Carbon emissions

Transdek to showcase its latest urban double-deck trailer for Eddie Stobart at Freight in the City

September 29, 2015 Hayley Pink

Transdek UK is exhibiting its latest urban double deck trailer for Eddie Stobart at the Freight in the City Expo next month at London’s Alexandra Palace. The company said the trailer can carry 100% more load than conventional forms of urban freight transport and offers the capability to cut delivery frequencies in half, reducing congestion, noise and pollution. Freight in the City is a free-to-attend one-day expo that will bring together local authorities, suppliers and freight transport operators to explore […]

Alternative fuels

UK firm Charge gets investment boost from venture capitalist to develop range-extended electric powertrain technology

September 29, 2015 Peter Steele

A new UK company that is designing range-extended electric powertrains for commercial vehicles has received investment from venture capitalist firm Kinetik. Charge, based in Enstone, Oxfordshire, is developing a range-extended electric powertrain suitable for trucks and buses from 2.5 tonnes up to 26 tonnes, which is expected to cost operators the same price as a conventional carbon fuel option (excluding the battery). The first prototype – a truck application – is shortly to begin track testing. Charge is using a […]

Urban Distribution

Grundon picks Daf LF for ability to navigate tight spaces in London

September 29, 2015 Hayley Pink

Waste and recycling firm Grundon has opted for the “outstanding” manoeuvrability and turning circle of a new Daf LF 220 FA with a 12.6m3 rear-loader K-Maxi body for its London operation. Grundon’s latest vehicle was specified to help the London operator tackle access issues within the capital and help drivers easily detect cyclists and pedestrians sharing the road. Stephen Townsend, group fleet engineer, said: “Our drivers face constant access issues with our larger vehicles. The smaller Daf day cab provides […]