Maritime Transport has ordered 30 new Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor units. The order follows the operator’s purchase of 100 Lawrence David trailers last month. Maritime said it chose the FH as it is pleased with the “fantastic” running costs of those already on its 1,500-strong fleet, and that they had had “resoundingly positive” feedback from drivers. Fleet engineer Stuart Wardlaw said: “It made perfect sense to expand on our range with these new vehicles. The feedback we’ve had from […]
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
Asda has ordered the largest ever number of HGVs running on renewable fuels in the UK, with 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units delivered in the run-up to Christmas.
First Hydrogen has appointed Stephen Pendrey as chief engineer of its automotive division’s vehicle programme.