]

Quiet deliveries

Updated Vector 1350 trailer refrigeration unit offers more power at lower noise levels

July 29, 2015 Hayley Pink

Carrier Transicold has launched a quieter, yet more powerful Vector 1350 trailer refrigeration unit. The new Vector provides 13,100 watts of refrigeration capacity for the transportation of perishable goods, while the manufacturer said its lighter weight of 643kg will enable hauliers to carry larger payloads. Noise levels emitted from the unit have been lowered to just 69 decibels, which Carrier Transicold said will provide greater comfort for drivers and less noise for residents during urban deliveries. Trials of the new […]