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Volvo to trial autonomous truck

Volvo is to trial “Vera” an autonomous vehicle to transport goods from a logistics centre to a Gothenburg port terminal, in a collaborative project with DFDS.

Government to ban 10-year tyres

The Department of Transport is consulting on legislation to make it illegal for buses, coaches, HGVs and minibuses to run with a tyre aged 10 years or over.

Yodel takes first electric truck

Yodel has taken delivery of its first electric 7.5 tonne – a Mitsubishi FUSO eCanter. It will initially be based at Yodel’s depot in Hayes, and used across London.

apetito picks Volvo for Portbury DC

apetito, the supplier of food to the health and social care sectors, apetito, has chosen six Volvo FH tractor units for its main distribution centre at Portbury, Bristol, as part of a three-year fleet replacement policy for trunking operations.

Vehicle production plummets in April

Production of commercial vehicles fell by 71 per cent in April, while car manufacturing was down 45 per cent as a result of Brexit shutdowns in the motor industry, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have revealed.

Hydrogen fuel cell van for DHL

DHL Express and electric vehicle maker StreetScooter are collaborating on a 4.25 tonne electric van with an added hydrogen fuel cell which will give it a range of up to 50 kilometres.

HGV market up 20pc in first quarter

The heavy truck market was up 21.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 driven by strong demand for three-axle artics, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.