ITF – Electrification of heavy-duty vehicles: How can efficiency be improved under challenging climatic conditions?
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Jarlath
10h ago
Spanish researcher Albert Alonso-Villar receives the 2024 Young Researcher of the Year Award today for his research on the effects of cold climates on heavy-duty vehicles powered by batteries. Alonso-Villar, a graduate of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Aalborg Universitet, received the prestigious award from the International Transport Forum’s (ITF) Secretary-General Young Tae Kim during the ITF’s 2024 Summit on “Greening Transport: Keeping focus in times of crisis” in Leipzig, Germany. The movement of goods by trucks makes up one-quarter of all transport-related emissions. Breaking hea ..read more
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New 8-speed automatic transmission for latest Fiat Ducato: Offering more comfort, driving pleasure & efficiency
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Jarlath
10h ago
FIAT Professional debuts the AT8 model, a new transmission showcasing the Brand’s commitment to product enhancement and delivering an increasingly satisfying experience for its customers. Designed as an 8-speed automatic transmission, the AT8 is slated for use in the New Ducato, including its Camper variant. One of the standout features of the AT8 is its notable reduction in CO2 emissions lowered by 10% compared to the current automatic version, attributed to the installation of a more balanced, efficient, and much more controlled torque. Moreover, these new components are at the heart of the ..read more
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XPO Logistics marks 10-year partnership with Mobis Parts Europe with new liveried trailers
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Jarlath
10h ago
XOP, the provider of innovative and sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has reached an important ten-year milestone in its partnership with Mobis Parts Europe. Following the initial contract between the two companies established in 2014, XPO and Mobis concluded a long-term extension effective June 2023. Over the past ten years, the partnership between XPO and Mobis has grown and strengthened, with Mobis becoming one of the highest volume customers in the XPO Shared User Network. More recently, XPO has invested in nine new Double Deck trailers outfitted with bespoke Mobis ..read more
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Logistics UK calls for the appointment of a Minister for Logistics & Supply Chain
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Jarlath
2d ago
As the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak MP announced the General Election will be held on 4 July 2024, business group Logistics UK urged all political parties to include the organisation’s call for the appointment of a Minister for Logistics and Supply Chain by the UK’s next government in their election manifestos, if future growth is to be driven across the whole economy. Chief Executive David Wells OBE stressed that focusing on investment and growth in the logistics industry would bring dividends for the UK’s whole economy. “Whether manufacturing or retail, healthcare or education, every part of o ..read more
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Volvo Trucks to launch hydrogen-power
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Jarlath
2d ago
Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and the commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. Trucks that run on green hydrogen provide a significant step for Volvo to achieve its net zero goal and support customers to reach their decarbonisation targets. Trucks that run on green hydrogen instead of fossil fuels provide one way to decarbonize transport. Hydrogen trucks will be especially suitable over longer distances and in regions where there is limited ch ..read more
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Carrier Transicold introduces Vector HE 17 Offering Significant Reduction in Fuel Consumption & Noise
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Jarlath
2d ago
The Vector HE 17 temperature-controlled trailer unit is now available, adding to Carrier Transicold’s Vector High Efficiency (HE) range. Offering complete versatility for all trailer applications, this new unit offers refrigeration capacity output at above 16 kW, as well as a significant reduction in fuel consumption and noise levels. By integrating advanced inverter technology with the proven all-electric E-Drive architecture, the Vector HE 17 sets a new benchmark for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and performance in its category. It delivers superior cooling capacity, reduces fuel consumption ..read more
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BMI Trailers to showcase new Aggregate Walking Floor Trailer at Road Transport Expo 2024
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Orla
6d ago
Dungannon based BMI Trailers has announced its participation in the upcoming Road Transport Expo 2024, scheduled to take place from June 4th to June 6th at the NAEC Stoneleigh. As a leading provider of cutting-edge trailer solutions, BMI Trailers will be unveiling its latest Aggregate WalkingFloor Trailer which can offer up to 40% more payload than a typical eight-wheel tipper truck. This innovative trailer promises enhanced efficiency and versatility, best suited to transporting construction and demolition material in large volumes. With its state-of-the-art features and robust design, the bm ..read more
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Video of the Month: Buckle Up and Sing out loud with Nissan Townstar Karaok-e
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Orla
6d ago
Nissan is set to brighten your daily commute with the Townstar Karaok-e: a one-of-a-kind van that brings you a karaoke on the go and demonstrates the versatility and conversion capabilities of the Townstar range. A modified Townstar-e Evalia with a 45kWh battery and total range of up to 301km has been decked out with its very own built-in karaoke system to offer an experience that’s as fun as it is unforgettable. Boldly breaking the mould, Nissan Townstar Karaok-e delivers essential electric efficiency and refinement alongside on-the-go entertainment that’s sure to keep everyone singing. The d ..read more
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Dairygold launches Ireland’s first electric milk collection truck
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Orla
6d ago
*Introduction of the electric truck, named ‘e-moove’, to Dairygold’s fleet is part of company’s wider decarbonisation and sustainability programme Dairygold has added an electric truck, a Volvo FH Electric 6×2 tag tractor-unit to its milk collection fleet, making it the first dairy processor in Ireland to do so.  The development is a significant step towards more sustainable transportation operations by the dairy processor. This hi-spec electric truck, supplied by McCarthy Commercials, Volvo Truck dealers, Watergrasshill, Cork, which celebrates 50th anniversary this year,  is ma ..read more
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UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility
Fleet Transport Magazine
by Orla
6d ago
Last week, UPS Healthcare opened its first dedicated facility in Dublin to support the Irish pharma and medical sectors. The pharma and medical device industries are booming in Ireland, and that’s creating an increased need for integrated, globally connected healthcare logistics services. Ireland’s world-leading pharma market is now more reliant on advanced temperature-controlled logistics to help meet its needs. The industry already accounts for nearly 50% of the country’s exports  and the market is expected to hit annual growth of 6.17% through 2024 to 2028. Against that backdrop, UPS H ..read more
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