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    Iveco takes ownership of Nikola joint venture and updates EV strategy


    Iveco said its partnership with battery electric vehicle manufacturer Nikola has entered a new phase, with each business now keen to focus their own attention on heavy-duty transport.The Italian OEM and Nikola formed a joint venture in 2019 in order to deploy zero-emission trucks in North America and Europe.However, Iveco ...

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    Bloom gets green light for 'ultra-urban' London warehouse


    Industrial developer Bloom has been given planning consent for a 52,410sq ft sustainable warehouse development in London’s Camberwell.The ‘ultra-urban’ site is located on Lilford Road in South London close to the A23, A215 and the South Circular.Bloom will develop nine units and these will be laid out over dual two-floor ...

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    Nationwide Platforms adds Volvo FM Electrics to fleet


    Powered access specialist Nationwide Platforms has taken delivery of two new Volvo FM Electric 4x2 tractor units in what is thought to be a first for the sector.Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East’s Coventry depot, the FM Electrics will be used to pull step frame trailers ...

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    Yodel to trial deliveries to secure lockers in bid to slash carbon footprint


    Yodel has entered into a trial delivering parcels to secure lockers in Northern Ireland, which it said will help towards achieving carbon neutrality.Run in partnership with bill paying service PayPoint, Yodel will deliver goods to nine locations offering 24/7 contactless self-service parcel lockers from OOHPod.Yodel said the six-month trial is ...

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    Time running out for van operators to challenge DfT's tighter rules on emissions


    The industry still has two weeks to respond to government plans that would see van manufacturers forced to sell a minimum of 70% zero-emission models by the end of the decade.The zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate will compel manufacturers of LCVs, as well as cars, to sell a rising proportion ...

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    Transport minister pledges freight transport will not be forgotten on road to net zero


    The “centrality of freight” to the UK economy is “sometimes forgotten in politics”, transport minister Jesse Norman MP admitted this week.Addressing the Logistics UK Future Logistics conference at ITT Hub in Farnborough on 11 May, Norman, who has been responsible for decarbonisation and technology at the DfT since October 2022, ...

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    Sainsbury’s first fully electric fleet charges out of Nine Elms


    Sainsbury’s is now delivering to customers relying on its Nine Elms London superstore using a fully electric fleetThe delivery fleet is made up of 12 vans with both the vehicle and fridge units powered by electricity, with zero emissions of carbon, dust, dirt, soot or smoke.The new vans also operate ...

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    Government urged to help hauliers transition to EV technology


    Unless the government steps in and helps the haulage sector decarbonise then its net zero plans will fail, according to Logistics UK.It said a lack of fiscal support and an inadequate public charging network was stopping hauliers from investing in EV technology.The business group said its members that use public ...

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    New Stena Line ships to boost Heysham-Belfast freight capacity


    Irish Sea ferry operator Stena Line is building two new bespoke freight ferries for its expanding Heysham-Belfast freight service which will boost freight capacity by 80%.Each of the two new 147-meter vessels has been designed to maximise freight volumes and will provide 2,800 lane meters of capacity which is an ...

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    Europa Road trials its first electric truck with Vertellus


    Europa Road has taken delivery of its first electric truck from commercial vehicle contract hire business Vertellus.The Renault E-Tech 18-tonne truck has been installed at Europa Road’s groupage 1hub in Dartford, as part of Vertellus’ three-month 'try-before-you-buy' EV Discovery Programme, .The trial will see Europa Road use the electric truck ...

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    Government finally gives longer semi-trailers the green light


    Operators will no longer be required to apply for a special licence to run longer semi-trailers of up to 18.55 metres - over two metres above the standard size - on Britain's roads from 31 May, the UK government has announced today (10 May).The long-awaited move follows an ...

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    'Our zero-carbon HGV plan will rely on commercial partnerships,' roads minister reveals


    Roads minister Richard Holden (pictured) has rejected claims that urgent government action is needed to help operators transition to zero-emission HGV fleets and insisted the commercial sector will partner with the DfT on developing a charging infrastructure.Speaking exclusively to MT, he added that the 2040 deadline for all new HGVs ...

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    Wincanton to operate new Ikea DC in Dartford


    Wincanton will operate Ikea's new 452,000 sq ft distribution centre in Dartford, Kent, providing faster, more sustainable home deliveries across London and the South East.Located at the former Littlebrook Power Station site near the Dartford Crossing and M25, the new distribution centre will deliver almost one million orders annually – ...

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    Connected Energy recruits Alex Charr to expand battery partner network


    Connected Energy, which specialises in giving electric vehicle batteries a second life, has appointed Alex Charr to help recruit fleet operators and OEMs into its supplier network.As Connected Energy's head of strategic partnerships (batteries), Charr is tasked with building relationships with OEMs, vehicle providers and fleet operators to create sources ...

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    Roads minister test-drives DHL electric truck


    Government roads minister Richard Holden gained first hand experience of DHL Supply Chain's LGV driver training programme and drove one of the group's new heavy-duty electric trucks on his recent visit to the group's Transport Development Centre (TDC) in Crick.Under close supervision from a DHL driver assessor, Holden (pictured) took ...

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    DP World installs photovoltaic panels at London Gateway following trial


    DP World has installed a set of photovoltaic panels on the canopy of the gatehouse building at London Gateway, following a successful trial.The gatehouse, which sees 548,000 lorries a year enter the port en route to collecting or discharging containers, has generated 29.95 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity in total ...

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    Volvo takes hydrogen-powered trucks to Arctic for first road test


    Volvo Trucks' hydrogen-powered electric trucks have passed a significant milestone after being put to test on public roads for the first time.The road tests are being conducted in sub-zero temperatures on public roads above the Arctic Circle in the north of Sweden.The trucks, which only emit water vapour, use hydrogen ...

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    Road trial of First Hydrogen LCV launches with Rivus in Birmingham


    Fleet management provider Rivus has started a road trial of First Hydrogen’s ground-breaking hydrogen powered light commercial vehicle (LCV).The trial, which will be conducted from Rivus’ Support Centre in Birmingham, will see the LCV (pictured) driven on selected routes and over varied terrain around the Birmingham and South Yorkshire areas, ...

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    California 2036 ban on diesel trucks leaves Europe in rear-view mirror


    California’s decision to end the sale of new diesel trucks from 2036 threatens to leave Europe’s truck industry behind, campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) warned this week.California last week announced it will ban the sale of new diesel trucks from 2036. In comparison, both the UK and EU are ...

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    Electric timber trucks to be trialled in Scotland


    Scottish timber firms James Jones & Sons and Scotlog Haulage are partnering with Volvo in a three year trial of electric timber trucks, funded by Scottish Forestry.James Jones & Sons will trial a 40 tonne articulated lorry from their sawmill in Lockerbie which will transport timber to their Hangingshaws national ...