All Decarbonisation articles – Page 7

  • First electric truck joins Knowles fleet

    'Our new electric Volvo is the first of many,' pledges Knowles Transport


    Knowles Transport has bought its first electric truck, a 4x2 Volvo FE that is being used on a local collection and delivery schedule.The haulier ran a three-week trial of the HGV and following a positive response from drivers and range concerns were alleviated, it invested in the 19-tonne vehicle.Knowles has ...

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    Pegasus orders Volvo electric skip loader to highlight eco credentials


    Pegasus Skip Hire became the first operator of a Volvo electric skiploader in the UK after it swooped on a zero-tailpipe emission FE Electric.The truck will be used to deliver and collect skips to a customer base that stretches across the West Midlands.It has been mounted with Multilift skiploader bodywork ...

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    Howard Tenens Sunbury site achieves Soil Association Certification


    Howard Tenens Logistics’ Sunbury site has been awarded the Soil Association Certification.Achieving the Soil Association accreditation is part of the company’s wider strategy to reduce its carbon emissions in line with the government’s Net Zero target of 2050.The company’s certification recognises its efforts to minimise its environmental impact and promote ...

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    Petit Forestier to offer refrigerated Volta Zero variants for rent and lease


    Refrigerated vehicle hire giant Petit Forestier is set to provide rental and leasing truck solutions for the refrigerated versions of the 16-tonne and 18-tonne Volta Zero in the UK and Europe.The new agreement between electric vehicle manufacturer Volta trucks and Petit Forestier is an extension of an exisiting purchase and ...

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    Upsize fleet to cut emissions, Venson advises


    Investing in a vehicle fleet greater than 3.5 tonnes could improve a business’s carbon footprint and its bottom line, according to a whitepaper by Venson Automotive Solutions.The paper notes that, with the government 2030 target to cut carbon emissions looming, the pressure is on for fleet decision-makers to run a ...

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    Element 2 and Anglian Water team up to provide hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles


    Hydrogen infratructure firm Element 2 has signed a partnership deal to buy hydrogen produced by Anglian Water and supply it to hydrogen vehicles.The hydrogen will be produced as part of the Triple Carbon Reduction Project - delivered via a partnership funded through Ofwat’s Water Breakthrough Challenge. The project aims to ...

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    H2Accelerate sets out progress of hydrogen powered trucking


    The H2Accelerate collaboration has today published the latest in a series of whitepapers in support of the use of hydrogen for long-haul trucking in Europe. The collaboration, between Daimler Truck AG, Iveco Group, Linde, Shell, TotalEnergies, and Volvo Group, aims to work together to develop the evidence base and public ...

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    MP Stephen Timms tours Evri Beckton depot


    Parcel delivery firm Evri hosted a visit by East Ham MP Stephen Timms to its depot in Beckton last week.The management team took the MP (pictured right) on a tour around the site and told him about the firm’s growth and innovation plans and its investment in sustainability initiatives.The Beckton ...

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    Daimler and Toyota ink deal to combine truck operations in Japan


    Daimler Truck Holdings and Toyota Motor Corp have agreed to combine their truck manufacturing businesses in Japan.The deal sees Daimler Truck, Mitsubishi Fuso, Hino and Toyota Motor Corporation sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the merging of truck and bus manufacturers Mitsubishi Fuso and Hino Motors.The two companies will ...

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    Mobile ppl drives green agenda with carbon neutral certification


    Transport and logistics operator Mobile People Powered Logistics (Mobile PPL) has been certified as a carbon neutral business under the UN’s internationally recognised standard ISO 14064.The Pallet-Track member is laying claim to being the only independent operator in the UK, and the first independent haulier and palletised delivery business in ...

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    Econ Engineering launches versatile all-electric gritter truck


    Gritter builder Econ Engineering has launched a new zero-emission electric gritter truck that can be operated all year round thanks to a range of demountable body options allowing it to switch between fleet roles.Developed in-house, the E-QCB uses hydraulic rams to enable the vehicle to switch between demountable bodies in ...

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    Euro 7 truck prices could leap by €12,000, ACEA warns


    The European Commission's proposed Euro 7 regulation will increase the manufacturing costs of trucks to close to €12,000, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is warning.It points to a study by Frontier Economics, commissioned by ACEA, which has found that the Euro 7 regulation will add per vehicle costs of ...

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    Government move on longer semi-trailers strengthens call for LHV trial


    The government’s decision to end licensing restrictions on running longer semi-trailers (LSTs) could add momentum to DfT’s plans to launch a trial of longer heavier vehicles (LHVs), according to industry experts.The end of licensing restrictions on LSTs of up to 18.55 metres - over two metres above the standard size ...

  • Welch’s Urban Consolidation Centre could reduce CO2 in Cambridge by 88%

    Welch's Transport opens Urban Consolidation Centre in Cambridge to support city's net-zero ambitions


    (From left) Sophie Home, Chris Welch and David WelchWelch's Transport has opened the first Net Zero Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) to be built in Cambridge.The new venture will support the city’s sustainability goals by delivering clean, emissions-free last-mile deliveries and is at the heart of the company’s new net-zero logistics ...

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    Volvo includes UK in deal to sell 1,000 electric trucks to Holcim before 2030


    Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Swiss building products manufacturer Holcim.The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks. The first batch of 130 electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks will be delivered ...

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    Ashcourt Group plugs in to Renault with new fleet investment


    Waste firm Ashcourt Group has taken on two fully electric 18-tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide skip loaders after transitioning its van and car fleet over to electric.The vehicles will be working in its waste management operations in Hull, delivering and collecting skips in the area and the group said ...

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    Strict post-Brexit rules on battery origin leave electric vehicle manufacturers feeling flat


    UK electric vehicle production is under threat unless the government renegotiates its Brexit trade deal with the EU over the origin of batteries, according to manufacturers.Automaker Stellantis said its UK operations will have to close unless the rules on where parts are sourced from are not changed.Currently, 40% of an ...

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    Olleco ditches tyre supplier for Michelin in eco drive


    Oil and food waste recovery operator Olleco is transferring its entire truck fleet onto Michelin tyres in a bid to reduce its CO2 emissions.The contract was signed after Michelin demonstrated how a tailored services and solutions contract could help the business reduce its carbon footprint.Having previously run its vehicles on ...

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    First Hydrogen LCV tests exceed expectations


    First Hydrogen said its hydrogen fuel cell-powered LCV gave fleet managers a zero-emission vehicle that delivered on range, payload and fast refuelling after performance data results were better than predicted.In the first phase of testing, its LCVs accumulated 6,000km on UK roads and the data supported its simulations, which exceeded ...

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    Air Products to build first commercial-scale hydrogen refuelling station for HGVs


    Gas supplier Air Products has signed an agreement to develop a multi-fuel, hydrogen refuelling station for HGVs in the port of Zebrugge.The new station will be the first commercial-scale hydrogen refuelling station in Europe with liquid hydrogen storage.It will be built and operated by Air Products in addition to other ...