Halfords Group is renewing its entire long-haul fleet with 50 new Volvo FH tractor units. The 500hp trucks with Globetrotter XL cabs were supplied by Volvo dealership The Hartshorne Group, which the retailer has been working with for three years, and will be run by Wincanton on its national distribution contract. Halfords said it favoured the Volvos because of the manufacturer’s focus on safety for drivers and road users alike. Tracey Barley-Wild, head of logistics at the group, said its […]
The DfT has said a decision will be made in due course on the rigidity of the December deadline for operators to take up their allocations of longer semi-trailers as part of the government’s 10-year trial.
The GMB union has held a protest outside a Marks and Spencer retail store over the rates of pay awarded to agency staff at the retailer’s Swindon DC, which was operated until January by Wincanton and is now run by DHL Supply Chain.
Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.