All Urban distribution articles – Page 5

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    'Super-sewer' firm Tideway champions direct vision, low-entry HGV cabs


    Tideway, the organisation behind London’s ‘super sewer’ project, believes high direct vision truck cabs will become the norm across the construction sector.Speaking at Freight in the City Expo last week, Tideway shared data collected so far from a trial of 15 Dennis Eagle Elite 6 low-entry cab (LEC) tippers used ...

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    Stoneridge to highlight urban logistics safety at Freight in the City Expo 2018


    Stoneridge will focus on urban logistics safety at Freight in the City Expo on 6 November, showcasing its range of camera and tachograph analysis software.The Stoneridge stand will include the CornerEye Camera system, which gives a 270-degree field of vision around the vehicle, and combines a wide-angle lens with real-time ...

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    Freight in the City Expo: CEMEX trialling Exeros Technologies AI camera technology


    Aggregates operator CEMEX is trialling new AI-driven camera technology on its fleet designed by Exeros Technologies.The ADAS and SkEye view camera systems enable a complete 3D ‘virtual visibility’ of the vehicle from a top-down view eliminating blind spots and providing assistance when the mixers are on the move.CEMEX has partnered ...

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    LoCITY seeking to boost its support for operators adopting alternative fuels


    LoCITY is looking to step up support to the industry as it reaches its mid-way point, with more focused workstreams and enhanced interaction with operators engaged with the scheme.Launched in January 2016, LoCITY is a five-year programme to help commercial vehicle fleets prepare and comply with the Ultra Low ...

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    FORS to ramp up green requirements in 2019 standard refresh


    FORS has revealed plans to mandate stronger environmental requirements as part of its two-yearly refresh, which comes into force on 14 January 2019.Speaking at the LoCITY annual conference earlier this month, Glen Davies, transport consultant and ex freight and fleet programme manager at TfL, explained the rationale behind FORS' regular ...

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    TfL offers olive branch to trade associations after FORS fallout


    TFL is to hold an industry engagement event after trade associations accused it of monopolistic practice in regards to FORS earlier this year.TfL, which contracted out FORS to Aecom in 2015, will host the event on 7 September at its offices in the capital.The event is intended to review the ...

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    World's first 26-tonne all-electric repowered bin lorry heads to Greenwich


    A bin lorry at the end of its normal working life has been repowered with a zero-emission, all-electric motor for a trial taking place in Greenwich, London.The aim is to test if the technology can significantly extend the working life of a high-value vehicle, while reducing air and noise pollution ...

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    The end is nigh for Euro-5 as clean air zones near fruition


    Last week’s flurry of clean air zone (CAZ) announcements from major UK cities has left logistics operators in no doubt that the clock is ticking for Euro-5 lorries in urban areas.Birmingham and Southampton released their proposals for the first time and both require Euro-6 HGVs or a daily fee of ...

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    Will HGV retrofit options be available for clean air zone compliance?


    If you’d like to find out more about retrofit technology under development for HGVs, then head along to the Motor Transport Leeds Clean Air Zone event on 3 July.You’ll be able to hear from the Energy Saving Trust about the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme.This is an official ...

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    Go-Ahead in talks with logistics sector for London buses to carry freight


    London buses could be used to transport goods and parcels after the capital’s largest bus operator confirmed it was discussing the idea with logistics firms.Go-Ahead, which has been running buses in London for more than 20 years and provides almost a quarter of all services on behalf of TfL, said ...

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    Menzies Distribution buys all-electric operator Gnewt Cargo


    Menzies Distribution has bought what is thought to be the UK's largest all-electric fleet, with its purchase of final mile delivery firm Gnewt Cargo.London-based Gnewt Cargo runs a fleet of around 100 electric vehicles in the city, and Menzies said the acquisition will give the operator a "stronger, cleaner presence ...

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    Registrations now open for third Freight in the City Expo in London


    Registrations are now open for this year’s free-to-attend Freight in the City Expo on 7 November at Alexandra Palace, London.Now in its third year, the expo provides a collaborative forum for urban logistics decision-makers from the public and private sector to debate the key challenges and latest innovation to promote ...

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    London's Enviro Waste adds to Fuso Canter fleet


    East London-based Enviro Waste has added three new trucks to its fleet of Fuso Canters, two years after it took delivery of its first 7.5-tonne model.Enviro Waste took its first 7.5-tonne Canter two years ago, buying two more the following year.In its newest hire agreement with Mercedes-Benz financial services, Enviro ...

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    Transport for Greater Manchester to expand its dedicated freight team


    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is planning to expand its dedicated freight team to help the city achieve its regional growth plans.Speaking to, head of logistics, environment and active travel Helen Smith (pictured), said the logistics sector remains an important focus for TfGM and it was looking to build ...

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    Co-ordinated transport requirements needed across UK cities, says DHL


    DHL Supply Chain has called for a co-ordinated approach to dealing with transport issues in urban areas to avoid differing standards across the UK.Speaking at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar last week, Phil Roe, MD of Transport, UK & Ireland, told delegates that while the focus on ...

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    Local authorities should enforce the use of consolidation centres


    Local authorities need to enforce the use of city consolidation centres and allow more night time deliveries into city centres if they are to create efficient supply chains, according to a report from JLL.The More than the last mile report from the property and investment services firm examines how smarter ...

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    Demand for urban logistics facilities set to soar


    Demand for urban logistics facilities is likely to increase fast in the next few years to meet the delivery requirements of urban populations.But suitable property is often needed most in major conurbations such as Greater London, where it is hardest to find.Cushman & Wakefield director Simon Lloyd said that there ...

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    Cycle lanes are short term pain for longer gain, says minister


    Congestion caused by cycle lanes is a short-term pain for the long-term gain of reducing traffic levels in London, DfT minister Andrew Jones told the Transport Committee hearing on urban congestion this week.Asked by committee member Rob Flello MP why the DfT continued to fund bus and cycle lane schemes ...

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    Cemex orders low entry Volvo FMs for urban work


    Cemex UK has placed an order for 47 new urban Volvo FM trucks.The trucks, which have a lower chassis design for use in London, will be fitted with passenger door windows to aid visibility of vulnerable road users, forward-facing cameras, forward collision warning systems and adaptive brake control lane departure ...

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    House of Commons to explore barriers to electric vehicle take-up


    Development and take-up of electric vehicles are to be investigated by the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee in an inquiry launched today.The committee will examine barriers to the market’s development and look at the support needed to progress; consider how the government can optimise electric ...