Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Transport companies ‘at a loss’

Transport companies are at a loss over complex regulations and rising fuel prices, with many claiming they do not know what to do, according to a survey commissioned by Keyfuels.

Sixty per cent of respondents reported mixed feelings over the Euro IV, Working Time Directive and digital tachograph regulations. 40 per cent said the new regulations had made no impact on their business, while more than half said the rising cost of business, especially fuel, was their number one challenge.

Dual fuel savings promise

GSPK Multifuel Technology claims to have reduced HGV fuel costs by up to 14.5 per cent in a set of tests with a Scania R420. A specialist in LPG dual fuel systems, GSPK fitted out the truck with a GSPK MT dual fuel system.

The vehicle was subjected to load and rpm tests in a controlled environment, with fuel flow and consumption being measured.