Industry News

Jim Scanlan, co-founder of The Pallet Network and Hazchem Network, has died aged 59

April 12, 2017 Motor Transport

Many in the logistics industry were shocked to hear of the unexpected passing of Jim Scanlan, aged 59, on Monday 
10 April, writes Ali Karim, MD of the Hazchem Network. Co-founder of The Pallet Network (TPN), Jim’s passion was always transport, from his time at United Transport, pallet network Fortec and as an agency driver. My memories of Jim (pictured right with myself) are of the time we spent co-founding Hazchem Network, with HW Coates, Deltion Software, a consortium 
of […]

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SPONSORED: ‘We Are Europa’ – video celebrates passion for logistics

March 23, 2017 Motor Transport

Leading independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has launched an innovative video to showcase the real people behind the on-going successes of the business as they tell the story of four years of challenge, courage and ambition. The video is filmed at Europa’s site in Dartford, a £30m facility which is the UK’s largest European groupage hub. The narrative is about the last four years, since MD Andrew Baxter acquired the business in 2013 and set about a bold front-end […]


Terror on the streets: what the road transport industry can do to minimise risk

March 23, 2017 Motor Transport

Following the fatal London attack yesterday at the Houses of Parliament, Motortransport takes a look at what the road transport industry can do to minimise the risk of such incidents. In Berlin on 19 December 2016, 12 people died after a Scania R450 was driven into Christmas market stalls by Isis-inspired terrorist Anis Amri. He had earlier hijacked the truck, killing its Polish driver, Lukasz Urban, who had been hauling a delivery from Italy to the German capital. The Polish delivery […]

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Five things you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy

March 6, 2017 Motor Transport

The new apprenticeship levy will come into play on 6 April and will change the way the industry funds and trains its apprentices. Having led the industry’s bid for its own trailblazer apprenticeship, RHA deputy director of policy Colin Snape marks National Apprenticeship Week for by outlining the top five things operators need to know about the tax and how to use it.

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Clocs Exhibition to showcase the latest in urban vehicle safety

February 13, 2017 Motor Transport

The latest developments in urban truck safety will be on display at ExceL London next month when the Clocs Exhibition once again comes to the capital. Now in its fourth year, the event was borne out of the Clocs road safety initiative created by TfL in 2012, and is now one of the leading showcase events for urban vehicle safety. The main heavy duty truck manufacturers will be present this year, many of whom will be demonstrating their response to […]