In line with its wider urban delivery strategy, parcels firm DPD is aiming to build an all-electric fleet in “double-quick” time. By the end of 2020 it plans for more than 600 vehicles, around 10% of its fleet, to be fully electric. The business has been innovative in its approach to securing new vehicles, with six key models now in operation or on order. Largest of these is a pair of 7.5-tonne all-electric FUSO eCanters, which carry out 200 vehicle […]
The Motor Transport Awards 2014 was a roaring success, not only with 1,600 people turning up to the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane on Wednesday 2 July, but for the winners of 20 awards in 19 categories.
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]
The 32nd Motor Transport Awards will return to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane on 4 July 2018 to celebrate, recognise and reward excellence in the road freight transport industry. Entries into this year’s Motor Transport Awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year. Tables are selling much faster than previous years, so if you haven’t booked your table yet, get in quick before they sell out. A Motor Transport […]