The French Presidential elections – two distinct approaches to transport
The candidates, who have both made it through to the second round of the presidential elections, have differing views on business and transport. As we did for all of the candidates, we have summarised their positions below.
The largest region in mainland France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, is considering a tax on foreign trucks. Wouldn’t this measure, which has already been implemented in certain European countries, represent a step towards the breakup of a common space…?
Alternative fuels have their pros and cons. Fleet operators across Europe who just aren’t interested might soon change their tune if we had another oil crisis. So, maybe worth a look then? Ian Norwell drives Iveco’s new Stralis tractor, and there’s a natural gas-powered version too, straight from the factory.
Electric commercial vehicles have a place in the industry, but not at heavier weights. At least, that was the popular view, until Daimler unveiled their full-electric 26 tonne rigid chassis. Ian Norwell reports from the company’s Stuttgart headquarters and test track.
FairFuelUK warns chancellor over fuel duty increase
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has warned chancellor George Osborne that ending the five-year freeze on fuel duty in the Budget this Wednesday (16 March) would slow down UK economic growth. The campaign group fears that fuel duty is seen as a soft target for additional tax revenue by the chancellor who is faced with an £18bn black […]
Prix du gazole: le scénario noir du patron des industries pétrolières
Selon l’Union française des industries pétrolières (Ufip), le diesel pourrait se hisser à 1,80 euro en 2030. La remontée des cours du brut n’est pas le seul facteur de ce scénario. L’addition et l’augmentation des taxes sont aussi largement responsables.
Eco-driving promoting environmental-friendliness and generating savings
Following in Textilot and La Poste’s footsteps, more and more haulage companies are saving money and reducing accidents by adopting a calmer style of driving. To help companies make the move to eco-driving, Michelin Solutions has designed EFFIFUEL™, which helps save up to €2,400 per vehicle every year.
MICHELIN solutions presents a new version of EFFITIRES, a tyre management contract with guaranteed fuel savings, which you can discover at Stand 5J40 at the Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC, Birmingham, from 14 to 16 April 2015.
Karine Forien, Renault Trucks, Energy Excellence Brand Strategy Director
At the 2014 IAA Trade Fair in Hannover, Renault Trucks showed off its OptiFuel Lab 2 prototype, its new “laboratory vehicle.” Karine Forien, Energy Excellence Brand Strategy Director at Renault Trucks, spoke about it for Fleet Street.