The new Volvo FL and Volvo FMX are now available at Euro-6 with the option of a four-door crew cab for operations such as fire and rescue services or roadside assistance. The crew cabs offer the same high level of safety as all Volvo Trucks’ other cabs. Continue reading
West Midlands bodybuilder Bevan Group has underlined its leadership in the field of European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval by becoming the first company to secure accreditation for external glass racks (frails) fitted to panel vans. Continue reading
City West Commercials, the South-West’s Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Partner, has secured a UK record-breaking contract win, receiving an order of 50 vehicles from the family-owned and run company Hopkins Concrete. Continue reading
White Logistics & Storage Limited has become the latest road transport operator to become a member of Transport Exchange Group’s freight trading platform. The Worcestershire-based company will use Haulage Exchange to maximise free capacity by filling empty return loads and getting connected with likeminded logistics partners across the UK.<!–more–>
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White Logistics & Storage joins more than 3,000 couriers, owner drivers, hauliers, freight forwarders and logistics providers that are trading more than 500,000 movements every month via the Exchange. The company aims to boost the productivity of its mixed fleet of 60 commercial vehicles, especially 30 smaller vehicles made up of 7.5, 12 and 18 tonne rigid trucks.
The transport management team, based at White Logistics & Storage’s head office in Pershore, will use Haulage Exchange to post available resources and target complementary work requirements from other members. It will also look to create a network of trusted partners moving forward, which will enable them to not only make best use of assets but also expand operational capabilities and geographic reach.
Andrew Johns, Traffic Manager at White Logistics & Storage Limited commented: “We have been looking for an effective means of making the most of our resources to boost our productivity and profitability. Removing any waste and dead mileage from our transport operation will make a real contribution to our operational performance, so we look forward to becoming an active and established user of Haulage Exchange.”
Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Transport Exchange Group said: “We have seen rapid growth of our freight trading platform in recent months, with a 35 per cent increase in the number of vehicles operated through the site since the beginning of the year, as operators look to better control operational costs and strengthen margins. Using the exchange, our members can get connected and engage with other likeminded businesses across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe to develop and maintain lasting relationships that will ultimately support business exp
Truck & Plant Engineering, a specialist commercial vehicle repairer, has become the latest company to adopt the r2c Online system. Continue reading
New market-leading LuK clutch parts have been introduced for a wide range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). They have been issued as part of a raft of new products for an additional three-quarters of a million cars and LCVs on the UK and Ireland’s roads. Continue reading
Global provider of telematics and supply chain visibility solutions, Isotrak’s Safety Tracking Unit (STU) telematics solution has gained ATEX certification for Zone 2, permitting it to operate in potentially explosive environments, such as petrochemical plants. Continue reading
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned that it could be a bleak Christmas this year – with a distinct lack of drivers to deliver the goods. Continue reading
The latest additions to the PRM Group fleet demonstrate why the Lisburn-based operator puts its trust in temperature-controlled bodywork and semi-trailers by Gray & Adams.
Volvo Trucks’ new series, Euro 6-compliant FM, is now available fully configured for car transporter applications. Specifications of the new Volvo FM car transporter, configured as a low height, sleeper cab 6×2 rigid, were revealed to an audience of automotive logistics operators on 28th August at Volvo’s Warwick head office. Continue reading
Palletforce, Europe’s leading palletised network – has celebrated another milestone after seeing its 20 millionth pallet being handled at its 400,000 sq ft Burton-upon-Trent hub. Continue reading
One of the latest Euro VI Isuzu Urban 7.5t rigids made a big splash at this year’s annual historic ‘Cart Marking’ ceremony in the City of London. Cart Marking is a multi-vehicle parade and vehicle drive-past, in the presence of the Rt Hon Mayor of London, the Sheriff of London and other city officers. Continue reading