Bedford Borough Council is to switch nearly 300 fleet vehicles to Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel as part of a six-month trial. GTL is a drop-in fuel that can reduce emissions of harmful pollutants such as nitrogen oxide (NOx) by up to 37% and particulate matter (PM) by up to 90%. In addition, the cleaner-burning fuel is odourless and able to reduce noise levels in some engines, a key benefit when operating in residential areas. GTL can be used […]
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.
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]
With fuel being up to and in some cases over 30% of operating costs, for hauliers getting the most out of every litre bought is crucial. MT met with Shell at the Shell Eco-marathon recently to hear how they believe a holistic approach can make the difference.