The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) is gaining popularity from local authorities across the UK, as work-related road risk, air quality and vulnerable road user safety head higher up their agendas. Speaking to FreightintheCity.com, John Hix, regional director at Aecom – which operates the scheme with the CILT and Fleet Source through the Fors Community Partnership (FCP) – said support from local authorities was a key component in the expansion of Fors outside of London. Local authorities can become involved […]
The CILT Annual Logistics Conference in Coventry last week (18 June) tackled the rapid pace of growth and change in consumer behaviour in cities around the world, which is creating a serious challenge for urban deliveries. Conference chairman Robin Proctor, group supply chain director, Travis Perkins, informed delegates that “90% of population growth is in cities and an astounding 80% of CO2 emissions originate from cities”. There were distinct parallels between the cities discussed, with Dr Jon Lamonte, chief executive […]
John Comer, Volvo Truck’s product manager UK & Ireland, shares his thoughts with Freight in the City on carbon reduction and alternative fuels Alternative fuels bring with them some very interesting challenges as not all fuel types suit all operations. Some offer a carbon reduction because they are sustainable and therefore close the carbon loop. Some offer a carbon reduction on the vehicle. When it comes to carbon and the climate change effect, the process has to be measured from […]
Daf has built a prototype distribution truck with a significantly reduced kerb weight. The Future Truck Chassis Concept (FTCC) uses new chassis design technology, lightweight materials and components to shave 500kg off a conventional 12-tonne LF vehicle. Built by Leyland Trucks, working with Sapa Profiles UK and CSA Group, the project was co-funded by Innovate UK and aimed to increase payload at a lower fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions. The FTCC research project features a number of new design […]
Schmitz Cargobull has launched a quiet, multi-function floor suitable for late-night deliveries in residential areas. The manufacturer said its MF6 Multi-Function Floor exceeds PIEK noise requirement standards, with a noise level of less than 60db during loading and unloading. It also reduces trailer weight – therefore increasing payload – as well as providing better grip and a longer life expectancy. Manufactured from full-length extruded aluminium planks, the MF6 can be more effectively heat-treated to give it a harder, more durable […]
London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson.
London Labour MP and mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans already proposed by current London mayor Boris Johnson. […]
A new target to halve the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads by 2020 has been set by the Mayor or London today (9 June). Meeting the new target would mean a reduction of more than 14,000 deaths or serious injuries over the next five years. The commitment comes as Transport for London (TfL) published the full London road casualty figures for 2014. According to the 2014 Road Casualties and Collisions report, the number of people […]