Archive for March, 2019

  • EU backs direct vision trucks and buses

    on Mar 19, 19 • in General News, UK News • with No Comments

    The European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee has backed safer ‘direct vision’ trucks and buses, amongst a dozen new life-saving measures for cars, vans, buses and trucks

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  • Gauntlet boosts haulage team

    on Mar 15, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Ahead of what it predicts to be a period of uncertainty for the industry, specialist haulage insurance broker, Gauntlet, has bolstered its haulage team, to ensure that HGV fleets need not be left without affordable insurance options

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  • Sporting legend to speak at FTA Northern Ireland logistics lunch 

    on Mar 14, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Dine with the logistics industry’s finest and celebrate another successful year for the sector by attending FTA’s Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, to be held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on 10 May

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  • Logistics apprenticeship delivering solutions for freight and logistics

    on Mar 14, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    IrelandSkills Live is taking place this year at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion, Dublin from March 21- to 23 next. And the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship will have a stand at the event and are looking forward to meeting students, parents, career guidance teachers and employers at this exciting event that showcases the talent Ireland has to offer in over 25 different skills

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  • FleetPulse: The heartbeat of any business

    on Mar 13, 19 • in General News, UK News • with No Comments

    When Bridgestone’s three-in-one FleetPulse solution was unveiled to the commercial world just months ago, businesses were promised reduced downtime, greater transparency into vehicle health and a reduction in potentially dangerous breakdowns

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  • Marshall Fleet Solutions achieves Thermo King Double Platinum status

    on Mar 13, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Every year, transport refrigeration manufacturer Thermo King measures the performance of its dealers around the world in all aspects of its business, concentrating on both sales and after sales disciplines under the banner of its prestigious and much coveted Platinum Award programme

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  • World of Books chooses Paragon

    on Mar 12, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on World of Books chooses Paragon

    World of Books, the UK’s largest used book retailer, is using Paragon’s routing software to support its rapidly expanding business, while minimising the operational impact it has on the environment. As a result of adopting the solution at the end of last year, the company has already experienced dramatic efficiency improvements, saving more than 27,000 transport miles year-on-year during January while collecting an average of 480 tonnes of books each week

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  • Logistics industry warns pm of No Deal threat to UK trade 

    on Mar 12, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Logistics industry warns pm of No Deal threat to UK trade 

    Ahead of Parliament’s meaningful vote this evening (12 March 2019) on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal with the EU, the UK’s logistics industry has reminded politicians that a No Deal Brexit would break her promise made in January 2017 to keep trade as frictionless as possible

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  • Truckers caught up in French customs dispute magnet for migrants

    on Mar 12, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Truckers caught up in French customs dispute magnet for migrants

    The Road Haulage Association is very concerned that French customs action is leaving lorry drivers vulnerable to migrant attacks

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  • Driving Walkers forward

    on Mar 9, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Driving Walkers forward

    Europa Road, a dedicated division of ambitious and innovative logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, is celebrating a 14 year partnership with Walkers Shortbread – the ‘world’s finest shortbread brand’

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  • Stena Line increases focus on equality and inclusion

    on Mar 7, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Stena Line increases focus on equality and inclusion

    Stena Line has launched a new sustainability focus area – Equality and Inclusion. This is part of the company’s increased commitment to creating a sustainable working environment and an important step on the journey towards becoming a leader in sustainable shipping

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  • Business organisations call for London freight commissioner

    on Mar 7, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Business organisations call for London freight commissioner

    Leading business organisations FTA (Freight Transport Association), the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Small Businesses are calling for the Mayor of London to appoint a dedicated Freight Commissioner to support the implementation of his transport strategy. Reacting to the publication of his Freight Action Plan, released today (7 March 2019), the group is calling for political leadership to ensure his freight policies, including Vision Zero and the ultra-low emission agenda, are implemented holistically and consistently across London’s 33 boroughs

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