Carbon emissions

Transport minister welcomes new HGV low-carbon technology accreditation

June 30, 2016 Hayley Pink

Transport minister Andrew Jones said a new accreditation scheme for low-carbon HGV technology will support the UK’s “huge success story” in developing low-emission vehicles. The Low Carbon Accreditation Scheme for HGV technology has been under development for more than a year, led by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. It will enable manufacturers and operators to conduct tests to validate the impact on fuel consumption and emissions of retrofit technology – such as low rolling resistance tyres, aerodynamic additions, or engine […]

Air quality

Government to offer £19m funding pot for low-emission freight vehicles

June 30, 2016 Hayley Pink

Transport minister Andrew Jones has announced a £19m funding pot for the freight industry to help reduce vehicle emissions. The DfT said the money will help fleets of commercial vehicles access the very latest in low and zero-emission vehicle technologies. Part of the funding will also go towards establishing alternative fuel infrastructure, such as electric vehicle charging points. No further details have yet been released on bid criteria, however the DfT has confirmed that funding will be available to operators […]

Freight in the City Expo

Freight in the City Expo is back in London this autumn

June 29, 2016 Hayley Pink

Freight in the City Expo is back this autumn after a successful inaugural event in 2015 that saw more than 650 attendees head to London to learn more about sustainable urban deliveries. Once again a free-to-attend full-day event, Freight in the City Expo 2016 will be held on 2 November at London’s Alexandra Palace. Two exhibition halls will showcase the latest clean, safe, quiet equipment for urban goods vehicles, while a complementary seminar programme will provide guidance on the best ways […]

Consolidation

Geodis UK launches out-of-hours service for Scottish retailers

June 29, 2016 Carol Millett

Logistics and supply chain operator Geodis UK is targeting Scotland’s fashion retail market with the launch of an out-of-hours delivery service, following a successful roll out of the service in France. The new proposition will be on offer in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen with “a leading European fashion retailer,” already signing up for the service, the company said this week. Under the out-of-hours service, stock arrives at the Geodis UK depot in Stirling, Scotland, in the evening where […]

Cycle safety

London primary children taught HGV road safety awareness

June 29, 2016 Hayley Pink

O’Donovan Waste Disposal took part in an HGV awareness event at the Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School last week, teaching children how to stay safe around lorries on London’s busy roads. The Tottenham-based operator provided two lorries for an Exchanging Places session at the school, run by the Metropolitan and City of London Police forces, which puts cyclists in the cab of a lorry to learn the driver’s perspective. Throughout the event, which formed part of the City of […]