Going Green

  • 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…

  • 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…