Last chance to join us at the Commercial Motor Golf Day

Time is running out to join us at the Commercial Motor Golf Day, which takes place on 22 July at Lambourne Golf Club, Burnham.

The competition is made up of 25 teams of four (100 players total), and it is almost full to capacity.

The format will be a four-ball full handicap Stableford competition, and the best three individual scores per hole per team will count.

A cost of £700 (plus VAT) per team includes green fees, a golf-related gift, lunch and dinner with inclusive drinks and prizes.

“The Commercial Motor golf day is a fantastic opportunity to meet up with current and potential new clients, while also giving you the chance to take home the Claret Jug of the haulage world!” said Road Transport Media’s divisional director Vic Bunby.

To book your place at the event, or to find out about hole sponsorship opportunities, contact Vic Bunby

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One-fifth of fleets plan to try alternative fuels within three years, says latest CM research

One-in-five operators plan to acquire alternative-fuelled trucks in the next three years, new research reveals, demonstrating a growing appetite for new technology.

The ‘Asset Alliance Group Industry Monitor 2021’, compiled in partnership with Motor Transport and Commercial Motor, also discovered that just over half (51%) of respondents said they had no current plans to buy non-diesel trucks, however with the caveat “this might change”. The remaining 29% stated they had no intentions to try alternatives.

Gas-powered trucks topped the list when it came to which alternative fuels operators were looking to try, with 8% looking at liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 6% considering compressed natural gas (CNG).

A further 9% were planning on plugging into battery electric vehicle technology, while 6% were exploring range-extended electric options.

Drop-in fuels such as hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) and gas to liquid (GTL), as well as hydrogen were also on the radar for some operators.

Finances and a lack of public refuelling infrastructure topped the list when it came to the barriers cited by operators for trying new fuels and technology.

But more than half (52%) of respondents would be more inclined to try alternative fuels if there was a financial incentive from the government, such as reduced tax or maybe a scrappage scheme.

Non-financial operational incentives, such as more access to restricted kerb-sides or additional delivery windows, would also encourage one-fifth of respondents.

Free to download, the ‘Asset Alliance Group Industry Monitor 2021’ comprises a robust 625-strong respondent base.

A must-read for all fleet operators, it provides analysis of key challenges – such as urban regulations, the national driver shortage and truck crime – and gauges the impact they are having on business of all sizes.