Highways England, the body replacing the Highways Agency from 1 April, said it needs to strengthen its relationship with the logistics sector.A spokesman for the government-owned company said: “We’ve got to get better information out to [hauliers] about roadworks. “It’s a really important relationship to us, and something Highways England will be keen to strengthen in the days and months to come.” Last week, the company published a five-year delivery plan, outlining £11bn of upgrades to the strategic road network […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has announced the appointment of Phil Shaw as MD of its UK logistics business. The move follows the recent appointment of former UK logistics business MD Malcolm Wilson as MD of the group’s logistics division. Shaw was previously director of ND’s packed chemicals and manufacturing business unit in the UK. More recently he worked in the Middle East as operations director in a joint venture with Danone. Shaw first joined ND in 2008 after stints with both […]
The Transport Committee is seeking operators’ views on the future of UK road freight, ahead of a public evidence session on 3 July. The select committee, which recently found that London’s councils were unable to provide detail about Olympics enforcement policy, wants written evidence submitted by 27 June. Areas of debate include the government’s approach to road freight and the strategic road network; fuel prices; theft and security issues, including how to tackle truck crime; winter resilience; drivers’ hours rules […]
A trio of Mercedes-Benz SLT tractor units helped heavy haulier Plant Speed transport what is believed to be the longest wind speed turbine blades ever moved by road in the UK.