The inaugural Freight in the City Expo held on 27 October 2015 at London’s Alexandra Palace brought together experts in the field of urban logistics as well as the latest technology to enable sustainable city deliveries. The expo comprised a series of seminars focusing on clean, safe and quiet and efficient themes, showcasing vehicles, technology and operational systems for urban areas. “We must remember that freight and logistics is the lifeblood of this country,” said TfL MD of surface transport […]
Burton’s Biscuit Company has entered into a five year partnership with DHL Supply Chain. DHL will be working with the biscuit manufacturer, who produces brands such as Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, to support their international and domestic growth. Neil Grocock, chief supply chain officer at Burton’s Biscuit Company, said: “Investing in our core logistic capabilities is part of a broader, brand-focused strategy we’ve adopted which enables us to align our skills, resources and efforts towards more impactful […]
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]
Increased parcel volumes at UK Mail have seen the carrier lower its price-per-drop for delivery drivers in order to remain competitive, angering a union.