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  • Nikola partners with Iveco for TRE zero-emissions truck

    Nikola partners with Iveco for TRE zero-emissions truck

    7th December 2019

    Iveco and US tech firm Nikola seek to “disrupt” the industry with the TRE – a battery electric and eventually hydrogen-powered tractor unit for European markets. Iveco has partnered with Arizona, US-based hydrogen fuel cell and electric drivetrain manufacturer Nikola…

  • Scania commits to tougher decarbonisation target

    Scania commits to tougher decarbonisation target

    25th October 2019

    Scania has committed to set target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “at the pace and scale that science dictates” in response to a call by the United Nations for business to step up and take bolder actions in tackling climate…

  • AXL is Scania’s new cabless concept truck

    AXL is Scania’s new cabless concept truck

    25th October 2019

    Scania has lifted the lid on a new fully autonomous cabless concept truck called AXL which has been put together using the company’s modular design system. Much like Volvo’s VERA concept tractor unit, Scania’s AXL is initially aimed at operation…

  • Fossil-free refrigeration specialist buys Cold Connect

    Fossil-free refrigeration specialist buys Cold Connect

    25th October 2019

    Swedish fossil-free refrigerated transport company Hultsteins has consolidated its position in the UK market after acquiring Cold Connect. Hultsteins specialises in fossil-free solutions for refrigerated truck transport, and the company hydraulic-powered refrigeration units have achieved a somewhat unique position in…

  • MPs “shocked” over dire driver shortage statistics

    MPs “shocked” over dire driver shortage statistics

    25th October 2019

    Representatives from the UK road haulage industry have revealed the current driver shortage in the UK stands at around 60,000 – and have estimated the figure could rise to a shocking 150,000 by 2020. In addition, just one per cent…

  • Nikola granted $1.7m award to further fuel cell research

    Nikola granted $1.7m award to further fuel cell research

    16th September 2019

    The US Department of Energy has awarded alt-power tech firm Nikola a $1.7 million grant to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for use in commercial vehicles. The joint grant was funded by the US Department…

  • Greencarrier invest in first all-electric trucks in China

    Greencarrier invest in first all-electric trucks in China

    16th September 2019

    Freight-forwarding company Greencarrier Freight Services has invested in the first all-electric trucks to be put to work in China. The vehicles, which have a range of approximately 240 km between charges, have already started work in Shanghai. Fitted with batteries…

  • UPS invests in autonomous driving tech firm

    UPS invests in autonomous driving tech firm

    16th September 2019

    US postal giant UPS has announced its venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple. Together, both companies are testing self-driving tractor trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles…

  • Fifth of UK companies report difficulty starting contracts with 3PLs

    16th September 2019

    A fifth of UK firms have reported an unsuccessful start to contracts with their third-party logistics providers (3PLs), according to the latest research from supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA. The research looked at contract start-ups and found 15 per…