XPO Logistics has begun raising $3.26bn (£2.1bn) to finance its takeover of Norbert Dentressangle and for other, as yet unspecified acquisitions.
Tottenham-based O’Donovan Waste Disposal is conducting a ‘how low can we go’ trial on tipper side-skirts. MD Jacqueline O’Donovan said a side-skirt is normally fitted 550mm from ground level, however, the company is successfully operating an eight-wheel tipper with side-skirt ground clearance of only 375mm, working across a rutted landfill site. A Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (Clocs) champion, the firm has also invested around £5,000 per vehicle on its 85-strong fleet to fit additional safety equipment to help protect […]
Transport for London (TfL) is launching a Freight Compliance Unit (FCU) in the next few months to become the central hub for all enforcement activity directed at non-compliant HGVs in the capital. A vital component of the new unit will be a shared intelligence unit based in central London manned by staff comprising a Metropolitan Police officer, a DVSA intelligence officer and a TfL intelligence officer. It will also maintain a strong link to the City of London police force. […]
Wincanton has put in place a turnaround plan for its Pullman Fleet Services business after the segment delivered an “underwhelming” performance in its most recent financial year.
The sale of Tuffnells Parcels Express to Connect Group in November last year certainly doesn’t look like it was a fire sale (if there was ever doubt).
TfL will be launching the Freight Compliance Unit (FCU) this summer to serve as the central point for all enforcement activity against HGVs in the capital.
Andrew Jones MP, the new transport minister with responsibility for freight and logistics, says his key priority for the future is delivery of the strategic road infrastructure programme.
A road safety group has partnered with truck manufacturer Scania to launch an education pack aimed at school children to warn of the dangers of HGV blindspots. Road Safety GB’s initiative – ‘Stay safe on the roads’ – is aimed at 10- and 11-year-olds and includes a tutorial for teachers, a poster explaining the danger spots around trucks and information for parents on road safety. The pack was launched at a Clocs seminar held on the first day of the […]
Acumen Automotive Logistics has bought four new Rolfo Auriga Deluxe enclosed semi-trailers as part of its strategy to refresh its entire 15-strong enclosed transporter fleet.
Over 70 delegates took time out from the Tip-ex and Tank-ex shows last week in Harrogate as CLOCS took the work-related road risk message out on the road. Members of the CLOCS team, along with representatives from Lafarge Tarmac, Cemex, FM Conway and SiG took the audience through a range of presentations covering the standards, cultural change and technology shifts which are associated with CLOCS. In addition, Road Safety GB, in association with Scania, took the opportunity to launch a […]