Michelin said its tyres have set new fuel efficiency records in the UK after its X Line Energy range was fitted to two Volvo trucks. The next generation 4×2 Volvo FM 420, operating with a tri-axle trailer at 40-tonnes, averaged 10.31mpg around Commercial Motor’s 760km road test route earlier this month. This followed less than a year after a 6×2 Volvo FH 460 with I-Save set a new record of 9.49mpg at 44-tonnes. Michelin said the FM used 355/50 R22.5 […]
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
Lower fuel prices cost Elddis Transport last year, with savings passed onto customers causing a drop in turnover.