Smart motorways are the safest roads on the strategic road network, in terms of serious or fatal casualties, according to new analysis from National Highways (NH).
Renewed efforts seen by the government this week to address the worsening HGV driver shortage are indeed commendable. The road haulage sector, already plagued by issues before the pandemic, now has to contend with a fuel crisis that has no end in sight plus a growing ‘silver exodus’ of retirees.
New electric van registrations increased by over half in April as UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined by almost a third.
XPO Logistics has announced a new partnership with Veterans into Logistics which aims to help military veterans gain employment in the logistics sector.
Yodel has saved an average of 20 minutes of wasted time a day from its drivers’ routes using mapping software from Trimble Maps, the parcel delivery company revealed this week.
James Hall & Co has added three new Volvo tractor units to its fleet using Carrier’s Ecodrive refrigeration system to cool its multi-temperature double-deck trailers without a donkey engine.
Frank Thorpe, UK MD of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing giant BYD, has claimed a new government pledge of £200m to help decarbonise UK road freight is not enough to trigger a major transition towards alternatively-fuelled HGVs.
The Zemo Partnership has welcomed the government announcement of over £200m funding for an extensive zero emission road freight (ZERF) demonstrator programme.
Leading logistics park developer Prologis has completed what it said is the UK’s first logistics property to go beyond net zero carbon in its construction and operation and generate more clean electricity than it consumes.
A waste and recycling HGV driver has been commended for his quick thinking after he put out a fire in his vehicle caused by a battery thrown into general waste.