TNT Express is to spend €185m (£145m) improving its European road network during the next four years as part of its strategy to move more by road. The parcel carrier, which last month warned that it is not likely to hit its 2015 profit target, plans to refresh its trailer fleet, and has already put 100 new trailers into operation as part of this, a spokesman confirmed. The investment also includes an upgrade of its scanning and sorting equipment at […]
West Midlands-based warehousing and logistics firm Transcentral has bolstered its fleet with three Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6×2 tractor units, and six Montracon curtainsided Mega trailers.
Tesco has taken delivery of 25 new refrigerated longer semi-trailers in order to help it achieve its aim of reducing carbon emissions. It will operate the new trailers from its RDCs in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough, and each can carry six more cages than a standard 13.6m trailer. Tesco fleet engineering manager Cliff Smith said: “That represents an increase in productivity of more than 13%, so the potential benefits in terms of reduced vehicle movements and lower emissions are obvious.” […]
Efforts to make Boughey Distribution a more efficient and therefore attractive option for subcontractors have paid off, according to owner NWF Group.