‘Cities Safer by Design’ is a global report for urban planners and policymakers that offers practical guidance for designing safer towns that can reduce traffic fatalities. More than 1.3 million people are killed in traffic crashes worldwide, making traffic fatalities one of the leading causes of death in cities. The report from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities includes more than 30 specific urban design recommendations. “With the right urban design, we can make cities more livable, with safer streets […]
Kingfisher Group has awarded logistics contracts for B&Q to XPO Logistics and Wincanton following a strategic review of its supply chain.
Boughey Distribution said it had a “positive” year in food distribution despite difficult conditions caused by supermarkets that are fighting for market share deflating prices.
York-based haulage firm Revis Transport has continued its drive for growth with the acquisition of Spandler Bros from Bunn Fertiliser.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for free use of the M6 Toll by HGVs following last week’s publication of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority Strategic Transport Plan. One of the key priorities within the plan is wider use of the toll, however, the FTA said this is not a viable option for freight as the cost currently stands at £11 for an HGV, which is prohibitive for operators. Sally Gilson, FTA Midlands policy manager, said: “The way to […]
A long-term strategic transport plan to help the West Midlands unlock its economic potential has been put out to public consultation. Movement for Growth has been developed by the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) and sets out the region’s proposed transport strategy for the next 20 years. It includes strategic road and rail improvements, a fully integrated train, bus and rapid transit system and a comprehensive cycle network. Cllr Roger Lawrence, chair of the ITA, said: “We need a […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for a ‘green truck fund’ to help operators adopt cleaner technology following the latest progress report from the government’s Low Carbon Truck Trial. The association said the fund would support operators in adopting alternative fuels and low-carbon technologies, as high upfront vehicle purchase or conversion costs, in addition to a lack of public refuelling sites, are preventing the increase of greener trucks on the roads. Rachael Dillon, FTA climate change policy manager, said: […]
The government has published the second progress report of its low-carbon truck trial, which has examined the data provided by 13 separate industry-led projects operating more than 300 alternative-fuelled HGVs. Launched in 2012, the UK trial aims to enable commercial fleet operators to learn about alternative fuels, for manufacturers to learn new ways to develop products and for the roll-out of publically-accessible gas refuelling infrastructure. An £11.3m fund was provided by the Department for Transport, the Office for Low Emission […]
A focus on making its fleet leaner and greener has helped a Scottish local authority save more than £700,000 in the past two years. Falkirk Council is a member of the ECO Stars scheme, which aims to help organisations using commercial vehicles to drive down their carbon emissions by making their fleets more efficient, therefore helping to improve local air quality. A member of the Falkirk scheme since it launched in February 2013, the council has recently achieved an upgrade […]