Dick Denby, chairman of Lincolnshire haulier Denby Transport, is having another go at persuading the DfT to allow a road trial of his Eco-Link double-trailer combination.
The transport and logistics industry has paid an estimated £130m in Apprentice Levy taxation since its introduction in April 2017 but has reclaimed only a fraction of this sum to fund training new or existing staff.
Think Logistics is looking for logistics firms to offer over 90 internships or work placements for students around the UK between February and August this year. Employers taking part in the programme last year were so impressed with their interns that 75% said they would have been happy to offer them a full time job.
Baker Warburtons has awarded a three year tyre supply contract to Goodyear covering its UK fleet of 906 trucks, trailers and vans.
Renault Trucks has announced plans for a new 122,000sq ft R&D centre in St Priest, Lyon, France.
Sir Mike Penning MP announced at an RHA parliamentary reception last year that he intended to form an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics to ensure that this vital sector has a voice in parliament as the UK leaves the EU.
Based at its 35,000sq ft factory in Doncaster, Transdek is best known for its innovative ‘Wedge’ fixed double-deck trailers and rapid install, modular double deck lifts. Founder and CEO Mark Adams is on a mission to highlight the inefficiencies of many of the current crop of moving deck stepframe double-deckers, which he says are typically only able to carry up to 18 tonnes of payload and leave the tractor unit drive axle unstable.
Commercial vehicle financing experts Close Brother Asset Financing has teamed up with RAW Charging to offer fully-financed electric vehicle charging installations through the ChargePoint network.
Whatever form Brexit takes, the skills crisis facing the logistics industry is only going to get worse and the industry will be forced to invest in more automation, the president of the FTA Leigh Pomlett told the annual FTA Logistics Awards dinner last night (December 13).
The 33rd Motor Transport Awards returns to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane on 3 July 2019 to celebrate, recognise and reward excellence in the road freight transport industry.