Industry News

Get some fresh air and do some Covid-safe networking at the 2021 CM Golf Day

January 23, 2021 Admin Support

The Commercial Motor Golf Day is returning for 2021 on 22 July at Lambourne Golf Club, Burnham. The competition is made up of 25 teams of four  and the format will be a four-ball full handicap Stableford competition, with the best three individual scores per hole per team counting. The cost of just £700 (plus VAT) per team includes green fees, a golf-related gift, lunch and dinner with inclusive drinks and prizes. “The Commercial Motor golf day is a fantastic […]


Whatever happens with Covid-19 retailers need to remain agile

January 18, 2021 Admin Support

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you never know what challenges are around the corner or how disruptive they will be. With the UK in the grips of its third national lockdown and retailers across the country having closed their high street stores for business yet again, we expect logistics to continue to dominate retail investments this year.


Meet the 2020 MT Award winners – Fleet Truck of the Year sponsored by Texaco Lubricants

December 18, 2020 Admin Support

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 […]


Meet the 2020 MT Award winners – Best Use of Technology Award

December 17, 2020 Admin Support

By 2018 DPD’s 65-strong depot network was stretched to its limits following rapid growth over seven years. With volumes up around 10% a year, it was taking longer and longer to tip around 750,000 parcels every morning and sort them into 1.7m postcodes. The result was increasingly delayed deliveries. The problem lay within DPD’s automated system for allocating parcels to routes, which only allowed drivers to leave their depots once all inbound trailers had been tipped to ensure all parcels […]