Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time.
He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.
HGVzero23: Logistics giants re-group to promote transition to cleaner fuels
As orginally reported by our sister publication Motor Transport, big names such as Stobart, XPO and Coca-Cola are once again teaming up to launch a cross-industry action group focusing on the decarbonisation of trucks: HGVzero23.
Evri signs net-zero deal with Zedify and Urb-it for Bristol CAZ deliveries
As orginally reported by our sister publication Motor Transport, Evri has partnered with Zedify and Urb-it to provide 100% carbon free deliveries in the Bristol Clean Air Zone (CAZ).
Sheffield Clean Air Zone now live and charging non-compliant trucks £50 to enter the city
Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has now gone live, with non-compliant HGVs having to pay £50 a day to enter the inner ring road and city centre.
Sunderland Nissan plant to run zero emission autonomous trucks as part of £84m investment in self-driving technology
As originally reported in our sister publication Motor Transport, self-driving, zero emission HGVs are to be used at Nissan’s site in Sunderland and on private roads as part of an £84m project to revolutionise freight transport.
Freight management firm Zeus brings in head of sustainability
As originally reported by our sister publication Motor Transport, digital freight management firm Zeus has recruited a sustainable expert from the University of Cambridge to help it become a net zero business.
Britishvolt demise will hamper electric truck production in UK
The collapse into administration of Britishvolt earlier this week means there are now no UK stand-alone factories making the batteries required to help the automotive industry transition to electric-powered vehicles, according to the Unite union.
UK government zero emissions targets for trucks unlikely to be met, warns Logistics UK
It is unlikely that the industry will achieve zero tailpipe emissions by the government’s 2035 and 2040 deadlines based on the current level at which manufacturers are building electric HGVs, according to Logistics UK
Glasgow-based truck builder HVS set to unveil new hydrogen-electric powertrain
Start-up truck builder, HVS, is set to launch its new hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain and is pushing for increased investment in hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
Sunak appoints new transport secretary
Mark Harper (pictured) has become the third transport secretary in three years, replacing Liz Truss ally Anne-Marie Trevelyan after just seven weeks in the role.
UK battery electric commercial vehicle volumes soar in September despite “big questions” over charging
A battery electric vehicle (BEV) “boom” led to deliveries of electric CVs increasing by 70% last month, but concerns remain about the UK’s charging infrastructure.
First Hydrogen gets go-ahead for UK fuel cell road tests
First Hydrogen said it had been given the green light to operate its fuel cell-powered vans on British roads.
Now cheaper to charge an electric HGV than use diesel, hauliers told
The case for moving to electric trucks has become even more compelling after fuel prices soared to such levels that it is now cheaper to charge up an HGV than fuel a diesel model, according to freight booker Zeus Labs.
Hydrogen specialist hails success of dual-fuel road sweeper trial
Hydrogen expert ULEMCo said the deployment of a dual-fuelled road sweeper in Aberdeen has cut daily diesel displacement rates by almost 50%.
UKWA teams up with solar panel specialist to take case for clean renewable energy to House of Lords
Members of the UK House of Lords are to be told that using solar panels on warehouse rooftops could double the UK’s solar capacity, reduce harmful emissions and slash energy costs.
Recycling Lives fits safety systems from Vision Techniques to fleet of electric skip loaders
Waste specialist Recycling Lives has fitted blind spot camera systems and alarms on its new all-electric skip transporter trucks in order to warn vulnerable road users.
Howdens grows HVO fleet and trials gas and electric options
Kitchen supplier Howdens said a vital ingredient for its sustainability strategy is hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), which it is now using extensively across its logistics fleet.
Recycling Lives takes delivery of UK’s first electric skip loaders
Waste firm Recycling Lives has taken on two zero tailpipe emissions Renault E-Tech D18 Wides at its site in Preston. The vehicles long battery life, accompanied with its zero tailpipe emissions and little traffic noise, make it the ideal for operating in urban areas.
CNG Fuels opens world’s biggest biomethane refuelling station
Avonmouth has become the venue for the world’s largest biomethane refuelling station, capable of refuelling up to 80 HGVs an hour.