Going Green

  • London’s ULEZ ‘simplistic’ and anti-motorist says RHA

    London’s ULEZ ‘simplistic’ and anti-motorist says RHA

    30th April 2019

    The Road Haulage Association has concerns that the current approach to improving air quality fails to deal with the issue appropriately and harms business in the capital. It says trucks play a vital part in maintaining London’s economy and 131m…

  • LEZs need consultation and lead times

    LEZs need consultation and lead times

    30th April 2019

    The new London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come in to force and I have mixed views on it, says Truckstop News editor, Pip Dunn. Yes, we need to tackle air pollution, and the ULEZ will help in that,…

  • DPD goes for Fuso E-Canter

    DPD goes for Fuso E-Canter

    16th April 2019

    DPD has issued a glowing half-year report on the performance of its first fully-electric FUSO eCanters, the 7.5-tonne trucks having proved 100% reliable and won enthusiastic driver feedback for their comfort and quietness. Rob Fowler, General Manager – Corporate Social…

  • Bath clean air zone decision to burden local business

    Bath clean air zone decision to burden local business

    2nd April 2019

    The plans announced on March 5 by Bath & North East Somerset Council for a Clean Air Zone in Bath will directly impede the work of the region’s business community. Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for the South West at the…

  • Manchester clean air plans could see hauliers go bust

    Manchester clean air plans could see hauliers go bust

    2nd April 2019

    The Road Haulage Association has said that haulage firms could fold if plans to charge lorries to enter Greater Manchester from 2021 go ahead. Clean air zone proposals would see pre-Euro 6 lorries hit with £100 per day penalties in…

  • Electric and hybrid trucks for Dutch operators

    Electric and hybrid trucks for Dutch operators

    2nd April 2019

    DAF Trucks has handed over the first electric trucks to Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn carriers Simon Loos and Peter Appel Transport. It is the start of a long-term field test involving three fully electric trucks and two plug-in hybrid…

  • Sanpellegrino reduces emissions and noise with Scania gas trucks

    Sanpellegrino reduces emissions and noise with Scania gas trucks

    19th March 2019

    Italian haulier Koiné has taken delivery of 50 Scania R410 tractors which run on liquified gas. They will shuttle between the Gruppo Sanpellegrino mineral water bottling plant at San Pellegrino Terme to a logistics centre at Madone. In 2018 Sanpellegrino…

  • First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

    First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

    19th March 2019

    February 19 saw Volvo deliver its first electric vehicles: a refuse truck to the waste and recycling company Renova and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and its partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. The Volvo FL…

  • DAF CF Electric for Tinie Manders Transport

    DAF CF Electric for Tinie Manders Transport

    5th March 2019

    DAF Trucks has delivered a fully electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport in Geldrop, the Netherlands. The CF Electric featuring E-Power Technology from VDL is used on behalf of DHL for shuttle services in the Eindhoven region. The first CF…