The key findings have been revealed from a four-year £20m government programme aimed at cutting emissions and improving air quality. The Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trials (LEFT) included a major UK study of long-haul and gaseous fuel technologies, assessing how dedicated Euro-6 gas trucks perform in terms of engine performance, reliability and fuel economy. The research, which compared gas performance with diesel, looked at four main duty cycles – city centre, urban, regional and long haul – and used […]
6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.
A new ‘split cycle’ engine that uses liquid nitrogen to achieve thermodynamic performance is claimed to save operators up to £9,000 per truck each year and slash harmful tailpipe emissions.
Telematics firm Teletrac Navman has launched a web-based automated AI tool, aimed at supporting fleet operators with the move to electric vehicles.