Brakes has put its first low-entry direct vision Mercedes-Benz Econic into operation in London. The truck, pictured, is a response to London’s regulatory emphasis on cyclist safety and air quality. It runs on 100% Shell GTL (gas to liquid), a “paraffinic diesel” that is interchangeable with normal diesel but gives a better environmental performance. Modifications are not normally required to the engine or fuelling infrastructure and the two fuels can be blended. Shell has been working to build a market […]
Food wholesaler Brakes is extending a trial that will see all 18-tonne DAF LFs based at its West London depot run on Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel from Certas Energy.
DBC Foodservice had no vehicle assets despite having 230 of them when it went under in March, as its fleet was run on a contract-hire basis. The £300m turnover company supplied some of the best known cafes, restaurants and bars on the high Street including Caffé Nero, Prezzo, Loch Fyne and vodka bar chain Revolution. DBC’s fleet of mainly Dafs delivered 8,000 multi-temperature products to customers each year. However, after attempts to sell the business earlier this year failed, administrator […]