Members of the Transport Exchange Group (TEG) freight exchanges are running empty on just 9% of journeys – way below the national average of around 28%, according to TEG’s newly appointed head of business development Simon Bunegar. TEG has agreements with 10 of the leading telematics companies to integrate location and other data on members’ vehicles into the exchange, enabling hauliers to see where their sub-contractors’ vehicle and loads are at any time. This gives them more confidence to commit […]
A competition offering £10m of funding to firms that can develop ways to move freight and people more efficiently is attracting strong interest.
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]