Going Green

  • Calor tests Iveco Stralis LNG tractor unit

    Calor tests Iveco Stralis LNG tractor unit

    5th March 2019

    Calor has taken delivery of the UK’s first Iveco Stralis 6×2 LNG truck from dealer group Guest Truck and Van. The tractor unit – with Active Space sleeper cab – will be tested as part of Calor’s commitment to incorporating…

  • Multi-fuel station for Red Lion Truckstop

    Multi-fuel station for Red Lion Truckstop

    19th February 2019

    Certas Energy has won planning permission to develop a refuelling facility in the heart of Northamptonshire. It will feature eight high-speed multi-product fuel dispensers including diesel, Gas Oil and AdBlue. The station will be just off the M1 motorway at…

  • Boost for gas truck operators

    Boost for gas truck operators

    19th February 2019

    Truck fleets running on liquified natural gas (LNG) can now take advantage of the same huge 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…

  • Businesses need clarity on Leeds clean air zone

    Businesses need clarity on Leeds clean air zone

    19th February 2019

    Businesses operating in and around Leeds urgently need clarification on Leeds City Council’s newly- approved Clean Air Zone (CAZ), according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). In particular they need to understand how to access funding to replace banned commercial…

  • FTA responds to Oxford zero emission zone

    FTA responds to Oxford zero emission zone

    19th February 2019

    In late January, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council announced an update to their Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) plans. The new city centre Zone will allow ultra-low emission cars that are capable of being zero emission while in the…

  • Southampton CAZ – will other councils see sense?

    Southampton CAZ – will other councils see sense?

    19th February 2019

    The Road Haulage Association is challenging local authorities nationwide to reduce harmful emissions without resorting to charging trucks to enter clean air zones. The call comes as Southampton scraps plans to introduce a CAZ that would have seen non-Euro 6…

  • Ocado opens gas filling station

    Ocado opens gas filling station

    5th February 2019

    Online supermarket Ocado opened its first natural gas refuelling station at its Hatfield Customer Fulfilment Centre on January 8. Ocado is the first UK retailer to self-fund the purchase of an onsite grid connected station outright. The site launched with…

  • Southampton Clean Air Zone plans scrapped

    Southampton Clean Air Zone plans scrapped

    5th February 2019

    The Road Haulage Association hails Southampton City Council’s decision to abandon plans to charge hauliers to enter a clean air zone ‘a victory for common sense’. The local authority had been instructed by the Government to tackle harmful emissions and…

  • Porsche takes delivery of an all-electric MAN eTGM

    Porsche takes delivery of an all-electric MAN eTGM

    22nd January 2019

    German premium car manufacturer Porsche is commissioning a fully electric MAN eTGM artic truck for delivering parts to its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory. It is the first vehicle of its kind in Germany to be used for regular use. From now on…