John Lewis Partnership has a long-term plan to see its entire fleet run on biomethane by 2025. As the parent company of one of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and department stores, and operator of a 500-strong HGV ﬂeet, John Lewis Partnership (JLP) believes it has a responsibility to minimise its eﬀect on the environment and keep carbon emissions low. Transport is responsible for 30% of the business’s overall CO2 output, with emissions from trucks accounting for approximately 70% of that […]
The Widdowson Group has been appointed as the Midlands logistics partner for Waitrose, the first time a third party has been selected by the supermarket to cover this region of the country. Waitrose has previously only nominated carriers to assist with distribution work in the North and South of the UK.The contract will see Widdowson’s move full and groupage loads to Waitrose DCs in Aylesford, Bardon, Bracknell and Milton Keynes. Full loads will be taken directly to the supermarket’s DCs, […]
Seven of Waitrose’s fleet of Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans are to take part in a trial of cutting edge charging technology as part of wider plans to boost the supermarket’s electric van delivery service.
“We’ll help you save time and avoid big fines” – Sarah Llewelyn, head of Shell Fleet Solutions UK, on why its new tolling solution is vital to hauliers
For fleets transporting goods between the UK and Europe, this year has presented further challenges for drivers. Additional border checks have caused increased traffic, and in April, trucks in Europe saw their waiting times at border crossings increase by 28%, compared to pre-crisis levels.