Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • Stena Line adds temporary ferry service between Belfast and Holyhead

    on Jun 15, 21 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Leading ferry company Stena Line has confirmed details that it will be operating a new temporary weekend service between Belfast and Holyhead, starting on Fri 25th June.  The extra capacity on the new route from Belfast will be available until Sunday 18 July

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  • New SOS app launched to help road transport and logistics professionals

    on Jun 15, 21 • in UK News • with No Comments

    A new app has been launched to turn smartphones into personal safety devices that provide live, round the clock assistance for logistics and road transport professionals travelling to and from their place of work. The app, by leading tech firm Peoplesafe, has been developed in response to growing demand from businesses seeking ways to protect their employees outside of working hours. Uniquely, it includes an SOS alarm that immediately connects users to a team of trained specialists to offer 24/7 support and even bypass 999 to contact emergency services, where necessary, at no extra cost

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  • Huntapac adds to fleet with G&A trailers from Marshall Fleet

    on Jun 2, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Huntapac adds to fleet with G&A trailers from Marshall Fleet

    Improved efficiencies, increased sustainability and, most of all, proven fuel economy are the key drivers behind Huntapac Produce Ltd taking five new additional G&A refrigerated trailers that have been fitted with Thermo King’s brand-new Advancer A400 refrigeration systems for the first time

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  • VisionTrack continues rapid growth with US expansion

    on Jun 1, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on VisionTrack continues rapid growth with US expansion

    VisionTrack, the leading provider of cloud-based video telematics, has expanded its international footprint with the launch of a new US business. The company aims to capitalise on growing demand in North America for advanced AI video telematics solutions by replicating the success it has achieved in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. VisionTrack Inc will be based in California, serving fleet operators and partners across the

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  • New research shines light on technology’s role in lone worker safety  

    on May 27, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on New research shines light on technology’s role in lone worker safety  

     New research amongst over 120 health and safety specialists, including those within the road transport sector, has highlighted the rising importance of technology to help prevent, manage and respond to workplace risks and adapt to changing working practices, The report, from lone worker protection specialists Peoplesafe, documents how Covid 19 has created a rise in employee safety requirements and lone working for more than three quarters (77%) of businesses, accelerating technology adoption and making personal safety and mental wellbeing a primary concern

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  • Four hugely important ingredients in a successful operation

    on May 26, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Four hugely important ingredients in a successful operation

    Whatever kind of business it is that you happen to run, you need to keep in mind all of the necessary things that you need to do in order to make it as successful as possible. This is not something that is always going to come easily, but as long as you are happy to work at it, you should find that you can much more easily do it in no time at all. In this post, we are going to make it a little easier by listing some of the hugely important ingredients that

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  • Belgian logistics leader chooses Tiger Trailers

    on May 24, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Belgian logistics leader chooses Tiger Trailers

    Fast-growing UK manufacturer Tiger Trailers has expanded its international customer base with the delivery of fifty mega trailer curtainsiders to ECS in Zeebrugge – an order in which product quality and open channels of communication played a key role

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  • Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

    on May 18, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

    From 1 June 2021, any prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers that are not cleared at the roadside will be referred for a prohibition removal inspection at an ATF, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed

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  • Humanising Autonomy enhances behaviour AI for VisionTrack

    on May 18, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Humanising Autonomy enhances behaviour AI for VisionTrack

    Humanising Autonomy, a behaviour AI company, and VisionTrack, leading in-vehicle video telematics and computer vision provider, have entered into a strategic partnership to bring advanced vulnerable road user (VRU) perception to vehicle operators globally. Humanising Autonomy’s behaviour AI will be integrated into VisionTrack’s Autonomise.ai solution, enabling a nuanced understanding of human behaviour in fleet management and compliance, insurance, road safety and risk management settings

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  • How HGV drivers can keep motorcyclists and cyclists safe

    on May 11, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on How HGV drivers can keep motorcyclists and cyclists safe

    As an HGV driver, your vehicle is likely to be one of the largest on the road. As such, it’s your responsibility to look out for some of the smallest vehicles. Motorcyclists and cyclists are most likely to come off a lot worse than you if you happen to get into an accident with one. Not only that, but it’s not going to look good for you if you’re found to be at fault. It can be tricky to navigate the road when motorcycles and bikes can seemingly come out of nowhere, but there’s plenty

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  • Peoplesafe lone worker protection solution now available on Cat® rugged smartphones

    on May 11, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Peoplesafe lone worker protection solution now available on Cat® rugged smartphones

    Peoplesafe has entered into a strategic partnership with Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, to offer a lone worker service in the UK that better protect HGV drivers operating in harsh and unforgiving environments. The Peoplesafe app is now available on Cat phones’ full UK range of rugged smartphones via the integrated Toolbox catalogue, which aids customer discovery and easy installation of relevant apps and content. Peoplesafe offers 24/7 emergency support at the touch of a button. The app also provides enhanced location information to help locate workers in remote locations and includes fall detection

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  • Stena Line and Irish Ferries call for restoration of the Common Travel Area

    on May 6, 21 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Stena Line and Irish Ferries call for restoration of the Common Travel Area

    Irish Ferries and Stena Line, the two key players in Ireland’s ferry industry, are today calling for the reopening of the Common Travel Area (CTA) at the earliest opportunity. They also welcome comments made last week by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, when he talked about the possibility of restoring the Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and Britain as an “initial first step” for the travel and tourism sectors

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