Eddie Stobart’s automotive logistics business – formerly Autologic – has been sold to BCA Marketplace, an automotive support services company best known for consumer brand Webuyanycar.com. BCA Marketplace was bought earlier this year by an investment vehicle formed by Avril Palmer-Baunack- the former chairwoman of Stobart and chief executive of Autologic.
County Fermanagh-based Liam Connolly (Roadfreight) has signed a long-term agreement to be the all-Ireland member of the United Pallet Network (UPN).
Gas Distribution company SGN is implementing a driver performance improvement programme across its vehicle fleet following a trial that saw it reduce the volume of fuel wasted through idling by almost 68%. “The company was wasting 13,000 litres a month through vehicle idling alone, but now we are able to provide drivers and managers with visibility around problem trends and the reasons why they occur,” said Chris Stone, head of finance at SGN. The company will be using TomTom Telematic’s […]
TIP Trailer Services UK has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental), adding a fleet of 1,400 trailers to its 13,000 strong trailer portfolio.
The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems.
Further talks between union Unite and white goods manufacturer Indesit UK were held yesterday, the union has confirmed – just as the second of three strikes by drivers and warehouse staff was due to begin.
Coventry-based automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has won a three-year contact with BMW Group UK for the delivery of finished vehicles to dealers.
Registration is now live for this autumn’s free-to-attend Freight in the City Expo at London’s Alexandra Palace on Tuesday 27 October. The event comprises a full seminar programme split into three core zones – Clean; Safe; and Quiet & Efficient – as well as a major exhibition area complete with guided tours. A top line-up of vehicle manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz / FUSO Canter, Daf, Volvo, Isuzu, Iveco and Dennis Eagle will be showcasing their latest urban vehicle designs, while technology and […]
Amazon is boosting its click and collect operation by offering customers free standard delivery to its network of 13,000 Pickup Locations across the UK. Goods are delivered to secure sites located at rail, tube and petrol stations, local shops, business parks, university campuses and public buildings, which are then collected at a convenient time by customers. Free Standard Delivery is available on products sold or fulfilled by Amazon, which include £10 or more of books, or £20 or more of […]
More than 1,100 HGV drivers in the North West have taken part in a one-day Safe Urban Driving course operated by Manchester and Liverpool-based cycle training firm BikeRight! The seven-hour course has been devised to raise awareness of vulnerable road users to professional lorry and coach drivers. It involves the drivers taking to the road on bikes in order to see it from a different perspective, with an aim to inform future driver behaviours while working in an urban environment. […]