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Last chance for 20% discount on Everywoman Leadership Academy

June 12, 2012 Laura Hailstone

The second annual Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy, being held next week in Daventry (21 June), aims to equip the female talent in your organisations with the tools to navigate their way up the career ladder. Despite increasing numbers of women working in the road transport sector, just 10% of the managerial roles in our industry are held by women. The one-day event will provide practical skills and knowledge to women who are at the start of their […]

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Eurovision Logistics pledges support to FairFuelUK

June 6, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Eurovision Logistics has become the first transport operator to support FairFuelUK (FFUK) with a monthly contribution. The Hull-based firm has backed the campaign for many months but wanted to make a financial gesture to help the FFUK team continue its battle for a fair deal on fuel. “We very much appreciate someone taking the impetus to battle on behalf of us hauliers over the issue of fuel duty,” says Eurovision MD Dominic Yeardley. “It’s very easy to sit back and […]

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Tip-ex to get new owner

May 25, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Motor Transport’s owner Road Transport Media has revealed today (25 May) that it is acquiring Tip-ex,  the UK’s only exhibition for the tipper and bulk transport sector. The annual trade show, held in Harrogate, attracts over 70 exhibitors and 2,000 visitors every year and is a major focal point for the construction and bulk transport sector. “Tip-ex serves an extremely important part of the UK road freight industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to get involved with […]

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2012 Everywoman Award winners revealed

May 18, 2012 Laura Hailstone

The winners of the 2012 MAN Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards were announced yesterday (17 May) at a lunch ceremony held at The Savoy Hotel in London, with Wincanton general manager Lynne Watson taking the coveted Woman of the Year Award. Now in their fifth year, the Everywoman Awards help to raise awareness of women who are excelling in this non-traditional sector by championing role models and showcasing the breadth of opportunities available to women in the logistics industry. […]

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Montracon produces Jumbo reefer

April 13, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Trailer manufacturer Montracon has launched a full length double-deck reefer trailer following demand from operators for greater carrying capacity within the standard 13.6m trailer length. The 4.7m high straight frame trailer, called Jumbo during its development, has a 3.2m internal height creating 150m3 internal capacity. It can carry up to 52 UK pallets, or 66 Euro-sized pallets, using adjustable decking beams. Sales and marketing director Paul Mead says the trailer fills a gap in its refrigerated range. “It will appeal […]

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Finalists revealed for 2012 Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards

April 11, 2012 Laura Hailstone

The UK’s brightest female talent within road transport have been whittled down to a select few ahead of next month’s fifth MAN Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. “Yet again, we are bowled over by the quality of our finalists and hope they show others what fantastic opportunities there are for women looking for a varied and challenging career,” says Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman. Taking place at The Savoy Hotel in London on 17 May, the awards aim to […]

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Pall-Ex fires up young Dragons

April 5, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Pall-Ex has been playing its part in raising the profile of the logistics industry with a Dragons’ Den style workshop for local school children at its central hub in Ellistown. Year Six students from 10 local primary schools were split into groups and tasked with creating a new business product or service. They were asked to develop a business brief, including details of their concept and its target audience, and to create a brand name and logo. At the end […]

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Miniclipper bids farewell to Pall-Ex

April 4, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Miniclipper Logistics is leaving Pall-Ex after more than 15 years with the network to join rival Palletline. The Leighton Buzzard-based firm was one of the founding members of Pall-Ex went it launched in 1996. Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper, tells MT.co.uk that it wasn’t an easy decision to make. “Periodically, every two years we would review our position and look at other networks, but last summer there were one or two service issues and we also wanted to be […]

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K+N sell off Renault Trucks dealership

April 2, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Logistic company Kuehne + Nagel has sold its Renault Trucks dealership RH Commercial Vehicles for an undisclosed sum, a year after it bought its parent company The RH Group for £66.9m. The new owners of the East Midlands dealership, that employs 55 people, include its current MD Nigel Baxter and general manager Paul Pearson, who becomes commercial director, as well as Neville and Peter Baxter. Last year the dealership turned over £16m from sales, parts and servicing from its head […]

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Yodel well prepared for Olympic challenge

April 2, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Yodel has announced its plans for ensuring deliveries are handled effectively throughout the busy Olympic Games period this summer. The parcel firm’s contingency plans include informing customers of those postcodes most likely to experience delays; the creation of a dedicated ‘Olympics Village HQ’ at Yodel’s Vauxhall depot in central London; as well as daily updates for clients about congestion, disruption and hotspots. Yodel has been liaising with Transport for London and Olympics officials for more than a year now, to […]