The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has created a roadmap for members to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. It said that if its ‘Green Compact’ is implemented to its full potential then the entire industry could be decarbonised “well before 2050”. The initiative has five pillars, including the implementation of low and zero carbon fuels; more efficient logistics with wider use of eco-trucks; shorter fleet renewal cycles and driver education and training. Umberto de Pretto, IRU secretary general, said: “Road […]
RHA chairman Moreton Cullimore (pictured) has written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this week to inform him that Richard Burnett has resigned as chief executive in the hope the association can resume direct communications with the minister.
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 future of the transport and logistics sector will hinge on data, technology and increased collaboration, according to industry experts speaking at this week’s Multimodal exhibition at Birmingham NEC.