In August 2021 XPO completed the spin off of its Logistics division to create a new, separate company GXO, leaving the former Transport division to trade on as XPO.
As part of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scania held a one-day conference at its new Eurocentral flagship dealership to the east of the city to review road transport’s progress towards net-zero emissions. MT caught up with Scania’s global head of sustainability Andreas Follér at the event.
Sameday delivery specialists CitySprint is recruiting 500 more couriers across the UK to take its fleet off vans, cars and bikes to over 4,000 as Covid-19 means a continuing increase in the number of people shopping online and delivery volumes reach record levels.
As part of the COP26 Glasgow climate conference, Scania used the official opening of its £10m flagship dealership and Scottish HQ at Eurocentral to the east of Glasgow to hold a one-day conference on 8 November to look at how the road freight transport industry can make the transition to net-zero carbon emissions.
Schmitz Cargobull is to mark the opening of its new trailer factory in Manchester with the launch of a new SKO lightweight dry freight box van developed specifically for the UK and Irish markets.
The zero emissions HGV market is “parked at a red light” with no clear plan from government on how it will make the transition to a carbon-free future, BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney told the rental and leasing body’s online ‘Fleets in Charge’ conference today.
The year 2020 started out as events haulier Stagefreight’s strongest to date, with a string of new high-profile contracts and 22% year-on-year growth. Jobs from the likes of Sky, Opera North and Northern Ballet flooded in.
Logistics firms need to diversify their workforces by fishing in a wider range of talent pools if the industry is to solve its skills crisis, Lynn Brown (pictured), recently appointed HR director of XPO UK and Ireland, told the Motor Transport Future Transport workshop at the CV Show on September 1.
Menzies Distribution has placed orders for a further 16 longer semi-trailers (LSTs) to take its fleet of 15.65m trailers to 93 after the government announced on August 24 that, after reviewing the 31 responses to its consultation on its LST trial, ministers “have decided that LSTs should be allowed into general circulation with light regulatory control on their use”.
On August 22, Logistics UK and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) wrote a joint open letter to Kwasi Kwarteng MP, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), to ramp up pressure on the government to take action over the chronic HGV driver shortage.