How Newcastle University has learnt to love consolidation

May 26, 2016 Hayley Pink

Freightinthecity meets the team behind Newcastle University’s urban consolidation centre trial to see what’s involved, how it is going and what happens next. Newcastle University is a thriving institution, with 24,000 students and more than 5,000 staff helping to generate an annual revenue of £438.5m. As part of its Coherent Campus Initiative, ensuring the site is a safe, clean and pleasant environment for students, staff and visitors is a key priority for the university, with a significant reduction in freight […]

Cycle safety

Travis Perkins Group takes delivery of third Econic to boost road safety in London fleet

May 25, 2016 Hayley Pink

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins Group has taken delivery of the third low-entry Mercedes-Benz Econic to join its London fleet as part of its focus on road safety. The 6×2 Econic 26-tonner will be operated within the group’s Keyline division. It features a steering rear axle for enhanced manoeuvrability, a dropside body by Massey Truck Engineering and an HMF crane. It will be based at a depot in Canning Town, East London and will transport heavy construction and civil engineering products, […]