Cycle safety

Mercedes-Benz adds 12-speed PowerShift gearbox to UK Econic lineup

January 3, 2018 Emma Shone

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 […]

Cycle safety

Freight industry recognised for commitment to quiet deliveries at John Connell Awards

November 2, 2017 Hayley Pink

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 […]