Nominations have opened for the 2016 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. The ceremony, which highlights and celebrates the achievements of women from across the transport and logistics industries, will take place on 22 May next year. Nominations for the individual categories, including driver of the year and the warehousing award, must be made by 1 February. It is free to enter. FTA chief executive David Wells said: “Women are essential in every aspect of the UK logistics and […]
Abbey Logistics and Hovis Since November 2018, Abbey Logistics has worked with Hovis to modernise its supply chain, creating operational visibility by sharing in-depth real-time performance data. Together they have built dependability and flexibility in the supply of flour to Hovis’ bakeries, cut costs, improved working practices and built engagement from drivers and on-site teams. Abbey says the success of the partnership has come through unlocking the operational data held within the contract and maintaining an open and honest relationship. […]
Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]
Covid-19 and Brexit has cut a swathe through the transportation and warehousing sector with just 75% of companies back up and running compared to June last year and 9.6% permanently closed.