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    Sheffield CAZ about to go live and will cost £50 per day for pre-Euro-6 trucks


    Sheffield’s clean air zone (CAZ) goes live in 10 days’ time, with non-compliant HGVs charged £50 per day for entering the inner ring road and city centre.The Class C CAZ will affect non-Euro-6 trucks from 27 February, as well as light goods vehicles, buses and coaches.The city council said air ...

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    Tuffnells drivers sport recycled sustainable workwear


    Tuffnells' drivers and depot workers are sporting a new "green" uniform made from waste plastic and second hand clothing.The sustainable uniform has been developed by Tuffnells in partnership with workwear specialist HeathBrook, as part of the company's five-year sustainability plan.Tuffnells said it has worked closely with HeathBrook to develop ...

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    Logistics disruptor Trucksters sees revenue soar by 300% in 2022


    (From left) Gabor Balogh (co-founder), Ramón Castro (CTO and co-founder) and Luis Bardají (chief executive and co-founder)Spanish road freight transport start-up Trucksters registered a record €30m (£26.5m) annual revenue in 2022, a 300% rise on 2021.The company, which expanded its service into the UK last year, uses a relay model ...

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    Government launches £7m fund to help drive efficiencies in freight delivery


    The logistics industry has welcomed the launch of a £7m government-backed fund today (9 January), which is aimed at making freight delivery across the UK more efficient.The freight innovation fund (FIF), will be awarded to up to 36 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The SMEs will work with freight companies to develop ...

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    Alan R Jones & Sons bolsters fleet with two DAF XG trucks


    _autotoneAlan R Jones & Sons, which was acquired by Fagan & Whalley in February this year, has boosted its fleet with two new DAF XG trucks.The move underlines the company's plans to expand its services, following its purchase by Fagan & Whalley. The company currently operates a fleet of around ...

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    Woodland Group hails benefits of new rail route for freight


    Woodland Group helped a customer reduce its inbound supply chain carbon emissions by 82% after introducing a rail route at its Doncaster facility.The logistics firm said putting freight for Ball Beverage Packaging on to rail resulted in 4.35 times less emissions, which equated to 886 fewer tonnes of carbon than ...

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    Pall-Ex to roll out exclusive last mile delivery scheme across UK cities


    Pall-Ex Group is planning to roll out a last mile delivery scheme across multiple cities early next year after its launch in London delivered service levels above 96.5% and boosted members' annual revenues by over 29%, on average.The London Project was developed by Pall-Ex in collaboration with 13 of its ...

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    Article expands warehouse capacity to support future growth


    Pallet supplier is expanding its warehouse operation in Eastbourne with a new 8,000 sq ft facility adjacent to its existing site.The new site, which was officially opened by Clare Bottle, chief executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) this week, will increase the firm's warehouse capacity by 36%, allowing ...

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    Tesco and suppliers join up deliveries to cut Christmas emissions


    Tesco's distribution team is partnering with 15 of its major suppliers to cut the number of trucks on the road this Christmas.This is the latest development in a strategy developed by Tesco with a single supplier in August 2021 and then rolled out to multiple suppliers in August this year. ...

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    UK government zero emissions targets for trucks unlikely to be met, warns Logistics UK


    It is unlikely that the industry will achieve zero tailpipe emissions by the government’s 2035 and 2040 deadlines based on the current level at which manufacturers are building electric HGVs, according to Logistics UK.In a report analysing overall HGV compliance in the UK, the business group said operators are raising ...

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    Financial assistance scheme for operators covered by North East CAZ now open


    A financial assistance scheme for operators affected by the upcoming Newcastle and Gateshead clean air zone (CAZ) is now open for applications.HGVs, as well as buses and taxis, that do not meet Euro-6 emission standards will be charged £50 a day from the end of January if they enter the ...

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    Hived inks deal with Asos for sustainable deliveries across Greater London


    Delivery start-up Hived has sealed a partnership deal with fashion retailer Asos to fulfil its same-day delivery orders in Greater London.The delivery company, which was launched in 2021, operates an electric fleet of vans, cars and bikes, offering same-day, next-day and two-day shipping options to all of Greater London. It ...

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    Asset funders will need to step up to help pay for zero-emission vehicles


    Vehicle asset funders will need manufacturers support for carbon zero vehicles, says Close Bros.Vehicle financing businesses will need the support of the vehicle manufacturers in developing new funding solutions to aid the journey to carbon zero, Close Brothers’ head of national accounts and ESG, Andrew New, told delegates at the ...

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    Tories condemn plans to expand London's Ultra Low Emission Zone


    London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded to cover all the capital’s boroughs up to the existing LEZ boundary from next August.Setting out his next steps to tackle the threat of air pollution, the climate emergency and congestion, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the ULEZ had ...

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    Bristol operators urged to submit claims for share of £42m CAZ funding


    A financial support scheme set up to help businesses in Bristol invest in lower emission vehicles ahead of the launch of its clean air zone (CAZ) is now giving out grants to successful applicants.The scheme, which launches on Monday (28 November) provides direct financial support in the form of a ...

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    C Butt inks exclusive freight services deal with local manufacturer


    Northamptonshire haulier C Butt has secured an exclusive deal with Engineered Foam Products (EFP) to supply all its national freight services from its Northampton manufacturing facility.This three-year deal is the culmination of a 12-month project, which has seen the two companies working together to streamline EFP’s logistics, reduce driver waiting ...

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    XPO signs deal with Malcolm Logistics to transport Wavin products by rail


    XPO Logistics has introduced a rail element to its distribution work for plastic pipe manufacturer Wavin, cutting CO2 emissions by an estimated 58%.After signing a rail service agreement with Malcolm Logistics, XPO can now transport Wavin products in HGVs from Chippenham in Wiltshire to the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, ...

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    Scottish Clean Air Roadshow keeps operators in-the-know on latest air quality and decarbonisation plans


    Scottish hauliers headed to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh last week to learn how the rollout of Low Emission Zones (LEZs) across four of its major cities will affect them.The Scottish Government has mandated that Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow introduce rules requiring HGVs to be Euro-6 compliant to enter an ...

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    Coca-Cola switches distribution from road to rail to cut carbon emissions


    Coca-Cola is working with Maritime Transport and GB Railfreight to distribute its soft drinks between manufacturing sites and third party warehouses across London and Yorkshire by train instead of road.It said that when running at full capacity, the change will see up to 2.5m cans and bottles of some of ...

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    UKWA teams up with solar panel specialist to take case for clean renewable energy to House of Lords


    Members of the House of Lords are to be told that using solar panels on warehouse rooftops could double the UK’s solar capacity, reduce harmful emissions and slash energy costs.The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) is teaming up with solar panel developer Zestec Renewable Energy to deliver its message to peers ...