The DfT (Department for Transport) is planning to undertake a significant overhaul of road transportation in the UK over the coming years with a plan covering the next three decades. We have already seen updates regarding diesel and petrol automobiles which will have a significant impact on the environment. The changes are part of the Governments “Clean Air Strategy” and start with the DfT suppling training for 10,000 drivers in 2017 as part of plans to improve air quality in the UK. Training will be for large fleets and haulage companies in the first instance, then being made available to other commercial drivers with smaller vehicle fleets.
The Government made the announcement as part of the clean air strategy, with a claim that aggressive driving could be a significant part of pollution rising to illegal levels on many UK roads. “Excessive speed, maintaining high engine revolutions, and accelerating hard are all known to increase fuel consumption and can affect emissions”, the report revealed and also claimed that fuel consumption could drop by approximately 15% after entry level training. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department for Transport (DfT) began a trial of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles in January 2012 with a total allocation available of 1,800. The operational trial aims to see if using longer semi-trailers brings about anticipated environmental and economic benefits. The trial involves longer semi-trailers of 14.6 metres and 15.65 metres in length (17.5 metres and 18.55 metres total vehicle lengths respectively giving a 15% load improvement). The trailers must operate within the UK’s existing domestic weight limit (44 tonnes for vehicles of 6 axles). Participation in the trial is on a voluntary basis and at the participants’ own risk. DfT can’t guarantee that the use of the longer semi-trailers will continue to be permitted beyond the end of the trial period.
The implication on TEU container haulage is expected to be minimal due to the standard sizes in operation on a global basis. The trial is expected to save over 3,000 tonnes of CO₂ with overall economic benefits estimated at £33 million over 10 years. The Department for Transport (DfT) has recently confirmed that the Longer Semi-Trailer (LST) Trial is to be extended by additional 1,000 vehicles and a further 5 years. This will increase the number of LST’s from 1,800 to 2,800 over the next 12 months. Newel & Wright is not part of the trial but we will be watching the progress reports and announcements with interest in the coming months. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on email@example.com.
On 5 May 2017 the government published a draft UK Air Quality Plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide for consultation. This consultation applied to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although this was in the main focused on Petrol and Diesel cars (which are to be banned from sale by 2014), the Government is also looking to achieve a long-term target of reducing UK emissions by at least 80% on 1990 levels by 2050 for road freight activities.
A government spokesman said “Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible, that is why we are providing councils with new funding to accelerate development of local plans, as part of an ambitious £3bn programme to clean up dirty air around our roads.” The decision to ban petrol and diesel sales by 2040 hails the beginning of the end for the combustion engine which has dominated the motor industry for more than a hundred years. The haulage industry are working to tackle the issue of emissions which are highlighted in the DfT’s Freight Carbon Review, these include examples of transport collaborations such as freight exchange networks and partnerships.
The road freight sector is a hugely important and growing part of the UK economy, contributing £11.9 billion in 2015 and employing around 248,000 people. Many of the more than 44,500 businesses in this sector are small or medium enterprises. The Government is committed to supporting this business sector and enabling it to achieve its full potential. Road freight’s positive contribution to our economy extends beyond its direct employment and financial benefits - the sector is a critical enabler of wider business across the UK - of all sizes, from internet entrepreneurs to large distribution businesses. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to recent expansion Newell & Wright have several day and night vacancies for HGV1 Class 1 drivers based in the Sheffield region to operate from our central location.
We employ over 300 personnel, many of whom have remained with the company as we have expanded. We can attribute our growth and success to delighting our customers, old and new, with the value for money and excellent all round services that we provide.
As part of our constant modernisation program of keeping our container haulage fleet up to date with the latest transportation technology we are pleased to present eight new trucks for 2017. This latest delivery includes 6 MAN and 2 Scania Trucks which are ideally suited for UK wide container haulage applications.
The new MAN TGX - the ideal solution for container haulage transport with the latest generation of the MAN Tip Matic Fleet and the SmartShifting strategy, the MAN TGX reaches its destination even more quickly and efficiently. The complete design upgrade of the exterior and interior creates a clear visual contrast between workspace and living area. The new Scania R-series has a unique combination of luxury inside and out, with the toughness to master all conditions. Driving a new generation Scania makes a statement of style, pride and absolute capability. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on email@example.com.
2017 has already seen new investments again in trucks and container loading and unloading equipment. The Rail Port provides direct access allowing containers to move direct from the Port of Felixstowe right into the heart of South Yorkshire in Rotherham. Felixstowe is one of the busiest ports in Europe and the largest container port in the UK with around 4 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers being handled each year. This is an increase of around 20% on 2010 and the demand is increasing all of the time.
To meet the growing demand, we are looking to continue our expansion plans at the rail port bringing investment and employment to the region. The rail port is perfectly place in an industrial location very close to the M1, M18 and also the A1 for container haulage around the UK, especially the North of England. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
European Shipping Week took place in Brussels, Belgium during March with attendees from across the container shipping and haulage industries. A primary focus of the event was to place the correct packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) under the spotlight. In addition, safety and poor work practices were agenda items for discussion. Leading figures from International Maritime Organization (IMO) and from the European Commission’s DG MOVE, which is the directorate responsible for freight transport safety within the EU, met with industry leaders.
An analysis of insurance claims records suggests that 65% of damage to cargo come as a direct result of badly packed, blocked or unsecured cargo inside freight containers. Industry representatives also stated that a high level of prevention could take place to avoid incidents across land, road, rail and at sea. A key factor is the safety of workers, especially when the loading or unloading process is taking place. Safe industry packing and securing guidance must be disseminated and followed. Story sourced from ICHCA International for the benefit of our industry. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on email@example.com.
We have just taken delivery of our latest addition to our reach stacker pool with a Kalmar K Motion. This is a significant investment for the start of 2017 and one of many that we will be implementing during the year. The volume of shipping containers we are now handling is almost double from 12 months ago as our new rail port investment gains ground in the market. Our latest investment is already commissioned and in use right now.
The Gloria family of reach stackers is the next generation of productivity and performance. It elevates uptime, ergonomics and safety, while reducing fuel consumption and running costs. Kalmar K-Motion is yet another giant leap for the environment and for lifetime value, with huge savings every day. Kalmar K-Motion gives you a substantial reduction in fuel consumption without compromising drive and lift power. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively you can contact us via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newell & Wright were proud to be on the front cover of the highly respected Commercial Motor Magazine. The magazine is the road transport industry's most respected and best-selling weekly magazine. Its no-nonsense reporting, in depth product reviews and practical legal advice have been helping UK hauliers. It is also an online source for the best new and used trucks and trailers in the UK - plus the latest news, and the best buying advice you'll find in the industry. They also produce the road haulage industry’s most prestigious awards, the Motor Transport Awards.
Buyers can search our extensive database for the latest commercial vehicles, and dealers can advertise their inventory to thousands of operators looking for their next truck or trailer purchase. Commercialmotor.com is the online presence for Commercial Motor magazine. Commercialmotor.com is part of Road Transport Media Ltd, publishers of Commercial Motor, Motor Transport (print and online - www.motortransport.co.uk) and Truck & Driver magazines. Contact Newell & Wright Group on 01142 423367 and speak to one of the team. Alternatively you can contact us via e-mail on email@example.com.