Fleet Vision International, Autumn 2022 has been published. 

Read the latest issue now. by clicking here. Find out about food waste vehicles and hire, the hydrogen transition, electric vehicles and infrastructure, maintenance, the skills shortage, air quality and emissions reduction, and upcoming events such as OWL North and…

Vision Techniques installs safety equipment on UK’s first EV skip transporters

Waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has installed Vision Techniques’ safety equipment on its new electric skip transporter trucks.  The two 19-tonne E-Tech DZE trucks were designed and developed in collaboration with Renault Trucks and mark the start of Recycling Lives’…

Scania’s new battery electric truck enables Swedish circular economy initiative  

A new heavy Scania battery-electric truck, capable of handling loads up to 64 tonnes, enables two Swedish companies to meet their sustainability ambitions. Forming part of the Pilot Series, designed to test the feasibility of battery electric vehicles in heavy…

Bradford bids to improve air quality with eCollect

As Bradford’s Clean Air Zone went into force, the first Dennis Eagle eCollect was put to work by Bradford Council after successfully trialling the all-electric vehicle earlier this year.  The council’s goals are to install an actual zero-emissions fleet of…

St Helens Council receives the first custom-built hydrogen fuel cell RCV

Faun Zoeller UK has delivered the UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle to St Helens Borough Council.  The truck is now ready for its integration into the council’s fleet. This pioneering investment by St Helens Borough Council forms part…

Teignbridge District Council enters 20 year-relationship with SFS 

2022 marks the 20th year that Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has been the fleet provider to Teignbridge District Council. The council has recently decided to extend the current contract hire arrangement for another three years.  Teignbridge awarded a third consecutive…

Biffa cuts fuel bills by specifying different axle ratios

Research by Allison Transmission has revealed that many commercial vehicle fleets could cut their fuel consumption by requesting different axle ratios to those routinely offered on new vehicles. This simple change to a truck’s specification costs nothing yet can significantly reduce running costs and carbon emissions. Savings will likely be most significant on duty cycles with frequent stop-starts around town or on minor rural roads.