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.

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.

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.

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

The future of logistics: what happened at Freight in the City 2018

[icegram campaigns=”951″] Climate issues are among the major challenges in our times. As we know, this problem does not affect only sectors such as the agriculture one or the environment one, but also the logistic sector. That is why transport companies always look for new and better ways to reduce the proportion of the emissions and improve air quality.

Disagreement over truck CO2 emissions regulations

Four months ago, the European Commission published it proposal to start regulating the CO2 emissions of trucks. The proposal set out a 15% cut in CO2 emissions from trucks by 2025 and a 30% cut by 2030.

Do solar panels have a place in trucking?

We’re used to seeing solar panels on roofs and in fields; seeing solar panels on trucks is less common.

We have to stop demonising diesel

If I didn’t know better, I’d say vilifying diesel had become a national pastime for politicians. But experts are warning that if this demonisation continues, much of Europe’s economic backbone could be broken.

Hot weather leads to truck-free zones in Paris

This year’s heatwave has been a blessing and a curse. Long, balmy summer days are great – unless you need to get stuff done. And when I mean stuff, I mean getting freight from A to B by road.