Knights of Old Group has signed a new three-year contract with long-term customer, Virani Foods, that will now see it provide a full logistics service for the ethnic ingredient manufacturer.
Last week, MT’s sister site Commercialmotor.com reported that the number of journeys made by UK-registered trucks to mainland Europe last year had fallen to its lowest level since 1989. Meanwhile, trips across the channel made by foreign-registered trucks had reached their highest since 2007. As total cross-channel road freight traffic is at a high since pre-recession levels, The Hub was interested to find out where all of these vehicles are travelling to and from.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.
Asda Logistics Services has opened a liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling station at its chilled DC in Avonmouth, Bristol after taking an order for 50 dual-fuel Volvo FMs earlier this year.
It seems it’s not your imagination. There really are more cyclists on the UK’s roads, and in general they’re covering more road miles.
TNT Post is continuing to increase its final-mile delivery coverage, making its first official deliveries in Liverpool today.
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.
DBL Logistics managing director David Clarkson has been appointed as a non-executive director of United Pallet Network (UPN).
The latest figures from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) hail record volumes, with 15.7 million pallets delivered in 2013 by member networks.
Today Royal Mail revealed its plans to save around £50m a year through a management restructure, potentially costing the company 1,300 roles across its Royal Mail and Parcelforce businesses. The vast majority of these roles are to go within head office management positions.