Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • BMD Transport chooses Michelin

    on Jan 11, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on BMD Transport chooses Michelin

    Leicester-based bulk aggregate haulier BMD Transport has cut its monthly tyre bill by 25 per cent after switching to a Michelin policy. The family-run company reported the savings soon after switching its entire fleet to the premium fitments, and expects to see further reductions in running costs as it takes advantage of the tyres’ multiple lives

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  • Meyle-HD stabiliser links for commercial vehicles

    on Jan 11, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Meyle-HD stabiliser links for commercial vehicles

    Meyle has unveiled its brand new range of Meyle-HD stabiliser links for commercial vehicles to fit almost every model from the Volvo FH and Volvo FM model series

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  • Dreams improves on site customer experience with fleXipod

    on Jan 11, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Dreams improves on site customer experience with fleXipod

    Dreams, the UK’s leading bed specialist, has adopted Paragon’s fleXipod electronic proof of delivery system to further enhance its customer-centric order fulfilment operation. The software will be used by the retailer’s two-man delivery teams, responsible for handling more than 12,000 orders each week, to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and delivery success. This will be achieved by improving communications on the day of delivery, while simplifying the last mile administrative processes and keeping track of orders in real-time

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  • 2017 Dakar Rally: A promising start for Renault Trucks with MKR

    on Jan 11, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on 2017 Dakar Rally: A promising start for Renault Trucks with MKR

    For the third time the MKR Adventure team, led by Mario Kress, is tackling the extreme roads of the 2017 Dakar Rally behind the wheel of an RT truck. After the first stages, the Renault Trucks Range K 520, driven by Pascal de Baar, occupies fifth position in the overall ranking

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  • TIP secures Clipper business

    on Jan 9, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on TIP secures Clipper business

    A further nine new 13.4 m SDC box trailers from TIP Trailer Services are about to enter service within the trailer fleet at Clipper Logistics plc and will be shortly operating on one of the company’s existing long-term contracts throughout the

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  • Freight calls for Government support for switch to green fuels

    on Jan 9, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Freight calls for Government support for switch to green fuels

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the Government to give transport operators similar support to the car sector by providing significant financial support to help achieve more widespread industry take-up of green fuels and technologies

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  • Logistics industry worried about digitalisation – Continental survey shows

    on Jan 8, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Logistics industry worried about digitalisation – Continental survey shows

    Competition, environmental specifications, digital technologies, new players in the transport business, a lack of qualified drivers – logistics companies are not short of challenges, as the Continental Mobility Study 2016 shows

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  • Logistics to the fore in follow-up mystery novel

    on Jan 8, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Logistics to the fore in follow-up mystery novel

    Logistics journalist turned novelist Peter Rowlands is back! Having published his debut Kindle mystery novel in early 2016, Peter has followed up with a sequel, Deficit of Diligence, in which the logistics world plays an even bigger role. 

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  • Virginia Transport chooses Renault Trucks

    on Jan 4, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Virginia Transport chooses Renault Trucks

    Driver comfort and fuel efficiency were key factors in Virginia Transport Limited’s decision to once again select Renault Trucks for its replacement vehicles

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  • FTA Ireland appoints new General Manager

    on Jan 4, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA Ireland appoints new General Manager

    Freight Transport Association Ireland’s newly-appointed general manager says he looks forward to launching exciting new projects in 2017 and striving to make FTAI the most admired and influential membership trade association in Ireland

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  • Ping pong balls are no longer dangerous!

    on Dec 28, 16 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Ping pong balls are no longer dangerous!

    The issue has gone back and forth across the table and now UN chiefs have decided that ping pong balls should no longer be classified as dangerous goods

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  • CP Long Transport switches to Renault Trucks

    on Dec 28, 16 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on CP Long Transport switches to Renault Trucks

    Following impressive fuel performance from a Range T demonstrator, Devon general haulier, CP Long Transport Ltd, has taken delivery of its first Renault truck – a 44-tonne Range T520 6×2 tractor unit

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