Private equity firm Palatine has bought a majority stake in contract hire and rental firm NRG Fleet Services. With its headquarters in Skelmersdale, Lancashire and operating a network of 10 technical centres, NRG employs 280 staff and comprises two divisions: Riverside Truck Rental and Direct Tyre Management. Riverside is a national provider of fleet management services into the UK waste industry and Direct Tyre Management provides fleet owners with a web-based management information system. Palatine said NRG’s existing shareholders, chairman […]
Suttons Tankers has acquired the trade of Bullard, a UK transport company specialising in the chemical waste and fuels sector.
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”
Mercedes-Benz will have its first eActros Long Haul on the road by 2024. It will have a range of around 500kms and a new e-axle with two e-motors of 200kW each, a new HV topology of 800V, which will lead to faster charging capabilities, a payload of 22 tonnes for the 40-tonne truck and the same lifespan plan as diesel of 1.2 million kms over 10 years.