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  • Heathrow expansion critical, says CBI 22/06/2018
    CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn has asserted that a new runway at Heathrow is critical to the UK economy as the “UK must be open for business, and to the world,” or risk being left behind. Fairbairn warned that any more delay and “our competitors – who have been busy building their own aviation capacity and […]
    Maria Highland
  • FTA warns that more clean air zones threaten SMEs 22/06/2018
    Plans for clean air zones in Leeds and Birmingham demonstrate steps being taken to manage the impacts on business in the cities, but schemes will still produce substantial costs for small businesses, says the FTA. The FTA cautions that “CAZs only bring a temporary air quality benefit, bringing forward what was coming anyway.  We need […]
    Maria Highland
  • Off Grid calls for smart charging system deployment 21/06/2018
    Energy technology company Off Grid Energy CEO Danny Jones is urging for a smart charging system to be deployed to avoid “a total collapse of consumer confidence in EVs”. He stresses the importance of battery storage and smart charging systems as the take up in EVs increases exponentially.“Rapidly deployable smart-charging and storage systems are an […]
    Maria Highland
  • Deadline looms for Awards entries 20/06/2018
    Rapid change in the global retail and manufacturing environment is driving developments in supply chain. And in parallel with that the Awards have an increased focus on innovation, in terms of both strategy and technology. New innovation categories this year include City Logistics, Robotics, Technology, Transport, Automation, and Delivery. And time is running out to […]
    Maria Highland
  • TfL says 79pc of public back direct vision plan 20/06/2018
    TfL has released the consultation report on the on the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) which focused on proposals for an HGV Safety Permit. The report found that 91 per cent of the general public agreed that the HGV driver’s visibility through a HGV cab’s windows plays a role in collisions with vulnerable road users. 92 […]
    Maria Highland
  • UPS invests $130m in natural gas trucks 20/06/2018
    UPS is to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks to its fleet. The $130 million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million […]
    Maria Highland
  • Ford launches test for self-driving delivery van 14/06/2018
    Ford is working with on-demand delivery platform Postmates to trial a self-driving delivery service focusing on the first and last mile of the delivery experience. A food delivery pilot is currently underway in Miami and Miami Beach with more than 70 businesses participating, including Coyo Taco. Residents in the area that order a taco through […]
    Maria Highland
  • Lyft revamps app 13/06/2018
    Ride sharing provider Lyft has updated its app to integrate directly with cities and transit agencies and provide users with improved shared rides and simplified user experience Lyft has taken a step forward by combining its product design with local-government-led city planning. The result is an improved app that can solve issues of finding late-night […]
    Maria Highland
  • London ULEZ extension threatens SMEs 12/06/2018
    Plans to extend London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of Greater London for lorries in 2020 and inner London for vans in 2021 have been greeted with dismay by the Freight Transport Association, which warned that small businesses would be particularly hard hit. An Ultra Low Emission Zone is already due to start […]
    Maria Highland
  • Daimler Trucks launches e-mobility organisation 12/06/2018
    Daimler Trucks is creating global organisation for e-mobility, including a new leadership function, as well as opening a research centre in the US for automated truck research. The company has unveiled two new, fully-electric trucks from Freightliner, its US truck brand. The Freightliner eCascadia is a heavy-duty electric truck for long-distance operations, while a fully-electric […]
    Maria Highland