Trakm8 has joined the recently formed Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) as a gold partner.
Gregory Distribution, in partnership with customer Brewdog, is trialling the UK’s first 19-tonne rigid Electra e-Cargo Urban Refrigeration Vehicle.
For fleets transporting goods between the UK and Europe, this year has presented further challenges for drivers. Additional border checks have caused increased traffic, and in April, trucks in Europe saw their waiting times at border crossings increase by 28%, compared to pre-crisis levels.
A trio of Mercedes-Benz SLT tractor units helped heavy haulier Plant Speed transport what is believed to be the longest wind speed turbine blades ever moved by road in the UK.
The data connectivity provided by electric trucks will mean a bigger revolution for fleet management than the vehicles themselves, r2c Online is forecasting.
Operation Brock is set to be revived as part of government plans to cope with post-Brexit queues at the Channel Ports.
Researchers at Aston University have claimed commercial fleets could halve their emissions and better meet clean air targets using new technology which imitates how ants share knowledge and scales it up to optimise routes around busy cities.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has described the government’s decision to go ahead with high-speed rail link HS2 as a huge relief to the tipper sector but warned it will cause serious disruption to the wider transport and logistics industry.
Volvo Trucks is using next month’s Freight in the City Expo to give its FE-Electric, which is designed for zero-emission refuse collection and urban distribution duties, its UK debut.