Fifty years ago Volvo came to the UK. What better way to mark its half century than the FH winning the prestigious Fleet Truck of the Year award? When it was launched in 1993, Volvo’s FH set new standards in terms of comfort, safety, technology and driveability. Although these qualities would continue to form the backbone of the truck for the next two decades, it was in 2012, with the launch of the fourth generation FH, that all four of these traits […]
In a closely fought contest, the DAF XF narrowly beat off its challengers to take the Fleet Truck of the Year title for the third time in the last five years, marking the 18th time DAF Trucks has picked up the trophy. What makes the XF such a good fleet truck? One of our panel of operators summed it up: “Best purchase price, best back-up, good driver appeal, fuel performance consistent with its competitors, good parts availability and conservative development […]
Finding and retaining the right skills is a longstanding problem in logistics but XPO Logistics UK has made great progress in targeting 16 to 24 year-olds and providing them with the training and support they need to develop professionally and provide a measurable return for the company With a target to fill 60% of all vacancies from within the business, XPO has used its training schemes to strengthen its talent pool. The company’s apprenticeship levy contribution is close to £3m […]
DPD was once again a multiple winner at the 2019 Motor Transport Awards, picking up two more awards to add to the 27 it had already won. Read on to see who received the trophies from host Omid Djalili at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night.