Sheffield City Council is to trial two electric bin lorries, which will be powered by the household waste they collect. Old diesel RCVs will be repowered with electric vehicle drive systems by Sheffield-based Magtec, as an alternative to replacing them with new Euro-6 lorries. They will then be charged with electricity produced at the city’s Energy Recovery Facility at Bernard Road, generated by processing the city’s black bin waste into energy. The repowered lorries will be powerful enough to negotiate […]
Local councils should find it easier to minimise the disruption caused by road works, following a DfT decision to allow them to create permit schemes without having to get central government approval. The change, announced by transport minister Norman Baker on 23 January, may take effect as early as 2015 and will mean councils can introduce such schemes – which limit the time utility companies can take over road works and apply fines if they overrun – more easily. Permit […]
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.