The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget. The budget document added that it will “consult on sweeping away regulatory barriers within this Parliament to enable autonomous vehicles on England’s major roads” over the coming summer. It is thought that the trial will involve testing platoons of ‘driverless’ trucks on stretches of motorway, making use of cruise and proximity controls. It will examine the effect of […]
The deadline for entry into the FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards has been extended. Those seeking to enter the competition, which recognises the achievements of women within logistics, now have until 5pm on the 18 February to do so.
Logistics firms have won millions of pounds in new and extended contracts this year from retailers and manufacturers based in the UK and beyond. Here is Motortransport.co.uk’s top 10 contract wins of 2012. Ceva Logistics wins five year Silentnight home delivery contract In June, Ceva revealed that it had won a five-year contract delivering beds for Silentnight Group, taking over from three separate logistics companies. It will make over 70,000 deliveries a year from Silentnight’s manufacturing plants in Cumbria and […]
DHL’s automotive sales and marketing service, Inside Track, has won a new contract with Jaguar Land Rover off the back of a 17-year relationship with the manufacturer.