DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks are to test heavy-duty electric truck technology for medium-distance regional transportation in Sweden. The project will see the world’s first trial of a fully-electric Volvo FH with a gross combination weight up to 60 tonnes. Starting in March, the truck will operate between two DHL Freight logistics terminals in the cities of Gothenburg and Jönköping over a distance of approximately 150km each way. It will be charged at DHL’s hub in Jönköping and the Volvo […]
DHL, which employs more than 42,000 people in the UK, has launched its own Military Employability Programme to recruit drivers from the ranks of those leaving the armed forces.
More than 300 warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Westfield site in Cumbernauld, Scotland have held two 24-hour stoppages in a dispute over pay. However, around 30 HGV drivers who also backed the strikes in a ballot last month, withdrew from the action at the 11th hour after agreeing a deal with management. The warehouse staff walked out on Friday 19 and Monday 22 October after they rejected a 2% over two years pay rise offer. union leaders said an […]
Volvo Trucks has put the first two of its all-electric FLs into service with Swedish recycling firm Renova and general haulage company TGM.