If Elon Musk can send a car into space on reusable rocket boosters, then surely a down-to-earth electric truck travelling 500 miles on a single charge isn’t beyond the capabilities of today’s engineers? Some industry sceptics have questioned the Tesla Semi’s commercial viability in becoming a mainstream contender in the heavy truck sector. However, it appears that increasing numbers of well-known retailers and logistics firms are willing to give the new technology a whirl on their fleets. MT’s online tally […]
Tradeteam may have averted a rolling programme of strikes among its staff of drivers, draymen and warehouse workers at its Enfield depot after it put forward an improved pay offer following an apparent U-turn.
In an industry striving to meet environmental targets, UPS stands out for taking on the challenge of charging electric vehicles – and overcoming it.
DHL Express is to increase its prices to UK clients by an average of 4.9% next year as it looks to offset rising costs. The company said that the rate rise – which will hit customers throughout the world was due to external costs that are out of its direct control and cannot be compensated through productivity improvements or economies of scale. DHL cites research by AT Kearney from November 2011 which states that volumes for the European courier, express, […]