Environment

News and opinions on how trucking industry impacts the environment

Gas-powered trucks not as good for the environment as claimed

Remember when truck makers told us liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks were better for the environment than diesel trucks? 

Europe’s most dangerous air pollution zones

Air quality is a major concern in Europe’s cities. Diesel vehicles have been identified as the main source of this pollution and Euro standards have been set for vehicle emissions

Brussels must do more to boost green truck production

A group of European giants including Nestle and Unilever is calling on Brussels to help them tackle the problem of road freight emissions.

Britain to build prototype electric truck

A Swedish start-up hoping to shake up the trucking industry with electric trucks has chosen the UK to build its prototype vehicle.

Trucks are getting longer – and that’s a good thing

The road haulage industry needs to reduce its CO2 emissions and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has a plan.

CO2 targets for trucks currently unachievable

The EU has proposed ambitious CO2 emissions targets, but without the recharging and refuelling infrastructure for electric and alternatively-powered trucks, those targets may not be reached...

Renault’s 2019 models comply with CO2 emissions regs

Renault’s Euro-6 Step D-compliant drivelines for its new 2019 models deliver fuel savings compared to current generation trucks.

Truck makers become less critical of EU’s CO2 regs

Truck makers have toned down their criticism of Europe’s regulation on CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Did they have a change of heart? Perhaps, but it was more likely to be the result of mounting pressure from regulators.

How longer daylight hours affect truckers

Driving conditions in winter are notoriously worse compared to warmer months. Ice, fog, and snow all make for dangerous driving conditions. But the weather is not the only factor truck drivers need to consider as the seasons change.

We don’t want to, but we need to talk about climate change

Climate change. It’s not something we like to discuss in trucking. And for good reason… The industry is a huge consumer of fossil fuels, but solutions to the problem often lead to conversations about driverless trucks – an idea that doesn’t sit well with your average (human) trucker.

Nikola electric road tractor planned for Europe

Nikola Tre is a fully electric hydrogen-powered cab tractor that is being developed with European markets in mind.

Where’s the proof, Elon?

Elon Musk is not afraid of grabbing the headlines. Whether he’s smoking weed on a webcast, announcing plans to make Tesla private, accusing someone of being a paedophile, or discussing his plans in outer space, it seems there’s never a dull minute with this guy around.