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  • Trakm8 is making its Insight Optimisation platform free for as long as the Government lockdown persists, to support fleets of all sizes during the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Universal Tanker Group, the waste services specialists, reports a positive response from its drivers since upgrading from PDAs to tablets for electronic signature collection during waste transfer and deliveries.

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Rebecca Pow says the government still intends to deliver on its obligation to “deliver compliance with air quality limits in the shortest possible time.”
  • Now that demand for FreshLinc’s chilled food distribution services is incredibly high, the assets are also being used for food transport without the need for any modification.

  • The order consists of 18 Range T460 6x2s and two Range T480 High 6x2s, taken on a three-year term with full R&M, including tax but excluding tyres.

  • England’s buses will continue to serve those who rely on them thanks to a funding boost of £397m for vital bus operators, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today (Friday 3 April 2020).
  • VIDEO CONTENT: YOYO Multidrops is a unique, patented all-electric interchangeable body system, that can be installed on any manufacturer’s 3.5t and electric 4.25t cab. It is particularly suited to mixed fleets as it creates flexible LCVs
  • Californian electric vehicle manufacturer starts manufacturing electric commercial vehicles, working with Mosolf Group in Germany.  Up to 3,000 compact commercials are being built a year.

     

  • The world’s first all-electric light truck has added another European city as its home turf as FUSO eCanter trucks start operating in the Irish capital for the country’s post service An Post

  • Software bridging the gap between fleets and insurers will help businesses to negotiate lower premiums and fully realise the return on investment in telematics systems. It will be of particular  interest to operators of smaller van fleets.

  • Swindon Borough Council is charging ahead with a bid to the Government to improve the Borough’s air quality. The Council has teamed up with Swindon’s two main bus service providers - Swindon’s Bus Company, owned by Go South Coast and Stagecoach West.

  • The introduction of Leeds’ Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is likely to be delayed again. Originally due to come into force on 1 January 2020, it was delayed to 28 September 2020. Now, it is understood that a further delay is likely to be sought

  • Everything you always wanted to know about the MirrorCam...

    As Mercedes-Benz Trucks replaces the conventional rearview mirrors with the MirrorCam camera system on the new Actros we ask, what are the advantages of the MirrorCam? How does the whole thing work? What needs to be considered? 

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks provides a dozen questions and answers about the MirrorCam system.

  • Birmingham City Council has written to ministers requesting the launch of its clean air zone is delayed as it deals with the coronavirus crisis.

    The impact of COVID-19 on businesses has meant that their current focus is on trying to support employees rather than upgrade vehicle fleets.

  • Creating the transport decarbonisation plan: Government sets out the challenge. New policy document explains current challenges and steps to be taken developing the transport decarbonisation plan.

  • A new guide from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) for fleet operators shows how renewable fuels can immediately cut greenhouse gas emissions in road transport
  • The three-axle vehicles feature a steer, drive and lifting rear-steer tag-axle configuration, delivering what the operator’s Transport Manager, Paul Gibbard, describes as “outstanding manoeuvrability and payload”.

  • Binswood Media – the organisers of ITT Hub - has taken the difficult decision to postpone the launch event that was due to take place at Farnborough International Conference & Exhibition Centre on the 13 and 14 May 2020.

  • Aligned with LEVC’s overall product naming strategy, the same technical and functional nomenclature has been used: VN is for van and ‘5’ the volume of the cargo area, 5m3.

  • The UK’s largest privately-owned lighting manufacturer has commissioned two of the first right-hand drive Mercedes-Benz trucks to be equipped with ground-breaking Active Drive Assist technology.