A consortium led by HGV drivetrain systems developer Meritor has been awarded £31.9m of government funding to develop a “game changing” heavy duty electric truck. The consortium – which also includes engineering firm Danfoss Editron and Electra Commercial Vehicles, a UK integrator of battery electric commercial vehicles – is known as the Electric Powertrain Integration for Heavy Commercial Vehicles (EPIC) consortium. The EPIC project, which will be based in Cwmbran in Wales, will integrate the motor, inverter, gearbox, differential and […]
“We’ll help you save time and avoid big fines” – Sarah Llewelyn, head of Shell Fleet Solutions UK, on why its new tolling solution is vital to hauliers
For fleets transporting goods between the UK and Europe, this year has presented further challenges for drivers. Additional border checks have caused increased traffic, and in April, trucks in Europe saw their waiting times at border crossings increase by 28%, compared to pre-crisis levels.
Menzies Distribution is continuing its drive for growth with the appointment of former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke.
Powys-based haulier Speed Welshpool is on the hunt for new drivers after investing £1.1m in its fleet over the past year.