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    Sluggish start for EV fleet transition


    Small and medium fleets are struggling to transition to electric vehicles, with 45% of fleet managers admitting they don’t have the time or expertise required to make the move.Research revealed that the rapid developments around EV implementation was placing these businesses under increasing pressure, despite 79% acknowledging it played a ...

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    Darcica Logistics cuts black plastic use on pallets


    Darcica Logistics has received funding from the OxLEP Business Investment Fund to reduce the amount of black plastic used on its pallets, which will help it cut emissions and reduce the time it takes to wrap pallets.The Palletways member applied to OxLEP for funding for new pallet-wrapping equipment to enable ...

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    Logistics UK hails DVSA's Vision to 2030


    Logistics UK has welcomed DVSA’s Vision to 2030, which was published last week, alongside its Strategic Plan to 2025.The Vision to 2030 document sets out what DVSA plans to do to make transport safer, greener and healthier. The first task listed is for DVSA to spend this year continuing to ...

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    RHA launches event to help hauliers future-proof their businesses


    The RHA is launching ‘Forum For The Future’, which aims to provide road transport operators with the insight, knowledge and tools required for navigating the road ahead.Taking place on 21 September at The Vox in Birmingham, the event will cover a range of topics including sustainability, alternative fuels, rising costs, ...

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    "Quarter of UK trucks run empty", warns Yusen Logistics as it joins pilot to cut empty running


    Yusen Logistics is taking part in a project which aims to cut lorry emissions by slashing the amount of empty trucks on the UK's roads.The Logistics Living Lab project will enable hauliers to use digital technologies to share space on their trucks with rivals without compromising commercial sensitivities.Government data shows ...

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    Drones to deliver to Scottish Islands after winning government funding


    Plans to use drones to deliver packages to remote Scottish islands have been given a funding boost this week, along with eight other freight projects, which all aim to decarbonise freight and improve UK transport links.A total of £1.2m of government funding will be shared between the nine freight projects. ...

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    SME van fleets slow to transition to EVs, research reveals


    Two thirds of van fleet managers have revealed that less than 20% of their van fleets have been electrified, according to research released this week by business mobility experts Alphabet.The report looked at small and medium sized business running fleets of cars and vans. It found that van fleets were ...

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    e-mixer cements position as UK’s first all-electric concrete mixer


    The UK’s first all-electric readymix concrete mixer has successfully completed a three-month trial of deliveries across Birmingham for Tarmac.The ‘e-mixer’, created in partnership with Renault Trucks and TVS Interfleet, is the first of its kind to operate with zero tailpipe emissions.It has the same capacity as a conventional diesel vehicle ...

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    RHA calls on TfL to delay changes to DVS


    RHA is calling on TfL to delay the introduction of stricter criteria under the Direct Vision Standard (DVS), warning that hauliers will struggle to meet the October 2024 deadline.The call follows the closure of TfL’s consultation this week on the proposed changes to DVS, which was introduced in 2019 as ...

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    CNG Fuels acquires majority stake in Renewable Transport Fuel Services


    Biomethane supplier CNG Fuels has acquired a majority stake in biomethane sourcing firm Renewable Transport Fuel Services Limited (RTFS) as part of plans to offer a one-stop shop from the producer to the fuel pump.CNG Fuels said the acquisition of RTFS will help it meet its customers’ growing appetite for ...

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    DB Schenker to take 100 e-Actros LongHaul tractors


    Daimler’s hopes for its forthcoming Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul have been given a major boost with DB Schenker signing a letter of intent to acquire 100 examples for its fleet.The global logistics provider has the intention of becoming net zero by 2040, and the eActros battery-electric tractors will play a key ...

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    AO drivers vote A9 in Scotland as UK's best road


    Delivery drivers for online electricals retailer AO have crowned the A9 in Scotland as the best road to drive in the UK, whereas research reveals that the British public prefer the A591 in the Lake District National Park.Both delivery drivers and the public agreed that the M6 and M25 motorways ...

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    Palletways invests in Bologna hub


    The Palletways Group is investing in a new multi-million pound, environmentally friendly hub in Italy as it drives for further growth across Europe.The bespoke facility is in Sala Bolognese, in the city of Bologna. It is expected to launch in the next few months and will include 30,000 m² of ...

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    Europa Road seals deal with German operator


    Europa Road is strengthening its German services after forging a new partnership with freight forwarding operator Noerpel.The partnership with Ulm-based Noerpel will enable Europa to reduce export and import lead times for customers shipping to and from the South of Germany by providing an additional route offering a new daily ...

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    Sneak peek at First Hydrogen Gen II zero emission vehicle


    Zero emission vehicle manufacturer First Hydrogen has unveiled images of its Gen II hydrogen fuel cell-powered van, as it kicks off road trials of its first generation light commercial vehicle (LCV).Both the Generation I and Generation II LCVs will be available with either hydrogen fuel cell electric or battery electric ...

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    Ferytrans slashes Co2 emissions with Hulsteins' CostSaver fridge units


    Logistics operator Ferytrans said it had cut emissions and fuel consumption from its fridge units after installing a unique bolt-on hybrid system.The Southampton temperature-controlled transport firm also owns BigFoot Logistics and the two companies tasked their fridge unit service provider to find a way to reduce emissions from their chillers.As ...

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    'Why still no plan for HGVs?' - Logistics UK slams government over £400m cleaner fuels investment


    Plans to turbocharge the UK’s progress towards decarbonising transport unveiled this week still ignore how the logistics industry can viably transition to cleaner fuels, according to Logistics UK.The government said its “robust package of measures” supported the shift to electric vehicles and included almost £400m for the installation of thousands ...

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    Newell & Wright chases carbon cutting dream with Volvo FHs


    Newell & Wright Group have taken on two new Volvo FH 6x2 tractor units with I-Save after finding other manufacturers could not help the company hit its carbon reduction ambitionsStephen Newell, operations director at the Sheffield firm, said: “Reducing environmental impact is our top priority and we have now placed ...

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    Cemex employee’s invention helps slash cement tanker fuel costs and emissions


    Building materials supplier Cemex is trialling a system which could radically cut its cement tankers’ fuel use and emissions.The system is the brainchild of Nigel Ponton, Cemex UK national fleet engineer and involves the use of electric cement discharge, which replaces the traditional diesel-powered approach.Ponton worked with supplier Gardner Denver ...

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    First Hydrogen chooses fleet manager Rivus to test its zero-emission van on public roads


    Fleet management giant Rivus is set to become the first company to test drive First Hydrogen’s zero-emission van on roads around Birmingham and Sheffield.Revus, which manages around 120,000 vehicles and supports some of the UK’s largest fleets, will run the Generation One LCV on pre-planned routes to measure performance under ...