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  • 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.

  • Renault Trucks is due to start serial production of its D and D Wide Z.E. electric trucks at its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in March 2020.
  • Strategic acquisition sees TTC Group broaden its corporate fleet customer base and further strengthen its compliance capability within its proprietary technology platform, Continuum.

  • The zero-emission vehicles from Gaussin can be operated manually or run autonomously using a set of sensors and algorithms.

  • TruTac is the leading UK provider of fleet compliance and management software for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV)

  • Two Actros 2551 models with range-topping GigaSpace cabs and 12.8-litre 510hp six-cylinder engines join fleet.