Going Green

  • LoCity Alternative Fuels Conference Report

    LoCity Alternative Fuels Conference Report

    24th May 2019

    The move to ultra-low emissions zones is concentrating minds in the haulage industry, as demonstrated at the recent LoCity Alternative Fuels Conference in Kempton Park Held only two weeks before the introduction of the London ULEZ, this gathering attracted over…

  • Mercedes eActros enters real-world testing at Rigterink

    Mercedes eActros enters real-world testing at Rigterink

    24th May 2019

    German logistics operator Rigterink Logistikgruppe has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz fully electric heavy-duty eActros for a real-world field test. The truck will primarily be used to transport foodstuffs in the inner-city traffic of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz…

  • NIC calls for diesel truck sales ban by 2040

    NIC calls for diesel truck sales ban by 2040

    24th May 2019

    Ministers should ban the sale of new diesel trucks by “no later” than 2040, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The development of hydrogen and battery HGVs is already well advanced and vehicles are expected…

  • Transport sector struggling to reduce greenhouse gases

    Transport sector struggling to reduce greenhouse gases

    24th May 2019

    Transport and business sectors are the UK’s largest and third largest contributors of greenhouse gases, according to the most recent data in a new report from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DfBEIS). The 2017 UK Greenhouse Gas…

  • Hauliers hit out at ‘huge cost’ of ULEZ scheme

    Hauliers hit out at ‘huge cost’ of ULEZ scheme

    26th April 2019

    The Central London ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) is now in force. All trucks entering the zone which do not meet Euro 6 will be fined £100 per day to deliver goods in the capital. ULEZ was launched by mayor…

  • Dutch supermarket chain begins electric and hybrid delivery trials

    Dutch supermarket chain begins electric and hybrid delivery trials

    26th April 2019

    DAF Trucks has handed over the first electric trucks to Simon Loos and Peter Appel Transport, which carry supplies for Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn. The delivery marks the start of a long-term field test involving three fully electric trucks…

  • Scania Gas Record

    Scania Gas Record

    26th April 2019

    In its largest single order to date, Scania is delivering 100 liquified natural gas (LNG) trucks to Stavenhagen, Germany-based KP Logistik. The Scania R410 tractor units will be evenly split between KP Logistik’s centres in Stavenhagen and Wustermark, near Berlin.…

  • First UK builders’ merchant to field gas-powered truck

    First UK builders’ merchant to field gas-powered truck

    26th April 2019

    For Lawsons, being the first builders’ merchant in the UK to field a gas-powered truck was something of a gamble. But according to company MD, Paul Sexton, the move is paying off in spades. “We didn’t think the truck would…

  • John Lewis Gas Truck Trials – Trucking June 2019

    John Lewis Gas Truck Trials – Trucking June 2019

    26th April 2019

    Always a pioneering retailer, the John Lewis Partnership has applied the same philosophy throughout its distribution fleet. It reckons its recent gas truck trials have proven a sound business case for moving away from diesel The green tractors and white…

  • New deal streamlines electric vehicle charging provision

    New deal streamlines electric vehicle charging provision

    29th March 2019

    German, Austrian and Polish antitrust authorities have given the green light for a joint venture that seeks to boost the electric vehicle charging provision on the Continent. The joint venture between Charge4Europe, founded on December 11, 2018 by DKV Euro…