Interviews

Dawsonrentals optimistic that green shoots will flourish

May 6, 2015 Steve Hobson

Dawsonrentals is one of the UK’s largest CV rental firms, and one of the few to offer the full range of vehicles from vans to trucks and trailers and the full range of services from daily rental to contract hire and leasing. An early adopter of Euro-6 to allow its customers to try before they buy, more than 30% of its truck fleet is now Euro-6.

Industry News

Man of destiny takes over at UKWA

May 6, 2015 Steve Hobson

Peter Ward took over as chief executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) in January 2015, replacing Roger Williams who, after 15 years in the job, has semi-retired though retains his role as secretary general of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations.

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Urban freight hubs could be a political vote winner, says London courier Fastlane

May 6, 2015 Hayley Pink

London-based global courier Fastlane International is calling on the UK’s political parties to introduce urban freight hubs to reduce congestion and emissions in city centres. The parcel firm said the use of urban consolidation centres could be a vote winner, yet it has not been addressed by any of the major parties in the run-up to the general election. Fastlane International head of PR, David Jinks, said: “A general election is the ideal platform for setting out bold ideas such […]

Industry News

FTA puts the spotlight on London freight

May 5, 2015 Peter Steele

With work currently taking place on London’s Cycle superhighway scheme, and ahead of the introduction of the London Safer Lorry Scheme in September, the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference will take place next month.