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Low emissions freight trial results to be released in webinars

July 8, 2020 Admin Support

Innovate UK have commissioned the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) to support dissemination of the findings from the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial (LEFT) programme. The objectives are to engage with the LEFT project teams and develop a collaborative public dissemination process highlighting the key findings, successes, and learnings from the LEFT programme.

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Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Operational Excellence Award sponsored by Jigsaw

July 6, 2020 Admin Support

FreshLinc FreshLinc’s operations team oversees a 400-strong fleet and over 760 drivers across multiple depots whilst also managing around 16,000 movements a year from Belgium and the Netherlands. The team has revolutionised the way it works, taking the operation 98% paperless with all compliance managed digitally from HQ. It has adopted the UK’s first mobile Clandestine Check app to ensure drivers are safeguarded from migrant incursions as they cross borders. The team has also reacted rapidly to new compliance demands […]

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Making tomorrow a better world in logistics

July 5, 2020 Admin Support

The health crisis that we are currently experiencing, as well as its financial and economic consequences, should not mean we lose sight of the opportunities that can be leveraged today to help businesses continue growing and developing.

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No-deal Brexit will only add to Covid-19 woes

July 2, 2020 Admin Support

Last night’s news that we are now a major step closer to a damaging no-deal Brexit will be extremely unwelcome to the vast number of businesses that will be affected by this decision. Months of chaos caused by Covid-19 have further disrupted supply chains, and provided a worrying preview of what we could have to come next year.

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Phasing in border controls could put extra pressure on cashflow

June 30, 2020 Admin Support

The government’s recent decision to phase in the introduction of customs controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU from the start of 2021 has been widely welcomed as a “pragmatic” move, allowing UK hauliers more time to adjust. However, they could also put extra pressure on cashflow.

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Microlise joins forces with Commercial Motor Show

June 29, 2020 Admin Support

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.

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Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Fleet Truck of the Year sponsored by Texaco Lubricants

June 28, 2020 Admin Support

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.” […]

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Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Best Use of Technology Award sponsored by Bridgestone

June 21, 2020 Admin Support

DPD DPD’s morning delivery operation had become a victim of the company’s own success. With volumes rising 10% a year, by 2018, DPD’s 65 depots were stretched to their limits with deliveries increasingly delayed. Something had to change. DPD’s solution was to use handpicked staff, including experienced DPD drivers, to develop a new route optimisation system. Using Quantum, DPD’s 7,000 drivers now hit the road 45 minutes earlier than before and are routed more efficiently to delivery addresses. Improvements include […]

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Planning ahead for the new normal

June 17, 2020 Admin Support

As the world slowly starts to return to become more familiar, with the non-essential shops opening, us being able to socialise a bit more and seeing our families and the dream of having a pie and a pint almost within grasp, it seems like a good opportunity to look both back and forward.