Air quality

Tevva convinced of electric power for urban operations

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

Essex-based TEVVA displayed a pair of 12-tonne range-extended electric vehicles. David Thackray, Tevva sales and marketing director, said the new truck is available “with or without a range extender. With the range extender it has an 80kwH battery, and without the truck has a 154kwH battery”. Thackray told CM that the vehicles are available with a full repair and operating lease, which costs 25% more per month but saves 30p per operating mile. He said Tevvas covering in excess of […]

Air quality

DAF pushed the benefits of HVO during Freight in the City

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

DAF pushed the benefits of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), and showed a Euro-6 LF 230 FA 4×2 skip-loader which, like all DAF models, can run on the fuel without any modifications. One of the advantages of HVO, DAF claims, is hauliers can utilise both it and diesel on tramping operations where EVs are less practical. Marketing manager Phil Moon said: “EVs can be unpredictable in terms of range as the infrastructure isn’t there. HVO offers a 45% reduction in CO2, […]

Air quality

First low-entry L-series hybrid rolled out at Freight in The City

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

Scania debuted a hybrid L-series – an L320 6×2 rear-steer chassis cab – which, according to head of pre-sales Phil Rootham, will improve fuel economy figures by between 10% and 15%. The truck’s DC09 diesel engine is supplemented by a 7.4kW lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. This powers an electric motor, which is situated between the diesel engine and Opticruise gearbox, allowing the truck to run on electricity alone for 10km. Like the other L-series on show, it had a factory-fitted […]

Last-mile deliveries

Transport for West Midlands looks to keep road network ‘running at its maximum’

February 15, 2017 Peter Steele

Birmingham needs to think radically if it is to reduce congestion, lower noise and improve air quality – without damaging the strength of the regional economy – according to Transport for West Midlands. Speaking exclusively to, Laura Shoaf, MD of Transport for West Midlands, said: “Being at the centre of the road network and of the rail network gives us a competitive advantage in terms of attracting and retaining businesses, and freight plays a huge part in the regional […]


TfL head of freight to step down next month

September 28, 2016 Emma Shone

TfL’s head of freight and fleet programming, Ian Wainwright, will step down at the end of October. He will leave TfL on 28 October, after 11 years with the business. During his time in the freight role, Wainwright was a key player in the success of the London 2012 Olympics logistics. TfL head of surface transport Leon Daniels said: “Ian was a key player in the development of the original London Freight Plan and led the freight team during the […]

Road infrastructure

Greater Manchester freight forum builds momentum

June 13, 2016 Hayley Pink

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has taken the first steps towards creating the city region’s first-ever freight forum. Last month it hosted a workshop to find out what challenges logistics firms faced when operating across the 10-district region, and to define the sector’s role in Manchester’s economic growth plans. Helen Smith, head of logistics and environment at TfGM, said it was “an exciting time” for the region bringing opportunities for operators through projects like the Atlantic Gateway, as well as […]


Highways England wants feedback on key roads challenges facing logistics operators and customers

November 3, 2015 Hayley Pink

Highways England is keen to hear from transport planners, fleet operators and drivers about the best method to interact with them about the latest road network information. It also wants to find out exactly what facts and intelligence operators need, as well as gain a better understanding of the key roads challenges facing them in their day-to-day activities and the impact on their businesses. An online survey was launched at last week’s Freight in the City Expo in London by […]