Going Green

  • European consortium announces plans for logistics overhaul

    European consortium announces plans for logistics overhaul

    1st April 2022

    A European consortium will look into autonomous vehicle options as part of a wider logistics-based project. The group will work under the name ATLAS-L4 (Automated Transport between Logistics centres on highways, Level 4). The selection of companies includes MAN, Knorr-Bremse, Leoni and Bosch. In…

  • Five alive: quintet of DAF CF Electric trucks head to Amazon

    Five alive: quintet of DAF CF Electric trucks head to Amazon

    25th March 2022

    Amazon UK has ordered five CF Electric trucks from DAF.  The 37-tonne GCW fully-electric vehicles join Amazon’s middle mile delivery fleet. In other words, they will be transporting goods with the aid of zero tailpipe emissions.  Interestingly, the trucks are…

  • Near-production prototype hints at MAN electric truck plans

    Near-production prototype hints at MAN electric truck plans

    23rd March 2022

    A near-production prototype of an electric truck has been shown by MAN Truck & Bus for the first time.  The reveal is confirmation that the company has accelerated the change to zero-emission commercial vehicles.  Last month, there was confirmation that…

  • Future Fuels & Low Carbon Energy Solutions

    Future Fuels & Low Carbon Energy Solutions

    22nd March 2022

    How Craggs Energy Group is helping businesses make the switch over to renewable fuels to keep carbon emissions under control By Richard Wallace, MD, Craggs Energy Group The Craggs Energy Group was established 10 years ago and we primarily work…

  • CNG investment in Scanias made by Moran Logistics

    CNG investment in Scanias made by Moran Logistics

    17th March 2022

    Moran Logistics has placed an order with Keltruck for 15 CNG trucks from Scania. The vehicles are set to be delivered throughout 2023. Specifically, the order was made with the pledge by Moran Logistics to become more ‘green’ as a…

  • Electric heavy truck concept revealed by Renault and Geodis

    Electric heavy truck concept revealed by Renault and Geodis

    16th March 2022

    An electric heavy truck concept dedicated to urban logistics has been unveiled. The vehicle has been created by Renault Trucks, in partnership with Geodis. Specifically, the aim of the future vision was to look at the requirement of city-centre freight…

  • Let’s go! Fraikin delivers 10 CNG-powered trucks to AO

    Let’s go! Fraikin delivers 10 CNG-powered trucks to AO

    11th March 2022

    A total of 10 CNG-powered tractor units have entered operation at electricals retailer, AO. The order was delivered by Fraikin and the trucks are subject to a five-year contract hire agreement. Specifically, the pledge to run CNG-powered trucks is designed…

  • Truck technician training concerns voiced by IMI

    Truck technician training concerns voiced by IMI

    10th March 2022

    Finding a truck technician trained in heavy electric vehicles is difficult, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has warned.  Furthermore, the institute has warned just 3% of heavy vehicle technicians are properly qualified. Specifically, the issue is around the…

  • Renault goes on the E-Tech with new battery trucks

    Renault goes on the E-Tech with new battery trucks

    9th March 2022

    Renault Trucks has confirmed new E-Tech models as it expands its all-electric range of vehicles. In addition, the company has announced sales for the new E-Tech trucks will start in 2023. Specifically, the two vehicles will be the T E-Tech…

  • Mercedes-Benz eActros goes on sale in the UK

    Mercedes-Benz eActros goes on sale in the UK

    8th March 2022

    Right-hand drive versions of the Mercedes-Benz eActros are now available to order. Therefore, UK truck drivers will be able to sample heavy duty electric driving very soon.  The Mercedes-Benz eActros is aimed at those involved in heavy-duty, short-haul distribution.  The vehicle…

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