Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017.
After leading a management buyout in 2016, and acquiring Armet Logistics and selling the general haulage business in 2017, Abbey Logistics chief executive Steve Granite says the company is now set for the next phase in its development plan.
The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Invergold Associates is holding Birmingham’s premier transport conference on 23 October 2018
Royal Mail is the UK’s pre-eminent delivery company and as the sole designated universal service provider, it delivers a ‘one price goes anywhere’ service on a range of letters and parcels to over 30 million addresses across the country, six days a week.
With 2019 being one of the hottest and driest summers on record, chances are June 2019 will see torrential downpours and strong winds. But don’t let that put you off signing up for Transaid’s latest and possibly greatest fundraiser – a 972-mile cycle ride across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).
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.