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United Biscuits soaks up waste vegetable oil to power lorries

United Biscuits lorry

Snacks giant rolls out used cooking oil to curb carbon emissions of 12 trucks by 97 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Richard Branson steers new trucking efficiency drive

Two red trucks on a road

Carbon War Room publishes data on current technologies it says could save the trucking industry $40bn a year and cut emissions 20 per cent

24 Sep 2014

Volvo set to roll out hybrid electric buses in Europe

Volvo electric bus digital image

New Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid vehicle promising to slash carbon emissions and air pollution

22 Sep 2014

How greener fleets are saving millions for troubled Co-operative Group

BusinessGreen Leaders Green Transport Project of the Year sees Co-operative Food overhaul its logistics to cut emissions and save cash

03 Sep 2014

Greener deliveries help United Biscuits crunch carbon

Lorries with longer trailers help company lose 450,000 UK road miles and reduce annual carbon emissions by 618 tonnes

02 Jul 2014

EU aims to put brake on truck emissions with new regulations

New strategy outlines plan to measure rising emissions from lorries, buses, and coaches ahead of legislative proposals next year

22 May 2014

Green trucks, green cars, and green canals all set for EU boost

European Parliament backs a raft of reforms designed to cut emissions and fuel use across the transport sector

16 Apr 2014

Report: One fifth of trucks on Europe's roads travel empty

European Commission study calls for cross-border restrictions to be dropped so hauliers can operate more efficiently

15 Apr 2014

Waitrose rolls out low carbon lorries

Supermarket trials six aerodynamic, dual-fuel trucks developed in conjunction with Cambridge University

18 Mar 2014

Obama promises to boost truck fuel efficiency

President instructs agencies to deliver tougher fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy duty trucks

18 Feb 2014

Nottingham council bus fleet to go fully electric

City to roll out 50 zero-emission buses after receiving £1.5m to purchase a further 11 vehicles

10 Feb 2014

Volvo eco-driving tool helps truckers take their foot off the gas

System could one day link with traffic lights so lorries could avoid coming to a full stop

23 Dec 2013

London leaps aboard electric bus revolution

Two Chinese-made zero-emission buses go on trial on central routes with more expected in 2016

19 Dec 2013

Asda buys into LNG to reduce fleet emissions

Supermarket orders 50 Volvo hybrid tractors for its new Avonmouth distribution centre

09 Dec 2013

Vantage Power hails hybrid bus opportunity

UK start-up prepares to unveil retrofit technology capable of slashing emissions from old buses by 40 per cent

04 Dec 2013

M&S and Starbucks chill emissions with new freezer trucks

Liquid nitrogen cooling system developed by Linde promises to cut carbon by 19 per cent

27 Nov 2013

London's buses set to be powered by chip fat

Stagecoach introduces biofuel blend on 10 routes to slash well-to-wheel emissions by 15 per cent

08 Nov 2013

DHL delivers emission savings with expanded LNG fleet

Logistics company now has 101 dual fuel vehicles, making it the largest operator of heavy trucks using the technology in Europe

30 Oct 2013

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