Consortium Jigsaw Solutions is introducing six double-deck trailers on its Indesit contract in a move that will cut out an estimated 340,000 road miles annually. Moving goods from the white goods manufacturer’s central DC in Raunds, Northamptonshire, to six home delivery satellite warehouses using the new Cartwright trailers should save around 25 weekly vehicle journeys. Andy Humpherson, MD at Jigsaw Solutions, says: “These new trailers represent a significant investment by our business and will enhance our ability to provide a […]
‘Dynamic’ hard shoulder running on smart motorways is to be brought to an end after analysis found it caused confusion and increased the risk of accidents. In addition, the deployment of radar-based ‘stopped vehicle detection’ will be ramped up across the entire smart motorway network, after government research showed the risk of collisions between moving and stationary vehicles had increased. Near misses on smart motorways have risen twenty-fold in the past five years to 1,485, compared to 72 near misses […]
Almost a third of haulage companies are unhappy with the country’s motorways and A-roads, according to a report.
9) David Hunt Title: vice-president and managing director at Ryder Europe With some 12,500 truck assets on its books Ryder remains the largest truck rental firm in the UK – which means it’s one of the biggest truck buyers as well as one of the biggest truck suppliers in the UK.