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East Lothian Council commissions Vision Techniques for new fleet safety equipment

30/06/2022

East Lothian Council has appointed Blackburn-based Vision Techniques to install a range of safety equipment to its latest addition of six new Dennis RCV vehicles.

Magtec leads over £3m project to turbo-charge take-up of zero emission trucks

30/06/2022

Magtec, the designer, manufacturer and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, is heading a Government-backed project to accelerate the adoption of zero emission trucks for NHS Wales and to support uptake across the UK.

Cambridgeshire councils welcome second electric bin lorry

30/06/2022

The second fully electric refuse collection vehicle to collect waste from residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has hit the streets, as local authorities continue their fleet decarbonisation drive.

Greenwich council reduces waste collections in move to net zero

30/06/2022

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is reducing the number of general waste collections it offers as part of the effort to cut carbon emissions and increase the rate of recycling.

Three new eCollects to start work in Exeter

28/06/2022

Exeter is set to welcome three new electric refuse collection vehicles as part of the local authority’s efforts to reduce the levels of noise and air pollution in the city.

Fiveways Group joins fight against Alzheimer’s with £60K donation

27/06/2022

Waste collection vehicle hire specialists, Fiveways Group, has announced that it will be donating all the revenue generated from the hire of the company’s brand-new Dennis vehicle to Alzheimer’s Society.

Welsh county welcomes £26m hydrogen demonstrator project

23/06/2022

A hydrogen demonstrator project that could see the generation of clean fuel for council fleet vehicles could bring an investment of £26m into Bridgend county in Wales, according to the local authority.

West Sussex set to welcome largest-ever EV charger roll-out

23/06/2022

Local authorities in West Sussex are celebrating the largest-ever local authority roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK.

Scotland's bus sector gets a £26m lifeline

23/06/2022

The Scottish Government has confirmed an additional £25.7m to extend recovery funding for the country’s bus sector but the current support scheme will end in October.

Portsmouth council set to bring waste services in house

22/06/2022

Portsmouth City Council’s domestic household waste and recycling collection service is set to be delivered in house following a cabinet decision yesterday.

SWARCO and Cornwall Council sign EV charger deal

21/06/2022

Electric vehicle charging experts SWARCO Smart Charging has signed a new partnership agreement with Cornwall Council to supply, install, maintain, and operate electric vehicle (EV) charge points throughout the county.

Scottish council to deliver school meals by drone

17/06/2022

Pupils in remote parts of Argyll and Bute on the west coast of Scotland could soon have their school meals delivered by drone.

Liverpool council considers subterranean super-bins in UK first

17/06/2022

Liverpool City Council is to consider beginning consultations on the installation of underground bins in an effort to clear streets of black bags and litter.

Enfield Council finalises order for electric Renault bin lorries

16/06/2022

Enfield Council has finalised an order for its first four fully electric Renault Trucks E-Tech D26T Low Entry Cab refuse trucks which are due to go into operation later this year.

Nearly a quarter of drivers admit to idling engines

16/06/2022

Over 20% of drivers admit to regularly leaving their engines running while their vehicle is stationary despite the impact this has on air quality, new research has revealed.

Council takes ‘massive step’ towards net zero with new fleet plans

15/06/2022

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have put the seal on plans that will lead to a new fleet of ultra-low emission refuse and recycling vehicles by 2030.

Conwy gets Wales' first electric recycling truck

14/06/2022

Wales’ first electric powered recycling truck has joined Conwy County Borough Council’s fleet of vehicles.

Plug-in grant comes to an end

14/06/2022

The Government is today closing the plug-in grant for cars and says the focus will now be on expanding the public charge point network.

District council ‘swept away’ by electric sweeper trial

14/06/2022

Blaby District Council has said it was left ‘very impressed’ after a successful trial of an electric road sweeper.

‘Clean Air Net Zero’ approach could boost local areas by £1.6bn

13/06/2022

Local and regional policymakers must consider the air quality impact of net zero policies to save billions of pounds and to avoid another ‘dieselgate scandal’, a new report has said.

Dennis Eagle launch smaller all-electric eCollect for urban rounds

09/06/2022

A new model of the all-electric eCollect refuse collection vehicle designed for collection rounds in urban areas has been launched by Dennis Eagle.

Bath council installs 30 new charge points

09/06/2022

Drivers in Bath can use 30 new electric charging points following the expansion of the Revive vehicle charging network across Bath and North East Somerset.

Charge point operator warns of £1.5bn shortfall in EV funding

08/06/2022

A public charge point operator has warned of a more than £1.5bn shortfall in Government electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure funding and called on the private sector to step in.

Clackmannanshire Council partners with Vision Techniques to deliver safer fleet

08/06/2022

Vision Techniques has completed a project with Clackmannanshire Council that sees the company provide a full suite of road safety systems for the council’s latest DAF gully tanker.

ISS rebrands to Fleetclear

08/06/2022

Leading fleet solutions provider Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) is bringing together its technology and software services under one new company brand – Fleetclear.

Coventry bin lorry drivers renew strike

08/06/2022

HGV drivers in Coventry have voted to renew their strike mandate and continue industrial action into the summer over a pay dispute with the city council.

Reading residents called on to name RCVs

07/06/2022

Residents are being given the chance to name Reading’s food waste collection trucks, with a competition launched today.

Council saves £27,000 with milk float-to-street cleaner conversion

07/06/2022

An old milk float in poor condition and destined for scrappage has been given a new lease of life as part of ODS’ growing electric vehicle fleet.

Councils secure extended fuel protest injunction until May 2023

07/06/2022

Two councils have seen their fuel protest injunction extended until May 2023 to prevent protestors blocking roads and vehicles.

LCV registrations down -25.1%

06/06/2022

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations recorded their fifth consecutive month of decline in May, falling -25.1% to 22,000 units, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Birmingham's Clean Air Zone leads to fall in emissions

06/06/2022

The number of the most polluting vehicles entering Birmingham city centre has fallen by more than half since the Clean Air Zone was introduced a year ago, the council has reported.

Biffa named waste management provider for Commonwealth Games

01/06/2022

Biffa has been appointed as the Official Waste Management and Recycling Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Causeway Technologies acquires software provider Yotta

31/05/2022

Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies has acquired Yotta, which provides councils with software for refuse collection services.

Rugby waste and street cleaning strikes end with new pay deal

30/05/2022

Industrial action affecting Rugby Borough Council’s waste and street cleaning services is set to end today as the council and Unite reach an agreement.

Council to save £180,000 with climate-friendly depot upgrade

26/05/2022

Cherwell District Council’s waste and recycling depot in Banbury has been refitted with air source heat pumps and innovative batteries as part of a project to slash the local authority’s carbon emissions.

Councillor hails plans to replace diesel bin lorries as ‘game changer’

26/05/2022

A cabinet councillor has hailed plans to replace all the diesel powered waste and recycling lorries, as a ‘game changer’ in the drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Council green lights biofuel to cut 600 tonnes of CO2

26/05/2022

An estimated 600 tonnes of carbon emissions will be saved after plans to transition Broxtowe Borough Council’s vehicle fleet to biofuel were given the green light.

Automotive industry calls for electric ‘van plan’

24/05/2022

More than half of van owners say they are discouraged from switching to an electric van due to a lack of charge point infrastructure, according to new research.

Totalkare launches new all-in-one vehicle test solution

24/05/2022

Workshop equipment experts Totalkare have introduced a unique, all-in-one packaged solution for fleet operators and repair specialists alike.

Mayor Khan launches consultation on ULEZ expansion

23/05/2022

A consultation on plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover almost the whole of London has been launched as part of the effort to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion across the capital.

Regulator finds ‘competition concerns’ with Veolia and Suez merger

20/05/2022

A merger of the waste management companies Veolia and Suez could lead to a loss of competition and an increase in costs for local authorities, regulator warns.

Barnsley council approves decision to buy £450,000 electric bin lorry

19/05/2022

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the purchase of a new fully-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) as part of its fleet replacement programme.

UK’s biggest flexible plastic collection and recycling pilot launched

19/05/2022

The industry-led consortium Flexible Plastic Fund today launched the biggest ever flexible plastic collection and recycling pilot seen in the UK.

New EV chargers rolled out in Banbury and Kidlington

18/05/2022

Drivers of electric vehicles will soon be able to top up their batteries at 22 new park and charge sites in Banbury and Kidlington.

Peterborough City Council adds five new Swingo compact sweepers to its Streetcare fleet

17/05/2022

Peterborough City Council has purchased five new Swingo 200+ compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt for its 10-strong Streetcare sweeper fleet after going out to tender for replacement vehicles.

HGV registrations down -2.3%

17/05/2022

UK heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations declined by -2.3% to 9,837 registrations in the first quarter of 2022, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Somerset council launches new funding round for EV charge points

17/05/2022

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council has launched a new round of grant funding to support the installation of electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs) across the district.?

Council smashes glass recycling target

16/05/2022

Mansfield District Council has smashed targets it set for glass recycling three years ahead of schedule and within a year of starting free kerbside collections.

Robo Street Sweeper takes to the roads

13/05/2022

Chinese autonomous vehicle company WeRide is running a huge road test of its Robo Street Sweeper, the country’s first mass-produced and purpose-built self-driving sweeper.

Newcastle and Gateshead clean air zone postponed

13/05/2022

Plans to introduce a clean air zone (CAZ) in Newcastle and Gateshead are to be postponed to allow more time for people and businesses to get ready.

DfT spent 15 times more on private than public EV chargers

12/05/2022

An analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) figures has revealed that public money spent on installing off-street residential electric vehicle (EV) chargers is over 15 times what has been spent on public on-street residential chargers.

Transport minister announces £200m for zero emission road freight programme

12/05/2022

Transport minister Trudy Harrison today revealed over £200m of Government funding will be injected into a zero emission road freight demonstrator programme.

The HATS Group selects DAVIS for driver compliance as fleet grows due to Covid

12/05/2022

Specialist transport provider, The HATS Group, which provides over two million passenger movements a year, has selected the award-winning DAVIS solution from Licence Check to meet all its driver compliance requirements as the business grows because of the Covid pandemic.

Government misses 50% recycling target

12/05/2022

More than 100,000 extra tonnes of rubbish was sent to landfill during lockdown, the latest figures reveal as Government misses 50% recycling target.

Faun Zoeller awarded silver status from Investors in People

11/05/2022

Waste management company FZUK Ltd has been awarded the silver accreditation from the Investors in People scheme.

Brighton & Hove to vote on over £2m electric side-loading RCV purchase

10/05/2022

Brighton & Hove City Council will be voting this week on plans to procure four electric powered side-loading RCVs worth £2.4m.

Hydrogen combustion important for delivering net zero

09/05/2022

Funding and legislative support is required to enable hydrogen combustion to play an important role in fuelling vehicles in the future, hydrogen trade association says.

Anglesey trials new electric vehicles for recycling collections

09/05/2022

Anglesey Council is supporting the future development of electric recycling collection vehicles across the UK as it steps up its own efforts to become net zero by 2030.

Electric vehicle charging contractor appointed by Wealden

09/05/2022

Wealden District Council has appointed a provider to boost public electric vehicle charging availability in the district.

Wolverhampton council to relocate fleet depot

06/05/2022

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted an outline planning application for a scheme that will see the council’s depot move as part of a wider transformation of fleet services.

April sees record increase in electric vehicle chargers

06/05/2022

Last month saw a record number of new charging devices installed across the UK bringing the total number of charge points to over 30,000.

Van registrations fall nearly 30% amid supply challenges

06/05/2022

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined to 21,597 units in April, down -29.1% year-on-year, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Lichfield and Tamworth councils take delivery of Twin Pack refuse vehicles

04/05/2022

Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough councils have brought in a new fleet of refuse vehicles to collect paper and card separately from other dry mixed recyclables such as glass, tins, and plastic.

Leading waste management company invests in live camera safety solution

04/05/2022

Recycling and waste management company, Mr. Binman has opted to install live camera technology from CameraMatics across its fleet of waste collection vehicles to protect its drivers, crew and other road users.

City council invites businesses to test-drive electric vans

29/04/2022

Nottingham City Council is inviting businesses to test-drive a new electric van before taking a fully-funded one-month trial.

Shapps confirms e-scooter legalisation in Queen’s Speech

28/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed he will make an announcement about the legalisation surrounding e-scooters in next month’s Queen’s Speech.

Veolia launches its first HVO-fuelled fleet in UK

28/04/2022

Broadland District Council and Veolia have announced the launch of a new contract for all waste collection services which includes a fleet entirely powered by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

Government struggles to assess scale of waste crime

27/04/2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) does not have the data it needs to assess the scale of waste crime in England and the incentives for criminals to enter the waste market have increased, auditors say.

Doncaster couple plead guilty to ‘shocking assault’ on collection crew

26/04/2022

A Doncaster woman and her partner pleaded guilty yesterday to a shocking and violent assault on a SUEZ recycling and recovery collection crew.

Northumberland set to be ‘greener’ thanks to new road cleaners

26/04/2022

Northumberland County Council has unveiled its new fleet of greener road cleaning machines.

Campaigners call for e-scooter regulation to improve safety

26/04/2022

Campaigners have joined forces and written an open letter to call for e-scooters to be legalised across the UK in order to dramatically improve safety.

Isle of Wight Council to pilot e-cargo bikes

26/04/2022

Electric cargo bikes will be used in a two-month pilot scheme by the Isle of Wight Council for its internal mail runs.

Rugby workers will be latest to strike

25/04/2022

Refuse, recycling and street cleansing workers at Rugby BC are among the council employees who will walk out on strike this week.

Dennis Eagle and Ubico team up to launch Gloucester service

25/04/2022

A new fleet of ultra-modern Dennis Eagle RCVs has started work in Gloucester with Ubico, after the city council became the eighth local authority shareholder of the environmental services company.

South Derbyshire council to trial hydrogen-powered bin lorries

25/04/2022

Hydrogen-powered bin lorries are to take to the streets in South Derbyshire as part of a trial to help the local authority reach net zero.

Live testing of UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus begins

25/04/2022

The UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus will take to the roads of Scotland for the first time this week as live testing begins for project CAVForth.

St Helens council’s fleet modernisation to save carbon and money

21/04/2022

A plan to replace ageing council vehicles with modern and electric alternatives will save money and cut emissions by nearly 100 tonnes every year, says St Helens Borough Council.

Geotab and SureCam launch new generation of video telematics

21/04/2022

Geotab Inc., a leader in IoT and connected transportation and SureCam, a leading provider of connected dash cameras and fleet management solutions, have partnered to bring a new generation of video and telematics capabilities to fleet operators.

Adur and Worthing bin strike ends with pay deal

21/04/2022

The long-running Adur and Worthing bin strike has ended after a new pay deal was reached with the local authority.

Vast majority of EV drivers use public chargers

21/04/2022

The majority of electric vehicle (EV) drivers use public charge points with 40% using them once a week, a new survey has revealed.

Council warns spike in bin fires costing taxpayers over £3,000

21/04/2022

Newcastle City Council has warned of a spike in wheelie bin fires which has cost local taxpayers over £3,000.

Canterbury turns to ‘solutions-minded’ Contel for joined up approach

20/04/2022

Canterbury Environment Company (Canenco), which was launched in 2021 to transform the city’s services and secure more flexibility and control, has partnered with fleet safety specialist, Contel to improve operational efficiency and traceability.

Fleet decarbonisation toolkit published

19/04/2022

The Department for Transport has published a toolkit to help local authorities transition their fleets away from diesel and petrol.

Second RVS Dennis Twin Pack electric conversion hits the road in Islington

14/04/2022

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has successfully delivered the second electric conversion of a Dennis Twin Pack refuse collection vehicle to Islington Council.

Interim fleet delivers new ‘in house’ services in Wellingborough

13/04/2022

North Northamptonshire Council has taken delivery of an interim fleet of 30 vehicles to carry out the local authority’s new 'in-house' waste, recycling, street cleansing and grounds maintenance service.

GreenFlux and Osprey agree to offer charge points to 90,000 drivers

12/04/2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist GreenFlux has signed a roaming agreement with Osprey Charging Network, opening the UK rapid-charging network to nearly 90,000 EV drivers.

Oxfordshire councils trial first electric refuse truck

11/04/2022

Waste crews in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will use an electric waste truck for the first time over the next few weeks.

Councils to be banned from charging for disposal of DIY waste

11/04/2022

The Government has proposed banning local authorities from charging for the disposal of DIY waste from households.

Government urged to tackle ‘unprecedented skills shortages’ in motor industry

08/04/2022

Motor industry representatives have urged the Government to do more to tackle the ‘unprecedented skills shortages’ the sector currently faces.

DfT launches ZEV mandate consultation

08/04/2022

The Government has launched a consultation on the design of the UK’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate for cars and vans.

Solar system supports council's fleet electrification journey

08/04/2022

Bassetlaw District Council is one step closer to being able to transition its fleet to electric vehicles (EV) thanks to the installation of its new charging points.

Veolia launches world's largest biorefinery project

07/04/2022

Veolia has launched the world's largest biorefinery project producing CO2-neutral bio-methanol from a pulp mill located in Finland.

Only a quarter of councils published EV strategies

07/04/2022

Only a quarter of local authorities in the UK have published electric vehicle (EV) transition strategies, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed.

Derby City Council goes for like-for-like Swingo replacements

06/04/2022

Derby City Council has replaced the Swingo 200+ compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt on its street cleansing fleet with three, brand new Swingos on a like-for-like basis.

Councils ‘shafted’ over £1bn bus funding allocations

05/04/2022

The Government has announced a raft of local transport cash allocations but the news was overshadowed by angry local reactions, notably from South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis who exclaimed: 'We have been shafted'.

Council depots see attempted fuel thefts in wake of price hikes

05/04/2022

A Warwickshire council has been forced to step up security at depots following attempted fuel thefts.

Ubico takes on waste service for Gloucester City Council

04/04/2022

Ubico has taken over Gloucester City Council’s waste service and has ordered a number of electric vehicles to help deliver the local authority’s green commitments.

Charity calls for ‘mobility credits’ to promote shared transport

04/04/2022

England’s councils have been urged to introduce incentives for people to give up private vehicles to help increase the use of shared transport.

Sheffield CAZ delayed until 2023

01/04/2022

Sheffield City Council has announced that the launch of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will be delayed until 2023.

Shapps launches £10m pilot EV charging fund

01/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has written to local authority chief executives to launch a pilot £10m bidding scheme to boost local EV infrastructure.

Carbon cutting fuels trialled by FCC Environment in Wychavon

31/03/2022

New ways to power street cleaning and waste and recycling collection vehicles are being trialled in Wychavon as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions.

Greater Manchester secures £35.8m to enhance green bus fleet

30/03/2022

In a major boost to Greater Manchester’s net zero ambitions the combined authority has secured £35.8m in funding to introduce 170 green buses to the region.

Air quality consultations launched

29/03/2022

The Government has launched two consultations on proposals to make it easier for local authorities to tackle poor air quality in their areas.

Consultation on end date for sale of new non-zero emission buses launched

29/03/2022

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses, coaches and minibuses.

Bury Council invests £225,000 in three Schmidt Swingo sweepers

28/03/2022

Bury Council has invested £225,000 in three Schmidt Swingo 100 mechanical compact sweepers in order to provide an enhanced street care service.

New EV charge point pilot launched

28/03/2022

Flowbird Smart City UK has completed its first local authority electric vehicle (EV) charge point pilot project for Wokingham Borough Council.

West Midlands gets ready for fleet of 124 hydrogen buses

28/03/2022

A fleet of 124 new environmentally friendly hydrogen fuelled buses will be taking to the streets of the West Midlands following the approval of a £30m Department for Transport grant.

Local areas to share £200m to help fund zero emission buses

28/03/2022

Twelve areas in England will share grants totalling nearly £200m to help fund zero emission buses and charging or fuelling infrastructure.

Sheffield City Council launches new shuttle bus

25/03/2022

Sheffield City Council has announced plans to provide free travel around the city centre with a new shuttle bus.

Council chiefs welcome £1.6bn EV charge point strategy

25/03/2022

Local authorities have welcomed a new Government strategy designed to boost the roll-out of 300,000 electric vehicle charge points by 2030.

Greenwich council launches driver apprenticeship

25/03/2022

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a new apprenticeship to train its staff to drive large goods vehicles (LGVs) and help address a national shortage of skilled drivers.

Ratio of public chargers to EVs ‘rapidly deteriorated’

24/03/2022

The ratio of public standard chargers to electric vehicles has ‘rapidly deteriorated’, the automotive industry has warned.

Spring Statement: Fleets’ fuel bills to fall by £500

23/03/2022

Fleets’ fuel bills could fall by more than £500 this year thanks to the fuel duty reduction announced in the Spring, say experts.

Energy storage can future proof EV charging against grid constraints, Connected Energy says

23/03/2022

Storage solutions can help fleet managers avoid the costly impact of grid limitations, Connected Energy says as grid capacity challenges top the bill at a CENEX and Welsh local authorities meeting.

Waste businesses warn of closures due to red diesel ban

23/03/2022

The end of the red diesel tax rebate could result in redundancies and closures, businesses warn.

Solihull Council announces trial of self-driving shuttle

23/03/2022

A state-of-the-art self-driving shuttle is set to transport passengers around Birmingham Airport as part of ground-breaking trials getting underway in Solihull.

Industry leaders call for ‘step change’ in EV charger roll-out

22/03/2022

Industry leaders have called for a ‘step change’ in the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging roll-out to deliver the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

Glasgow council fleet to be emissions free by 2029

22/03/2022

Glasgow City Council is aiming to ensure its 2,000 strong fleet will be emissions free by the end of the decade, the local authority says.

New fast electric vehicle charging points unveiled in Sunderland

22/03/2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities in Sunderland have been given a boost with the unveiling of new fast EV charging points.

Clean air zones creating North/South electric vehicle divide

21/03/2022

The roll-out of clean air zones by councils is creating a dramatic North/South divide when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) take-up, new figures suggest.

Bucks Council awarded nearly £600,000 to upcycle RCV

21/03/2022

Buckinghamshire Council has been awarded more than half a million pounds to upcycle its first refuse collection vehicle to electric.

Wiltshire refuse workers win 7% pay rise

21/03/2022

A long running bin strike across Wiltshire has been resolved after GMB members accepted a new deal from the council.

Veolia announces launch of Kingston Council's first fully electric collection fleet

18/03/2022

Kingston Council has approved Veolia’s proposal to introduce a fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles (eRCVs), which will take to Kingston’s streets in the autumn.

Red diesel ban ‘tangible threat’ to waste strategy

18/03/2022

The Chancellor has been warned that the red diesel ban is ‘counter intuitive’ and presents ‘a tangible threat’ to the Government’s waste strategy.

Government proposes new targets to protect environment

17/03/2022

New legal targets on air quality and the waste that ends up at landfill or incineration have been proposed by the Government as part of its Environment Act.

Green hydrogen vans to begin demonstrator testing

16/03/2022

Two new green hydrogen vans are set to begin demonstrator testing in June, the zero emission vehicle company First Hydrogen has announced.

Veolia advances health and safety for vehicle crews

16/03/2022

Resource management company, Veolia, working through its specialist health and safety teams, has launched a range of initiatives that will further boost the company's stringent health and safety record.

Waste food oil-powered bin lorries take to the streets in Leicestershire

15/03/2022

Waste food oil now powers bin collections and street cleaning in North West Leicestershire, the local council has confirmed.

Wrapped vans to raise awareness of suicide prevention

15/03/2022

North Lanarkshire Council’s drive to raise awareness about suicide prevention has taken to the streets as four specially wrapped vehicles will be displaying helpline numbers.

Council’s first electric vehicle hits the road

15/03/2022

Mansfield District Council’s first electric vehicle has hit the road as part of its ambition to be a carbon neutral authority by 2040.

St Albans City and District Council bags recycling trophy

14/03/2022

St Albans City and District Council in Hertfordshire has been presented with the Letsrecycle Trophy for being the highest performing council in England for recycling in 2020/21.

Rod Stewart video prompts warning about DIY pothole repairs

14/03/2022

Essex County Council has urged residents not to try and fix potholes themselves after Sir Rod Stewart was filmed carrying out repairs.

Waltham Forest Council announces new plans for EV charge point roll out

14/03/2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charge point infrastructure in Waltham Forest is set for a boost with the installation of new on-street charge points, owned and operated by Liberty Charge and delivered via its sister company Virgin Media O2.

Council announces ‘major expansion’ of plastics recycling

10/03/2022

East Dunbartonshire Council has announced a major expansion of the types of plastics that can be accepted for recycling.

Local authorities awarded £11.6m to improve air quality

10/03/2022

The latest round of Air Quality Grants have been awarded to local authorities across England to deliver projects to improve air quality.

Five new Dennis Eagle RCVs start work with Ards and North Down BC

09/03/2022

Five new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have started work with Ards and North Down Borough Council.

Electricity networks collaborate to support decarbonisation of Scottish fleets

09/03/2022

Fleet operators in Scotland are to be supported in their transition to net zero by new guidance on fleet decarbonisation.

New RCV in-cab technology saves council £52,000

09/03/2022

Cotswold District Council has reported savings of over £52,000 and an overall collection rate of 99.9% as a result of new in-cab technology installed in its waste collection vehicle fleet.

SUEZ and Kirklees Council agree two-year interim contract

08/03/2022

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Kirklees Council have agreed a two-year interim contract on waste management that will see a greater emphasis on recycling and energy recovery.

Aberdeen council’s budget includes ‘strong focus’ on fleet decarbonisation

08/03/2022

Aberdeen City Council has approved a budget which it describes as ‘very much a budget for the future’ and which includes a ‘strong focus’ on greening its fleet.

Bury Council to spend £10m to replace 91 vehicles

08/03/2022

Bury Council is spending £10m over a three-year period to replace 91 vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions in line with its climate action strategy.

Bin strike hitting 220,000 homes begins in Wiltshire

08/03/2022

A two-week bin strike in Wiltshire affecting 220,000 homes began yesterday after GMB members turned down a new pay offer.

Mayor Khan requests consultation on ULEZ expansion

04/03/2022

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will today announce in a keynote speech in Forest Hill that he is asking Transport for London (TfL) to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide in 2023.

Delay to EPR will create 'vacuum of uncertainty' for councils

04/03/2022

Councils will be forced to award waste management contracts in a 'vacuum of uncertainty' following the delay to the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR), the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has warned.

Top industry certification for vehicle wrapping company

04/03/2022

Vehicle wrapping and graphics company, Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW) has become a certified Specialist Installer for Avery Dennison graphics solutions.

London council launches community municipal investment for green projects

04/03/2022

Camden Council has launched the Camden Climate Investment to help fund the replacement of its diesel and petrol vehicles with green alternatives.

Countrystyle Recycling brings in EPIC for vehicle livery

03/03/2022

Kent based waste management firm, Countrystyle Recycling Ltd, selected EPIC Media Group to provide vehicle livery for the company’s first ever domestic waste collection contract for the London Borough of Bexley.

Tax break on red diesel vital in wake of Russian sanctions

03/03/2022

SME builders are lobbying the Government to hold off scrapping the tax rebate on red diesel due to the war in Ukraine.

District council forced to pause food waste collections

02/03/2022

Derbyshire Dales District Council has been forced to pause its food waste collections after the closure of the privately owned Vital Earth reprocessing facility.

Northamptonshire councils join forces to deliver 82 EV charge points

02/03/2022

A partnership between two Northamptonshire councils has led to the provision of a new portfolio of on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.

ODS partners with Webfleet Solutions

01/03/2022

Urban infrastructure maintenance providers Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has teamed up with telematics specialist Webfleet Solutions to support a trailblazing fleet electrification project for Oxford City Council.

Green deliveries for meals on wheels in Wolverhampton

01/03/2022

Meals on Wheels customers in Wolverhampton will soon be getting their food delivered via zero emission electric vans after the council took delivery of nine brand new vehicles.

Britain's first Zero Emission Zone pilot goes live

28/02/2022

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) has begun today in Oxford in an effort to tackle toxic air pollution in the city.

Liverpool City Region takes steps to bring bus services under public control

28/02/2022

Plans to franchise bus services across the Liverpool City Region have taken a step forward, said mayor Steve Rotheram.

Sussex councils agree pay rise for refuse, recycling and cleansing staff

28/02/2022

Adur & Worthing Councils have agreed to a wage increase for refuse, recycling and cleansing staff following a review of pay and conditions.

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service to trial EVs

25/02/2022

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service (WFRS) are trialling the introduction of electric vehicles with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.

Coventry council defends itself against Unite’s pay claims

23/02/2022

Coventry City Council has challenged claims by the union Unite that refuse collection drivers doing the same job in neighbouring councils are paid thousands of pounds more than the drivers currently on strike.

New guide launched to help councils deliver charging points

23/02/2022

Local authorities are being urged to do more to ensure electric vehicle users have easy access to a reliable charge point in their area.

Harrow Council welcomes first electric sweeper

23/02/2022

The first fully electric street sweeper has joined Harrow Council’s fleet in another step forward for the authority’s carbon neutral pledge.

Redditch council puts ‘money where our mouth is’ on decarbonisation

22/02/2022

Redditch Borough Council has allocated £1.5m to decarbonising its fleet over the coming year.

Ipswich council takes delivery of 50th electric vehicle

22/02/2022

Ipswich Borough Council has taken delivery of its fiftieth electric vehicle (EV), which means that more than half the council’s fleet of vehicles are now zero emission or low emission vehicles.

Council announces largest change to bin collections in 10 years

21/02/2022

Oxford City Council has announced the largest change to bin collection rounds in a decade to help tackle the climate emergency.

Zero Emission Zone to be extended across Oxford city centre

21/02/2022

Plans to extend the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) from the current pilot area to cover the entire city centre in Oxford have been unveiled.

HGV registrations increase by over 12%

17/02/2022

New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations rose by 12.9% year-on-year in 2021, according to new figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Legislation changed to allow aerodynamic features and elongated cabs on HGVs

17/02/2022

The Government this week changed the legislation to permit the use of aerodynamic features and elongated cabs on lorries.

Newcastle and Gateshead councils call for £23m to support CAZ roll-out

17/02/2022

Councillors in the North East are calling for urgent action to enable a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) support scheme for taxi drivers and small businesses to go ahead.

Aberdeen City Council adds UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck to its vehicle fleet

17/02/2022

The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed today in Aberdeen, in a move which continues to accelerate the city’s thriving hydrogen economy.

Council to invest £130,000 in new sweepers

16/02/2022

Durham County Council is planning on investing half a million pounds in decarbonising its fleet and energy efficiency measures this year.

Portsmouth gives green light to citywide food waste recycling

16/02/2022

Portsmouth is set to see citywide food waste recycling as well as new mixed plastic recycling banks after funding was approved in the city's budget.

Coventry council’s purchase of JCB’s PotholePro ‘win, win’

16/02/2022

Coventry’s highways service looks forward to rapidly fixing the area’s potholes thanks to its purchase of JCB’s innovative pothole machine.

Automotive industry calls for mandated targets to boost EV infrastructure

16/02/2022

The UK automotive industry has called for mandated targets for the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure supported by ring-fenced funding for local authorities.

Swale council trials first electric RCV

15/02/2022

The residents of Swale have been able to witness the borough's first electric refuse collection vehicle collecting their refuse, recycling and garden waste.

Fleet managers urged to increase safety measures around mobile phone use

15/02/2022

Fleet managers are being urged to take action to protect their staff from the risks posed by using a mobile phone while driving in light of imminent changes to the law.

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone set to launch

11/02/2022

A pilot of Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) is ready to launch in Oxford at the end of this month.

Government urged to ‘level up’ public charge point infrastructure

10/02/2022

The Government has been urged to ‘level up’ charge point infrastructure after reports that the London Borough of Westminster has more public charge points than six major UK cities combined.

South Cambridgeshire DC allocates over £1m for new eRCVs

10/02/2022

South Cambridgeshire District Council has allocated £1.3m to its shared waste services with the purpose of purchasing equipment, such as new electric bin lorries, that can help reduce carbon emissions.

Coventry bin lorry driver strike to cost council £1.8m

09/02/2022

The dispute in Coventry over the pay of bin lorry drivers is likely to cost the city council around £1.8m if it continues to the end of March, the local authority has warned.

Ban on red diesel ‘ill-conceived’

08/02/2022

Plans to end the red diesel exemption for several industry sectors will impact on the UK’s cost of living crisis and threaten the journey towards net zero, resource managers say.

Council drops kerbside collections for engine oil and car batteries

07/02/2022

West Oxfordshire District Council has dropped kerbside collections for engine oil and car batteries due to low demand.

Glencore and Britishvolt to build battery recycling plant

07/02/2022

Mining company Glencore and its strategic partner, battery cell specialist Britishvolt, have agreed a joint venture to build a battery recycling plant in the UK.

St. Helens invests in OEM hydrogen fuel cell RCV

04/02/2022

The North West local authority, St. Helens Borough Council, has invested in the UK’s first true OEM hydrogen fuel cell powered refuse collection vehicle, the Faun Bluepower.

bp approved as the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub joint venture partner

04/02/2022

Energy company bp has been approved to be the Joint Venture partner to deliver the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub, which will build a solar power facility connected to a green hydrogen production and refuelling facility.

Shapps urged to adopt vehicle safety measures

02/02/2022

Six Former transport ministers have written to the current transport secretary Grant Shapps urging the Government to adopt new vehicle safety measures to help ‘reduce deaths and injuries’ on UK roads.

TotalEnergies and Veolia sign biomethane deal

02/02/2022

Energy provider TotalEnergies and Veolia, a leading waste management company, have signed an agreement to produce biomethane from the latter’s waste and water treatment facilities.

Scotland back to dangerous levels of air pollution, data shows

01/02/2022

Air pollution in Scotland has once again breached legal limits following a historic low during lockdown, campaigners have revealed.

Council-owned bus company welcomes new fleet of zero-emission buses

31/01/2022

Council-owned bus company Cardiff Bus has taken delivery of a new fleet of 36 Yutong E12 zero-emission single-decker buses as the operator strives to reduce its carbon emissions.

Wolverhampton council takes delivery of two electric vans

31/01/2022

City of Wolverhampton Council has taken delivery of two zero-emission, electric vans heralding the start of plans to replace all polluting vehicles from its fleet with green alternatives.

Coventry council hires private contractor amid bin strikes

27/01/2022

Coventry City Council today announced that it is set to bring in a private contractor to help collect waste as strike action by bin lorry drivers continues.

Combined authority agrees £2.7m to fund eRCV solar farm

26/01/2022

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed to put £2.7m of funding towards a new solar farm that will be used to power electric bin lorries.

RAC launches all-electric patrol van

26/01/2022

The RAC is the first major roadside assistance company in the UK to begin using an electric patrol vehicle to attend breakdowns.

Electric car owners face different regional costs when using council-owned chargers

26/01/2022

Drivers in the South are being charged over a quarter (28%) more to charge their electric cars using council-owned chargers than those in the North, new research has revealed.

Aberdeenshire Council set to move to three-weekly collection cycle

26/01/2022

Aberdeenshire Council will move to a three-weekly household collection cycle after the Scottish government awarded the local authority £3.4m to improve household waste collections.

County welcomes Government backing for Blyth's gigafactory

21/01/2022

The Government has backed the creation of the UK's first full-scale gigaplant in Blyth Northumberland.

FCC Environment purchases world’s first high-drive electric drive dozer

20/01/2022

Waste and resource management company FCC Environment has purchased the Cat® D6 XE, the world’s first high-drive electric drive dozer.

Morgan Sindall Construction appointed for £12m waste services depot

20/01/2022

Birmingham City Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction to deliver a £12m waste services depot.

Keenan Recycling announces key acquisition

19/01/2022

Scottish food waste collection firm Keenan Recycling has announced an acquisition aimed at strengthening its presence in England.

Coventry set to welcome 130 zero-emission double decker buses

19/01/2022

A fleet of 130 zero-emission double decker buses will be introduced next year as part of a £140m project to make Coventry the UK’s first all-electric bus city.

Bolton Council opts for 19 new Mercedes-Benz Econics

18/01/2022

Bolton Council’s latest refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) are fitted with two types of FAUN Zoeller body but all are based on well proven Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis.

eBikes come to Manchester as city-wide scheme launches

17/01/2022

A fleet of electric cargo bikes and trailers is to be launched in Manchester offering residents a green alternative to cars.

Councils welcome coffee pod recycling collections

14/01/2022

People in Exeter and Ipswich can take advantage of a new kerbside recycling service for plastic and aluminium coffee pods.

Veolia announces its first electric vehicle battery recycling plant in UK

14/01/2022

Resource management company Veolia has announced its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the UK’s end of life electric vehicle batteries by 2024.

Greater Manchester leaders told to consider clean air zone pause

14/01/2022

Greater Manchester leaders will be asked to request permission to put the second phase of Clean Air Zone (CAZ) funding on hold due to cleaner vehicle concerns.

Pothole breakdowns hit record high

14/01/2022

RAC’s patrols attended over 10,000 pothole-related breakdowns last year – the equivalent of 27 every single day and the highest annual total since 2018.

BCP Council takes delivery of four new electric RCVs

10/01/2022

Residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are benefitting from cleaner air, as four new electric refuse vehicles are now collecting waste across the conurbation.

Refuse workers due ‘significant’ pay rises, union says

07/01/2022

Refuse workers are due ‘significant’ pay rises, the union GMB says as councils across the UK face bin strikes.

LondonEnergy awarded FORS Gold

07/01/2022

Resource management company LondonEnergy Ltd has once again been awarded a FORS Gold award for maintaining a high level of quality within its fleet operations.

EV loans let Durham businesses try before they buy

06/01/2022

Small businesses in County Durham are being invited by the council to borrow an electric van, to experience for themselves the benefits of going green.

LCV market shows signs of recovery

06/01/2022

The new van market has grown by a fifth and battery electric demand has increased as light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations show improvement.

Dudley Council opts for Swingo sweepers after top mark tender

05/01/2022

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has added eight Swingos from Aebi Schmidt to its fleet of street cleaning vehicles following a thorough and extensive tender process at which the compact sweeper scored top marks.

Plymouth council agrees pay uplift for HGV drivers

05/01/2022

The union Unite have welcomed a decision by Plymouth council to give HGV drivers a pay increase by regrading their jobs.

Bradford council delays launch of clean air zone

24/12/2021

Bradford City Council has said that the launch of its clean air zone (CAZ) has been delayed until spring 2022.

Regulator to progress Veolia and Suez investigation

22/12/2021

The competition regulator has announced that it will progress its investigation of the proposed merger between Veolia and Suez to the next stage.

CIWM and WAMITAB complete merger

21/12/2021

CIWM has confirmed the successful completion of its merger with WAMITAB, a move designed to strengthen the provision of fit-for-purpose qualifications in the resources and waste management sector.

London councils well-stocked with salt

21/12/2021

London council leaders have reassured the capital’s residents that boroughs have enough salt to get them through the winter months.

Council worker ‘hero’ after sweeper burst into flames

20/12/2021

An East Devon District Council (EDDC) worker had a narrow escape over the weekend after his road sweeper went up in flames on Sunday morning.

Barnet to install 500 EV charge points

16/12/2021

Barnet Council has secured over £3.5m in grant funding to deliver 500 on-street electric vehicle charge points by November 2022.

Government criticised for plug-in grant cut

16/12/2021

The Government is facing criticism for its decision to cut the plug-in car and van grant by up to £1,000 and change the eligibility criteria.

Council adds another Mercedes-Benz Econic to its fleet

15/12/2021

Dudley Council has added another Mercedes-Benz Econic to its fleet.

Coventry bin lorry drivers strike proposal ‘impractical’

15/12/2021

Coventry City Council has rejected a union proposal that bin lorry drivers work for one hour and then go on strike for another hour.

Council wraps new RCVs with beach scenes

14/12/2021

North East Lincolnshire Council has wrapped its new fleet of recycling vehicles with epic scenes that celebrate the borough’s beaches, parks, and green spaces.

Vale of Glamorgan Council installs new fleet safety equipment

14/12/2021

Vale of Glamorgan Council is installing the latest safety equipment to its fleet to protect the public, cyclists, and crews.

Leeds council puts aside extra £5m to deal with household waste

13/12/2021

Leeds City Council has been forced to set aside an extra £5m to deal with the increase in household waste requiring collection and disposal during the pandemic.

Kirklees Council set to approve over £6m fleet revamp

13/12/2021

Kirklees Council’s cabinet is set to approve an investment of £6.25m to bring in new high-tech fleet vehicles and take a significant step towards the greening of the council’s fleet.

Dawsongroup sweepers goes green with electric fleet

09/12/2021

The rental supplier of industrial and municipal cleaning vehicles, Dawsongroup sweepers, is set to launch its first range of zero emission electric road sweepers, following a multi-million pound investment.

Councils dealing with record amount of fly-tipping

09/12/2021

A charity has called for a review of the licensing scheme for waste carriers after new figures showed fly-tipping has reached an all-time high.

Veolia and Suez merger criticised by competition authority

08/12/2021

The merger of Veolia and Suez could lead to a loss of competition in the supply of several waste and water management services in the UK, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Isle of Wight announces £1.4m fleet ‘refresh’

07/12/2021

The Isle of Wight Council has taken delivery of a new fleet of state-of-the-art refuse lorries in an effort to make its waste services cleaner and greener.

Coventry RCV drivers vote to strike

07/12/2021

Bin lorry drivers in Coventry have voted to take strike action in a dispute over pay and Christmas working arrangements.

Coventry council awarded £700,000 in charge point funding

07/12/2021

Coventry City Council has been awarded over £700,000 by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to fund the installation of 155 on-street electric vehicle charge points.

Lighter vehicles contribute to ‘climate goals’

07/12/2021

Life-cycle analysis shows lighter vehicles can enhance contribution of electrification to climate goals, a new study shows.

Council introduces digital map to track Snovid-19 and Gritter Thunberg

07/12/2021

South Lanarkshire Council has started to use a dedicated gritter tracking map so that residents can follow the progress of Snovid-19, Gritter Thunberg and the council’s other gritters.

Scottish councils awarded £13m to boost recycling

06/12/2021

The Scottish government today announced a multi-million-pound investment into local authorities to help boost the quantity and quality of recycling.

Square Mile welcomes 42% drop in NO2 levels

03/12/2021

The banning of new diesel vehicles from its fleet has helped the City of London Corporation dramatically reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in its area.

Argyll and Bute Council launches electric charger consultation

03/12/2021

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a consultation which seeks the views of residents on where to position future electric vehicle chargers.

Council sets up ‘arms-length’ business to deliver key services

03/12/2021

East Suffolk Council is to create a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to help it deliver key council services.

Council to cut its vehicle emissions by up to 90%

03/12/2021

Eastleigh Borough Council is switching all of its diesel lorries, vans and cars over to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel as it transitions to net zero carbon emissions.

Combined authority launches £18m fund to boost EV investment

01/12/2021

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has joined with an infrastructure investment group to launch an £18m Green New Deal Fund (GNDF).

Charge point deployment struggling to keep up with EV sales

30/11/2021

The ratio of vehicle charge points to plug-in cars deteriorated by nearly a third in 2020, new data shows.

Pothole-ridden roads in ‘perilous state’

29/11/2021

Little progress has been made over the last year when it comes to improving road surfaces, the RAC says as it records the worst third quarter for pothole breakdowns in 15 years.

Work starts on UK’s largest charging hub

29/11/2021

Work started last week on the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Redbridge Park & Ride, which will see the installation of fast and ultra-rapid EV chargers for drivers.

Hull and Oxford councils shortlisted for Green Fleet Awards

29/11/2021

Hull and Oxford city councils have both been shortlisted in the prestigious national Green Fleet Awards 2021.

District council opens new £5m depot

26/11/2021

West Lindsey District Council today officially opened its new multi-million-pound, purpose built central depot, which has been two decades in the making.

Bus operators warn of £5bn funding gap

26/11/2021

Bus operators have warned of a multi-billion-pound funding gap between plans by local authorities and bus operators to improve services and the funding promised by the Government.

Veolia launches StreetKind campaign to protect its teams

25/11/2021

The environmental solutions company Veolia is taking a stand after reports of abuse from frontline staff more than doubled over the last year.

HGV drivers threaten Christmas strikes

24/11/2021

Drivers of heavy goods vehicles who work for Coventry City Council’s waste services are threatening to go on strike over the Christmas period as part of a pay dispute.

Council chiefs warn HGV driver shortage could hit gritting services

23/11/2021

Local authority leaders have warned that the HGV driver shortage might hit gritting services this winter.

Havant introduces two new electric cleaning machines

23/11/2021

Havant Borough Council and Norse South East have introduced two new electric cleaning machines that will be used for sweeping and cleaning pavements.

New building regulations to deliver 145,000 charge points a year

22/11/2021

New homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from next year, the Government has announced.

Sherbourne Recycling takes delivery of five new electric forklifts

17/11/2021

Council-owned Sherbourne Recycling has taken delivery of five new X20-X35 electric forklifts.

London’s ULEZ resulted in ‘only small improvements in air quality’

17/11/2021

London’s ULEZ has had little impact on air quality and is only effective as part of a wider approach to reducing carbon emissions, researchers say.

Council goes green with electric mopeds

16/11/2021

A Hampshire County Council scheme, which enables young people to hire mopeds at an affordable rate, is going green with the addition of five electric mopeds to its fleet of conventionally powered bikes.

HGV registrations decline in Q3 of 2021

16/11/2021

New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations declined in the third quarter of 2021, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Council unveils ambitious plan to convert fleet to electric power

15/11/2021

Buckinghamshire Council has announced it will be working to convert its vehicle fleet to zero emission, electric power in partnership with Silverstone-based company Lunaz.

Birmingham agrees 12-year electric vehicle strategy

11/11/2021

A 12-year electric vehicle strategy has been agreed by Birmingham City Council to deliver more than 3,000 electric vehicle charge-points.

Councils warn investment in bus services is vital to meet climate targets

10/11/2021

The Government must fully fund the concessionary bus fares scheme if councils are to decarbonise fleets, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Council to launch fleet of electric cargo bikes

09/11/2021

Salford City Council has announced plans for a fleet of electric cargo bikes next year to encourage more green deliveries across the city.

Greater Manchester plans carbon neutral transport network

09/11/2021

Greater Manchester has set out its ambition to become the first city-region with a carbon neutral transport network.

Counties warn of a 'chasm' in electric vehicle chargers

08/11/2021

There are more publicly available charging points in London than in England's counties combined, new analysis has shown.

Derry to have zero-emission bus fleet by 2023

05/11/2021

Derry will become one of the first cities in the UK and Ireland to have a fully zero emission bus fleet after receiving a £30m funding boost.

Two thirds of local authorities have no EV charging plans, research finds

04/11/2021

Two thirds of local authorities have no plans in place to install electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs), research has revealed.

Waste sector 'overlooked ' at COP26

03/11/2021

The waste and resources industry has been 'overlooked and left with no seat at the table' at COP26 this week, the president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management has warned.

Veolia takes over waste contract in south Buckinghamshire

02/11/2021

Veolia has taken on the waste contract for the south Buckinghamshire area from former provider Biffa.

Council plans to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

01/11/2021

Leicester City Council has set out how it plans to have an entirely electric fleet of buses by 2030.

Over 50% of councils spent nothing on EV chargers in 2021

29/10/2021

Over half of the UK’s local authorities spent nothing on electric vehicle charge points in the last 12 months, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Chancellor confirms £9.5m funding to electrify Kent CC’s Fastrack fleet

28/10/2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed as part of the spending review that £9.5m will be awarded to Kent County Council from the Department for Transport’s ZEBRA fund.

RVS provides first fully electrified RCV conversion in Wales

27/10/2021

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) have provided the first fully refurbished electric-conversion refuse collection vehicle in Wales.

Regulator issues safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels

27/10/2021

Britain’s safety regulator has issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels, widely used in the waste and recycling sector.

Go-Ahead Group calls for bus decarbonisation roadmap

27/10/2021

One of Britain’s largest bus operators has welcomed news of funding for transport schemes in the Autumn Budget but urges a clear roadmap for decarbonisation of the national bus fleet.

Councils join forces to install 600 new charging points

26/10/2021

Kent County Council is working with other local authorities in Kent to bring one of the largest networks of consistent charging points for electric vehicles to the county.

Fleet maintenance workers threaten strike in pay dispute

26/10/2021

Waste management and fleet maintenance workers may strike across 11 local authorities in Scotland next month over pay, trade unions have warned.

Council makes switch to green diesel for a cleaner collection

25/10/2021

Portsmouth City Council's waste collection vehicles will be using a cleaner fuel created from vegetable oil in order to comply with the city’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ).

Government ‘must step in’ to deliver on 4,000 zero-emission buses promise

25/10/2021

A transport charity is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as figures reveal only a tiny proportion of buses on the road are currently electric.

ULEZ expansion 'a lifeline for Londoners'

25/10/2021

As London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) sees a massive expansion, a think tank has called on mayor Sadiq Khan to go further and introduce a pay-per-mile road user charging scheme.

‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolls into Tees Valley

22/10/2021

A 100% electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolled into the Tees Valley this week, just 24 hours after the region was selected by the Government to lead the UK’s net zero ambitions.

Refuse workers strike against ‘ongoing attacks’ on pay and conditions

21/10/2021

Union members at Veolia Sheffield have voted to strike over pay and what they characterise as ‘ongoing attacks’ to their terms and conditions.

Extend red diesel support for waste sector, says renewable energy group

20/10/2021

The UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy has urged the Government to delay the removal of the entitlement to use red diesel in the waste sector for one year.

Government criticised for ‘slow progress’ in zero-emissions buses rollout

20/10/2021

The UK’s three bus manufacturers today joined forces to urge the Government to speed up its rollout of 4,000 UK-made zero-emissions buses, ‘parking the bus’ in Westminster to drive home the point.

Grundon commits £600,000 to electric collection vehicles after successful trials

20/10/2021

Grundon Waste Management is set to invest over half a million pounds in converting two of its existing fleet from diesel to electric after the conclusion of successful trials of an electric waste collection vehicle.

Government announces extra £350m for EV transition

20/10/2021

The Government has announced that an extra £350m will be made available to support the electrification of UK vehicles and their supply chains.

Apprenticeship programme earmarking £100,000 for automotive industry re-launched

19/10/2021

An apprenticeship programme offering training opportunities to those currently working within the automotive industry has been relaunched.

RVS delivers first-ever twin pack electric conversion to Islington Council

19/10/2021

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has delivered the world's first-ever refurbished and repowered twin pack refuse vehicle to Islington Council, marking a revolutionising breakthrough in the waste industry.

Brighton council and union reaches deal to end bin strike

19/10/2021

Brighton residents will soon once again see their streets cleared of bin bags as the council reaches a deal with striking refuse collection workers to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute.

East Staffordshire reinforces vehicle availability with new maintenance contract

18/10/2021

East Staffordshire Borough Council has awarded Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) a 5-year contract to maintain its new fleet, which commences on 1 November.

Ringway heads towards target of 40% reduction in carbon emissions

18/10/2021

Ringway, the specialist highway services company, has been fast tracking its way towards its target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030.

Refuse collector pay drops by over £1,500

14/10/2021

A refuse collector has seen their pay drop by £1,519 in real terms since 2010, according to the TUC.

Wiltshire Council approves EV charging infrastructure scheme

13/10/2021

Wiltshire Council's cabinet yesterday agreed to approve a new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure plan that will see more chargers delivered in the local area.

West Lothian Council joins green scheme

13/10/2021

West Lothian Council has joined the ECO Stars scheme as part of its efforts to make its fleet of cars greener.

Top safety accreditation for ISS

12/10/2021

Vehicle safety technology and software company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

BEV sales overtake PHEV sales for the first time

11/10/2021

The total number of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on the roads has overtaken the number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models for the first time, a new analysis has revealed.

Council chiefs warn driver shortages could hit gritting services

11/10/2021

Local authority leaders have warned that driver shortages could affect gritting services this winter.

Dacorum Borough Council makes second major investment in Mercedes-Benz trucks

07/10/2021

West Hertfordshire’s Dacorum Borough Council has made a second major investment in Mercedes-Benz’s truck technology as part of a move to standardise its fleet of 32 refuse collection vehicles.

SFS expands operations in the South West

05/10/2021

Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) is expanding its operations in the South West following the award of two new seven year (+7) contract hire agreements from Somerset West and Taunton Council and North Devon Council.

Multevo launches the multi-purpose Hydrohog

05/10/2021

Multevo has launched a new multi-purpose and ultra-low emissions highway maintenance machine which displaces diesel by up to 40%

Councils face legal obligation to plan and deliver for EVs

05/10/2021

The Government is considering imposing a statutory duty on local authorities to plan and deliver for electric vehicle infrastructure.

North East Lincolnshire mayor goes electric

05/10/2021

The mayor of North East Lincolnshire Council is paving the way for a greener borough with a new electric car.

Wates introduces first fleet of electric vehicles

05/10/2021

Wates Property Services has taken delivery of its first fleet of electric commercial vehicles as part of its effort to eliminate waste and carbon from its operations by 2025.

Recycling Lives to operate UK’s first all-electric waste skip trucks

05/10/2021

National waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has signed a contract with Renault Trucks to deliver the UK’s first 100% electric skip-transporter trucks.

District boosts pay to tackle shortage of bin drivers

05/10/2021

South Holland District Council has agreed to increase pay for its waste and recycling teams in response to the national shortage of drivers.

Westminster City Council and Veolia unveil 60 strong electric fleet

01/10/2021

Westminster City Council and Veolia have unveiled a 60 strong fleet of new and upcycled electric vehicles.

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils announce new waste contractor

01/10/2021

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils have awarded a joint refuse and recycling services contract to Biffa Waste Services Ltd.

Engine production falls -23.6% in August

30/09/2021

The latest data has revealed that UK factories made 81,266 engines last month, a decline of -23.6% over a COVID-19 impacted August 2020.

UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

30/09/2021

The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city.

Council to trial electric car club with induction charger

29/09/2021

Buckinghamshire Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to trial an electric car club with an induction charger.

Free online tool to boost chargepoint installations launched

29/09/2021

SP Energy Networks has announced the official launch of the Charge Project’s ConnectMore Interactive Map (CIM).

Solihull trials autonomous shuttle bus

27/09/2021

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new passenger trials.

Dawsongroup sweepers secures largest Scottish sweeper contract

23/09/2021

Dawsongroup sweepers, a rental supplier of industrial and municipal cleaning vehicles, has secured the largest sweeper contract available in Scotland.

England's first retrofittable AI waste-picking robot

22/09/2021

The country’s first retrofittable AI-powered robotic waste picking system has been installed in a Material Recycling Facility in Reading, Berkshire.

World’s most advanced digital twin helping to predict EV battery lifespan

21/09/2021

A research programme has managed to create and trial the world’s most advanced ‘digital twins’ of real EV batteries, capable of predicting battery lifetime.

Keenan Recycling celebrates reaching full national coverage

21/09/2021

Keenan Recycling has managed to achieve full UK coverage after investing over £4m in new trucks and adding six new depots in the last 12 months.

Wrightbus to showcase two new zero-emission buses

21/09/2021

The manufacturer of the world’s first hydrogen-powered double deck bus will unveil two new single deck zero-emission buses at the Millbrook Proving Ground this week.

Council set to discuss £500,000 loan to support EV battery production

17/09/2021

Coventry City Council is to discuss a £500,000 loan to help the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) take on new business.

Reading council unveils first fully electric RCV in Berkshire

16/09/2021

The first fully electric waste collection vehicle in Berkshire has been unveiled by Reading Borough Council this week.

County council leaders call for more support in reducing emissions

16/09/2021

The Government risks undermining its net-zero target by focusing on reducing emissions in cities instead of England’s counties, report warns.

Mindfulness course for professional drivers launched

16/09/2021

A new programme focusing on fleet safety and the wellbeing of professional drivers has been launched this week.

New whitepaper to help manage risk of grey fleet

15/09/2021

A whitepaper to help organisations manage the risk of the rising grey fleet, which has been accelerated by the pandemic, has been published by DriveTech.

Launch of first hydrogen Dynamic Purchasing System for councils

15/09/2021

The first hydrogen generation and fuelling Dynamic Purchasing System for the public sector has been launched by the Highland Council and The Procurement Partnership Ltd (TPPL).

Greater Manchester seeks vehicle dealers to join clean air plan

09/09/2021

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking vehicle dealers to join the GM Clean Air Plan accredited dealership scheme.

Council to run on eco-friendly fuel

08/09/2021

East Suffolk Council is taking further steps to reduce its impact on the environment by switching to an eco-friendly fuel for its fleet of vehicles.

Fairfax adds seven new Isuzus to its fleet

08/09/2021

The Northern plant hire company Fairfax Plant Hire has added three Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne trucks and four Isuzu 7.5 tonne trucks to its fleet.

New waste lorries remind people not to feed gulls

08/09/2021

Worcester residents will now be seeing regular reminders of how they can help control the number of gulls in the city, with two new waste lorries displaying 3.4-metre signs asking them to dispose of waste food properly.

£1bn hydrogen investment fund launched

07/09/2021

Green entrepreneur Jo Bamford has joined forces with multi-family office Vedra Partners to launch HYCAP, a hydrogen investment fund which has set its sights on raising £1bn.

TfL opens £2m EV charging hub in Woolwich

02/09/2021

Transport for London (TfL) has opened a new rapid charging hub in Woolwich.

East Lothian Council set to roll out new fleet of Kerb-Sort vehicles

02/09/2021

East Lothian Council is getting ready to roll out their new fleet of Romaquip’s Kerb-Sort vehicles on 20th September.

Game-changing project in Lambeth addresses EV inequality

02/09/2021

The London Borough of Lambeth has worked with Connected Kerb, the electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist, to provide public EV charging infrastructure to under-represented communities.

Vehicle industry calls for decarbonisation plans before bans

02/09/2021

Motor manufacturers have called on the Government to work with industry to develop a plan that facilitates the transition to zero emission HGVs, before it commits to an end of sale date for conventionally fuelled trucks.

Shell aims to install 50,000 EV chargepoints

01/09/2021

Shell has announced that it aims to install 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers through their company ubitricity across the UK by the end of 2025.

Food waste returns to pre-lockdown levels

26/08/2021

The latest UK Food Trends Survey shows that self-reported food waste has returned to pre-lockdown levels and more food is potentially going to waste as life returns to normal.

Warwick residents called on to name new sweepers

26/08/2021

Sweeping Beauty? Shaun the Sweep? The Grim Sweeper? These could be the names of Warwick District Council’s new fleet of street sweeper vehicles as the Council invites residents to ‘suggest their best’.

Urbaser continues growth with J&B Recycling acquisition

26/08/2021

Cheltenham based environmental services company, Urbaser Ltd, has confirmed the acquisition of J&B Recycling, a waste management company operating in the North East of England.

Caigan innovative hydrogen fuel cell conversion

26/08/2021

Caigan Vehicle Technologies Ltd. have entered the zero-carbon transport market with an innovative hydrogen fuel cell conversion for internal combustion engine vehicles.

Veolia offers £1,500 sign on bonus to new HGV drivers

23/08/2021

Veolia today announced a £1,500 bonus for HGV drivers joining its municipal collection operations in the UK.

Government urged to invest £15m in EV skills training

19/08/2021

Representatives the automotive sector has called on the Government to invest £15m to support EV skills training.

Electra commences build of its first hydrogen-electric HGV commercial vehicle range

18/08/2021

Blackburn-based electric HGV manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles Ltd has placed its first order for a HyRange® system from German/English manufacturer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH for its prototype electric hydrogen commercial vehicle range.

Global traffic technology group announces SWARCO Smart Charging

18/08/2021

SWARCO, the global traffic technology group, has launched SWARCO Smart Charging, a dedicated business aimed at addressing the electric vehicle charging needs of customers, including those within local authorities.

Re-Gen Waste ‘delighted’ to win first Welsh contract

16/08/2021

Re-Gen Waste in Newry, Northern Ireland, is ‘absolutely delighted’ to have won its first Welsh contract.

Mums urged to consider career in driving as shortage threatens collections

16/08/2021

Waste management company Veolia is urging mothers to consider a career in driving as the national shortage of drivers threatens collections.

Innovative all-electric refuse vehicle trialled in St Helens Borough

13/08/2021

St Helens Borough Council has taken another step forward in its efforts to meet climate change targets by 2040 with the short trial of an all-electric refuse wagon.

Shapps announces £15m congestion and pothole scheme

13/08/2021

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today announced a multimillion-pound scheme to improve traffic signals and explore the use of drones to help fix local roads.

NatWest enlists EQUANS for national roll out of EV chargers

12/08/2021

EQUANS has been appointed by banking group NatWest to deliver more than 600 high power GeniePoint electric vehicle charging points across its office locations in the UK.

Buckinghamshire council temporarily suspends food waste collections

12/08/2021

Buckinghamshire council has announced a temporary suspension of food waste collections to due to the national shortage of HGV drivers and COVID-19.

Council launches pilot food waste collection scheme

12/08/2021

Wandsworth council has invited 2,300 households to take part in a pilot food waste collection scheme to help inform decisions on the council’s next waste and recycling contract.

Record levels of lithium discovered in Cornwall

12/08/2021

The energy company Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) yesterday announced that it had discovered record levels of lithium in its geothermal waters.

Leicester’s green buses get Blues’ names ahead of Wembley trip

09/08/2021

A fleet of electric buses that have brought cleaner, greener travel to Leicester are now bearing the names of the players who helped win the FA Cup for the city for the first time.

#NotinNewarkandSherwood campaign steps up a gear

05/08/2021

Newark and Sherwood District Council has stepped up the fight against fly tipping and is using one of its new refuse vehicles to spread the message that littering will not be tolerated.

Leeds City Council and partners secure grant to buy more electric-cargo bikes

05/08/2021

A successful bid by Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council has secured a Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust’s grant to fund 32 new electric-cargo (e-cargo) bikes to the value of £160,000.

Camden council launches world’s densest air quality sensor network

05/08/2021

The world’s densest air quality sensor network, which aims to fundamentally transform how air pollution is monitored and managed, will be installed in the London borough of Camden this summer.

First rural electric bin lorries trialled in Scotland

04/08/2021

SP Energy Networks is piloting Scotland’s first rural all-electric refuse vehicles in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council as the region works towards achieving its 2025 net zero emissions target.

Enfield Council’s small van fleet is going all-electric

29/07/2021

Enfield Council has announced that their entire small van fleet is going electric to help the council reach its climate action targets.

Charge points go live as EVs added to council pool car fleet

29/07/2021

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) has now completed the installation of five charging points in partnership with EV charge point supplier, InstaVolt.

RVS achieves latest ISO 45001 health and safety standard

29/07/2021

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) have achieved their ISO 45001 certification, demonstrating that they are a company with the highest standards in workplace health and safety.

Birmingham gets first hydrogen bus

28/07/2021

Birmingham City Council has unveiled the first of its 20 new hydrogen buses, which are set to be in operation later this year.

New ‘clean green lifting machines’ for Hyndburn

28/07/2021

Hyndburn Borough Council have invested in four additional eco-friendly refuse trucks and committed to having a total of 10 by Autumn this year.

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.

UK on track to miss targets for toxic pollution

22/03/2021

The UK is on track to miss the 2020 and 2030 legal targets for toxic pollution, according to Government data.

Government announces £54m to create next generation electric trucks

22/03/2021

The Government has announced that £54m of funding will be made available to create the next generation of electric trucks and hydrogen-powered buses.

Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet

17/03/2021

The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) has unveiled its new fleet of electric waste and recycling collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance vehicles.

Government unveils hydrogen transport hub ‘masterplan’

17/03/2021

The Government has unveiled the official ‘masterplan’ for the UK’s first-ever hydrogen transport hub.

County council approves Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone pilot

17/03/2021

Oxford’s proposed Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has been formally approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet for launch in August.

Veolia trials innovative electric tricycles in Westminster

15/03/2021

The resource management company Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, is trialling two electric pedal tricycles specially designed for on-street waste collection.

Mercedes-Benz broadens scope of Special Trucks operation

15/03/2021

Econic customers stand to benefit as Mercedes-Benz broadens the scope of its Special Trucks operation.

ISS invests in new software division

15/03/2021

Vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) has invested in the creation of a new software division – FleetClear – to deliver an all-in-one fleetwide, vehicle safety and fleet management solution.

Bath's Clean Air Zone goes live

15/03/2021

The UK’s first charging clean air zone (CAZ) outside of London has been launched in Bath today.

Over half of fleet drivers experience mental health decline, study finds

11/03/2021

Over half of fleet drivers have experienced decline in mental health this winter, new research has revealed.

Waste services experience continued ‘disruption’ due to COVID-19

10/03/2021

Local authority waste services across the country are continuing to feel the impacts of COVID-19, a new survey has revealed.

Hambleton accommodates new homes with greener waste and recycling fleet

04/03/2021

Local population growth, increased recycling quantities and extensive new residential developments have led Hambleton District Council to expand its refuse and recycling collection fleet with vehicles part-powered by electricity to reduce carbon emissions.

Veolia launches new report that advances safety for vehicle crews

04/03/2021

Providing as much fresh air as possible and keeping vehicles well ventilated is key to protecting vehicle-based operatives providing waste collection services during the pandemic, a new report has found.

City Corporation to become first UK authority to run fully electric refuse truck fleet

04/03/2021

The City of London Corporation will become the first UK governing body to run a full fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles following recent successful trials of the new technology.

e-One scores 10 out of 10 in SUEZ demonstration

04/03/2021

Crews at SUEZ’s Bridgwater depot, parts of its contract with Somerset Waste Partnership, scored the e-One electric refuse vehicle a unanimous 10 out of 10 during a recent three-day trial.

Biffa selects EPIC Media Group to fit livery on over 300 vehicles

02/03/2021

Waste management specialist, Biffa, has selected EPIC Media Group to supply and fit vehicle livery on over 300 vehicles servicing Cornwall Council’s Waste and Recycling Collection, Street and Public Open Space Cleansing Services Contract.

Urbaser commercial division expands with new waste and recycling contracts

02/03/2021

Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS) is expanding its portfolio with the addition of new local authority trade waste collection services, which include Eden District, and the management of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) located across Northamptonshire and Central Bedfordshire.

Nottingham residents name city’s two new electric bin lorries

01/03/2021

Nottingham residents have named their city’s two new electric bin lorries in a public poll.

DVS goes into force across London

01/03/2021

The new lorry safety scheme known as Direct Vision Standard (DVS) went into force across London today as part of the effort to reduce the number of accidents involving heavy vehicles.

FORS to reduce annual subscription fee

24/02/2021

FORS has announced that it will reduce its annual subscription fee for new and existing members from 1st March in a move designed to assist fleet operators during the pandemic.

EV consumer association launches public charging survey

24/02/2021

EVA England has launched a drivers’ survey to improve confidence in the electric vehicle public charging experience.

Versalift appoints new service manager

23/02/2021

Versalift UK, the vehicle-mounted platform company, has appointed Derek Murdoch as service manager to oversee all service and aftersales activities.

Caerphilly replaces over 300 vehicles

23/02/2021

Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) has taken delivery of 315 new vehicles since Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) won a seven-year fleet replacement contract with the authority in 2017.

Carlisle City Council uses electric van to combat ‘enviro-crimes’

22/02/2021

Carlisle City Council is using a new electric van to drive forward an eco-friendly way to combat littering and other enviro-crimes.

AFP launches EV transition training course

18/02/2021

A new training course designed to help businesses transition to electric vehicles has been launched by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).

Southampton City Council selects eSwingos to help meet green objectives

16/02/2021

Southampton City Council has taken delivery of the first of four all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK to help meet its environmental objectives under its Green City Plan 2030.

BCP Council to trial Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil-fuelled waste collections

11/02/2021

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s waste collections could soon be run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) following an agreement with Crown Oil to trial this environmentally friendly fuel in two of its refuse vehicles.

Cotswold DC takes delivery of first hybrid vehicle

09/02/2021

Cotswold District Council has taken delivery of its first hybrid vehicle as part of its commitment to use 100% clean energy by 2030.

Councils cut number of gritting days by 29% over two years, research shows

09/02/2021

The number of days councils spent gritting roads fell by 29% between 2017/18 and 2019/20, according to new research.

New thermo detection system to protect employees during pandemic launched

08/02/2021

Vision Techniques launches thermo detection and facial recognition system to protect employees and the public during the pandemic.

£500m public sector procurement system opens to sustainable vehicle suppliers

08/02/2021

YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has announced that it will launch a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS) to enable the public sector to purchase alternative fuel vehicles on a larger scale than ever before.

Hinowa purchases win access rental firm new customers

03/02/2021

Powered access hire company Vertikal UK has bought its first two Hinowa tracked spider platforms from Access Platform Sales.

Allstar adds 110 new chargepoints to EV network

03/02/2021

Allstar Business Solutions has added 110 new chargepoints to its electric vehicle (EV) network through its new partnership with Gronn Kontakt.

UK needs to install EV chargepoints ‘five times faster’ than current rate, think tanks says

02/02/2021

The UK needs to install public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints five times faster than the current rate at an estimated cost of between £5bn and £10bn by 2030, a think tank has said.

Councils urged to bid for extended electric vehicle chargepoints funding

02/02/2021

Local authorities are being urged to apply for a share of £20m funding to help increase the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints.

Go Plant Fleet rolls out Jaama Key2 system to manage CV business

02/02/2021

Go Plant Fleet Services has rolled out Jaama’s Key2 fleet management system to administer its 3,100 commercial and specialist vehicles, and 600 items of plant.

Fleets need to be aware of impact of pandemic on mental health, software specialist says

28/01/2021

Fleets need to be aware of the growing impact of the pandemic on mental health and any subsequent safety risks to drivers, FleetCheck is warning.

RVS becomes UK distributor for MOL VDK refuse vehicles

27/01/2021

Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has purchased the business of Kent-based HE Municipal Engineering Services and is now the exclusive supplier of MOL VDK refuse vehicles in the UK.

Councils join forces with electricity network operator to end EV charging blackspots

26/01/2021

Five local authorities are joining forces with the UK’s biggest electricity network operator in a bid to end electric vehicle (EV) charging blackspots.

Redbridge Council lead the charge on greener travel with new EV fleet

25/01/2021

Redbridge Council has purchased 12 new electric vehicles which will be charged by the newly created rapid electric vehicle charging bays at the council’s Ley Street Depot.

Budget must provide certainty to boost confidence, says BVRLA

21/01/2021

The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) has written to HM Treasury ahead of the Spring Budget to outline what the Chancellor must do for the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sectors to support recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

RVS ranked highest for electric refuse vehicle conversion on new HGV framework

21/01/2021

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has been awarded a place on a new HGV and Specialist Vehicle Procurement and Contract Hire Framework 2020 (LOT 2 and LOT 5) for the provision of electric vehicle drivetrain conversion systems, ranking highest in this category for electric refuse vehicle conversion.

Councils plan to install 35 on-street EV chargers each by 2025

20/01/2021

Councils are planning on installing just 35 on-street electric vehicle chargers each by 2025 on average, an investigation has revealed.

Direct Vision Standard ‘allow list’ provides HGV operators with 90-day grace period

20/01/2021

Fleets who start the process of becoming compliant with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) before 1 March but who are yet to receive a safety permit will be put on an ‘allow list’ allowing 90-days before they incur any penalty.

FIAG publishes guide to rolling out post-COVID fleet strategies

20/01/2021

The Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) has published a new guide to help companies roll out a post-COVID-19 fleet strategy amid safety and compliance concerns.

ISS protects against cyber attacks

19/01/2021

Vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification.

Brigade Electronics launches new vehicle turning indicator alarm

19/01/2021

Provider of vehicle safety systems Brigade Electronics has launched a new indicator warning alarm to alert vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning.

Urbaser expands UK portfolio with six new contracts

14/01/2021

Environmental services company Urbaser Ltd has announced that it is acquiring six waste management contracts from Amey, with a portfolio value of over £30m per annum.

Electric refuse vehicles to help Stroud District Council become carbon neutral

14/01/2021

Stroud District Council’s (SDC) waste partner Ubico has trialled the e-One electric refuse vehicle from Gloucestershire-based supplier Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

JCB PotholePro delivers rapid permanent repair solution

13/01/2021

JCB has developed a single-machine pothole repair solution to fix potholes permanently.

Lewisham Council introduces new fleet of low pollution recycling trucks

12/01/2021

Lewisham Council have introduced a new fleet of recycling trucks which have a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOX) pollution.

Coventry and Oxford prepare to run UK’s first all-electric bus services

07/01/2021

Coventry and Oxford are set to receive up to £50m to help them become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services, the transport secretary has announced.

Venson passes van excellence scheme sixth year in a row

05/01/2021

Venson Automotive Solutions has passed the requirements for the Logistics UK Van Excellence scheme, making it the sixth consecutive year it has been awarded the accreditation.

Tesla revealed as UK’s top ranking electric vehicle network

05/01/2021

Tesla has retained its top spot as the country’s most appreciated EV charging provider, according to a new survey.

Webfleet Solutions announces data link with BMW and Mini

04/01/2021

The telematics provider Webfleet Solutions has announced it is expanding its OEM.connect programme by utilising BMW and Mini CarData.

Electric bin lorries take to the streets in Nottingham

23/12/2020

Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first, the city council has announced.

North Warwickshire Borough Council welcomes three new Mercedes-Benz Econics

17/12/2020

Municipal vehicle specialist CP Davidson & Sons (CPD) has delivered its first Mercedes-Benz Econics to North Warwickshire Borough Council.

Van manufacturers urged to fit more collision avoidance technology

17/12/2020

Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research are urging van manufacturers to fit more collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed alarming results.

Whitepaper published to drive electrification

17/12/2020

The driver training provider DriveTech has launched a new whitepaper to help fleets transition to electrification.

Siemens Mobility partners with Aberdeen City Council to launch first dual-fuel van

17/12/2020

Siemens Mobility has launched its first dual-fuel field-services van in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, introducing hydrogen to its road vehicle fleet.

Council successfully trials electric bin lorries

14/12/2020

Coventry City Council is hoping to add electric bin lorries to its fleet following a successful trial of the vehicles.

Council adds custom-made electric vans to its fleet

11/12/2020

East Devon District Council is leasing seven custom-made electric vans to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Senior appointment at refuse vehicle hire company

09/12/2020

Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has appointed Steven Dunne as sales manager to enhance the company’s growth and development across the UK.

London DVS’ ‘hidden deadline’ puts HGV operators at risk

08/12/2020

Fleet managers have been warned that there is a ‘hidden deadline’ to applying for Transport for London’s (TfL) Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit.

Yorwaste enhances vehicle safety and protects drivers with ‘in-cab’ cameras

08/12/2020

The North Yorkshire commercial waste management company, Yorwaste, has fitted live camera recording systems to its fleet of vehicles to enhance safety and mitigate false insurance claims.

New academy providing training to council waste teams launched

07/12/2020

Re-Gen Waste, working in partnership with CIWM, has launched a support initiative to provide effective learning and development opportunities to individuals working in local authorities.

Worcester City Council adds safety feature to new Schmidt sweepers

02/12/2020

Worcester City Council has fitted new safety features to three new Schmidt sweepers that it has added to its municipal fleet to increase driver safety and boost productivity.

Launch’s PRO 5 speeds up diagnosis process

02/12/2020

Technicians can diagnose issues and faults on a wide number of vehicles efficiently and easily, thanks to a new high-end professional diagnostic tool entering the market.

Islington first London borough to use purpose-built fully electric RCV

01/12/2020

Islington has become the first borough in London to use an innovative new purpose-built fully electric refuse collection truck.

Ealing Council-owned company orders 32 Econic refuse collection vehicles

01/12/2020

A recently launched trading company owned by Ealing Council has ordered a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to collect waste and recyclables in the West London borough.

Enterprise Software selects new route optimisation partner

30/11/2020

Leading transport management solutions provider Enterprise Software has appointed a new route optimisation partner.

Gateshead council welcomes ‘futuristic’ electric bus fleet

30/11/2020

The North East’s first carbon-neutral fully electric bus fleet is being introduced onto the streets of Gateshead, the local authority has announced.

Telford & Wrekin Council buy six new electric vans

30/11/2020

Telford & Wrekin Council has made a further step on its journey to become carbon neutral by 2030 this week as six new electric vehicles join its fleet.

FORS reminds drivers of safety advice for ‘busy winter season’

30/11/2020

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is encouraging van drivers to ensure safe and efficient driving is at the forefront of their minds, as the seasonal boom in eCommerce makes roads busier.

Spending Review: Fleet welcomes EV investment

26/11/2020

The fleet and leasing industry welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to zero emission road transport in yesterday’s Spending Review.

Boston chooses SFS as ‘most cost-effective’ for maintenance

26/11/2020

Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been awarded a seven-year vehicle maintenance contract by Boston Borough Council which will include a brand-new workshop for the authority.

NRG and Hills Waste Solutions announce £10m waste treatment hub

24/11/2020

NRG Fleet Services and Hills Waste Solutions have opened up a high-tech workshop and servicing facility in Calne, Wiltshire.

Councils urged to ensure routes to COVID-19 test centres kept open over winter

23/11/2020

The Government has called upon local?authorities?across?the country?to ensure key transport routes to COVID-19 test centres are kept open this winter.

PM outlines 10 point plan for green revolution

18/11/2020

The prime minister has outlined a 10 point plan for a 'green industrial revolution' including bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030.

Ford fleet management tool now with 'multi-make functionality'

17/11/2020

Ford has extended the functionality of its Ford Telematics fleet management tool to include data on vehicles from other manufacturers.

Data sharing between fleets and councils important for EV uptake, study says

16/11/2020

A new study has called for enhanced data sharing between fleets and local authorities in order to ensure the uptake of electric vehicles becomes a widespread reality.

Hounslow council welcome UK’s first autonomous road delivery vehicle trial

11/11/2020

Hounslow is to be the first location in the UK to trial autonomous electric delivery vehicles on its roads.

Brightmile and DriveTech agree new partnership

10/11/2020

The no-hardware telematics company Brightmile have agreed a new partnership with the AA-owned DriveTech to help improve fleet safety.

Edinburgh council buys all-electric sweeper

10/11/2020

A new, all-electric vehicle has joined the City of Edinburgh Council’s fleet of street sweepers.

Northumberland council makes ‘green fleet promise’ to replace diesel vans

09/11/2020

Northumberland County Council has begun replacing its fleet of small diesel vans with electric vehicles as part of an effort to future proof its fleet.

FCC Environment launches 2021/2023 graduate programme

09/11/2020

FCC Environment, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies, has launched a new UK-wide graduate programme as it looks to attract and retain the managers of the future.

REMONDIS UK gets first FEL with c-trace dynamic weighing system

09/11/2020

The first REMONDIS UK FEL waste collection vehicle fitted with c-trace’s dynamic weighing system has been delivered to the company’s site at Doncaster.

Torbay Council enhances waste and recycling fleet with live camera systems

05/11/2020

Torbay Council is equipping its waste and recycling collection vehicles with the latest live camera recording systems to enhance the safety of residents and crews.

Scottish councils ‘outstrip’ English counterparts when it comes to EV funding

05/11/2020

Local authorities in Scotland and Wales are receiving much more funding per capita to spend on electric vehicle charging than councils in England, a new report has revealed.

SP Energy Networks to run ‘major trial’ of electric vehicle charging solution

04/11/2020

SP Energy Networks is seeking participants to take part in a major trial of an electric vehicle (EV) charging solution across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales.

Cambridgeshire councils take delivery of first all-electric bin lorry

03/11/2020

Two local authorities in Cambridgeshire have taken delivery of their first all-electric bin lorry as part of their drive to go green.

LEVC announces start of production for new electric van

03/11/2020

LEVC has announced the start of production for its new electric van, VN5, which is manufactured in the company’s production plant in Ansty, Coventry, the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle factory.

Multevo’s ‘Count Vacula’ sweeper lights up Halloween launch

02/11/2020

Multevo marked their UK launch of a new multi-purpose suction sweeper vehicle with a Halloween-themed charity video.

UK's first trial of wireless electric van charging to start next year

28/10/2020

The UK's first wireless charging hub for light commercial vehicles will be installed in Edinburgh in early 2021.

Lewisham Council upgrades refuse fleet with 24 Mercedes-Benz Econics

27/10/2020

Lewisham Council has upgraded its refuse fleet with 24 Mercedes-Benz Econics increasing its fleet to 39 vehicles.

Test Valley council buys three Dennis Eagle RCVs with electric bin lifts

26/10/2020

Test Valley Borough Council has purchased three refuse collection vehicles from Dennis Eagle as it continues its drive to become carbon-neutral.

Oxford trial of autonomous vehicles to begin this week

22/10/2020

A live trial of six autonomous Ford Mondeo vehicles is set to begin this week in Oxford.

Teletrac Navman launches new AI tool to help switch to electric vehicles

21/10/2020

Teletrac Navman has launched a new web-based tool to help fleet operators switch to electric vehicles.

Holyrood funding brings zero emission vehicles to council fleet

20/10/2020

Aberdeenshire Council has taken delivery of five new electric vehicles and two hydrogen vehicles.

Tool to help ‘green your fleet’ launched

20/10/2020

Justdiggit and Webfleet Solutions have launched Green Your Fleet, a new tool that helps fleet customers to make a positive climate impact.

Poll reveals public support for re-use shops at household waste recycling centres

20/10/2020

A poll has revealed that the public are keen to buy a wide variety of quality, second-hand items from their local household waste recycling centres (HWRCs).

ISS announces senior appointment to lead new software division

20/10/2020

Vehicle safety technology specialists, Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS), have announced the appointment of David Gladding as commercial director of their new Fleetclear division.

e-One electric refuse vehicle sells out on day one

15/10/2020

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has sold the first e-One converted electric refuse truck and has been inundated with orders since launching its new electric repowering solution at a special two-day event this month.

IMER Access launch new tracked boom

13/10/2020

IMER Access, Italy-based manufacturer of tracked booms and specialist high quality scissor lifts, have launched an all new addition to their IM-R ‘spider’ range.

Allison Transmission launches newly-formulated automatic transmission fluid

13/10/2020

Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, has announced a new formulation of its transmission fluid.

First-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire unveiled

13/10/2020

The first-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire has been unveiled in Leeds.

Aberdeen welcomes world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker

12/10/2020

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double-decker bus was revealed last Thursday in Aberdeen which showcases the city as a trailblazer in hydrogen technologies.

London waste company upgrades fleet to help improve air quality

12/10/2020

The waste management company Brewsters Waste is upgrading its fleet of refuse vehicles to help reduce air pollution in the capital and meet new low emissions regulations.

Water Jetting Association marks its 40th anniversary

08/10/2020

The Water Jetting Association is marking its 40th anniversary by inviting more contractors and service users to join its drive to promote water jetting excellence across all industrial sectors.

Worcestershire council braces for winter with six new Mercedes-Benz Arocs gritters from Rygor

08/10/2020

Worcestershire County Council is gearing up for winter with six new Mercedes-Benz Arocs gritters from Rygor.

By 2025 fleet will be registering 400,000 EVs each year, says BVRLA

06/10/2020

Over the next five years the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet industry will be registering 400,000 battery electric cars and vans each year, according to the BVRLA.

Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring

05/10/2020

Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot.

TMC launches service to support EV deployment

05/10/2020

TMC have launched TMC-e, a data-led service that takes the uncertainty out of going electric and provides tools to help businesses successfully deploy and manage electric vehicles.

Elavation places £1m Hinowa spider order with APS

05/10/2020

Access hire specialist Elavation Platforms has placed an order with Access Platform Sales for Hinowa spider platforms worth over £1m.

Palatine becomes majority shareholder of NRG Fleet Services

01/10/2020

Palatine Private Equity has acquired a majority shareholding in NRG Fleet Services Ltd, a provider of specialist services to the commercial vehicle sector.

Council adds ‘eye-catching’ whale to RCVs to encourage recycling

01/10/2020

Copeland Borough Council has put an eye-catching image of a whale on the side of three of the council’s refuse vehicles as part of a campaign to encourage recycling.

Huntingdonshire council adopts fingerprint-based drug testing for drivers

01/10/2020

Huntingdonshire District Council is using fingerprint-based drug testing on its drivers and on candidates applying for a position that would involve driving.

Data shows increased level of fleet contract extensions during pandemic

30/09/2020

New data compiled by epyx has shown the increased level of contract extensions made on company cars and vans during the coronavirus crisis.

Ford launches ‘toughest Transit ever’

30/09/2020

Ford has launched its new 5.0-tonne Transit derivative which it describes as its ‘toughest Transit ever’.

Teesside mayor announces UK’s first hydrogen transport centre

30/09/2020

Teesside is set to become the site of the UK’s first hydrogen transport centre, the Tees Valley mayor has announced.

Khan announces new scrappage scheme

29/09/2020

A new scrappage scheme targeting some of the most polluting vehicles has been launched in London in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards.

Covid-19 and Brexit uncertainty ‘unnerving’ for vehicle remarketing sector

28/09/2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit are making planning beyond the short term almost impossible in the remarketing sector, according to the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).

Rambo & friends help RVS improve workshop efficiency

28/09/2020

Following extensive expansion of its premises during the past two years, Refuse Vehicle Solutions has invested in brand-new heavy-duty equipment to carry out a range of specialist vehicle repairs and inspections in-house.

Pandemic impacted public perception of EVs, report reveals

24/09/2020

The improvements in city air quality during lockdown appear to have had an impact on public perception and sales of electric vehicles (EV), according to a new report.

Councils opt for bespoke Volvo L110H for waste recycling centre

24/09/2020

A Bespoke Volvo L110H loading shovel takes charge at Nuffield Road Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Lookers Leasing partner with Trakm8 to enhance product offering

23/09/2020

Lookers Leasing, part of Lookers Plc vehicle dealer group, has announced a new partnership with Trakm8.

Dennis Eagle diesel RCVs delivered to ‘Green City’ Southampton

23/09/2020

Nine new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) with significantly reduced emissions have been delivered to Southampton City Council in line with the goals of its Green City Charter.

Tesco joins call for 100% zero-emission car sales by 2030

22/09/2020

Momentum for the UK to ditch fossil fuel cars and vans is growing as Tesco joins a group of now 27 big corporates publicly calling on the UK Government to target 100% zero emission car and van sales from 2030.

Fleets face issues created by ‘home working, home charging’ model

22/09/2020

Fleets need to work on issues arising from an emerging ‘home working, home charging’ model being created by the rise of electric vehicles and the effects of the coronavirus crisis, says FleetCheck.

Verizon Connect ranked No. 1 in innovation for fleet management systems

21/09/2020

Verizon Connect has been ranked No. 1 in innovation for fleet management systems globally, according to the Commercial Telematics Vendors Competitive Ranking report from analyst firm ABI Research.

Hitachi announces intelligent fleet decarbonisation solutions

21/09/2020

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) and Hitachi Europe Ltd. have signed a three-year deal to collaborate on new net-zero solutions for fleet owners.

Fire service called to ‘large-scale’ fire at recycling plant

18/09/2020

Fire and rescue services in Shropshire spent the day tackling a large-scale fire at a landfill site in Telford.

Police forces crackdown on professional drivers

16/09/2020

Police forces across the UK are out in force this week targeting those who drive for work as part of Project Edward, the nationwide road safety campaign.

SFS hosts socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicles event

16/09/2020

A socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicle demonstration event hosted by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) last month provided a unique opportunity to present the latest fleet technologies to council representatives.

Council deploys Videalert electric mobile enforcement vehicle

15/09/2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform by deploying a new electric mobile enforcement vehicle (MEV).

Government announces life sentences for ‘killer drivers’

14/09/2020

The Government has announced that legislation to introduce life sentences for drivers who kill somebody will be introduced to Parliament next year.

New problem-solving factsheets for FORS fleets launched

14/09/2020

A new series of problem-solving factsheets for companies taking part in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has been launched by FleetCheck.

Highways England to invest £9m in EV ‘try before you buy’ scheme

09/09/2020

Highways England has announced that it is investing over £9m in a local government electric vehicle (EV) ‘try before you buy’ scheme as part of World EV day.

Appreciation campaign for waste crews launched in Kent

09/09/2020

A new campaign has been launched to show appreciation for waste, recycling and street cleaning teams across Kent.

Aberdeen City Council opt for Wheely-Safe to protect their HGV fleet

07/09/2020

Aberdeen City Council is fitting the latest generation Wheely-Safe intelligent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) across its entire HGV fleet.

ULEMCo and Glasgow council to undertake ‘largest single deployment’ of hydrogen vehicles

07/09/2020

Glasgow City Council and ULEMCo has commenced the largest single deployment of hydrogen dual fuel vehicles in the company’s history.

Over 500 new chargers per day needed to achieve zero emission car market

07/09/2020

A new survey has revealed that despite the billions that have been invested in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), UK buyers are still reluctant to buy them and hundreds more charge points are needed.

Council chiefs announce net zero innovation programme

02/09/2020

Councils and universities can apply for a new Net Zero Innovation Programme to address climate challenges at a local level, the Local Government Association (LGA) and UCL announce today.

RHA promotes careers in logistics ahead of National Lorry Week campaign

01/09/2020

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced the launch of this year’s National Lorry Week campaign.

Exol adds four Scania trucks to its ‘ever-growing’ fleet

01/09/2020

Exol Lubricants have added a further four Scania trucks to its fleet in order to better meet ongoing customer demand.

Council chiefs urge courier services to swap vans for cargo bikes

27/08/2020

Delivery companies should consider switching to cargo bike schemes where possible to cut carbon emissions, improve air quality and reduce congestion, local authority leaders say.

Smarter Grid Solutions zero carbon energy management platform goes live in Thames Valley

26/08/2020

The first phase of a project being delivered by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), the Glasgow-based energy software specialist, and involving technology giants O2 and Siemens, has gone live.

Teletrac Navman releases ‘next generation’ TN360

25/08/2020

Teletrac Navman yesterday announced the release of its next generation solution TN360.

New A25Gs for Ken Pink Plant Hire

25/08/2020

Ken Pink Plant Hire Ltd of Staverton, Gloucestershire, has purchased two more Volvo A25G articulated haulers for its multi-faceted plant hire fleet.

telent reappoints TMC to manage their mileage capture and audit

25/08/2020

telent, a leading technology company providing solutions and services for mission-critical communication networks in the UK and Ireland, have reappointed TMC to manage their mileage capture and audit.

RVS and EMOSS join forces to re-power electric refuse vehicles

19/08/2020

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has signed an exclusive deal with Dutch electric powertrain developers EMOSS to repower refuse vehicles in the UK with an electric powertrain.

LEVC more than doubles its service and maintenance network

19/08/2020

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has significantly grown its authorised service and maintenance network by signing a partnership with one of the UK’s largest end-to-end fleet management companies, Rivus Fleet Solutions.

New Multihog ‘transforms’ council’s street services

18/08/2020

Derby City Council’s new Multihog machine has helped to transform the Streetpride division’s way of repairing roads and other related services using just one vehicle.

HGV market experiences ‘sharp decrease’

18/08/2020

The UK’s heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market shrank by -73.4% in the second quarter of the financial year, new data reveals.

Operators at risk from Direct Vision Standard ‘confusion’

17/08/2020

The confusion surrounding Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) legislation is putting operators at risk, claims a leading road safety expert.

Britishvolt appoints new Project Director for Britain’s first battery gigaplant

13/08/2020

Battery technology specialists Britishvolt has announced the appointment of Ray Macera as Project Director for the construction and implementation of Britain’s first battery gigaplant.

Access Hire Nationwide adds 25 new Versalift platforms to its fleet

12/08/2020

Access Hire Nationwide is growing its specialist vehicle mounted access fleet with the addition of 25 VTL135-F platforms mounted on the 3.5 tonne Iveco Daily 35S.

New scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries launched

12/08/2020

The recycling and sustainability company, First Mile, has introduced a new scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIB), commonly found in electric scooters, bikes, cars and vans.

Number of public charging devices increases five-fold, Government reveals

11/08/2020

The number of public charging devices has increased five-fold over the last half a decade, according to the latest Government figures.

East Suffolk Council introduces six ‘carbon-emission free vehicles’ to fleet

11/08/2020

East Suffolk Council is taking steps to reduce its carbon emissions by introducing six new electric vehicles to its fleet run by partners, East Suffolk Norse.

FORS launches new tachograph analysis software

11/08/2020

FORS has announced it is launching new tachograph analysis software designed to help ensure accurate and streamlined driver and vehicle data reporting.

Applications for the Design in the Public Sector programme now open

11/08/2020

Local authorities in England are now able to apply to take part in the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Design in the Public Sector programme to learn more about transport decarbonisation.

BMW launches ‘world-first’ eDrive Zones in the UK

10/08/2020

BMW has launched a new digital service that automates the process of switching to electric-only power when a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle enters a low emission zone in London and Birmingham.

Birmingham council to roll out rapid charging network for electric vehicles

10/08/2020

Birmingham City Council has announced it will start the roll-out of 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge points across the city from Autumn 2020.

Mercedes-Benz Vans lends its support as London Ambulance chiefs take action to contain pandemic

10/08/2020

Mercedes-Benz loaned seven of its vans to the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to help support the trust during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Investment company announces £50m agreement to buy over 100 EV charging stations

06/08/2020

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc (SEEIT) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Electric Vehicle Network Limited (EVN) to acquire 112 rapid and ultra-fast EV charging stations across the UK for £50m.

LCV registrations on the rise after months of double-digit decline

06/08/2020

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations grow by 7.1% in July following four months of double-digit declines, new figures reveal.

FORS launches training package to tackle driver fatigue

04/08/2020

The accreditation scheme FORS has launched a new training package designed to help fleet managers better manage driver fatigue.

UK ranked ninth on ‘autonomous vehicle readiness’ index

03/08/2020

The UK has been ranked ninth out of 30 countries in a study which assesses ‘autonomous vehicle readiness’.

New call for London’s fleets to turn engines off when parked

03/08/2020

A London-wide campaign has been launched today encouraging businesses to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

Biffa cuts £200,000 per year from transmission servicing costs

30/07/2020

Biffa’s UK fleet cuts £200,000 per year from transmission servicing costs with Allison Transmission’s help.

BVRLA warns against ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to fleet decarbonisation

30/07/2020

Setting a single date for ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be a mistake, the BVRLA has said.

Taunton confirmed as site for DC Share project trial

30/07/2020

Taunton, Somerset, has been confirmed as the site for a trial of new DC technology which could help deliver an estimated 217,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces.

VALE Engineering launches new website

29/07/2020

VALE Engineering Ltd, the UK manufacturer of professional weed control, turf care and winter maintenance equipment, has launched a new website combining all the company’s brands for the very first time.

‘Smart ant’ algorithms cut vehicle fleet emissions in half

29/07/2020

Fleets of commercial vehicles that operate in large towns and cities could halve their emissions and better meet clean air targets using a new technology that imitates how ants share knowledge.

Go Ahead London replaces wing mirrors with cameras

29/07/2020

Go Ahead, London’s largest operator, has replaced the wing mirrors of 100 vehicles with cameras to help reduce accidents.

Manufacturer announces collaboration to build UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant

29/07/2020

The manufacturer Britishvolt today announced a collaboration with the Italian design house Pininfarina to build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant at a former RAF base in Bro Tathan, Wales.

One in three new cars sold globally to be electric by 2030

28/07/2020

A third of all new car sales worldwide will be electric by the end of the decade, according to Deloitte.

e-Highways could ‘almost completely decarbonise UK road freight’, study says

27/07/2020

The UK could dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on e-Highways, a new white paper says.

Go Plant Fleet Services awarded Ealing council maintenance contract

27/07/2020

Go Plant Fleet Services has been awarded the contract to provide maintenance provision to the London Borough of Ealing via their local authority trading company, Greener Ealing Limited.

Oldham housing association takes delivery of ‘environmentally friendlier’ vans

27/07/2020

A housing association in Oldham is celebrating the arrival of brand new ‘environmentally friendlier’ vans provided by its vehicle partner, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

Kirklees Council invests in vehicle safety technology

23/07/2020

Kirklees Council is equipping its new waste and recycling fleet with the latest vehicle safety technology.

Multevo launches new Multihog CV Sweeper

23/07/2020

Multevo have launched their new Multihog CV Sweeper to the UK market which they say offers comfort, efficiency and ‘unmatched versatility’.

New transport model designed to anticipate EV uptake unveiled

22/07/2020

A new transport model designed to anticipate and map electric vehicle (EV) uptake across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales has been unveiled by electricity distributor SP Energy Networks.

SWARCO plans for five more EV charging points on its E.Connect Network

22/07/2020

SWARCO eVolt is set to add five more electric vehicle charging points on its E.Connect network at key locations across Basildon and Rochford to support the uptake of electric vehicles by local taxi fleets.

Councils could 'save millions' with help of electric charger surgeries, company claims

22/07/2020

UK Power Networks says that local authorities could collectively save millions if they use the electricity company’s free advice surgeries when installing electric vehicle chargers.

Covid-19: Fleet managers warned of increase in drug-driving

21/07/2020

Fleet managers have been warned about an increased risk of drug-driving as furloughed workers return from work.

Europcar introduces enhanced ‘deliver & collect’ service in response to Covid-19

21/07/2020

Europcar Mobility Group UK has enhanced their ‘Deliver & Collect’ service in response to changes in consumer behaviour brought on by Covid-19.

Virtual power plant pioneers appointed APSE approved partner

21/07/2020

Pioneering energy storage and battery company AceOn has been appointed an approved partner by APSE Energy – part of the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).

ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford

20/07/2020

The first purpose built, fully integrated electric refuse collection vehicle built by an original equipment manufacturer in the UK will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.

Wales moves closer to hosting UK’s first battery gigaplant

20/07/2020

The UK’s first battery gigaplant moves a step closer as manufacturer Britishvolt and the Welsh government sign a landmark memorandum of understanding.

Government bans old lorry tyres from roads

16/07/2020

The Government has banned old coach, bus and lorry tyres from roads in new measures to improve road safety.

Shapps: ‘This generation will drive the transition to zero carbon road transport’

16/07/2020

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said that the Covid-19 pandemic has given us a unique opportunity to rethink the way we travel and to accelerate the development of clean technologies.

Mayor calls for establishment of hydrogen transport centre in Teesside

16/07/2020

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has called on the Government to establish a National Hydrogen Transport Centre in Teesside.

Warrington buses first to install air cleaning devices

16/07/2020

Warrington’s Own Buses has become the first bus company in the world to install air cleaning devices across its entire operational bus fleet to protect its drivers from Covid-19.

Major businesses call for all car and van sales to be electric by 2030

15/07/2020

A coalition of major businesses has called for all new car and van sales to be fully electric by 2030.

Mitie launches service to share electric vehicle expertise

15/07/2020

The facilities?management?and?professional services?company Mitie has launched a new service to share its electric vehicle expertise with fleet operators looking to switch to electric vehicles.

Waste collections ‘return to normal’

15/07/2020

The majority of local authorities are now reporting that they have returned to normal operations of residual waste collections despite the continuing impact of Covid-19.

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, new research reveals

14/07/2020

Logistics experts Talent in Logistics have warned that there are ‘testing times ahead’ for the logistics sector as their research reveals a demoralised LGV workforce.

Electric vehicles will not solve 'transport carbon problem'

10/07/2020

The uptake of electric vehicles will not be enough to counter-balance the extra emissions caused by the Government's road building programme, a report has warned.

Winning bids revealed for ADEPT Live Labs SIMULATE programme

09/07/2020

The Government-funded ADEPT Smart Places Live-Lab programme has announced the 10 successful SMEs that will enter the SIMULATE incubator programme to trial air quality and mobility solutions in Staffordshire.

New project to prepare motorways for self-driving vehicles

08/07/2020

A new £1m project to prepare motorways for self-driving vehicles has been launched by Loughborough University and Highways England.

New charges for drivers could pay for sustainable transport, report argues

07/07/2020

Campaigners have called on ministers to accelerate the shift to sustainable transport by introducing new charges for drivers and improving public transport, walking and cycling.

Work begins on Exeter’s first solar farm and storage project

06/07/2020

Work has started to create Exeter’s first solar farm and battery storage project.

Council plans alternative fuel depot

01/07/2020

Bradford Council has proposed developing a new Alternative Fuel Centre to reduce the emissions of green house gases produced by its Heavy Good Vehicle (HGV) fleet.

Trials of e-scooter rentals to be fast-tracked from this weekend

01/07/2020

Local authorities will start hosting the trial of rental e-scooters from this weekend to help ease the burden on public transport as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced

29/06/2020

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Public sector fleet provider becomes employee-owned

26/06/2020

Knowles Associates, transport management and car benefits provider, has become employee-owned in a move that is thought to be a first for the industry.

Conwy becomes first Welsh council to switch to electric mowers

25/06/2020

Conwy County Borough Council has become the first council in Wales to upgrade their grass cutting fleet with electric mowers.

Renewable gas could deliver 52% fuel cost savings, says trade body

23/06/2020

Switching from diesel to renewable biomethane gas could save fleet operators around 52% a year, according to the Gas Vehicle Network.

Fleet sector can support post-pandemic economic ‘rebound’, report says

19/06/2020

The vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sector can work with policymakers to deliver a swift rebound in the economy and a faster trajectory towards transport decarbonisation, new report says.

Leeds City Council purchases over 120 all-electric vans

18/06/2020

Leeds City Council has taken delivery of 122 Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 compact vans, some of which will be available to local businesses through the council’s EV trial scheme.

Electric cars becoming ‘attractive business proposition’

18/06/2020

Electric cars are becoming an attractive business proposition for high-mileage vehicle operators like Uber in key EU capitals, a new study reveals.

EV experts join forces to cut costs and emissions

18/06/2020

Electric vehicle (EV) optimisation experts The Algorithm People have signed a partnership agreement with Elmtronics to help vehicle operators reduce costs and cut carbon emissions.

Online tyre bargains are anything but, warn fleet experts

17/06/2020

Fleet managers have been warned not to buy ‘bargain’ tyres online because they can cost more in the long-term.

FORS restarts on-site audits after Covid-19 pause

15/06/2020

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has announced that it will resume on-site Bronze auditing for members based in England, following a break in light of Covid-19 restrictions.

CTS Hire expands fleet for low emission zones

15/06/2020

Since the start of 2020 municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has continually invested in brand-new ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) compliant refuse vehicles that also meet with the new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) due to be introduced in October this year.

Fleet managers told to take zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug drivers

11/06/2020

Fleet managers should take a zero-tolerance approach to tackle drink and drug-driving, says new guidance from Global Fleet Champions campaign.

Warrington bids to become UK's first all-electric bus town

11/06/2020

Warrington Borough Council has applied to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town.

Councils get new powers to tackle misuse of cycle lanes

10/06/2020

Local authorities will be given the power to use CCTV to fine drivers who misuse mandatory cycle lanes, the Government has announced.

Council secures permission for hydrogen refuelling compound

05/06/2020

Cheshire East Council has secured planning permission to build a £1m green hydrogen refuelling compound.

Council to replace half its bin lorries with electric vehicles

03/06/2020

Manchester City Council has agreed to replace half its diesel bin lorries with new electric vehicles.

Local authorities secure £2m ecargo bike fund

28/05/2020

A £2m eCargo Bike Grant Fund from the has been shared by 18 local authorities across England.

DfT backtracks on 5-year guarantee in new street works code

26/05/2020

The Government has published a new version of the statutory code of practice for street works, and quietly backtracked on initial plans to increase the guarantee on road openings from two to five years.

A third of fleet managers set to electrify UK fleets

22/05/2020

One in three UK fleet managers expect half of their company car fleet to be electric by 2025, a new survey has revealed.

Data reveals increased levels of speeding amongst fleet drivers

21/05/2020

Fleet drivers have been more likely to speed during the coronavirus crisis, new data has revealed.

Council mows grass in two metre 'channels' to promote social distancing

14/05/2020

Birmingham City Council has come up with an unusual way to remind people to obey social distancing rules, by mowing two metre strips into its parks and green spaces.

Post-crash advice published for fleet managers

12/05/2020

New guidance to help fleet managers deal effectively with a fatal or serious road crash has been published.

Government announces £250m emergency active travel fund

11/05/2020

The Government has announced the largest ever funding boost to create a ‘new era’ for cycling and walking.

Councils use digital screens on refuse vehicles to share key messages

06/05/2020

Urbaser has been utilising digital display screens installed on the sides on its refuse collection vehicles to share key messages across the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

Councils signs new five-year fleet contract

05/05/2020

Runnymede Borough Council has announced the award of a five-year contract to maintain its fleet of over 80 vehicles to Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

Plans unveiled for 3,000 hydrogen buses

04/05/2020

A plan to bring 3,000 hydrogen buses to the UK have been revealed by JCB heir Jo Bamford.

Vehicle cameras reduce incidents and personal injury claims, survey reveals

28/04/2020

Fleet managers have reported that vehicle cameras and CCTV technology have significantly reduce incident reports and personal injury claims.

KierWSP keeps Northamptonshire contract in £120m deal

28/04/2020

KierWSP has won an extension to its Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) contract in a deal worth between £92m and £120m for an initial 16-months with the option of a further nine.

New supplier on the Crown Commercial Service's Vehicle Telematics Framework

27/04/2020

Ctrack by Inseego has been awarded a place on the Government’s new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework for the provision of vehicle telematics solutions to public sector organisations within the UK.

Council takes delivery of first EVs through zero carbon project

23/04/2020

Oxford City Council has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles as part of the Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).

Fleet managers to benefit from free route optimisation tool

20/04/2020

Trakm8 has announced its Insight Optimisation platform will be available for free during the Covid019 crisis to support fleets of all sizes.

Councils warned ‘parks must remain open’

20/04/2020

Councils have been told they should not close parks in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Reduced mowing by councils will protect wild flowers, says charity

09/04/2020

A conservation charity has said the lockdown will benefit wild flowers and help tackle the climate emergency as councils are forced to cancel roadside mowing.

New technology could save fleet managers 14 hours a week, study finds

08/04/2020

Fleet managers could save nearly two days a week by adopting technology that helps them automate tasks, a new study has revealed.

Most councils still providing normal waste collections, survey reveals

06/04/2020

The majority of councils have been able to provide a normal waste and recycling collection service, a new survey has revealed.

Unattended vehicles at risk of theft or damage during lockdown

03/04/2020

A large number of unattended vans and cars could be at risk from theft and vandalism during the coronavirus crisis, an association has warned.

Councils urged to provide data on waste services during Covid-19

01/04/2020

Local authorities have been urged to provide regular information on the impact Covid-19 is having on waste services.

Pandemic forces Birmingham to delay launch of Clean Air Zone

25/03/2020

Birmingham City Council has written to the Government requesting postponement to the launch of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to help protect the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Union questions how refuse workers can practice social distancing within an RCV cab

24/03/2020

A union has called on local government employers to spell out how refuse service workers can safely provide an essential service while meeting social distancing requirements.

Local roads backlog exceeds £11bn, survey warns

24/03/2020

The average local authority is facing a shortfall of £4.9m to repair and maintain local roads, new research has shown.

MOTS for heavy goods vehicles suspended in response to coronavirus outbreak

24/03/2020

The Government has suspended MOTs for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) for up to three months as part of the effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vehicle rental supports ‘essential services’ during Covid-19 crisis

24/03/2020

Vehicle rental branches are providing cars, vans, minibuses and trucks to ensure that key workers are mobile and essential services are maintained during this difficult time, says rental and leasing body.

New guide highlights low carbon and sustainable fuel opportunities for fleet decarbonisation

23/03/2020

A new guide from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) for fleet operators shows how renewable fuels can immediately cut greenhouse gas emissions in road transport, particularly from commercial vehicles for which few low emission solutions are currently available.

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

20/03/2020

FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – has announced that all Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

Waste operators call for ‘performance penalty’ relief to keep services running

20/03/2020

Waste operators have asked to be excused from performance penalties from the councils they have contracts with as part of the effort to keep services running during the pandemic.

Ubeeqo adds Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to fleet

12/03/2020

Ubeeqo, Europcar Mobility Group’s car sharing brand, is extending its choice of low emission vehicles with the introduction of the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to its UK fleet, responding to market demand as the number of UK members more than doubled year on year in 2019.

England’s top recycler praises 100% Dennis Eagle & Terberg fleet

12/03/2020

England’s official number one local authority for recycling has been named as East Riding of Yorkshire for the third year running. And the council has praised the role Dennis Eagle & Terberg Matec play in its outstanding operations.

Fleet sector welcomes electric vehicle grants

11/03/2020

Fleet sector representatives have welcomed the range of electric vehicle grants and tax incentives announced by the chancellor in today’s budget.

First electric forecourt in a £1bn network to open this summer

11/03/2020

The first electric charging forecourt in a network of 100 similar sites is set to open this summer with the support of Braintree Council and Essex Council.

Scottish council purchases 11 more Mercedes-Benz RCVs

26/02/2020

Fife Council has purchased 11 more Mercedes-Benz refuse collection vehicles (RCV).

Preventative fleet maintenance essential to avoiding ‘tragic consequences’

26/02/2020

A new report has outlined the essential vehicle checking and maintenance procedures required for avoiding costly insurance claims and ‘tragic consequences’.

Hills Waste Solutions adds four RCVs to its fleet

26/02/2020

Waste management and recycling specialist, Hills Waste Solutions, has added four new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) to its 60 strong commercial fleet.

BCA reports ‘exceptionally strong’ January for LCV sales

25/02/2020

The average values for used light commercial vehicles (LCV) rose across the board during January, the BCA has reported.

Newcastle City Council renews like-for-like Swingo fleet

25/02/2020

Newcastle City Council has carried out a fleet renewal programme for its fleet of Swingos, replacing 11 five-year-old models with 11 new examples of the compact sweeper.

Peterborough recycling centre cuts fly-tipping by 25%

25/02/2020

Peterborough’s new recycling centre is celebrating a successful first year which has seen fly-tipping decrease by a quarter.

Men and women wanted for National Refuse Championships 2020

24/02/2020

Organisers of the most popular event on the waste and recycling calendar have called for people working in the sector to sign up and get involved.

Smart software to ‘simplify’ fleet management released

24/02/2020

Freeway Fleet Systems has developed smart software that simplifies fleet management by predicting the type and quantity of parts needed to maintain a fleet.

FORS freezes fees for fifth year running

20/02/2020

The accreditation scheme for fleet operators has confirmed there will be no increase to its membership subscription or audit fees during 2020.

Liverpool council invests £3.4m in ‘biggest eco-friendly’ refuse fleet

20/02/2020

Liverpool City Council has announced it is launching the UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles.

Borough sees household waste recycling exceed 50% for ‘first time’ in its history

17/02/2020

The amount of household waste being recycled by residents of Tonbridge and Malling has exceeded 50% for the first time in the borough’s history thanks to Urbaser’s new recycling service.

Fleet services provider takes delivery of new sweeper

17/02/2020

Go Plant Fleet Services has just taken delivery of a new MAN TGM Sweeper – the first to join its 500 strong sweeper fleet.

Call for councils to provide information on projects that will affect ‘future energy pathways’

13/02/2020

Northern Powergrid have called on local authorities to provide feedback on their annual outline of ‘potential future energy pathways’.

Cardiff sees rapid EV charging network roll out

13/02/2020

Engenie has installed its first two rapid EV charge points in Cardiff city centre as part of a wider rollout that will more than double the number of rapid chargers in the city.

Vehicle remarketing companies face ‘charging crisis’ due to electric vehicles

12/02/2020

A potential ‘charging crisis’ could soon emerge among vehicle remarketing companies as electric vehicles start to make their way onto the used market in larger numbers, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) warns.

Fleet sector ‘must act’ to safeguard plug-in van grant, trade body says

11/02/2020

The fleet sector must act now to safeguard the Plug-in Car and Van Grants, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) says.

Hire company experiences over 50% reduction in risk thanks to telematics solution

11/02/2020

A tool hire company has experienced a 56% reduction in overall risk year-over-year thanks to Lytx video telematics and analytics solutions which have helped improve driver performance.

Plans outlined for Britain’s first all-electric bus town

06/02/2020

One local authority is set to receive £50m to become Britain’s first all-electric bus town.

Birmingham City Council considers ‘overhaul’ of rubbish collection service

05/02/2020

A review of the city council’s waste management service has warned that the local authority’s older vehicles are likely to result in higher fuel consumption, greater emissions and increases in maintenance costs.

Nationwide survey launched to help tackle LGV driver shortage

05/02/2020

A survey of LGV drivers has been launched today as part of a drive to tackle the skills shortage in the transport and logistics sector.

Northern Powergrid launches innovative tool to accelerate EV uptake

05/02/2020

Northern Powergrid has launched a free, online tool set to revolutionise its electric vehicle (EV) connections process.

ISS praised for ‘robust, cost effective’ anti-roll away solution

05/02/2020

ISS has launched its latest vehicle safety innovation, IDClear, to prevent vehicles from rolling-away or being stolen when standing idle during operations.

Trade body calls for investment in hydrogen to 'broaden choice' in green vehicles

04/02/2020

A national trade body is calling on the Government to invest in the UK’s gas refuelling infrastructure, to broaden customer access to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Grist Environmental turns to JCB for new wheeled excavator

03/02/2020

The waste recycling business has taken delivery of a JCB JS200W wheeled excavator to work on its waste transfer site in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Egbert Taylor appoints former Dennis Eagle CEO as chairman

03/02/2020

Worcester container manufacturer, Egbert Taylor, has appointed longstanding waste industry specialist and former Dennis Eagle CEO, Mike Molesworth, as chairman.

Leeds City Council buys library buses to encourage kids to read

31/01/2020

Leeds City Council has added two new library buses to its fleet in an effort to encourage a love of books and reading from an early age.

Announcing the Future Fleet Awards 2020 winners

31/01/2020

The annual Future Fleet Forum has been and gone and it was, I think everyone will agree, a triumph.

Bin weighing system receives ‘EU-type approval’

30/01/2020

Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has received EU-type approval for its market leading ENVIROWEIGH bin-weighing system.

Plant services provider commissions first Mercedes-Benz Econic skiploader

28/01/2020

Glencoe Plant Services has commissioned their first Mercedes-Benz Econic skiploader in a bid to ‘increase efficiency’ when collecting construction waste material.

Somerset building supplier scoops up seven new ‘robust’ Isuzu Grafters

27/01/2020

CRS Building Supplies has replaced 50% of its truck fleet with the addition of seven new Isuzu Grafter N35.125 tippers.

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says

27/01/2020

A Bristol-based environmental consultancy has called for the roll out of electric refuse vehicles to help cut air pollution and local authority costs.

West Yorkshire council launches EV trial scheme

24/01/2020

Leeds City Council has launched a new scheme giving businesses, organisations and charities in West Yorkshire the opportunity to drive electric vans free of charge for up to two months.

Whitehall announces £3.4m investment in wireless charging tech

17/01/2020

The Government has announced that it is investing £3.4m in wireless charging technology trials at taxi ranks in Nottingham.

Taskforce says EV revolution ‘can be boon’ to energy system

16/01/2020

A Government-backed taskforce has concluded that an effectively managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can ‘significantly improve’ electricity network efficiency.

Volvo launches new 90-tonne excavator

16/01/2020

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that it is launching a 90-tonne excavator fitted with a Stage V engine.

Plant hire company purchases first Doosan wheel loader

16/01/2020

The plant hire company DCV Engineering Ltd has purchased the first Doosan wheel loader for its extensive rental fleet.

Islington Council launches electric vehicle charging partnership

16/01/2020

The first stage of an electric vehicle charging partnership with Islington Council was launched yesterday as part of the north London borough’s push to reduce harmful air pollution.

Theft costs fleet-based businesses over £16,000 a year

15/01/2020

Stolen vehicles and equipment costs fleet-based businesses an average of more than £16,000 each year, according to new research.

UK’s first Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ telescopic loader operating in Sheffield

15/01/2020

The UK’s first Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ telescopic loader has been purchased by H.R. Skip Hire.

Study reveals insights into the next generation of charging technologies

13/01/2020

The next generation of charging technologies is set to be dominated by fast-charging, vehicle-to-home, and vehicle-to-grid models, a new study argues.

Hitachi adopts 'easy' system for verifying a machine’s emissions category

10/01/2020

Hitachi has announced that it is adopting a new initiative which will enable the ‘quick and easy’ verification of a machine’s emissions category.

Briggs Equipment kicks off new year with £6.1m fleet investment

10/01/2020

Briggs Equipment has kicked off 2020 with a £6.1m investment into its short term hire fleet, which now stands at 5,500 vehicles.

Rivus workshops ‘crucial’ for Europcar customers

07/01/2020

Europcar Van customers have made the most out of the bespoke Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) service delivered by Rivus Fleet Solutions, new data reveals.

Seeking the fleet champions of the future

11/12/2019

Fleet management organisations can submit a case study to win one of the highly-desired Future Fleet Awards until December 20.

Coventry opts for more Merc-Dennis-Terberg RCVs 

02/12/2019

Coventry City Council has adopted a combination of a Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis, Dennis Eagle Olympus body and Terberg bin lifts for its new fleet.

FORS help with air quality targets

02/12/2019

S has created an animation and infographic to showcase how the scheme helps local authorities meet air quality targets.

Roar Techmedia purchases RWM from the Prysm Group

02/12/2019

Roar Techmedia, the trade exhibitions organiser, has secured a significant investment from Apiary Capital to fund the acquisition of a portfolio of leading events from Prysm Media Group, including the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition. 

Astra gets attached to Isuzu for the first time

28/11/2019

Astra Attachment Solutions, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of hydraulic excavator attachments, have recently taken delivery of 16 new Isuzu rigid trucks as part of a significant fleet replacement programme at the national company. 

Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland

28/11/2019

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Geesinknorba has appointed MacPac Refuse Bodies as its agent for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Mercedes-Benz Arocs spreaders ready for winter in Lincolnshire 

26/11/2019

Lincolnshire County Council has chosen Mercedes-Benz Arocs to clear its roads of snow and ice through the winter. The authority has added these trucks to its fleet in preparation for the onset of the cold season, by taking delivery of four new 26-tonne vehicles from Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van. 

Aberdeen City Council bags Fleet Operator of the Year Award

26/11/2019

Aberdeen City Council has been awarded Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year at the Transport News Scottish Rewards held on 9 November 2019 in Glasgow.

OWL Roadshows to spearhead innovation for 2020

26/11/2019

The OWL Roadshow (Optimised Waste & Logistics) has announced its dates for 2020 with a newly revitalised programme that highlights best practice and innovation for public sector fleet and operations managers and its contracting organisations. Plus, after being in high demand by Irish municipal transport operators, OWL is now also launching a Roadshow aimed at the Irish market in Dublin this autumn.

Telescopic van-mounted platform wins HEA-HEMSA Award

14/11/2019

Versalift United Kingdom has won the HEA-HEMSA Product of the Year award for its Versalift Telescopic (VT) range of van-mounted platforms, at the HEA Conference and Exhibition held recently at The Celtic Manor, Newport.

First Bus partners with Yutong and Zenobe Energy in Leeds

14/11/2019

First Bus is partnering with Yutong and Zenobe in an exciting and innovative approach to vehicle electrification. Together they will roll out nine new electric buses, produced by Yutong UK and Pelican Engineering, in Hunslet Park, Leeds in May 2020.

New headquarters for c-trace

11/11/2019

Waste and recycling telematics specialist c-trace has moved into a new, bespoke headquarters – named the Digital Lab in Germany.

Future Fleet Forum announces full programme

11/11/2019

Future Fleet Forum is delighted to announce that Paris Apollon, Chief of Fleet Operations, New York City Parks and Recreation, has agreed to speak at the conference on January 22, at the Guildhall in the City of London.

Norse chooses Dennis Eagle for East Hampshire contract

31/10/2019

 Norse Commercial Services has taken delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs for its domestic refuse collection service in East Hampshire.

Emissions control specialist delivers exhaust after treatment expertise to first New Holland vehicle

31/10/2019

The Low Carbon Tractor project (LoCT) has unveiled the first pre-development of its biomethane-powered tractors, which features emissions technology and expertise from Eminox.

Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle

31/10/2019

Calvin Williams, Director, Clearaway: 'We grew faster than expected over the summer of 2019 and needed another vehicle urgently to meet new demand.'

Manitou takes over majority in its Mawsley dealership

30/10/2019

The Manitou Group, a manufacturer of all-terrain material-handling equipment, has announced the take over of a majority stake in its UK dealer Mawsley Machinery. 

Jacob's Vehicle Systems supports Super Truck II Programme

30/10/2019

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, has released the results of fuel consumption and emission reduction tests with the company’s Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology under evaluation with the US Department of Energy’s Super Truck II programme.

Skip hire specialist adds a JCB Loadall to its fleet

28/10/2019

Northern Ireland-based skip hire specialist CM Skips has added a JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall to the fleet of materials handling machinery operating at its site in Randalstown, near Ballymena.

NatWest’s asset finance division Lombard launches instant agreement tool

28/10/2019

NatWest’s asset finance arm, Lombard, has today announced the launch of a new digital service that allows businesses to receive instant agreement to fund assets such as cars, vans, machinery and technology, up to a maximum of £250,000.

Jaama launches vehicle maintenance vehicle maintenance and document exchange solution

28/10/2019

Jaama, a fleet and asset management software solution provider, has launched its new Maintenance Exchange platform.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open

24/10/2019

 Future Fleet Forum has now opened for registration. The 2020 Forum takes place at Guildhall, in the City of London on 22 January 2020.

Specialist vehicle expert set to increase training team

24/10/2019

In-house experts at Go Plant Fleet Services deliver a range of external training as part of a customer support programme. The scheme sits alongside the company’s unique NVQ assessment centre to form an industry-leading resource geared towards quality, safety and compliance.

Spreader manufacturer invest £1.3 million in Scottish venture

23/10/2019

Econ Engineering has launched a new Scottish company called Econ Scotland. The new company will be servicing spreaders and other vehicles for customers across many of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and private sector highways contractors.