Chaired by the ubiquitous Quentin Willson, who spoke with passion and humour on behalf of FairFuelUK, Microlise’s transport conference earlier this month saw eight keynote speakers agreeing on two things. Firstly, that driver training is not just nice to have, it is essential; and secondly, the scope of telematics provision is almost too great. And the selection of industry heavyweights behind the lectern revealed that they all had different priorities and the benefits of a good telematics product lie in […]
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.
Eddie Stobart is rolling out Microlise systems across its fleet of more then 2,000 vehicles, after a “detailed evaluation” of the new system against its predecessor.
“Challenging.” That seems to the fashionable description for the tough economic times in which we find ourselves. Capital budgets are being cut to the bone – and then trimmed some more. That’s where our sister website, www.commercialmotor.com’s series of free Buyers’ Guideswill come in handy to road haulage businesses. Cutting a route through the purchasing jungle to find the shortest path to the wisest buys the independent Buyers’ Guides cover all topics – from AdBlue to yard counterbalance trucks, with more […]