New vans running on petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030 as the government forges ahead with its “extremely aggressive” phase out of conventional combustion engines. A consultation into the transition from diesel HGVs to zero-emission freight transport has also been promised as part of the government’s plan for a so-called “green industrial revolution”. But critics said the £4bn investment was too small to meet the scale of the challenge, with recent research suggesting £16.7bn […]
CM Downton walked away with the big prize of the night – the Haulier of the Year trophy – in front of a sell-out audience of 1,500 at last night’s Motor Transport Awards (13 June). Delighted directors of the family firm Andrew, Richard and John Downton, collected the trophy from co-host Sean Lock. The Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire-based firm has achieved the remarkable feat of boosting turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008 – a performance […]
Delays to the construction of a road linking a new motorway junction with a major distribution centre is reportedly forcing thousands of HGV drivers to clog up a local A road.
UPS has rolled out 15 range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) in Birmingham and Southampton to overcome the range limitations it said pure electric delivery vehicles can face reaching depots or warehouses based outside the city centre.