A new web portal that aims to marry up tanker operators with suitable loads is to be launched this summer by transport management consultancy Lateu Logistics. The loadsfortankers.com site will provide a low-cost, pay-as-you-go service for vehicle operators with free registration and will cover all tanker cargos including fuels, lubricants, powders, pellets and food products, said loadfortankers.com operations manager Helen Lewis. Load consignors advertising on the site will pay one of four fixed fees between £20 and £70 (depending […]
Growth in the temperature-controlled division at Turners (Soham) offset falls in its tanker division, with the operator also reaping the benefits of its 2012 acquisition of Browns Distribution.
The Co-operative Group, which has said it would welcome the opportunity to trial more longer semi-trailers, has become one of the first customers to receive Dolphin aerodynamic truck bodies from Gray & Adams. The Dolphin is named because of its streamlined profile, which is designed to maximise fuel-efficiency and therefore reduce CO2 emissions. The design, fitted in this example to two 26-tonne Scania chassis, features cappings that follow the curvature of the roof, and a vortex generator to smooth the […]
Wincanton has extended and expanded its relationship with oil refining and energy firm Phillips 66 in a deal that will see it deliver in excess of one billion litres of petroleum products a year to forecourts across the Midlands and North-East of England.