Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) generated a pre-tax profit of £19.7m in the year ending 31 March 2021, despite a challenging year for the leasing market. It said it increased its overall fleet by 17% during the period, despite a 29% decline in new car registrations. The expanded fleet of HGVs, vans, plant, machinery and cars now comprises over 95,000 assets. HCVS also said it had “led the charge” on EV adoption over the last 12 months and has committed […]
A £19.3bn plan to install overhead charging cables for electric lorries on the slow lanes of the UK’s motorways, which could help the UK meet its 200 zero carbon emissions target, has been published this week. If the plans get government approval a £80m pilot programme could to be rolled out along 40 miles of the M180 between the A156 and the M18 in South Yorkshire. The site has been earmarked because of its high levels of HGV traffic from […]
DPD Group UK increased turnover and profits last year as it grew market share in line with strategic objectives.
The popular Engineer in Court mock trial by jury returns at Derby University on 27 June, with the centrepiece ‘trial’ this year trying a case of corporate manslaughter following an insecure load falling from a vehicle. Society of Operations Engineers chief executive Nick Jones will this year don the judges’ wig and gown to oversee proceedings and a line up of top barristers including Michael Ponsonby, James Godden and a team from Backhouse Jones will cross examine witnesses. The court […]