Hargreaves Logistics is to adopt a franchise programme to boost subcontractor retention and create a more flexible fleet. The operator is targeting its base of 200 dedicated subcontractors, with plans to take on an additional 100 franchise partners over the next three to five years. The first five subcontractors have signed up to the franchise scheme as partners. They are contracted for five years with an option to extend or negotiate a new contract at the end of the five […]
Blakemore Logistics, a subsidiary of AF Blakemore Group, has welcomed a series of Mercedes-Benz trucks to its fleet for the first time, following a successful 12 month trial with an Actros tractor unit.
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.