Transport minister Claire Perry will give the opening speech and launch DHL’s gas-powered truck at MT’s Quiet Cities summit on 25 November. The two-day conference, taking place at Twickenham Stadium, aims to dispel the perceived barriers preventing out-of-hours deliveries from taking place. “The benefits of off-peak deliveries are a win-win for all: cleaner air, reduced congestion, safer roads, lower fuel consumption and improved stock availability,” said Laura Hailstone, Quiet Cities manager. Speakers include Sainsbury’s logistics director Richard Fleming; and environmental […]
The PetrolPromise campaign has signed up its 70th MP in support of its push for an Office of Fair Trading (OfT) investigation into the price of fuel. Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, becomes the 70th MP to lend his support to the campaign, which was set up by MP Robert Halfon MP. Halfon is garnering support in a bid to get the Backbench Business Committee to timetable a parliamentary debate on his motion this autumn. Halfon’s motion calls […]
‘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 […]
KFC has stripped DHL Supply Chain of some of its supply chain and distribution work, returning to previous incumbent Bidvest Logistics after the operator’s failure to deliver.