An exceptional shortage of forklift drivers is prompting more and more UK companies to adopt automated materials handling equipment to optimise the efficiency of their warehouse intralogistics processes.
Empty supermarket shelves are the picture of summer 2021. According to the Road Haulage Association, we’re short of 100,000 HGV drivers, but the truth is, the sector is an unappealing prospect for workers.
Green hydrogen is a key to many countries and continental communities achieving climate neutrality. The EU, the US, Canada, Argentina and Japan among others want to be climate-neutral by 2050, and China has set itself this aim by 2060. Global demand for hydrogen will rise significantly in the coming years and, as an international logistics specialist with over 40 years of experience in handling and transporting hydrogen, the Hoyer Group is equipped for this development.
A record year for EVs. A record year for home deliveries. What comes next? Ideally, the electric van boom.
The government finally confirmed its short-sighted decision to ban the sale of new diesel lorries by 2040. This deadline may even be brought forward if “technically feasible”.
London bulk haulier McGee has bought 10 Scania L Series 8×4 low height tippers equipped with Thompsons all-steel Loadmaster bodies. The FORS Gold operator wanted to future proof its London operation against anticipated tightening of the Direct Vision Standard in 2024 with these low height cabs.
“Police warn drivers over recent upsurge in cargo thefts” (Motor Transport 8/2/21) Whilst police have been warning drivers about the alarming rise in cargo thefts since the beginning of 2021, haulage and logistics operators should heed this stark warning.
Alan Hunt, joint MD for sales and service at Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland, was on hand at the ITT Hub and happy to talk about the giant German trailer builder’s plans for its new UK factory that will build 2,000 vehicles a year when at full capacity.
DAF Trucks used ITT Hub to showcase its full line up of electric vehicles including the LF Electric 4×2 rigid and CF Electric 6×2 rigid and 4×2 tractor units. Also on show for the first time in the UK was the New Generation DAF XG+ top of the range Super Space replacement cab over a 13-litre 530hp engine.
As the market leader in gas trucks, the Iveco stand at ITT Hub unsurprisingly featured an example of the recently launched S-WAY Natural Power in the form of a 4×2 LNG AS440, as well as the New Daily van.