Royal Mail employs approximately 141,000 employees and needs a constant flow of new recruits to join the business at all levels. Nadine Kemp, senior people business partner – central logistics teams – at Royal Mail, is a big fan of the Think Logistics programme to get the message about career opportunities in logistics to students at schools and colleges.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has praised the road transport industry, promised clarity over Brexit for the sector and acknowledged the shortage of truck parking in the UK.
The logistics industry needs to learn lessons from construction and target its recruitment drive on black and ethnic minorities (BAME) if it is to find the 1.2 million new recruits it needs, according to Ian Nichol, head of logistics and lead on Think Logistics and Think Build projects at Career Ready UK.
HIAB, the UK market leader in truck-mounted lift trucks (TMLT), skip and hook loaders and truck-mounted cranes, is opening a network of eight dedicated service centres around the UK to provide a one-stop-shop for the repair and maintenance of this increasingly sophisticated equipment. MT caught up with Rogier van der Linde, MD UK & Ireland at HIAB, at the recent official opening of the first of these centres in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
The final session of the conference saw a panel of representatives from four major truck manufacturers debate the future of truck design.
At an Innovation Workshop held ahead of the conference delegates heard some truly frightening statistics on the potential number of dangerously drivers at risk of sleep disorders – and some ways of detecting and solving the problem.
Another packed audience of 1,200 transport professionals assembled for the sixth annual Microlise Transport Conference at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to hear a series of top class speakers outline the key challenges and opportunities facing the road transport industry.
Greenergy is probably the biggest transport fuels supplier you have never heard of. While it has around 35% of the UK market, supplying 17.1bn litres of petrol and diesel last year, it operates no filling stations and its fleet of 150 tankers are usually liveried in either customer brands or that of its own fuel transport operation Flexigrid.
Scania’s 13-litre gas engine rated up to 410hp will be available in a 6×2 tractor at some point. The high output engine can currently only be fitted under a G or R-series rigid or 4×2 tractor cab.
Four hauliers have been nominated for Haulier of the Year, sponsored by Volvo Trucks, at the 2018 Motor Transport Awards – which takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on 4 July. Congratulations to Miniclipper; Stephen Sanderson Transport; Howard Tenens and Expect Distribution – as they look to follow 2017 winner Wincanton. Haulier of the Year (sponsored by Volvo Trucks)