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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…

eSwingo electric sweeper wins award for Excellence in Innovation at RWM

Aebi Schmidt’s eSwingo all-electric compact sweeper has won the award for Excellence in Innovation at this year’s RWM and Let’s Recycle Awards, which were revealed ahead of the RWM and Let’s Recycle Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC. The eSwingo, which…

IMI announces first TechSafe Centre of Excellence

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire, the first IMI TechSafeTM Centre of Excellence.  The prestigious inaugural award recognises the outstanding achievements of the BMW Academy in developing and promoting…

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…

Fleetcor acquires Plugsurfing, a European electric vehicle solutions provider

Fleetcor Technologies, a global business payments company, announced the acquisition of Plugsurfing, a European electric vehicle software and network provider to vehicle OEMs, charge point operators (CPO), and fleets.

Nottingham City Council aims for carbon neutral target with seven new eSwingos 

Nottingham City Council has ordered seven fully electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt as it works towards its target of becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral city. Nottingham City Council has set a deadline of 2028 to achieve its net…

Transport Minister and Mayor of Tees Valley witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

Trudy Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on…

HAKO appoints Cyril Johnston as distributor for Northern Ireland 

Hako Machines UK has assigned its Northern Irish distributorship to Cyril Johnston, one of the largest suppliers and distributors of garden machinery and leisure goods in the UK and Ireland. Cyril Johnston will now add Hako’s extensive range of sweepers…

Element 2 engages XPO Logistics to transport hydrogen to its UK network of hydrogen refuelling stations

Element 2, the UK’s leading hydrogen refuelling business, has announced an agreement with XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, to transport hydrogen to Element 2’s UK-wide network of hydrogen refuelling stations. Under the multi-year agreement, XPO will…

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.

City of York tackles congestion and pollution with Alchera Technologies

York has become the first City in the UK to introduce city-wide real-time transport modelling to help ease congestion and pollution through its Smart Travel Evolution Programme (STEP). Phase one of the programme, which started earlier this year, involved improving…

Raising driving standards

The implementation of CMS SupaTrak’s telematics solutions has helped Ubico reduce its carbon emissions, lower its fuel bills, and assist drivers in adopting a safer style of driving.

Overcoming range anxiety

Is electric vehicle range anxiety a genuine concern, or is it all in your head? Bucher Municipal shares internal testing results on its popular truck-mounted and compact electric sweeper models to demonstrate no need for concern about the machines’ ability to carry out their demanding tasks.

WCRAQ debate: the need for change

Air quality monitoring, the lack of investment in alternative fueling infrastructure, and the need for greater collaboration on procurement to enable local authorities to access funding were among the topics discussed at the first-ever WCRAQ air quality and emissions reduction debate at the Titanic Centre in Belfast on October 12, 2021.

Allison Transmission to present new fully electric axle in UK-manufactured fire truck

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, is introducing its new electric axle, Allison eGen Power, for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022.

Editor’s blog – the challenge is urgent, but innovation is rapid

Fleet Vision International, Spring 2022, has been published.

Element 2 and Electra Commercial Vehicles agree exclusive working partnership

Element 2, the UK’s leading hydrogen refuelling business, has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with zero-emission vehicle provider Electra Commercial Vehicles to provide a supply of hydrogen gas and the associated refuelling infrastructure to Electra and its Fuel Cell vehicle customers.

Electra to show the first zero-emission refrigerated hydrogen HGV at the CV Show in a UK first

Electra Commercial Vehicles will be showcasing the first zero-emission refrigerated fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in the UK during the CV Show at the Solomon stand – 5a46.

Major car manufacturers and industry coalition appeal to the EU to ensure all new cars and vans are zero emissions from 2035 

A broad cross-industry coalition, including Ford of Europe and Volvo Cars, is appealing to the EU to ensure all new cars and vans in Europe are zero-emission from 2035 and to establish mandatory charging infrastructure targets.

Study finds hydrogen with battery energy storage can deliver a zero-emission fire engine

Research conducted by ULEMCo, a hydrogen solutions provider, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Fire Service has concluded that it is possible to create hydrogen battery-electric fire tenders.

Forest Green Rovers Football Club goes even greener with its first electric minibus

Forest Green Rovers, the world’s greenest football club, has partnered with Renault Trucks to support the club’s commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainable travel with its first 100% electric team minibus, a Renault Trucks Master E-Tech. 

The second RVS Dennis Twin Pack electric conversion hits the road in Islington

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has successfully delivered the second electric conversion of a Dennis Eagle Twin Pack Refuse Collection vehicle to Islington Council. 

Exeter City Council adopts electric fleet

Exeter City Council will be taking delivery of three new electric refuse vehicles on a contract hire agreement from SFS. The trucks will ultimately be powered by renewable energy sources, to help the city achieve its target to become carbon neutral by 2030. 

JobTrak helps operators optimise fleet performance

CMS SupaTrak will exhibit and demonstrate its JobTrak in-cab route management solution at OWL Live Wales, held at Voco St Davids in Cardiff on March 31, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Chair of CIWM Wales, Brian Royson…

Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW preview

International case studies, the latest research, and practical examples of initiatives in action dominate the programme at the first Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW conference on April 13 2022. Ann-Marie Knegt reports.

CTS Hire celebrates its young talent – meet Robert Wiltshire

Work experience at a tank driving experience school sparked Robert Wiltshire’s interest in working on heavy vehicles and led him to pursue his dream job as an HGV Technician at CTS Hire. FVI interviews him about his experiences and his ambitions.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELLING VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

The industrial vehicle sector is an inspiring place to be right now. Manufacturers are pushing the pace of product development to harness the latest technologies to bring the vehicles and machinery of the future to market.

Fleet Vision International magazine Winter 2022 is out now!

eading stories on Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW, OWL Wales Live, international sweeper profile, NYPD fleet, hydrogen HGVs, a new cab for waste trucks, rebated fuel legislation update, new vehicle launches, international case studies, emissions reduction, transitional technology, air quality updates and science, news and comments, and much more.

Editor’s Blog: With great adversity comes great opportunity

Last year was certainly not easy for anyone. The pressures of
the pandemic mounted up, putting an unprecedented strain
on critical fleet service delivery organisations and the vehicle industry as a whole. The global supply chain shortage put pressure on manufacturers, increasing vehicle build and lead times. The industry will have to deal with the consequences of this worldwide issue for many years to come. At the same time, we have to deal with the driver and mechanic shortage, further impacting service delivery.

Tesco adds electric articulated trucks to its heavy-duty haulage fleet

The supermarket has added two new 37-tonne fully electric Daf CFs to its fleet in partnership with logistics and international freight forwarding company FSEW. The new trucks will transport food and other products between Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff and…

Allison Transmission presents electric future at SICUR 2022

Allison Transmission will highlight its latest technology in firefighting and emergency services, including its eGen Power electric propulsion system, at the SICUR biennial international trade fair this month (IFEMA exhibition centre, Madrid; February 22-25; stand 8E26). Allison is expanding its…

St Helens Council acquires the first OEM-built hydrogen RCV from Faun-Zoeller UK

 As part of a ten-vehicle order, North West Local Authority, St. Helen’s, has invested in the UK’s first actual OEM Hydrogen Fuel Cell power

New electric RCV fleet for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

ew Dennis Eagle e-Collect electric refuse vehicles powered by 100% green electricity have joined BCP Council’s fleet as part of the council’s aim to make its operations carbon-neutral by 2030.

New EU compliance rules will place key demands on fleets operating smaller LCVs

New regulations that bring smaller light commercial vehicles (LCVs) travelling to the EU under the requirement to have an International Operator’s Licence will place key demands on fleets in the future, says FleetCheck.

Dudley Council purchases Swingo sweepers after top mark tender process

After an extensive tender process, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has added eight Swingos from Aebi Schmidt to its street cleaning vehicle fleet. The compact sweeper scored top marks following an extensive tender process.

Book launch – The ultimate guide to commercial vehicle fleet management

uthor David Wilson has launched a new book available in Softback and e-book formats. He wrote this title for fleet owners worried about the rising cost of buying and maintaining vehicles, or perhaps for operators concerned that they may exceed fleet budgets. 

EPA finalises greenhouse gas standards for passenger vehicles, paving the way for a zero-emissions future

e Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US is finalising the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever. 

North East Lincolnshire celebrates local greenery with its newly wrapped RCV fleet

North East Lincolnshire Council has wrapped its new fleet of 10 recycling vehicles with epic scenes that celebrate the borough’s beaches, parks and green spaces. The fleet of 26-tonne Dennis Eagle Elite 6 with electric bin lifts are part of…

Granville Eco Park accelerates switch to biomethane in Northern Ireland

Granville Eco Park is accelerating the switch to cleaner fuelling and bio-methane fleets in Northern Ireland and championing the circular economy through its smart loops movement.

ULEMCo buys first hydrogen fuel cell module from Toyota Motor Corporation

MCo, the hydrogen fuel cell specialist has started developing with the FC fuel cell module from the Toyota Motor Corporation. It produces a range of optimised hydrogen fuel cell solutions for electric vehicle applications. As the first step, ULEMCo obtains a fuel cell for evaluation under the feasibility project HySPERT (Hydrogen Special Purpose Electric vehicle platform for Refuse collection and fire Trucks).

Announcing Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW!

ion International is delighted to announce the launch of Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW, the international conference and exhibition promoting excellence in frontline fleet and essential services, which will take place at the London Guildhall on February 4, 2022.

Fleet Vision International magazine Autumn 2021 is out now!

The sixth issue of the thought-leading publication for front-line fleet operations and essential services has been published. Read your copy today, and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues. 

Southampton City Council keeps streets clean and quiet with the new eSwingo

ampton City Council sees electrifying results from its fleet of four new all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK. The sweepers are making a vital contribution to meeting the Council’s environmental objectives under its Greener City Charter.

Multevo launches the Hydrohog – the dual-fuel multi-purpose machine

Multevo, the highways and verge maintenance specialist, has developed the world’s first Hydrohog – the high performance and multi-purpose highway maintenance machine powered by diesel and hydrogen. Diesel is replaced by up to 40%, and this considerably reduces emissions. The…

Recycling Lives electrifies waste transport with UK’s first Z.E. skiploaders

K’s first two 100% electric 18-tonne D Wide Z.E. skip loaders. The OEM announced the new contract during the Freight in the City Expo 2021, on September 28, Alexandra Palace, London.  

Largest-ever retrofit order for Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 software creates Biffa huge fuel savings for its RCV fleet

Allison Transmission will retrofit FuelSense 2.0 software to 493 Dennis Eagle and Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks for leading waste management company Biffa. 

Competition winners to deliver the UK’s first hydrogen transport trials in Tees Valley

Hydrogen transport pilots in the Tees Valley area will establish the UK as a leader in the technology and propel us towards our net-zero goals, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on 7 August 2021, as he unveiled the winners of a £2.5 million R&D competition.

Government funding for hydrogen-fuelled fire trucks in Oxfordshire

ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuel specialist, has been awarded government funding with its partners to produce an optimised design for specialised hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. Working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and its Fire and Rescue Service, ULEMCo will design the fuel cell…

Electra supplies the first two electric refuse collection vehicles for rural trials in Scotland

SP Energy Networks and Dumfries & Galloway Council are piloting the UK’s first two Electra fully electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) for rural applications.

Hino selects Allison fully automatic transmissions for new heavy-duty trucks in Australia

Allison Transmission Japan, a designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions, has announced that Allison 3000 Series and 4000 Series transmissions have been selected for the FS, FY and the new FH and FR models of Hino Motors’ HINO 700 Series heavy-duty trucks for the Australian market.

Go Plant Fleet Services supplies four Dennis Eagle RCVs to Hyndburn Borough Council

Following an open tender process via the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Go Plant Fleet Services has recently delivered four new Dennis Eagle RCVs into Hyndburn Borough Council.  Hyndburn BC now has a fleet of ten high specification RCVs to service the…

Refuse Vehicle Solution Delivers the first electric conversion vehicle for Paper Round

Paper Round, part of BPR Group, has received its fully electric-conversion vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solution (RVS). The company is committed to transforming the future of resource management, and the switch to electric refuse collection vehicle is a significant step in achieving this goal.

Islington takes delivery of first fully electric cage tippers

Islington Council has received the borough’s first fully electric cage tippers to electrify the Council’s fleet of vehicles further. The 7.5-tonne vehicles produce no exhaust emissions and help ensure that local people have cleaner, healthier air to breathe.

Reach your target audience with Fleet Vision International – your all-round quality marketing solution

Fleet Vision International (FVI), the magazine aimed at fleet, transport, and operational and workshop depot directors/managers who deal with sophisticated commercial fleets and frontline services, calls out for editorial contributions for our Autumn issue. You can be part of this and showcase your products and services in front of senior fleet officials.

Fleet Vision International Summer 2021, Q3 has been published

Fleet Vision International Summer 2021, Q3 has been published.

North Northants Council replaces waste and recycling fleet

The new unitary authority, North Northamptonshire Council, is updating its waste and recycling fleet with a vehicle replacement programme comprising over 110 vehicles.

Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) was awarded the contract to provide and maintain the vehicles and workshop management services. Previously, SFS worked for Kettering and Corby Borough Councils, both of which are now part of the newly formed North Northamptonshire Council and Wellingborough and East Northants Councils.

Identifying the right transition technologies for your fleet at OWL Midlands

Discover how transition technologies such as biofuels, additives and blends can help your operation reduce emissions without capital expenditure at OWL Midlands.

Electra signs MOU with Proton Power Systems for the production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Electra Commercial Vehicles has signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Proton Motor Power Systems, a producer of hydrogen fuel cells and electric hybrid systems with a zero-carbon footprint, to develop zero-emission fuel cell trucks in the UK and Ireland.…

An educational journey towards an electric future

OWL Midlands, held on July 8 at New Hall in Sutton Coldfield, will have the new ‘Dennis to the Rescue’ mobile classroom on show. Attendees will also discover the benefits of switching over to electric refuse collection vehicles.

Support grows for Mellor’s ‘big bus bias’ campaign

Following its criticism, earlier this month of the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) latest round of restrictive funding for smaller size-appropriate zero-emissions buses, Rochdale-based bus manufacturer, Mellor, has received substantial backing for its ‘big bus bias’ campaign from industry bodies, charities…

Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its hydrogen fuel-cell truck for long haul applications

Daimler Trucks focuses on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport.

DriverMetrics publishes ‘Improving Driver Well-being: A Guide for Managers’

A new white paper authored by DriverMetrics Research Director, Dr Lisa Dorn, is designed to help managers understand key concepts around mental health and its impact in the workplace. In particular, it focuses on the effect that poor mental health has on driver behaviour and provides practical advice on managing and improving fleet safety.

NRG and RTR deliver the first Electra RCV in the South West to MJ Church

NRG Fleet Services and its hire division Riverside Truck Rental (RTR) have supplied Wiltshire-based waste disposal, plant hire and civil engineering company MJ Church with the first Electra fully-electric refuse collection truck in the South West. The RCV will save six tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere each year, according to calculations from manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles.

Ford, Venari Group and NHS Essex develop vaccine Transit to reach vulnerable communities

The NHS in Essex has teamed up with Ford, Venari Group, and local community health leaders to roll out a vital initiative across Mid and South Essex, delivering COVID-19 vaccines to communities vulnerable to COVID-19 that might face barriers to accessing traditional healthcare services.

What Is Coming Up In FVI Summer 2021?

Fleet Vision International (FVI), the magazine aimed at fleet, transport, and operational and workshop depot directors/managers who deal with sophisticated commercial fleets and frontline services, is calling out for editorial contributions for our Summer issue. Every quarter, we send FVI…

Gangelt fire department takes delivery of the first new appliance with updated ALPAS superstructure

German firefighting manufacture Ziegler has delivered TLF 4000 tanker to the Gangelt fire department. This truck is the first to have the new ALPAS superstructure, and it features the new Z-Control operating system.

Isuzu cleans up with fleet deal for Dawsongroup Sweepers

Dawsongroup Sweepers has recently received ten new Isuzu 7.5-tonne RCV’s as part of its latest fleet upgrade and expansion programme.  Twenty new Isuzu 7.5-tonne tippers will follow this initial order, delivered later on in the year. As part of the…

CMS SupaTrak passes ISO 45001 certification and demonstrates its commitment to safety

Connected fleet specialist CMS Supatrak passed its ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management accreditation with flying colours. The telematics platform solutions provider reached through the audit without a single major or minor non-conformance.

Allison Transmission and Emergency One collaborate on electric axle integration for fire appliances

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion solutions, in collaboration with Emergency One (UK), a UK manufacturer, service and support of fire and rescue vehicles, have announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Ziegler wins international automotive design award

The German manufacturer of fire trucks, Ziegler, has won this year’s iF Design Award for the Z-Class, Z-Cab AiR, Z-Turret and ALPAS. The jury handed out the award in the discipline Product and the category Automobiles/vehicles. Z-Control of the latest…

Zero-emission trucks: industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure

ruck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) made this call to the European Commission in a joint letter.

Basque firefighting and rescue service invests in major vehicle upgrade

The Vizcaya Provincial Council in the Galicia province in Spain has invested seven million euros in its Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Rescue Service. Almost 25% of the existing fleet will be replaced by new trucks, enhancing efficiency and improving rapid response.

DPF Gate – call for stricter MOT diesel particulate filter testing to reduce harmful particulate matter

The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality calls for the UK Government to implement stricter legislation around DPF testing during MOTs to reduce particulate matter emissions. The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality estimates that this measure could save the UK around 1000 tonnes of particulate matter PM2.5 per year based on research carried out in The Netherlands.

Have you read Fleet Vision International, Spring 2021, yet?

The fourth issue of the thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services is available. Read your copy today, and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.

Meritor Consortium awarded £15.9 million toward £31.9 Million project to develop United Kingdom’s low carbon capability

Meritor has announced that it is the recipient of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) Core Competition Program in the UK to partially fund Meritor’s 17Xe™ electric powertrain system heavy-duty electric trucks and buses equipped with a single drive axle.

What’s in a word? Why it is essential to be fully informed about automatics

When deciding which vehicles to buy or lease, it is crucial to be fully confident you are making the best component choices. That you are fully up-to-speed on the differences in performance, usability and running costs, yet, there is one significant technology that not all truck fleet operators are fully aware of, comments Allison Transmission’s, Nathan Wilson.

Hambleton invest in greener waste and recycling vehicles

Local population growth, increased recycling quantities and extensive new residential developments have led Hambleton District Council to expand its refuse and recycling collection fleet with vehicles part-powered by electricity to reduce carbon emissions.

Halton Housing, Widnes, renews its vehicle contract hire framework

Halton Housing, a Northwest housing association with over 7,000 homes across Widnes and Runcorn, has recently completed the re-tendering of its vehicle contract hire framework. The framework will last for four years and covers a range of vehicles from small cars to 26-tonne refuse vehicles and plant and specialist vehicles.

Introduction of E10 petrol could save 750 kilotons of carbon a year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off our roads

Introduction of E10 petrol could save 750 kilotons of carbon a year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off our roads

Today’s announcement that E10 petrol is to be introduced from September 2021 is a significant step towards the decarbonisation of existing cars in the UK, on the way to our 2050 net-zero target.

Southampton City Council selects eSwingos to help meet carbon reduction targets

Southampton City Council has received the first of four all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK to help meet its environmental objectives under its Green City Plan 2030.

Clearing the air in Nottingham

Poor air quality accounts for up to 36,000 deaths each year in the UK. Around 400 of these deaths are in Nottingham. Matt Ralfe from Nottingham City Council, tells FVI how the council has put air quality and sustainability at the heart of its agenda and transformed its fleet in just four years.

Volvo launches new crew cab for fire service vehicles – FM and FX

The new Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks have now been designed as fire service vehicles with a crew cab for up to nine people. 

The new variants of the two models, developed in close cooperation with bodybuilders and the emergency services, have many improvements designed explicitly for fire service vehicles.

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Fleet Vision International, Winter 2021, has been published

The third edition of the new thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services has now been published. Read your copy today and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.

Rosenbauer and Renault launch a new wildland firefighting truck

Rosenbauer and Renault Trucks have presented a new wildland firefighting vehicle. 

It meets both category 3 of EN 1846-2 for all-terrain firefighting vehicles and specific requirements for protecting the vehicle crew, as defined for example in the French standard NFS 61-517 or NFS 61-518. This standard includes the requirement for a thermal self-protection system and driver’s cab equipped with a rollover cell. With its compact dimensions, low centre of gravity and single tires, the all-wheel-drive vehicle is ideal for rough terrain. The special firefighting equipment on board makes the extinguishing agents extraordinarily cost-effective and efficient. Plus, the crew can fight the fire using a turret mounted on the bumper and controlled from the cab without exiting the vehicle.

The first 44-tonne hydrogen tractor-trailer hits the road

Belgian logistics company, Colruyt is the first to test a 44-tonne electric hydrogen truck in Europe. Dutch company VDL built the HGV, and it only emits water vapour and works with green hydrogen, generated with green power. The vehicle’s fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity to recharge the batteries while moving.

Yorwaste launches ‘in-cab’ camera system for increased safety

Commercial waste management company, Yorwaste, has fitted live camera recording systems to its fleet of vehicles to enhance safety and mitigate false insurance claims. The system also features a fifth in-cab camera, the footage from which can be used as evidence in any incidents.

New Re-Gen academy provides transformational training and development support to local authority waste teams

Re-Gen Waste, working in partnership with CIWM, is launching the Re-Gen Academy has launched a transformational support initiative to provide useful and engaging learning and development opportunities to individuals working in local authorities.

Renault Trucks hands over the first electric ZE truck to Carlsberg Group

Switzerland, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over a 100% electric D Wide ZE to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group on 24th November 2020 in Rheinfelden.

Remondis UK gets first front-end-loader with c-trace dynamic weighing system

The first Remondis front-end-loader (FEL) waste collection vehicle fitted with c-trace’s dynamic weighing system has been delivered to the company’s site at Doncaster.  The vehicle will collect commercial waste and recycling on well-established rounds in the South Yorkshire area.   The…

Boston BC chooses SFS as ‘most cost-effective’ for maintenance contract

Boston Borough Council has awarded specialist Fleet Services a seven-year maintenance contract. As part of the agreement, SFS is making a considerable investment into the local community by creating a brand-new workshop for the authority.

NRG Fleet Services and Hills Waste Solutions combine strengths to provide a service and maintenance facility as part of a £10 million waste treatment hub in Wiltshire

NRG Fleet Services and Hills Waste Solutions have opened up a high-tech workshop and servicing facility in Calne, Wiltshire. The new location will provide NRG with excellent access to offer increased services to clients in the South from a strategic location on the M4 corridor.

Adapting emergency services to COVID-19 at the Emergency Services Show 2021

Transformational change in the emergency services, driven by the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the fast pace of technological innovation being introduced to the sector, is set to be a central theme of The Emergency Services Show, which returns to Hall 5 and the outdoor area at the NEC, Birmingham from 27 to 28 April 2021.

Safer operations, lower emissions, increased compliance, and reduced cost

OWL Midlands on November 12 offers many ways of improving your fleet and waste operations. The OWL Master Classes are FREE and CILT-CPD-accredited. Here, we offer you an overview of some of the highlights. Sign up now, to not miss out on this fantastic event.

Electra delivers Scotland’s first fully electric RCV to North Lanarkshire Council

Electra Commercial Vehicles has provided Scotland’s first entirely operational electric RCV to North Lanarkshire Council. Electra’s strategic partner Riverside Truck Rental will be supporting the new truck from its Bells Hill Depot with its HV4-trained technicians. North Lanarkshire’s Electra has…

Venari launches Ziegler Z-Class air crash tender despite AFOA conference delay

Venari Group has announced that the Ziegler Group Z-Class ARFFV is now available to the UK’s aviation firefighting sector, despite the postponement of the Airport Fire Officers’ Association (AFOA) conference, where it was set to be revealed to the UK market.

Dennis Eagle RCVs delivered to Southampton City Council

Nine Dennis Eagle diesel RCVs have been delivered to Southampton City Council in line with the goals of its Green City Charter.

The council ordered seven Elite 6×2 rear-steer vehicles with Olympus 21m3 bodies fitted with Terberg OmniTRADE bin lifts and two Elite 4×2 narrow vehicles with Olympus 10m3 bodies and Terberg OmniDEL Electric bin lifts.

ULEMCo to deliver hydrogen-fuelled spreaders for Glasgow City Council

ULEMCo, the company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuel in the UK, has commenced the most massive single deployment of hydrogen dual-fuel vehicles yet seen. The move follows an order secured with Scottish company James A Cuthbertson, to transform Glasgow City Council’s existing fleet and some new spreaders to be hydrogen enabled.

WCRAQ Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Working Party launch

The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Working Party was the second of six launches this August. The meeting was attended by prominent industry experts and academics specialising in air monitoring across the field, including Electra…

DPD to start a pilot of fully electric Volta delivery trucks in London

Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer, Volta Trucks, will soon begin a pilot test of its anticipated Volta Zero with parcel delivery firm DPD. The Volta Zero will be trialled within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone in Q1-2021, supporting its micro-depot approach…

A roadmap to reducing air pollution from transport

CMS SupaTrak, OWL, and the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality are calling for all refuse collection vehicles operated by councils and private waste operators in the UK to be fitted with air quality monitoring equipment.