Amazon is to add more than 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its European fleet with around 800 destined for the UK. More than 1,200 of the electric vans will be the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter – on order for the UK – with the eVito making up the remainder. In addition to the fleet deal, Mercedes-Benz has also signed up to The Climate Pledge – an Amazon instigated initiative where companies commit to be net zero carbon across their businesses by […]
Seven trade associations call on government to mitigate clean air zone impact or see hauliers go bust
Seven trade associations, including the FTA and BVRLA, have joined forces in a letter to government warning of the financial impact that clean air zones (CAZs) could have on HGV operators and local businesses.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]