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Mercedes-Benz has made its Econic more attractive to general haulage operations with the addition of a 12-speed gearbox, with Travis Perkins taking delivery of the first 10 UK equipped examples. The low-entry vehicle has previously only been available with an automatic six-speed Allison transmission gearbox. This Allison option, according to Mercedes, remains the most comfortable option for the refuse operations with which the Econic is more traditionally associated with. But market demand has prompted it to introduce a 12-speed Mercedes […]
The freight industry was recognised for its commitment to reducing noise pollution during the 16th annual John Connell Awards in London this week. Dubbed the ‘noise Oscars’, the awards champion advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise on the general public. Winner of the John Connell Quiet Logistics Award was a partnership between forklift manufacturer Hiab and retailer Pets at Home. Deliveries to Pets at Home’s 1,400 UK stores in the evening and at night were generating complaints from […]
Martrans Trailers is preparing to impress visitors to the Freight in the City Expo 2017 with a new compact version of its Walking Floor trailer, designed to give greater maneuverability than traditional straight tippers in tight urban areas. […]
Volvo Trucks will focus on London’s Direct Vision Standard at the Freight in the City Expo, displaying its construction FM range in light of TfL’s interim announcement on the standard’s rating scheme. […]