Air quality

Dearman starts on-vehicle testing of refined zero-emission refrigeration system for trucks

December 3, 2015 Hayley Pink

Dearman has begun on-vehicle testing of its latest zero-emission transport refrigeration system. Powered by a liquid nitrogen engine, Dearman said the system produces no harmful NOx or particulates and significantly reduces CO2 emissions. The manufacturer first began testing its liquid nitrogen technology at the beginning of this year, but since then has refined the refrigeration system, alongside technology partner Hubbard Products, to be 30% lighter, smaller and more efficient. Dearman’s Generation 2 system will now be tested with support from […]

Congestion

FTA welcomes TfL’s east London river-crossing plans to tackle congestion

December 2, 2015 Hayley Pink

The FTA has welcomed TfL’s plans to improve cross-river connectivity across east London, which will help relieve congestion hotspots for freight operators such as the Blackwall Tunnel. TfL’s Connecting the Capital vision proposes 13 new bridges and tunnels, which will boost the number of river crossings between Imperial Wharf and Dartford by more than a third. They are to be built to support the predicted population rise in London from 8.6 million to 10 million by 2030 and relieve pinch […]

Industry News

Benchmark your people power

December 2, 2015 Steve Hobson

Market analysts Analytiqa has teamed up with FireDog Research – set up by former SfL chief executive Ross Moloney (pictured) – to launch a benchmarking service enabling logistics operators to find out how their company compares with their peers in a range of HR and customer related KPIs.

Alternative fuels

Cenex develops performance calculator for gas-powered HGVs

December 1, 2015 Hayley Pink

Cenex has developed a performance simulation tool for fleets looking to operate dual-fuel (gas/diesel) HGVs. It will enable fleet operators to calculate the cost and carbon emission savings from dual-fuel trucks and compare with their diesel counterparts. The new software will be incorporated into the existing Cenex Fleet Carbon Reduction Tool. It follows a three-year R&D project, part-funded by Innovate UK, as part of the government’s Low Carbon Truck trials. Steve Carroll, senior technical specialist at Cenex, said: “The real […]