Major cities must take the lead in helping freight operators adopt retimed deliveries as congestion levels continue to surge. Following data announced yesterday by INRIX that showed London topped a 25-strong European poll of the most gridlocked cities, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) said it was essential for regional cities to ensure freight was able to flow freely. Malcom Bingham, head of policy, strategic road network, said congestion was a significant and costly issue for the freight sector, particularly in […]
This week our sister title Commercial Motor (out on Thursday 27 August) has reported on leading South Wales haulier Owens Road Service’s rebranding, featuring new liveries, a new logo and most importantly, a new name. The Hub spoke to the team at Owens to learn a bit more about their plans for the company under its new name of the Owens Group, which will come into play on 3 September.
Transport for the North (TfN) is to create a dedicated freight and logistics strategy in a bid to boost freight activity and job opportunities in the north of England.
I was inspired to write these few words after reading a recent Hub entry. The observations being put forward are true, but there is another side to the story that’s rarely told?
XPO Logistics (formerly Norbert Dentressangle) has extended the reach of Radius Systems’ supply chain to include daily distribution service to Ireland and Northern Ireland, after it signed a five year contract with the piping manufacturer earlier this year.
Isuzu Truck will be demonstrating its latest models built for the refuse collection and waste management sector at next month’s RWM exhibition in Birmingham. The manufacturer’s new Euro-6 Forward F120.240 12-tonne rigid chassis will be on the stand – the first one fitted with a refuse collection body – alongside an Isuzu Urban N75.150 rigid featuring an RCV body and bar lift. Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck, said: “The 2015 range of Isuzu trucks are proving to be […]
Heineken Netherlands is stepping up its plans for a fully electric secondary distribution fleet of HGVs by 2020 across major cities in the Randstad region (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht). The brewery rolled out its first electric truck in October 2013 – a 19-tonne converted Volvo. This was followed last year by the introduction of a 12-tonne electric lorry in Amsterdam (pictured), built from scratch by truck-builder Ginaf on a Mercedes-Benz chassis. Following encouraging early results from the two […]
The TNT shareholders have between Monday and 30 October to accept the proposed acquisition offer from FedEx.
Today’s scheduled strike by drivers and warehouse staff working for Indesit UK is going ahead after last-minute talks on Wednesday between the white goods manufacturer and union Unite came to a close without resolution, the union told Motortransport.co.uk today.
Whistl has tripled the size of its Scottish base with a move to a new depot in Tannochside, Uddingston.