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Mercedes-Benz eTruck trials begin

21 February 2017 The world’s first all-electric heavy duty truck is set to go into limited production later this year, with trials taking place in the German market before being rolled out to cities across Europe. The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck was first shown at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover last September, and the […]

Europe’s largest single operator electric bus fleet to arrive this autumn

21 February 2017 The neighbouring Belgian cities of Charleroi and Namur are to jointly have access to Europe’s biggest single operator fleet of electric buses when they go into service in October. Together, the cities have ordered 90 Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses as well as 12 charging stations, which will be supplied by opportunity […]

Iveco introduces dedicated ‘Truck Stations’

21 February 2017 Iveco has introduced 24 dedicated ‘Truck Stations’ across the UK, specifically dedicated to the needs of heavy truck operators, with a focus on maximising uptime for haulage companies. The accreditation scheme has clear requirements, including a specialised workshop dedicated to the specific needs of heavy truck fleets, expert staff training, extended opening […]

CV Show 2017 – the countdown begins…

22 February 2017 With just over eight weeks to go until it opens to the public, this year’s CV Show looks like being one of the busiest and most relevant yet. Over the past 12 months, the CV market has seen quite a significant amount of change, with record van sales and truck registrations also […]

Waitrose introduces CNG truck fleet

15 February 2017 One of the UK’s leading supermarket chains has introduced a fleet of 10 new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks with a 500-mile delivery range, operating in the North and Midlands. Waitrose, in association with CNG Fuels, a supplier of renewable biomethane fuel, will use technology developed jointly with truck manufacturer Scania […]

Haulier to operate gas-powered rigids

21 February 2017 Nationwide freight and logistics operator Howard Tenens is set to operate the UK’s first pair of 26-tonne rigid-bodied gas-powered trucks as part of the government’s £20m Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial. As part of a consortium led by gas specialist Air Liquide, the haulier will use the government grant funding to […]

Haulier’s new fleet is a work of art

21 February 2017 One of the UK’s biggest distributors of temperature controlled goods is supporting the work of local artists by using 10 of its trailers as blank canvases, celebrating the achievements of famous residents from the region in which it is based. The fleet of 10 Freshlinc trailers, based at the company’s head office […]

More VW Transporters to bolster AA breakdown fleet

21 February 2017 The UK’s largest motoring organisation, the AA, has chosen Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to supply 158 new vans to replace patrol vehicles that are coming to the end of their working lives. The additional vehicles are in addition to 500 VW Transporters ordered by the AA last year, which are all converted at […]

UK truck market remains strong as demand grows in 2016

13 February 2017 HGV registrations increase in 2016, up 5.3% to 46,231 units. Demand for rigid vehicles drives growth, up 17.0% compared with 2015. 2016 ends on a positive, with steady 2.3% rise in Q4. Registrations of new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) rose 5.3% to 46,231 units in 2016, according to figures released by SMMT, […]

FedEx commits to self-driving future

15 February 2017 One of the biggest names in global deliveries, FedEx, has stated that automated technology and self-driving vans will play a major part in its future. According to FedEx Chief Information Officer, Rob Carter, automated technology and artificial intelligence will completely transform the delivery business. Carter is responsible for setting the technology agenda […]