A shortage of suitable subcontractors contributed to a squeeze on margins at automotive logistics specialist Brit European Transport in its last financial year.
Construction company McGee is challenging students at Nottingham Trent University to design a cycle safe system for a tipper truck.
The London Boroughs Consolidation Centre (LBCC) has named DHL as its long-term freight partner at the Freight in the City Expo last week.
BP Fuel Card customers can now automatically offset all or part of their fleet emissions in a new partnership with BP Target Neutral – a not-for-profit carbon reduction and offset team. The new fuel card feature enables fleet managers to compensate for every tonne of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) their fleet produces by contributing to carbon mitigation projects throughout the world via the purchase of carbon credits. Drivers use their existing BP Fuel Card as normal and a set Target […]
Hermes has been awarded a two year extension on its contract with shoe retailer Clarks, which has seen it deliver three million parcels for the company since it won the contract in 2012.
A new vehicle routing and scheduling system to help transport planners comply with the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) and other time-sensitive road restrictions has been developed. Paragon Route Control will enable planners to build compliant routes, cutting the time spent on manual planning, reducing the need for route deviations, minimising the impact of the LLCS and major public events on routing and scheduling, and lowering the risk of incurring penalty fines. Since the LLCS was first introduced, Paragon said […]
ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is partnering with Route Monkey to help freight operators make their fleet operations more efficient and environmentally friendly. Members of ECO Stars – a voluntary scheme that provides guidance and recognition for operators striving to the reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions from their fleet vehicles – will now be able to access Route Monkey’s optimisation software, which the company said can shave up to 20% off fleet running costs. Ann Beddoes of Barnsley Metropolitan […]
The chance of industrial action being taken by DVSA vehicle testing staff has risen sharply, after formal talks about the introduction of new contracts for testing staff as a result of the move to Next Generation Testing (NGT) came to an end without resolution.
Bridgestone has clinched a fleet agreement with CM Downton that sees it extend its existing 10-year tyre care contract.
“We must remember that freight and logistics is the lifeblood of this country”, said TfL MD of surface transport Leon Daniels launching the inaugural Freight in the City Expo this week (27 October) at London’s Alexandra Palace. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the iconic London venue to learn more about the industry’s drive towards making urban freight deliveries cleaner, safer, quieter and more efficient. “We are delighted to be here demonstrating that we are part of the support that the […]