XPO Logistics has been awarded a multi-year contract by Tesco to manage the retailer’s chilled distribution to stores in the North West. Under the new agreement XPO will be responsible for temperature-controlled transport and will use XPO’s fleet and drivers, who will work from Tesco’s distribution centre in Widnes, Cheshire. The two companies will also collaborate on developing a plan for a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative transport solution that supports Tesco’s goal of becoming net-zero carbon by 2050. Read more XPO […]
In my archive, I have a Commercial Motor road test cutting, unusually with an accompanying video, dated 15 December 1996. It is of a back-to-back road test of two identically laden ERF EC12s belonging to BOC Distribution, carried out by Toby Clark, then vehicles editor and me, then engineering editor.
A tiny fraction of heavy vehicle technicians have the know-how to work on high voltage vehicle systems, raising concerns that the transition to net zero will be even more challenging than first predicted.
RHA demands alternatively fueled vehicles have at least 12-year lifespan after petrol and diesel ban is brought forward
The government must provide reassurance that cleaner lorries running on alternative fuels will last for at least 12 years if the industry is to decarbonise within the next 20 years, according to the RHA.