TNT said 2015 will continue to be a year of transition for the company after reporting third quarter turnover of €1.6bn (£1.2bn), up 2.3% year-on-year, and a €27m operating loss, compared with an operating loss of €51m for the third quarter of 2014.
Whistl has completed its management buyout deal (MBO) from former parent company Post NL.
Route Monkey is keen to speak with fleet operators at next week’s Freight in the City Expo interested in taking part in trials of its online national scheduling platform. The optimisation specialist is poised to launch an online tool enabling both public and private sector fleet managers to instantly access its powerful algorithm-based software to ensure vehicles are being used to their maximum effect. Route Monkey CEO Colin Ferguson said: “Companies like Yodel and XDP Express already benefit from the efficiency […]
Daf Trucks will be heading to next week’s Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace to showcase its latest designs to make urban deliveries safer and quieter. First of two models on its stand will be the CF 400 FT 4×2 tractor unit equipped with Silent Mode, allowing it to meet low-noise standards for night-time deliveries. Silent Mode is engaged by the driver by simple activation of a dash-mounted ‘Silent’ button. Beneath the cab, engine software alters performance characteristics […]
Astra Vehicle Technologies has developed a retrofit floor-height door window for the passenger side of an HGV to provide a direct view of cyclists and pedestrians. The ‘Astra Clearview’ window also allows the main passenger door window to open; a key benefit that enables drivers to have a clear view of traffic during poor weather and to allow access to the mirrors from the passenger seat for cleaning purposes. Cheshire-based converter Astra has been working with Daf Trucks in response […]
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Vision Techniques is launching a new safety system at Freight in the City that will prevent an HGV from rolling away if the handbrake has not been applied. VTBrakeSafe automatically applies a vehicle’s handbrake if the driver has forgotten to use it, as well as providing an audible alarm. Technical manager Nigel Armstrong said the company recognised the need for a failsafe system to prevent incidents of rollaway accidents affecting freight vehicles, and began working on the design earlier this […]
British manufacturer Bradshaw Electric Vehicles will be demonstrating to local authorities and logistics companies how its range of ride-on and pedestrian-controlled electric vehicles can benefit their urban operations. At the inaugural Freight in the City Expo next week in London, it will be showcasing its new Road Going Electric Pick-up vehicle, with aluminium sides and cab-height cage body, which is able to carry up to 880kg. Powered by a 72-volt AC controller unit, the new vehicle can run for approximately 40 […]
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is calling on fleet operators, local authorities and businesses to join forces in building the market for HGVs that cut carbon, reduce emissions and lower fuel costs. In earlier research, the LowCVP identified three main opportunities for cutting emissions from HGVs, which pointed to the need for action: independent testing to validate the effectiveness of retrofit technology; conversion to the use of natural gas/biomethane; and supporting the uptake of hybrid and pure electric vehicles, particularly […]
Eurotunnel’s freight traffic volumes remained almost static in the Q3 2015, despite a summer of troubles in the port of Calais and further reports of “desperate” migrant activity in past days.