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Monthly Archives: November 2013

AKW invests over £600k on vehicle fleet

November 27, 2013
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A leading logistics specialist in Manchester is driving forward with its ambitious expansion plans as it invests £694,000 in new trucks and trailers.

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African cycle ride raises £45k for Transaid

November 27, 2013
Transaid

More than a dozen cyclists from the transport industry battled the heat and unforgiving terrain of Uganda to raise £45,000 for Transaid in its 15th anniversary year.

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DoE sends message to hauliers using illegal fuel

November 26, 2013

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced its support saying it is “delighted” at the decision of the Department of Environment (DoE) Northern Ireland to revoke the operator’s licences from three freight operators for using laundered fuel.

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Europe moves on cleaner fuels provision

November 26, 2013

The Transport committee in the European Parliament today backed a proposal for a new directive which foresees the deployment of alternative fuel stations across Europe, so that the European Union moves from highly fossil-energy dependent transport to clean power.

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Iveco Stralis LNG Receives European Award for Sustainability in Transport

November 25, 2013
Iveco Stralis LNG Receives European Award for Sustainability in Transport

Iveco has received the “Europäischen Transportpreis für Nachhaltigkeit”, a European transport award for sustainability, based upon the performance of its Stralis LNG (Liquified Natural Gas). The decision was made by jury including representatives from the transport industry, the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the media, research and German state institutions.

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FTA wants commitment on fuel duty

November 25, 2013

The Freight Transport Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of his Autumn Statement on 5 December, asking him to confirm his commitment to freeze fuel duty until 2015 in order to stimulate economic growth and give businesses confidence to invest in the future.

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Palletways recognised for major industry innovation

November 25, 2013

Logistics experts Palletways have been presented with the Global Freight Innovation Award for New Process for their unique system to automatically scan and photograph every pallet that enters their network.

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Formula 1 support team chooses Krone

November 25, 2013
krone F1

A leading British Formula 1 race support team has significantly reduced handling times with the addition of three high-volume curtainsiders from Krone.

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Focus on theft in logistics and warehousing sector

November 21, 2013
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As the credit crunch tightens, requirement for investigations into workplace theft has increased dramatically. The logistics and warehousing industry is not alone in issues with employee theft but it is an area where thefts such as fuel and product are an issue.

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HGV ban is not the solution says FTA

November 21, 2013

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that more must be done, including from the logistics industry, to improve the safety of cyclists on our streets. However, the FTA does not believe that banning HGVs from peak hours is the answer.

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Mar-Train Heavy Haulage chooses Andover

November 20, 2013
Andover Trailers

Northern Ireland-based abnormal load specialist, Mar-Train Heavy Haulage, has added its first five axle step frame trailer with extending outer boxes and beavertail to its fleet, which will be used to transport heavy-duty Terex crushers and screeners around the UK and Europe.

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Safe Drivers Red with Road Rage

November 20, 2013

A worrying 25.2% of drivers in the UK have been involved in a road accident, with 22.6% of them admitting it was their own fault, according to new research conducted ahead of National Road Safety Week (18th – 24th November).

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