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  • 5 Key Logistics Trends and Technology Implications for 2019

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

    2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management. On the one hand, ecommerce continued to grow at record levels without the slowdown that many were predicting, leading many organisations to recognise the importance of reaching beyond traditional strategies to enhance their logistics and transportation capabilities. Yet, on the other there was considerable global trade instability and the focus of many companies was to determine what strategies they needed to put in place to mitigate the brewing trade wars and Brexit uncertainty. Market hype was also at an all-time high, making it harder to

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  • Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon

    on Feb 12, 19 • in General News, UK News • with No Comments

     Barker and Stonehouse, the UK’s largest independent family-run furniture retailer, has invested in a logistics solution from Paragon to provide customers with a superior delivery service with more choice. Combining Paragon’s routing and scheduling software and fleXipod ePOD system, the solution will enable the retailer to efficiently fulfil increasing order volumes nationwide without compromising on excellent customer service

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  • Cartwright Rentals expands nationwide network

    on Feb 5, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Cartwright Rentals expands nationwide network

    Cartwright Rentals has launched a new depot in the North-East to further increase its nationwide network of locations. It is one of the fastest expanding divisions within the Cartwright Group, a major trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer

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  • DVSA publishes updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals

    on Feb 2, 19 • in General News • with Comments Off on DVSA publishes updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals

    The Driver & Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA) has published updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals

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  • DVSA issues guidance on use of older tyres

    on Jan 14, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on DVSA issues guidance on use of older tyres

    The Driver & Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA) has issued a new guide on the use of tyres over 10 years old

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  • BTRAC installs SmartWitness video camera systems

    on Jan 10, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on BTRAC installs SmartWitness video camera systems

    The British Truck Racing Association Championship (BTRAC) has decided to install  SmartWitness video camera systems in all competing race trucks for the 2019 season

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  • Anglia UK reduces claims costs with SureCam video technology

    on Dec 7, 18 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Anglia UK reduces claims costs with SureCam video technology

    Anglia UK, specialists in vehicle credit management, has experienced significant reductions in insurance claims cost while using SureCam, a connected vehicle camera solution. Anglia UK originally installed the cameras to their commercial fleet to improve driver safety, but the SureCam vehicle cameras have also enabled them to address false allegations of driver error

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  • Road rage cyclist caught on SmartWitness

    on Oct 25, 18 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Road rage cyclist caught on SmartWitness

    This is the shocking moment a brazen cyclist uses his bike to attack a £56,000 Mercedeslimousine after a road rage bust-up in Central London

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  • FTA calls for early introduction of longer semi-trailers

    on Sep 25, 18 • in General News • with Comments Off on FTA calls for early introduction of longer semi-trailers

    The Freight Transport Association is calling for the early introduction of longer semi-trailers (LST) following a successful trial

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  • Stena Line vessels recognised for safe operations

    on Aug 27, 18 • in General News • with Comments Off on Stena Line vessels recognised for safe operations

    An unprecedented eight Stena Line ferries operating on the Irish Sea have received the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), acknowledging the skills and dedication of the men and women responsible for safe vessel operations

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  • Planning applications should consider lorry parking – Government

    on Jul 30, 18 • in General News • with Comments Off on Planning applications should consider lorry parking – Government

    Lorry parking should be considered in many industrial site planning applications according to guidelines published by the government

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  • DVSA must do more to find and keep HGV testers for MOTs

    on Jun 25, 18 • in General News • with Comments Off on DVSA must do more to find and keep HGV testers for MOTs

    Last week the DVSA committed to recruiting additional MOT testers to offset the much-publicised shortfall after pressure from industry groups and operators forced the regulator to act

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