Environment

News and opinions on how trucking industry impacts the environment

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.

Modular trucks: solution or risk?

Huge trucks aren’t usually considered ‘green’, but modular trucks are moving towards the centre of discussions about cutting CO2 emissions.

Seaweed-powered trucks. No, seriously…

You’d expect to find seaweed in the sea. You’re probably happy to eat it. But have you ever thought about driving a truck powered by seaweed?

New plans to cut CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030 are unattainable

The new targets are unrealistic. This is the message from truck manufacturers following the vote by the European Parliament on CO2 reduction targets in HGVs

Emissions concerns for Volvo Group may result in recalls

In October Volvo Group discovered that parts of its emissions control systems are degrading “more quickly than expected”. As a result, engines in Volvo trucks could be failing legal limits for emissions.