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    AFP leads the call for clarity on 4.25 tonne electric van rules


    Operators are cancelling orders of 4.25 electric vans because of a lack of clarity on the rules for using these vehicles, the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) revealed this week, as it called for operators to demand government action to end the confusion. The AFP is warning that a “small ...

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    DX invests another £3m in EVs to support IKEA partnership


    Parcel delivery company DX Group has invested another £3m to boost its fleet of electric vans for exclusive use in its delivery and logistics partnership with IKEA

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    Scaffolding haulier launches legal challenge against ULEZ after winning fight over LEZ fines


    The boss of a scaffolding firm that won a legal case after refusing to pay LEZ fines is now crowdfunding to assemble a legal team and prove that the ULEZ is unlawful

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    ElectraMeccanica pulls plug on Tevva merger deal


    A deal to merge British electric lorry maker Tevva with ElectraMeccanica in the US has fallen through after the vehicle designer alleged “multiple incurable breaches”.

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    Green Biofuels calls in administrators, less than two years after BP takes 30% stake


    Green Biofuels, the largest UK supplier of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), has collapsed into administration, just 20 months after BP took a 30% stake in the company.

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    Euro 7 emission levels watered down for vans - but not for trucks


    European Union ministers have diluted a European Commission proposal on Euro 7 emission levels, but only for cars and vans - trucks and buses will still need to meet tougher emission standards under Euro 7 regulations.The changes to the proposals follow concerted lobbying from a number of EU countries. Under ...

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    Gasrec signs raft of new biomethane contracts with wholesalers and terminals


    Gasrec said it was preparing for “considerable expansion” and had signed several new deals with wholesalers and terminals to ensure a constant supply of biomethane to operators.The bio-LNG supplier said it had reported a record sales spike earlier this year and it expected the trend to continue as more gas-powered ...

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    Bradford council hails CAZ rollout a success


    Bradford’s clean air zone (CAZ) has seen a significant improvement in air quality levels, according to the council, with some of the lowest NO2 levels monitored since records began.Since September 2022, non-compliant HGVs have been charged £50 a day to enter the West Yorkshire city and grants worth more than ...

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    Call for clarity on government's net zero U-turn


    Prime minister Rishi Sunak's announcement today (20 September) on postponing the ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars to 2035 has been met with frustration and concern from across the logistics sector.The RHA said the government had failed to lay out a clear plan, which it said ...

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    “Onerous” new LST regulations forcing operators to park up fleets, RHA warns


    New and “onerous” regulations on the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) are driving up running costs and creating inefficiencies, with some operators being forced to lay up their LSTs, RHA warned this week.The new regulations were introduced in May this year, following the DfT’s decision to allow the trailers, which ...

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    Manfreight takes milestone delivery of all-electric Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailer


    UK and European logistics firm Manfreight has taken delivery of the first Schmitz Cargobull S.KOe COOL to be put into operation in the UK.The fully electric semi-trailer will be paired with a Volvo FM Electric, providing the Count Armargh-based company with a zero-emission solution for its temperature-controlled division.Chris Slowey, Manfreight ...

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    MP Jo Gideon tours Prohire HQ and praises "remarkable" growth


    Prohire welcomed Jo Gideon, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, to its headquarters in the city to learn how private equity and investment is helping drive rapid growth and fuel its ambition to lead the charge in sustainable vehicle hire.Since 2018, when NorthEdge Capital acquired a majority stake in Prohire via a ...

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    GXO uses AI to help Iceland slash CO2 emissions


    Contract logistics provider GXO Logistics has used the power of arificial intelligence (AI) to help food retailer Iceland slash one of its depot's delivery emissions by 720 tonnes.GXO operates four distribution centres across three temperature ranges, servicing over 1,100 stores nationwide on behalf of Iceland. Since 2021, GXO has been ...

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    RHA welcomes Cambridge council decision to scrap congestion charge


    Cambridge City Council’s decision to scrap plans for a congestion charge, which would have seen HGVs charged £50 a day to enter the city, has been welcomed by the RHA.The plans have been abandoned after concerns were raised by business groups and politicians about the impact of a proposed peak ...

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    Evri trials two Volvo electric trucks for final and middle mile deliveries


    Parcel delivery company Evri is trialling two electric HGVs this month as it moves to reduce emissions in the first and middle mile of a parcel’s journey. The two Volvo FM electric trucks join the existing fleet, which includes 190 bio-CNG tractor units, 44 vehicles running on hydrotreated vegetable oil ...

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    Zemo Partnership creates taskforce to aid net zero transition


    Zemo Partnership has announced the creation of a new Zero Emission Mobility Taskforce to add momentum to the road transport industry's transition to net zero.The taskforce will produce a series of Zemo Zero Emission Mobility Roadmaps focused on key areas, including the transport of goods, and fuel and vehicle supply.The ...

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    Port One Logistics Park to be fully carbon neutral


    Four new, pre-let warehousing units are approaching completion at East Anglia’s first carbon neutral logistics park, following a £20m commercial property loan from Secure Trust Bank (STB).Developer Curzon De Vere said the units at Port One Logistics Park in Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, were constructed with eco credentials in mind, ...

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    Royal Mail net zero targets validated by SBTi


    Royal Mail’s Net-Zero and near-term targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the UN-backed global body that enables businesses to set emissions reductions targets that are in line with the latest climate science. The organisation has validated that Royal Mail's corporate greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets ...

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    Welch's Transport launches net zero delivery with first Renault electric truck


    Cambridgeshire-based family business Welch’s Transport has launched its net zero delivery service in Cambridge after taking delivery of a Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide 4x2 curtainside rigid, the first fully electric HGV on its fleet.The new 19 tonne E-Tech D Wide was selected to provide the first net zero delivery ...

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    LCV market grows for eight month in August


    The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew for the eighth consecutive month in August, despite it tending to be a smaller volume month ahead of the September plate change, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed.However, whilst the sale of electric vans grew during the ...