The 32nd Motor Transport Awards will return to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane on 4 July 2018 to celebrate, recognise and reward excellence in the road freight transport industry. Entries into this year’s Motor Transport Awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year. Tables are selling much faster than previous years, so if you haven’t booked your table yet, get in quick before they sell out. A Motor Transport […]
Potential customs clearance delays and the consequent increase in demand for UK warehousing for buffer stocks has led frozen distribition specialist NewCold to investigate possibilities for a new UK site.
With exactly 12 months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, there are still huge uncertainties surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU. The FTA is advising members that anything better than a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – that will see the UK trading with the EU27 members under World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs from March 29 2019 – will be ‘a bonus’.
Richard Simpson, CEO of Leeds-based Walkers Transport, is typical of the new breed of logistics business owners who have not been brought up in transport and so have a fresh view of the industry and its future. He explains his vision to Steve Hobson
Bridgestone has opened a training and assessment centre at the Horiba Mira testing ground near Nuneaton to improve and accredit the skills of tyre technicians.
So what is this blockchain and do I need to worry about it? According to the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the not-for-profit innovation hub in Milton Keynes, blockchain “is the distributed ledger technology (DLT) behind Bitcoin [with] the potential to revolutionise many areas of the digital world, including the intelligent mobility (IM) sphere. As a trusted, decentralised, distributed, pseudonymised database, there are many opportunities for blockchain to address challenges that, so far, have proved impossible to solve. From data privacy […]
Transaid royal patron HRH The Princess Royal thanked the transport industry for providing its expertise to help develop new forms of transport suitable for use in Africa at a lunch held yesterday in London to mark the 125th anniversary of trailer builder Schmitz Cargobull.
While still far from clear, a picture of post-Brexit Britain is slowly emerging. Get the latest news with this free briefing from the FTA in association with Motor Transport.
Alex Laffey was 25 years with Tesco before becoming CEO of Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) in May 2015 in preparation for floating the business of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in April 2017.
The 11th annual FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards are now open for entries, and new for 2018 is the Male Agent of Change category to be awarded to the man who has shown “active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics”.