DFDS will be the first operator to use autonomous vehicle, Vera, in a delivery operation on public roads, Volvo Trucks’ has said. The fully electric, connected vehicle will be used to transport containers from a DFDS distribution centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. Although the date Vera will enter full service has not yet been named, a Volvo Trucks spokesman confirmed to motortransport.co.uk that trials were already underway. Revealed last year, Vera is designed for repetitive assignments in logistics […]
With all HGV MOTs suspended for three months from 21 March, there looks like being a serious backlog to sort out later in the year. John Kendall reveals what the situation was like before the closure, and what we can expect once things get back to normal…
Volvo has launched a limited edition Ailsa truck in honour of the eponymous firm that introduced Volvo trucks to the UK fifty years ago.
Eddie Stobart is to expand its fleet of dual-fuel Volvo trucks, after successfully bidding for a chunk of the government’s Low Carbon Truck Demonstration Scheme funding. Stobart has been testing five dual-fuel FMs, which have been running on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), in association with partner BOC Group. It will benefit from the expansion of the scheme alongside a field of other operators and suppliers. The additional funding will allow the logistics firm to put at least another 15 LNG […]