Palletised chemicals distribution specialist the Hazchem Network has added three new members to extend its coverage in to Europe.
Plans to ban LGVs from entering London during the busiest times of the day could be adopted by other cities across the UK, experts have said.
Martin Foley, described by friends and colleagues as the “driving force behind many transport companies in the North West”, has died aged 65 after a long illness.
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.
The DSA is to work with the industry to develop a revised process for approving Driver CPC training courses.
Somerset-based Framptons Transport Services is set to open its new Mendip DC in early January. The new £5m, 85,000 ft² DC has been built on time and within budget by local building contractor Ken Biggs. The Shepton Mallet-based facility will increase Framptons’ storage capacity to 175,000 ft² of food-grade facilities in the region when it opens in the new year. With 14,000 individually racked and bar-coded pallet spaces, the DC will use mechanical handling equipment and narrow aisle racking to […]
Bardon, Leicestershire-based Jigsaw has extended its distribution contract with Grace Foods. The logistics network, made up of 10 haulage partners with the majority share owned by CM Downton, improved the consistency of deliveries since it took over transport for Grace from an in-house operation in 2009. Grace produces a range of Caribbean, Oriental and Mexican food and drink products with brands including Nurishment, Encona, Grace, Dunn’s River and Silk Road. It supplies supermarkets, specialist retailers, wholesalers and cash & carries […]
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
More than 300 warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Westfield site in Cumbernauld, Scotland have held two 24-hour stoppages in a dispute over pay. However, around 30 HGV drivers who also backed the strikes in a ballot last month, withdrew from the action at the 11th hour after agreeing a deal with management. The warehouse staff walked out on Friday 19 and Monday 22 October after they rejected a 2% over two years pay rise offer. union leaders said an […]
Norbert Dentressangle has extended its relationship with Orange Chemicals for a further three years following a competitive tender. Under the new contract, ND has transferred the Orange Chemicals business from its tank storage facility in Dagenham to its dedicated hazardous goods warehouse and drumming plant at Acton Grange, near Warrington. ND receives up to 12 tankers per month and is responsible for the discharge of mainly solvents and glycols into bulk containers and drums. The company is also responsible for […]