Shell and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have successfully trialled the first digital in-truck payment system in the manufacturer’s Actros model for fuelling at selected Shell stations in Germany.
Fuel savings of up to 5% could come from choosing Schmitz Cargobull’s new line-up of aerodynamic curtainsider tri-axle semi-trailers, claims the manufacturer.
There was good news for commercial fleet operators in the Budget, with a freeze in fuel duty, an extension to the furlough scheme and a freeze in VED for HGVs.
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Road Freight and Logistics wants essential user rebate on fuel duty, cutting the effective level of fuel duty to that of Germany.
Keyfuels has announced it has renewed its partnership with Moto Hospitality forecourts and pumps, enabling full acceptance of its fuel card across all Moto motorway sites.
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Fleet views sought after All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Road Freight and Logistics launches inquiry into the impact of fuel duty.
A man who fraudulently bought £27,000 of fuel in eight months using a company fuel card has been given an 18-month suspended jail sentence.
The Chancellor says he will maintain the fuel duty freeze, spend billions on roads and incentivise low-emission transport.
Used DAF Trucks offering fleets cost and time reductions, according to the company and customers.
Amberon Group says it has cut fuel expenditure by 10% and seen a 45% reduction in accidents, after installing Lightfoot across its fleet of 800-plus commercial vehicles.
Government report says allowing vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes to travel 10mph faster has saved business money.
Go Plant Fleet Services is partnering with Certas Energy to trial Gas to Liquid Shell GTL fuel for road sweepers.
Almost three quarters (71.4%) of van operators expect to use an electric vehicle in their fleet this year, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Activa Contracts has appointed UK Fuels as its new fuel card partner, and one of the first fleets to use the solution has calculated it could cut its fuel bill by around £24,000 in the first 12 months.
To achieve this, all John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose and Partners delivery trucks, trailers and vans – more than 3,200 vehicles in total - will have to be switched to zero-emissions vehicles.
FTA calls for the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to follow the approaches of Nottingham and Leeds, or risk the livelihoods of many small businesses.
Two thirds (66%) of small businesses predict their fleets will be fully electric within the next 20 years, with 50% expecting this to happen in half that time, new research suggests.
Certas Energy has opened a new bunker refuelling site in Holyhead, North Wales.
A lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and other alternatively-powered trucks across the EU threatens CO2 targets, says the ACEA.