Going Green

  • 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…

  • Vivalda tackles ULEZ

    Vivalda tackles ULEZ

    29th March 2019

    Architectural cladding systems fabricator and distributor Vivalda has acquired six new ULEZ -busting HGVs to ensure it meets tough new emissions laws due to be introduced in London from April this year. Investing more than £300,000 in five Mercedes-Benz Actros…

  • Gasrec improves biomethane offer

    Gasrec improves biomethane offer

    1st March 2019

    Commercial vehicle fleets running on liquified natural gas (LNG) can now take advantage of the same CO2 savings being achieved by compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled trucks running on biomethane, following a significant move by fuels provider Gasrec. The firm has…

  • Fuel Fact versus Fuel Fiction

    Fuel Fact versus Fuel Fiction

    1st March 2019

    The EU forecasts that oil products will still represent 86 per cent of energy sources in 2050, despite investment in renewables. It also predicts the transport sector is expected to remain the largest contributor of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, consuming…

  • Jost takes Iveco Stralis NP as part of LNG fleet conversion

    Jost takes Iveco Stralis NP as part of LNG fleet conversion

    1st March 2019

    Iveco has delivered 30 new Stralis NP trucks to Jost Group in Belgium, as the pan-European transport and logistics specialist aims to convert 35 per cent of its fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by 2020. The new trucks replace…