Tesco has launched a trial of a double-deck trailer, designed by manufacturer Lawrence David , which weighs 22% less than a standard double-deck unit. The supermarket giant is testing the eight demonstrators in a year-long trial as part a project funded by Innovate UK, which is aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency. The Lightweight Aerodynamic Double-Deck Trailer Trial is being run by a consortium of partners. These include trailer manufacturers Lawrence David and SDC Trailers, as well as […]
Tesco is re-tendering its transport operation after the announcement it would close two DCs and move some of its warehouse operations in-house.
TNT Post is to conduct a second end-to-end delivery trial from mid-April in west London, following the successful conclusion of a final-mile trial in Liverpool. The private postal operator has held long-term ambitions to roll-out a complete end-to-end service rivalling Royal Mail, but says it has been unable to achieve this goal due to the national incumbent’s exemption on final mile deliveries. Nick Wells, TNT Post chief executive, says: “TNT Post has built an excellent reputation for quality, innovation and […]
HGVs could be banned from Oxford’s city centre during peak hours from next year, and also be subject to a congestion charge in the outer city by 2022.