Have you met a professional driver who is not concerned about road safety? All of us who have driven a 16.5m or 18.75m long vehicle in city traffic are acutely aware of the additional hazards presented by pedestrians and cyclists around us, particularly in poor visibility. If the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) being introduced by Transport for London (TfL) on 1 March helps to remove some of the stress involved in city driving and reduces the number of people who […]
HIAB, the UK market leader in truck-mounted lift trucks (TMLT), skip and hook loaders and truck-mounted cranes, is opening a network of eight dedicated service centres around the UK to provide a one-stop-shop for the repair and maintenance of this increasingly sophisticated equipment. MT caught up with Rogier van der Linde, MD UK & Ireland at HIAB, at the recent official opening of the first of these centres in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
Palletways has become the first pallet network to achieve Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation for its Owned Member Depots business. FORS is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring fleet operators in London maintain high standards, it includes the fitting of cycle-safety equipment and training as one of its components. Palletways has received bronze level accreditation across its network of owned operation sites. “We will be making full use of the accreditation and access to materials to further enhance […]
Marks & Spencer (M&S) will complete the UK supply chain transformation it began in 2009 by building a major new DC at the London Gateway container port and logistics park.