Commercial Motor takes a look at what we can expect to see fuelling the trucks of the future and how the industry is making preparations (part two of two). Hybrid methods Most hybrid applications, though, use diesel/electric technology in one form or another. There are two basic hybrid concepts, series or parallel. In the latter, the diesel engine provides the primary tractive energy, with stored electricity being blended into the driveline. This can happen either in situations where trucks are […]
17) Andrew Woolfenden Title: UK distribution director, Tesco There are fewer more high-profile, and demanding, jobs in road transport and logistics than running the in-house operations of (still) Britain’s biggest retailer.
18) Alex Laffey Title: Chief executive officer, Eddie Stobart Logistics In April 2014 Stobart Group disposed of 51% of its 100% shareholding of the Stobart road transport business to Douglasbay Capital (Dbay) – the former owners of TDG – for £280.8m.
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19) Derrick Potter Title: Founder and executive chairman, Potter Logistics Derrick Potter celebrated both the 50th anniversary of the founding of Potter Logistics and his 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, marking the occasion with the title of Motor Transport Haulier of the Year.
Potter Logistics picked up the Haulier of the Year Award in the 2015 Motor Transport Awards – the same year it celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February.
20) Michael O’Donoghue Title: executive vice president for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, Ceva Logistics After a painful and damaging refinancing and restructuring that saw several major customers move work away, Ceva Logistics is now back on the up.