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Econic trucks sign up with Travis Perkins fleet News » & raquo; Plant & raquo; Widescreen trucks join Travis Perkins fleet » & raquo; released 26 May 2016 There are now more than 20 Econics operating in London on construction-related tasks. The very first, an alloy-bodied tipper built for aggregates work, was delivered last summer season; others commissioned considering that include tipper-grabs and skip-loaders. Owners include the likes of FM Conway, Riney and Cemex, who have all looked for to show a contribution to improving cycle and pedestrian safety by using these automobiles. The low-entry Econic has a deep, breathtaking windshield, fully-glazed kerbside door and a much lower seating position than a standard building and construction chassis. The motorist therefore take advantage of a considerably improved visual field, and finds it much easier to see and make direct eye contact with other road users, including particularly vulnerable bicycle riders. Travis Perkins has three Econics to date. The current arrival is a 6×2 Econic 2628LL in the colours of its Keyline department. The chassis has a guiding rear axle for enhanced manoeuvrability and is fitted with a dropside body by Massey Truck Engineering of Sheffield, along with a rear-mounted, 14-tonne/metre HMF loader crane. It operates from a depot in Canning Town, providing heavy building and civil engineering products throughout the capital. The business’& rsquo; s first two Econics are also 26-tonners and work for its CCF company –– one is based at Canning Town, the other at Borehamwood, in Hertfordshire. Both have curtainside bodies and carry truck-mounted forklifts for off-loading. They deliver sheeting and insulation products. All 3 trucks showed up by means of Wellingborough Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van; & Van; a fourth is to be delivered quickly, which will be in the operator’& rsquo; s familiar green and gold livery. To further improve exposure, Travis Perkins’ & rsquo; cars are in addition equipped with video cameras covering front, back and both side views, as well as Sidescan systems which sound an aud …
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DAT: Area truckload volume falls Area truckload freight volume and readily available capability both fell throughout the week ending Might 21, reported DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. However, load-to-truck ratios increased and diesel costs have been rising sharply —– a sign that spot rates might get quickly, DAT said. The number of area market load posts fell 4%, driven by a 6% drop in flatbed load volume. Less truck posts compared with the previous week helped improve load-to-truck ratios throughout all 3 equipment types: the van ratio gained 1%, to 1.7 loads per truck; the reefer ratio enhanced 18% to 3.3; and the flatbed ratio was up 5% to 15.4. Load-to-truck ratios determine the number of loads posted for each offered truck on the DAT network. National typical spot TL rates held firm last week. The van rate was down 1 cent to $1.53/ mile, the reefer rate was down a penny to $1.87/ mile, and the flatbed rate was the same at $1.91/ mile for the 3rd week in a row. Spot reefer rates rose on more than half of the highest-volume lanes. The high-dollar market in each region: Atlanta and Lakeland, Fla., are still No. 1 and 2 for reefer load posts on DAT load boards, though volumes slipped a bit in Central Florida. Volume was up in Houston, the country’& rsquo; s No. 2 market for van load posts on DAT load boards after Atlanta. Chicago’& rsquo; s typical outbound rate was down 2 cents to $1.71/ mile, and rail competitors is eliminating the lane from Chicago to L.A.: the average area van rate lost another 14 cents to just $1.05/ mile. Rates are derived from DAT RateView, which provides real-time reports on dominating spot market and agreement rates, as well as historical rate and capacity patterns. All reported rates include fuel additional charges. Load-to-truck ratios represent the variety of loads posted for every single truck readily available on DAT load boards. The load-to-truck ratio is a delicate, real-time indication of the balance in between spot market demand and capability. Changes in the ratio frequently signal im …
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