A new UK company that is designing range-extended electric powertrains for commercial vehicles has received investment from venture capitalist firm Kinetik. Charge, based in Enstone, Oxfordshire, is developing a range-extended electric powertrain suitable for trucks and buses from 2.5 tonnes up to 26 tonnes, which is expected to cost operators the same price as a conventional carbon fuel option (excluding the battery). The first prototype – a truck application – is shortly to begin track testing. Charge is using a […]
St Austell Brewery has renewed its UK distribution contract with XPO Logistics
Transport Exchange Group now offers compatibility with 10 telematics software providers, something it claims will provide visibility and control for both in-house and sub-contractor fleets.
Van driver safety is to be the focus of a new conference organised by Microlise on 4 November at the MIRA Proving Ground in Warwickshire. Aimed at field service and van fleet managers, it will enable delegates to learn about new technologies, as well as techniques to improve road safety and reduce the environmental impact and operating costs of their fleets. An opportunity to take to the MIRA City Course in an LCV (light commercial vehicle) with the latest telematics […]
Neill & Brown Global Logistics has spent £90,000 on a new transit warehouse.
Border Force will have prevented the entry of 80,000 migrants by the end of 2015, it has predicted.
Fraikin has completed a series of three senior appointments in a move that sees Hugh Cole as MD, Jeremy Heron as sales and marketing director and Michelle Everitt as head of HR.
Hoyer has selected Goodyear as its new tyre provider, ending a relationship with Michelin that began 18 years ago.
Gas Distribution company SGN is implementing a driver performance improvement programme across its vehicle fleet following a trial that saw it reduce the volume of fuel wasted through idling by almost 68%. “The company was wasting 13,000 litres a month through vehicle idling alone, but now we are able to provide drivers and managers with visibility around problem trends and the reasons why they occur,” said Chris Stone, head of finance at SGN. The company will be using TomTom Telematic’s […]
TIP Trailer Services UK has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental), adding a fleet of 1,400 trailers to its 13,000 strong trailer portfolio.