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Portsmouth CC leases five new electric vans

26/07/2021

Portsmouth City Council has leased five new electric vehicles for its clean and green team.

Decarbonised transport by 2050 possible but new policies ‘crucial’

22/07/2021

A survey of stakeholder experts has revealed that most believe that the decarbonisation of UK road transport by 2050 is possible, but a significant majority say that policies so far enacted or announced are not enough.

Councils forced to suspend waste services due to staff shortages

20/07/2021

Several local authorities have been forced to reduce or suspend waste and recycling services due to staff having to self-isolate and a national shortage of drivers.

RVS delivers first electric conversion vehicle for Paper Round

19/07/2021

Paper Round, part of BPR Group, has received its very own fully electric-conversion vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solution (RVS) as part of its effort to transform the future of resource management.

Islington welcomes first fully electric cage tippers

19/07/2021

Islington Council today announced the arrival of the borough’s first fully electric cage tippers, as work to fully electrify the council’s fleet of vehicles continues.

SFS invests in workshop at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

16/07/2021

Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has refurbished and expanded the workshop facility at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, an investment that forms part of its 10-year fleet replacement and maintenance contract with the authority.

Shapps agrees to rethink roads policy

15/07/2021

The Government has agreed to review the National Networks National Policy Statement (NNNPS), which governs the development of major projects on England’s road and rail networks.

Allstar Business Solutions announces new partnership with EB Charging

15/07/2021

Allstar Business Solutions has announced a new partnership with the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider, EB Charging.

Leaders call for new powers to tackle climate change

13/07/2021

A cross-party group of 32 mayors and local leaders have called for greater powers and resources to deliver net zero.

Council mini-buses converted to mobile COVID testing units

13/07/2021

Two Glasgow City Council mini-buses have been converted into mobile COVID testing units which will offer rapid tests to people without symptoms.

Reading council submits expression of interest for electric buses

12/07/2021

Reading Borough Council has submitted an official expression of interest to the Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area fund (ZEBRA) to roll out electric buses across Reading.

SFS ranked #1 in new Halton Housing framework

08/07/2021

Local authority fleet partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been ranked #1 for the hire of specialist and commercial vehicles (exceeding 5000 kg G.V.W) in the latest vehicle procurement framework established by Halton Housing.

Electric vehicle charging points trial rolled out across Bruntwood’s network

08/07/2021

Property company Bruntwood is to trial the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its North West portfolio as part of Greater Manchester Local Energy Market Project (GM LEM).

Fresh livery for vaccination shuttle buses in Manchester

08/07/2021

Shuttle buses decked out in new livery are ready to hit the road in Manchester, ferrying people from south-central neighbourhoods to the Belle Vue vaccination centre.

LARAC opposes introduction of free garden waste collections

07/07/2021

LARAC has voiced concerns over the 'the potentially prescriptive nature' of the Government's proposed reforms of recycling in England.

First shortlist unveiled for £120m zero emission buses funding

07/07/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced its first shortlist from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, providing £120m to support the roll-out of zero emission buses across England.

Proton Motor and Electra sign MoU to develop zero-emission fuel cell trucks

01/07/2021

The developer and producer of hydrogen fuel cells and electric hybrid, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, has signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) with Electra Commercial Vehicles Limited to develop the zero-emission fuel cell truck market in the UK and Ireland.

LIVE camera systems in Cumbria reduce third party insurance claims

01/07/2021

Cumbria Waste Recycling has equipped its entire Skip and Hook loader fleet with LIVE camera systems to monitor collections in real-time and mitigate third party insurance claims.

ODS expands its electric vehicle fleet

30/06/2021

Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) fleet, which means that over 15% of its fleet is now fully electric.

Councils maintenance works leading the way in sustainability

30/06/2021

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has teamed up with our highways service provider, VolkerHighways, to explore how new, environmentally friendly initiatives can be employed around the borough.

First fully electric double decker buses arrive in Edinburgh

29/06/2021

Edinburgh has received its first fully electric double decker buses, thanks to major funding from SP Energy Networks working in partnership with Lothian Buses.

Second generation framework offers sustainable fleet solutions

28/06/2021

Pretium Frameworks’ Flexible Fleet Services framework, delivered by Northgate Vehicle Hire, was so well received that the company has re-procured a follow-on arrangement with Watford Community Housing.

Khan launches England’s first double-decker hydrogen bus fleet

24/06/2021

England's first double-decker hydrogen bus fleet has been launched by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

New unitary authority replaces waste and recycling fleet

22/06/2021

North Northamptonshire Council is updating its waste and recycling fleet with over 110 new vehicles.

Mobility-as-a-Service project launches in Scotland

22/06/2021

A transport accessibility app has been launched in the Highlands and Islands to encourage a modal shift from sole occupancy cars to public transport and active travel alternatives.

Launch of new vehicle rental Framework

21/06/2021

A new Vehicle Rental Framework to help the public sector adopt electric vehicles and create car club and pool car schemes has been launched.

Council switches entire fleet to new Gas To Liquid

18/06/2021

Luton Council has switched its entire 300 vehicle fleet from using diesel fuel to the new Gas To Liquid (GTL) fuel.

Oxford prepares for Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone

17/06/2021

The Lord Mayor of Oxford has taken delivery of a 100% electric Nissan LEAF, as the city prepares to launch Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) Pilot in the city centre’s streets this August.

Millions of children attend schools with toxic air, campaigners warn

17/06/2021

Millions of children go to schools where air pollution is above World Health Organization (WHO) limits, new data reveals.

Isuzu are the only trucks for Dormer Plant Hire

16/06/2021

The plant and machinery hire business Dormer Plant Hire has taken on an Isuzu 7.5 tonne long wheelbase rigid, fitted with a beavertail body to join its all-Isuzu fleet.

Council invests over £1m in Mobile Household Recycling Centres

16/06/2021

Birmingham City Council has invested £1.4m in a pilot project that will see a fleet of Mobile Household Recycling Centres (MHRCs) rolled out across the city.

Autonomous vehicle trial comes to Birmingham

15/06/2021

Birmingham is set to welcome a trial of four autonomous vehicles (AV) on its streets.

South Lakeland prioritises fleet safety

10/06/2021

South Lakeland District Council, which covers an area of over 1500 square kilometres and is ranked 12th largest district in England, also has one of the country’s safest waste collection fleets.

WasteCare adds Grafter gas bottle carriers to its growing Isuzu truck fleet

10/06/2021

National recycling company WasteCare has expanded its relationship with Isuzu by adding its first ever Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne trucks to its nationwide fleet.

Jon Siviter joins CVW as new director

10/06/2021

Jon Siviter has joined the team at Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW) as director.

Liverpool City Region to double planned hydrogen bus fleet to 40

10/06/2021

Liverpool City Region’s planned hydrogen bus fleet could double in size, according to the combined authority.

Hereford set to introduce a fleet of electric buses

08/06/2021

The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.

RAC to support first electric vehicle rally in England

03/06/2021

The RAC is to use its electric breakdown technology to support the first EV rally to take place in England on Sunday 18 July.

Visitor registration now open for Letsrecycle Live 2021

03/06/2021

Visitors can now register for their free tickets to attend Letsrecycle Live and co-located Demolition Expo.

Kirklees Council adds 25 new electric vans to fleet

01/06/2021

Kirklees Council has just added 25 new electric vans to their Homes and Neighbourhoods fleet as part of its mission to address the climate emergency.

WeFlex teams up with Via to provide zero carbon public transport in Milton Keynes

01/06/2021

Electric vehicle business WeFlex has announced a partnership with Via, a leader in TransitTech, to provide Milton Keynes residents with thousands of extra green public transport journeys each year.

New highways operation takes to North Yorkshire’s roads with advanced safety gear

01/06/2021

State-of-the-art safety measures to protect the public and workforce are at the forefront as a new fleet of highways maintenance vehicles takes to North Yorkshire’s network of almost 5,800 miles of roads.

Commercial vehicle production increases to over 6,100 units in April

27/05/2021

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production increased to over 6,100 units in April, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Sentinel Systems selected to upgrade lubricants distributor’s camera systems

27/05/2021

Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems were selected to supply and install an upgraded camera system on four of Moove Lubricants Ltd’s vehicles.

CTS Hire expands fleet with 20 new vehicles

27/05/2021

CTS Hire is expanding its vehicle stock with 20 new vehicles to meet growing demand from local authorities and private waste operators.

Oxford City Council to deliver Europe’s most powerful EV charging Superhub

24/05/2021

Oxford City Council, and Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, have joined up with Fastned, the European electric vehicle (EV) fast charging company, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea to deliver Europe’s most powerful EV charging Superhub in Oxford.

Ofgem announces £300m investment in charging infrastructure

24/05/2021

Ofgem today announced that it is investing £300m in new infrastructure to support the roll out of 1,800 ultra-rapid charging points at motorway service areas.

Portsmouth International Port takes delivery of new electric vans

20/05/2021

Portsmouth International Port have taken delivery of a fleet of new electric vans as part of the port's commitment to become the first net carbon neutral UK port by 2030, and the first zero emission port by 2050.

Kent’s hard-to-reach communities given access to EV infrastructure

20/05/2021

Electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist, Connected Kerb, is working with Kent County Council on a project that will provide a blueprint for local authorities looking to provide EV infrastructure to hard-to-reach communities.

New heavy goods vehicle registrations up nearly 10%

18/05/2021

New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations increased by 9.5% in the first three months of 2021, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

MJ Church launches ground-breaking all-electric waste collection truck

14/05/2021

Wiltshire-based waste management, plant hire and civil engineering company MJ Church has launched a zero emission all-electric commercial waste collection truck at an investment of nearly £500,000.

Electric bin wagon hits the streets of Stockton-on-Tees

14/05/2021

A 27-tonne electric bin wagon has hit the streets of Stockton-on-Tees, according to the local authority.

Marshall Fleet Solutions invests in further tail lift expertise

13/05/2021

Marshall Fleet Solutions has, with immediate effect, appointed industry stalwart Andrew Kitchen as head of tail lift operations.

New eLCV research reveals real-world range figures

13/05/2021

There are more than 4.5 million Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) on the road today, yet less than 0.2% of these are electric, according to the most recent figures from the SMMT.

Refuse Vehicle Solutions invest in second site to meet demand for EV conversions

13/05/2021

The Gloucestershire-based firm’s new premises are dedicated entirely to the production of environmentally-friendly, zero-emission vehicles for the refuse industry – and, for the first time, other sectors, too.

Isuzu’s proven payload and warranty attract Scammell Commercial

12/05/2021

Specialist municipal leasing company Scammell Commercial has just added six new Isuzu trucks to its fleet covering 3.5 tonne, 7.5 tonne and 13.5 tonne GVW models,

Electric cars and vans cheaper than fossil-fuel vehicles by 2027, study says

10/05/2021

Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles in every light vehicle segment across Europe from 2027 at the latest, according to a new study.

DPS for procurement of alternatively fuelled vehicles open to public sector

10/05/2021

A dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the procurement of alternatively fuelled vehicles is now open and available for the public sector.

New measures to boost recycling rates

07/05/2021

New proposals to increase the amount of household waste being recycled have been unveiled by the Government today.

Petrol rises for sixth straight month

06/05/2021

April marked the sixth month of rising petrol prices with another penny being added on at the country’s forecourts, new RAC Fuel Watch figures reveal.

Pollution fears rise as traffic surges in Scottish cities

06/05/2021

New data shows that traffic levels in Edinburgh and Glasgow have exceeded pre-pandemic levels, adding to fears about air quality following delays to Scotland’s planned Low Emission Zones (LEZs).

Light commercial vehicle market records busiest ever April

06/05/2021

The light commercial vehicle market recorded its busiest ever April as 30,440 new vans were registered, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Letsrecycle Live

06/05/2021

Letsrecycle Live is the leading UK event for vehicles and plant in the waste and recycling sector.

Kent County Council takes delivery of five new mobile library vehicles

05/05/2021

Kent County Council has taken delivery of five new IVECO Daily 7.2 tonne GVW 72C18HA8P mobile library vehicles.

Sunderland City Council trials a Dennis Eagle eRCV

29/04/2021

A 27 tonne electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) is starting its rounds in a 24-month trial in Sunderland.

Reconomy win waste and recycling contract with ITM Power

29/04/2021

Sheffield hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, has appointed Reconomy to manage its waste and recycling services at its Gigafactory near Meadowhall.

Isuzu cleans up with fleet deal for Dawsongroup Sweepers

29/04/2021

Dawsongroup Sweepers has taken delivery of 10 new Isuzu 7.5 tonne RCV’s, with this initial order being followed by a further additional order of 20 new Isuzu 7.5 tonne tippers.

South Ayrshire Council switches to live camera systems

28/04/2021

South Ayrshire Council has switched to live camera systems that are remotely monitored and health-checked after a spate of faulty vehicle cameras and unrecorded footage on waste and recycling vehicles.

Westminster first UK council to install 1,000 EV charge points

28/04/2021

Westminster City Council is the first local authority in the UK to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charge points.

Aberdeen’s hydrogen bus fleet notches up first 100,000 miles

27/04/2021

First Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council are celebrating this week after their hydrogen double-decker bus fleet notched up its first 100,000 miles of operation.

Metal and waste recycling specialist invests £2m in new vehicles

26/04/2021

Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has invested over £2m in upgrading its materials handling vehicles to improve energy efficiency and safety across its 120 strong fleet.

CMS SupaTrak passes health and safety certification

26/04/2021

Connected fleet specialist CMS SupaTrak has passed its ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management accreditation.

TKL group expand team with trio of drivers and skiploaders

26/04/2021

A waste, recycling and skip hire business in Yorkshire has expanded its team of drivers after investing in three brand-new Hiab MULTILIFT skiploaders.

FCC Environment introduces a new HARSH fleet for key contract win

26/04/2021

The waste and resource management business, FCC Environment, is introducing a brand new fleet of HARSH-equipped vehicles to support a key contract win in Kent.

Transdev invests £2.4m to launch East Lancashire bus network

22/04/2021

North of England bus operator Transdev is investing £2.4m in an all-new fleet of 23 North West-built Strata Ultra buses from manufacturer Mellor as it prepares to launch a new network of routes across East Lancashire.

Maydencroft expands with a further 13 new Isuzu Grafters

22/04/2021

Specialist south east arboriculture and land management company Maydencroft Ltd has taken delivery of a further nine Isuzu Grafter trucks during 2020 with four more new Grafters joining their fleet in time for spring.

Green Lithium secures over £600,000 for UK’s first large-scale lithium refinery

22/04/2021

The mineral processing company Green Lithium has secured a £631,000 grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre's (APC) Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies (ATF FS2) to support its plan to build Europe's first large-scale lithium refinery in the UK.

SFS joins new HGV and Specialist Vehicles Framework

21/04/2021

Local authority vehicle partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been awarded a place on a new specialist vehicles procurement framework launched by The Procurement Partnership (TPPL) and the North Easter Procurement Organisation (NEPO) earlier this year.

Crowdfunding platform launches offer to roll out EV chargers in Greater Manchester

19/04/2021

Crowdfunding platform Abundance Investment Ltd has launched an offer to fund the roll out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Dundee gets Scotland’s first eCollects and orders more

16/04/2021

After taking delivery of the first two eCollects in Scotland earlier this year, Dundee City Council has ordered four more of the eRCVs.

Essex-based waste management company invests in 15 new Hyva skiploaders

16/04/2021

Essex-based skip hire and recycling company Dunmow Waste Management has invested in 15 new Hyva skiploaders.

Biffa fits 17 MAS food and glass RCVs with c-trace weighing system

16/04/2021

c-trace’s dynamic weighing system is now helping Biffa provide accurate weights of glass and food waste collected from pub and restaurant chains and supermarkets across the UK.

Gary Bineker and Bindiana Jones clean up the streets of Charnwood

15/04/2021

The young people of Charnwood in Leicestershire have named one of their refuse collection vehicles after local footballing hero Gary Lineker.

Two councils to offer kerbside recycling for coffee pods

15/04/2021

Households across the UK can now recycle their coffee pods thanks to a new recycling programme, which includes kerbside collections from two local authorities.

Clean air zones save lives and boost local economies

15/04/2021

Clean air zones (CAZs) will save lives and inject millions into local economies, an analysis of eight major cities in the UK has revealed.

UK's largest fleet of electric waste vehicles rolled out in Manchester

14/04/2021

Manchester City Council and Biffa have together launched 27 brand-new zero emissions refuse collection vehicles as part of the local authority’s effort to tackle air pollution.

Liberty Charge to install charging points across Waltham Forest

13/04/2021

Liberty Charge, the joint venture created by Liberty Global and Zouk Capital to rollout on-street electric vehicle charging points in the UK, has today announced the successful completion of its first UK installation in the London borough of Waltham Forest.

Doncaster Council continues its drive to support a fleet of electric vehicles

08/04/2021

Plans for a new 20 space car park to support the council’s 100% electric vehicles have been approved at Planning Committee.

RVS announced as key UK dealer for AJK Skip and Hook Loader systems

08/04/2021

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) continues to expand its services with the announcement that it has become a key UK dealer for AJK Skip and Hook Loader systems.

ISS expands sales force in South East

08/04/2021

Vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) is expanding its presence in the South East with the appointment of a new sales manager.

Licence Check launches SMS E-Approval

08/04/2021

Driver and risk management specialist Licence Check has launched a new text message-based method of driver authorisation in its DAVIS driver and vehicle risk platform.

Environmental services company fined over £1m after worker fatally crushed

07/04/2021

An environmental management services company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle.

Fleets drive growth in new car registrations

06/04/2021

Fleets are the main driving force behind an increase in new car registrations, the latest data reveals.

Westminster showcases upcycled electric refuse collection vehicle

01/04/2021

Westminster City Council and Veolia have showcased one of their upcycled electric refuse collection vehicles at the ‘SMMT Electrified 2021’ parade in central London.

Cardiff Council focuses on safety with order of Mercedes impact protection vehicles

01/04/2021

The city council has ordered two new Mercedes-Benz Econic impact protection vehicles to help improve the safety of its highways team.

Over two thirds of cars and LCVs could be replaced by EVs, study reveals

30/03/2021

More than two thirds of cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) currently being used commercially in the UK could be replaced by electric models, new research reveals.

BVRLA announces collaboration with leading data providers

30/03/2021

The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) is working with some of the fleet sector’s leading research and data providers as it rolls out a comprehensive market insight programme to support fleets.

Minister announces £30m to boost battery and hydrogen technology

30/03/2021

The Government has announced over £30m of investment in battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles.

Meritor consortium awarded £15.9m to develop UK’s low carbon capability

26/03/2021

Meritor today announced that it is the recipient of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) Core Competition Program in the UK to partially fund the design and development of Meritor’s 17Xe™ electric powertrain system for heavy-duty electric trucks and buses equipped with a single drive axle.

Coventry gets go-ahead for all-electric buses

24/03/2021

Coventry is set to become the UK’s first All Electric Bus City after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) backed the project.

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