Going Green

  • UK consumers prefer eco-friendly deliveries

    UK consumers prefer eco-friendly deliveries

    21st June 2019

    Shoppers are demanding more eco-friendly deliveries, according to a new report from British third-party logistics company, Wincanton. Over a quarter (26 per cent) of British consumers said they are likely to buy from a retailer which uses electric vehicles, and…

  • Rhenus: “Jury still out on electric trucks”

    Rhenus: “Jury still out on electric trucks”

    21st June 2019

    Global freight operator Rhenus has certainly confirmed its commitment to electric vans, adopting e-LCVs to fulfil the delivery of goods in Germany. However, the company has said it believes the future of electric trucks in the UK “is less clear”.…

  • Truck NOx emissions halved in five years

    Truck NOx emissions halved in five years

    21st June 2019

    Harmful NOx emissions from trucks have been halved in only five years, according to new government statistics released by the Department for Transport. The DfT figures show a 52 per cent fall between 2013 and 2018 as haulage firms have…

  • Woodside bets on gas with first Iveco for 15 years

    Woodside bets on gas with first Iveco for 15 years

    24th May 2019

    Iveco has delivered a Stralis NP 4×2 tractor unit into service with Irish transport specialist Woodside Haulage in what the Italian manufacturer is calling a major conquest order. The vehicle runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and marks the first…

  • Rhenus kicks off Germany’s first CF Electric trial

    Rhenus kicks off Germany’s first CF Electric trial

    24th May 2019

    DAF Trucks has delivered two fully electric trucks to Contargo in Germany for trialling. Contargo is a 100 per cent subsidiary of the international Rhenus Group. The CF Electric with E-Power Technology from VDL will be used for container transport…

  • Renault searches for best eco-drivers in new Optifuel Challenge

    Renault searches for best eco-drivers in new Optifuel Challenge

    24th May 2019

    Renault Trucks has launched its Optifuel Challenge rational driving competition to seek out the best eco-drivers. For this fifth edition, 2000 drivers from 25 countries are on the starting blocks. The best driver from each country will go forward to…

  • 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…