South East based Timber merchant Lawsons has taken delivery of its first CNG-powered vehicle, a 26-tonne Stralis NP. The truck joins a 90-strong fleet and was officially handed over at today’s (20 March) LoCITY Fuels in Action Roadshow held at Kempton Park Racecourse. David Harvey, group transport manager at Lawsons, said: “The need to reduce emission levels, particularly in the London area, is a major issue and we wanted to become an early adopter of this new technology. “We’ll be […]
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]
Prohire has invested nearly £1m in its ‘spot rental’ fleet as demand for hire vehicles continues to increase.
Is the road transport industry expecting too much from Philip Hammond’s budget this afternoon? Motortransport.co.uk looks at what’s in store for logistics.