Llanelli-based family-run Owens Group has taken on 20 new Renault Range T tractive units after achieving fuel returns of up to 9.3mpg in a long-term trial. The T460 6×2 tractors, supplied by Renault Truck Commercials on a three-year contract hire deal through BRS, join a 300-strong fleet and are being used for double shifting 24/7 across South Wales, London and the Midlands within the firm’s retail division. “We had a fleet seed on long-term trial and the fuel return was […]
Reducing fuel consumption will be the single biggest priority for over a third of fleet managers in 2013, a survey by fleet management systems supplier GreenRoad has suggested. Just over 35% of respondents to a question about priorities for next year cited reducing fuel costs as their most important challenge, with 20% citing compliance with regulations and 16% highlighting the need to ensure safe driving. Over two thirds of respondents said they expected fuel prices to rise modestly in 2013, […]
Hoyer UK MD Mark Binns has said he is “confident” this year will be better than last after the firm reported widening losses for the 12 months to the end of December.
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.