UK commercial vehicle (CV) production fell by 61.6% in May, with just 810 vehicles built as many plants remained shuttered amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is calling for fleet managers to join a range of committees it is setting up to tackle key industry topics.
Microlise, organisers of what has become Europe’s largest transport conference, is to take over the third day of the virtual conference at the new Commercial Motor Show, bringing the usual mix of presentations by senior industry figures in the fields of compliance, new technology and data.
Wincanton has won a five-year contract to operate an online fulfilment centre for Waitrose.com in Greenford, West London.
Many transport companies are receiving very large payments from HMRC under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. But the rules are vague, and as law firm Osborne Clare explains, it has been hard for many companies to know for sure if they are using the scheme correctly.
Parcels and secure delivery firm DX Network Services has been fined £200,000 after “systemic” safety failures led to a worker losing a leg after being hit by a forklift truck.
DAF XF Having won the title twice in the past four years, it is no surprise to see the DAF XF again on the shortlist. 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 which is consistent with its competitors, good parts availability and conservative development over a long period of time meaning that in-house maintenance is still an option.” […]
Southgate Packaging – sole packing contractor for Europa Warehouse – has dispatched over five million test kit bags since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to issue around 100,000 tests a week, the company has revealed.
Gloucestershire haulier The Cullimore Group has nominated two of its drivers for the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) HGV Heroes campaign, running to 13 August.
The RHA is reopening its training classrooms with social distancing measures in place on Monday 6 July.