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    Viritech appoints Phil Wild as CEO with brief to drive growth


    Hydrogen powertrain manufacturer Viritech has appointed Phil Wild as its chief executive which the company said marks a key strategic step as the company prepares to commercialise its hydrogen powertrain technology from 2024.

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    Tarmac slashes CO2 emissions on three road schemes by 80%


    Tarmac has cut the carbon emissions of three road schemes by up to 80% compared to projects using traditional methods.

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    ULEZ expansion cuts number of polluting vans in just one month


    The expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been “highly effective” at reducing the number of older, more polluting vans, after just four weeks, according to a report published this week.

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    Menzies Distribution in HVO trial with Ball Beverage Packaging


    Menzies Distribution is taking part in a UK trial of trucks that a part-fuelled with HVO, which has been launched by its client Ball Beverage Packaging in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP).

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    HGV driver shortage pushing industry to tipping point, research reveals


    Increased demand for online deliveries and a lack of new drivers joining the industry has created a tipping point, with not enough qualified drivers available to cope with current haulage demands, according to new research from SNAP, which operates a digital haulage marketplace.


    Warrens Group joins Stobart in expanding Culina's DIRFT presence


    Warrens Group has snapped up two new units at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) from logistics real estate developer Prologis, as part of its plans to drive growth.Baked goods warehousing and logistics provider Warrans Group is the preferred primary haulier for bread and cake distribution for Tesco and Sainsbury’s ...

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    Kersey Freight boosts fleet with 60 new SDC Freespan curtainsiders


    Suffolk and Yorkshire-based haulier Kersey Freight Limited (KFL) has placed an order with SDC Trailers for 60 new Freespan curtainsiders. Kersey Freight has over 210 SDC trailers in its fleet including standard and sliding-roof curtainsiders, boxvans, flat and skeletal trailers. The privately-owned haulier, which was launched 40 years ago, also ...

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    Registration now open for this summer's 'all about the truck' Road Transport Expo!


    Registrations are now open for this summer’s unmissable Road Transport Expo 2023 (RTX) – the tradeshow extravaganza with a dedicated “all about the truck” focus.Taking place at NAEC Stoneleigh from 28-30 June, this free-to-attend event is ideal for anyone involved with the running of an HGV fleet.It provides the opportunity ...

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    Martin Brower boosts fleet with 24 Carrier Transicold Vector eCool trailers


    Logistics service provider Martin Brower is adding 24 Carrier Transicold's Vector eCool refrigerated trailer units to its fleet.The company, which is a global supply chain provider for restaurant chains worldwide, will operate the new trailers out of the company’s Hemel Hempstead distribution centre. The 13.6-metre Gray & Adams trailers are ...

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    Hanson UK swoops for Mick George Group


    Hanson UK is set to buy construction haulier Mick George Group as it looks to cut carbon emissions by boosting its recycling activites.The Mick George Group, which operates from East Anglia and the East Midlands, specialises in bulk excavation and earthmoving services, demolition, environmentally sensitive waste removal and waste management ...

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    Transport for the North launches ambitious freight and logistics strategy


    The freight and logistics sector could be worth more than £30bn to the North of England's economy and employ more than 500,000 people by 2050, according to a report published today by Transport for the North (TfN).However this can only happen by addressing three main areas of constraint across the ...

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    GIF Transport adds two Renault T520 to fleet to meet rising demand


    Aberdeenshire-based haulier GIF Transport and Logistics has added the first ever Renault Trucks to its 14-strong fleet to meet growing demand, following a trial of a demonstrator vehicle.The company has added two Renault 13-litre T520 High 6x2 pushers to its 14-strong tractor unit line-up after being impressed by the manufacturter's ...

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    Asset Alliance supplies another slice of Domino's fleet


    Asset Alliance Group has inked a "significant" deal with Domino's which sees it supply the pizza company with15 Mercedes-Benz trucks, eight Scania rigids and eight DAF tractors.The Mercedes-Benz Actros 2532L 26-tonne trucks, which are supplied on a five-year full-service contract hire agreement, come with Carrier Transicold Iceland engineless refrigeration units ...

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    Reform electricity market to protect planet and supply chains, UKWA tells government


    Sweeping changes to electricity supply systems are needed to protect supply chains, including the removal of barriers to installing commercial and domestic renewable energy systems, according to the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA).These are some of the recommendations made by UKWA in its response to the government’s consultation document, A review ...

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    Soaring diesel price makes time right to invest in alternative fuels, industry panel tells hauliers


    Leading operators have hailed the benefits of investing in alternatively fuelled trucks, saying soaring diesel prices mean now is the right time for others to follow suit.Speaking during a panel discussion at Road Transport Expo at NAEC Stoneleigh, Geoff Tomlinson, MD of Cardiff-based freight forwarder FSEW, said media reports of ...

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    Road Transport Expo 2022: book yourself a 'Ride & Drive' at brand-new industry show


    If you fancy getting behind the wheel of some of the latest trucks on the market, than make sure to book yourself a Ride & Drive experience at next week’s Road Transport Expo (RTX).A selection of vehicles from leading manufacturers Fuso, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Renault Trucks, Scania, Tevva and Volvo ...

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    Still time to book your free ticket to the brand-new Road Transport Expo bumper summer event!


    There’s still time to get your free tickets to this summer’s exciting new trade show – the Road Transport Expo (RTX) – brought to you by the publisher of Motor Transport.Taking place from 30 June to 2 July at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, this three-day event brings together everything you need ...

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    Freight in the City Expo 2021 back live in London with sustainable innovation at its core


    Freight in the City Expo opened its doors to visitors once more at London’s Alexandra Palace on Tuesday 28 September.This exciting show, now in its sixth year, provides a showcase for the latest urban delivery vehicle technology and brings together leading logistics experts for topical debate.A bustling exhibition hall gave ...

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    Freight in the City Expo: BEDEO to exhibit three all-electric models at Alexandra Palace


    BEDEO, a technology company and specialist in electrifying transport, has revealed it will be showcasing three electric vehicles at Freight in the City Expo next week.On show will be one of Ocado’s 100% electric refrigerated vans that aims to improve last mile delivery, alongside one of Lawmen’s 100% electric tippers ...

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    Freight in the City Expo: Bradshaw to showcase Goupil electric utility vehicles


    Bradshaw Electric Vehicles is set to exhibit its range of Goupil utility vehicles at next week's Freight in the City Expo in London.The show, which will take place at Alexandra Palace on 28 September, offers visitors the opportunity to explore first-hand the latest fully-electric vehicles available aimed at urban operations.Visitors ...