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 […]
Brakes has put its first low-entry direct vision Mercedes-Benz Econic into operation in London.
Despite being one of the top two expenses of running a transport business, the diesel that goes into the tank is taken for granted by most operators. As long as it meets EN 590, diesel is diesel, right?
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 […]