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  • Net Zero Emissions debate organised by Iveco and Shell

    Net Zero Emissions debate organised by Iveco and Shell

    24th September 2021

    A debate around net zero emissions has taken place online. The event was organised by Iveco and Shell. In addition, it involved experts and thought leaders from other industry figures. For example, contributions came from Deloitte, the International Road Transport…

  • Freeze fuel duty forever to help shift to greener trucks

    Freeze fuel duty forever to help shift to greener trucks

    24th September 2021

    Logistics UK is calling for the government to freeze fuel duty forever. The move, said the business group, should help the move to Net Zero. Specifically, it would help move the sector to alternative fuelled vehicles. David Wells, chief executive…

  • Campaign to change parking facilities for truck drivers

    Campaign to change parking facilities for truck drivers

    21st September 2021

    HGV parking facilities need to be improved and one company is prepared to do something about it. Goldstar Transport has announced the ‘Better Breaks, Safer Stops’ campaign. Specifically, the move is designed to improve conditions at rest stops for truck…

  • Mercedes-Benz milestone: 25 years of the Actros

    Mercedes-Benz milestone: 25 years of the Actros

    21st September 2021

    Today marks a Mercedes-Benz milestone for the truck manufacturer’s flagship model. The Actros was unveiled 25 years ago in Hannover. As a result, it marked a new dawn and direction in truck design, comfort and safety. The original Actros was…

  • Calls to expand the National Skills Fund to help driver shortage

    Calls to expand the National Skills Fund to help driver shortage

    20th September 2021

    The National Skills Fund should be broadened in order to increase driver numbers. That’s the message from Logistics UK as the driver shortage continues. Specifically, the National Skills Fund helps adults retrain if they want or need to change career.…

  • Pair of Iveco trucks join the Moody Logistics fleet

    Pair of Iveco trucks join the Moody Logistics fleet

    17th September 2021

    A pair of Iveco S-Way tractor units have been acquired by Moody Logistics. The duo join 28 other trucks on the company’s Eurocargo- and Stralis-heavy fleet. Therefore, the S-Ways were a natural choice for the operator. The pair of Iveco…

  • Range expansion for Renault Trucks EV line-up

    Range expansion for Renault Trucks EV line-up

    16th September 2021

    The battery-powered vehicle family from Renault Trucks has undergone a range expansion. Specifically, an 18-tonne D Wide Z.E has joined the line-up. The new truck joins the 16- and 26-tonne D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. models. In addition, Renault…

  • Fruehauf out of administration after MV Commercial buyout

    Fruehauf out of administration after MV Commercial buyout

    15th September 2021

    MV Commercial has agreed to take Fruehauf out of administration. The specialist truck firm has completed a deal for the tipping trailer and rigid body company. Furthermore, the news protects 120 jobs and secures Fruehauf’s future. Investment was a key consideration…

  • Ocado plans to open natural gas refuelling station

    Ocado plans to open natural gas refuelling station

    14th September 2021

    Ocado’s Dordon Customer Fulfilment Centre will soon have a new natural gas refuelling station. The announcement comes as the online supermarket commits to a transition to alternative fuels.  In January 2019, Ocado self-funded the purchase of an onsite grid-connected gas…

  • Extra tests to help cut truck driver shortage

    Extra tests to help cut truck driver shortage

    13th September 2021

    Extra tests for HGV drivers have been announced by the Government. The move has been taken to deal with the ongoing driver shortage. Specifically, 50,000 extra truck test slots have been agreed. The changes will come into force ‘as soon…

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