Andy Salter

Andy Salter

Andy Salter has spent most of his 30-year working life in and around the commercial vehicle and road freight sector building up a depth of knowledge and expertise. A former editor of TRUCK and Commercial Motor magazines, Andy is a previous Chair of the International Truck of the Year jury and is now managing director of DVV Media International the owner of Freight Carbon Zero. He is passionate about helping the industry prepare for a carbon zero future.

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    Freight Carbon Zero Trailblazer Interview: Ian Dennis, Zenobē


    Zenobē is fast-building a strong reputation for knowing its onions when it comes to supporting the industry in its journey to net zero. We caught up with Ian Dennis, Director of Business Development at Zenobē to find out why everybody is talking about the company.

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    Project spotlight: Electric Freightway part of the DfT-funded ZEHID programme


    The Electric Freightway project is part of the government-funded ZEHID (Zero Emission HGV and Infrastructure Demonstrator) programme and is well advanced in its project planning and development, with the first vehicles hitting the road in May 2024. We headed to project lead GRIDSERVE’s Swindon innovation centre for a roundtable of ...

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    Daring to begin…


    Taking the first step on the road to decarbonisation is something which we know causes a lot of angst amongst commercial vehicle operators, large or small. The decisions to be made; should you opt for battery electric or Hydrogen, understanding the issues around infrastructure and new fuelling regimes, plus all ...

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    Tesla Semi unladen weights revealed


    Tesla’s Senior Manager for Semi truck engineering, Dan Priestley, has been on stage at the ACT Expo 2024 in Las Vegas, one of the most influential clean transportation events in the world, to give a technical update on the new Class 8 long-haul truck from Tesla and reveals unladen weight ...

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    Stuck in the TCO trap


    Last week was a hectic week for the Freight Carbon Zero editorial team. We started the week with the first of our Freight Carbon Zero Think Tanks, hosted in partnership with our friends at the BVRLA, before heading to Amsterdam for the Smart Freight Centre’s Smart Freight Week and concluding ...

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    Unveiling the Motor Transport Decarbonisation Power Players of 2024


    The Motor Transport Decarbonisation Power Players webinar, sponsored by Optimize, celebrates industry leaders spearheading the transition towards a carbon-free transportation future. This year marks the third annual event, recognizing individuals driving change within the sector. The top 25 nominees were selected by a panel of judges, including:

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    Freight Carbon Zero Trailblazer Interview: Katharina Tomoff, DHL Supply Chain


    As part of our Trailblazer interview series we’re focusing on some of the people who are driving industry decarbonisation. In this interview, we catch up with Katharina Tomoff, DHL Supply Chain’s Senior Vice President Global Environment, Social and Governance and explore how the global contract logistics giant is embarking on ...

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    Electra enters the upcycling business with launch of Electra Exchange


    As part of its relocation to a new UK facility in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, Electra has announced it will be offering a new service to upcycle internal combustion engined vehicles to battery electric.

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    Net zero targets are for life, not just a corporate statement...


    If evidence were needed that a net zero claim is for life and not just the corporate strategy document, then the news that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has de-listed more than 200 companies from its Business Ambition for 1.5degC campaign is it. With impending European legislation set to ...

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    New truck EV charging station corridor links LA with Las Vegas


    Greenlane, a joint-venture between Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and Blackrock has announced a 280 mile commercial vehicle charging corridor with 100 chargers linking Los Angeles with Las Vegas.

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    ChargePoint partners with Iveco to simplify commercial EV rental and charging


    ChargePoint has announced an agreement with Iveco, through it’s GATE initiatitive, to offer hassle-free charging solutions tailored to manage commercial EV fleets.

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    We can’t do this alone


    Positive news for the commercial vehicle industry this week with the new truck registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing the total market for all trucks above 6t GVW was up 13.5% on 2022. With total volumes now well over 45,000 this demonstrates some ...

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    Examining the low carbon energy hierarchy of needs


    As regular readers will know, we’ve been on a bit of a rollercoaster over recent weeks on the thorny subject of renewable fuels. Zemo’s lifecycle analysis report in January highlighted some significant greenhouse gas emission reductions on its per litre comparisons with diesel and since then, the RHA has called ...

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    Let’s talk about truck stops…


    Special thanks to Chris Bird, from CJ Bird Transport for giving us the spark for this week’s commentary. He left a comment on one of our web articles last week. The story was about a Chinese truck start up Windrose completing a set of long-range trials with its new battery ...

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    Chinese truck builder eyeing European manufacturing base


    According to Reuters, Chinese electric heavy truck start-up Windrose is hatching plans to outsource manufacturing of its heavy duty trucks to automaking partners in Europe.

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    Zero emission truck grant scheme launched in Ireland


    The Irish Government has launched a new grant scheme to promote the sale of zero emission trucks, allowing buyers to offset the price increase of switching from diesel.

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    Delivering a partnership for the future


    As witnessed in last week’s newsletter, the Zemo Partnership has delivered some great inputs into the decarbonisation arena, both in the days of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP) and since the re-brand to Zemo. Our comments, last week, on the life cycle analysis across a range of low and ...

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    Times up for Arrival’s UK business as administrators called in


    Troubled times for Arrival as first it shares were suspended from the NASDAQ and now it has called in the administrators at its two UK businesses.

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    Revoy introduces new technology enabling diesel semi-trucks to become hybrids in minutes


    Revoy, a startup specialising in sustainable transportation solutions, has developed a groundbreaking technology called the Revoy EV, designed to convert existing diesel semi-trucks into hybrids quickly and efficiently. The innovative system reduces emissions by up to 80%.

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    New Zemo life cycle report cautions against rush to zero


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