£1.8 million Government boost for innovation to decarbonise freight

The UK government has released £1.8 million in funding to accelerate the development of more efficient, sustainable, and smarter deliveries, helping to decarbonise freight in the UK. Roads Minister Guy Opperman is launching the third year of the £7 million Freight…

XPO Logistics to roll out 160 new Shared User network vehicles in UK in next four months 

XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, will roll out 160 new rigid vehicles in its Shared User network in the United Kingdom (UK) over the next four months.  The new vehicles are fitted with…

XPO Logistics expands into use of HVO and electric-powered vehicles 

XPO, a provider of sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has successfully deployed hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and electric-powered vehicles within its 4PL and transport control tower operations.  HVO and electric-powered vehicle trials were initially implemented across test routes comprising…

Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW returns

Fleet Vision International –THE SHOW is back at the Guildhall on April 11 2024, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Have you registered to attend? Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW is an unmissable event for the international fleet…

Finding an electric niche

Agile electric and hydrogen vehicle manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles is thriving in a tumultuous sustainable transport market, and this is down to a business model that prioritises responsiveness, fast turnaround, and the highest quality products, MD Ben Smith tells Ann-Marie Knegt.…

Scania’s new biogas engines: Going greener with 5% fuel savings

Scania’s new biogas engines are now paired with two-thirds of the successful Super-based powertrain. The harmonised trio – the new biogas engines plus the G25 gearboxes and axles from the diesel sibling – have achieved fuel savings of 5% in…

Clean options for long-distance haulage: Horizon Europe guarantee

Supported through a Horizon Europe guarantee grant, Electra Commercial Vehicles and the University of Surrey will be helping heavy-duty vehicles travel further and more sustainably. If European countries are to meet their net zero targets, we must reduce emissions from…

Iceland Foods to reduce home delivery emissions by 1.6 thousand tonnes 

Iceland, the UK’s leader in frozen food, operating nearly 1,000 stores across the country, is set to cut CO2 emissions by more than 1,600 metric tonnes this year thanks to the introduction of cutting-edge, in-cab driver coaching technology, which combines…

IVECO X-Way trucks join Biffa’s bulk carrier fleet 

Sustainable waste management company Biffa has taken delivery of four new IVECO X-Way trucks to support its fleet of over 3,000 vehicles.  The four new IVECO X-Ways (AD360X42Z OFF) are joining the Biffa fleet as bulk carriers.  Biffa maintains around…

UK policy and early movers can play a significant role in unleashing finance to decarbonise the UK freight transport sector

Efforts should be directed towards whole freight system analysis capability, co-created roadmaps and ports as decarbonisation hubs to help the freight transport sector’s transition. The end-of-project report released today by the Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (DUKFT) Network suggests several ways…