Marian Kitson joined the DVSA as director of enforcement in September 2018 after 32 years with HMRC. Speaking to MT editor Steve Hobson at the Microlise Transport Conference in May, Kitson said the agency’s flagship Earned Recognition scheme for the most compliant operators was going well.
The Microlise Transport Conference programme has been finalised, with an environment-focused panel set to debate key environmental issues, including recent stringent EU CO2 reduction targets for heavy vehicles and the clean air and low emission zones coming in to operation across the UK.
Meachers Global Logistics has bought the business trade of Southampton-based freight forwarder Kepair and Sea.
Abnormal loads operator Gundel & Son Transport Services has become the 300th FORS gold member.
Bridgestone in association with Motor Transport has launched a new competition to find the most innovative use of digital communication or social media to promote a road transport operator.
Pets a Home has taken delivery of 11 Cartwright step-frame double deck trailers.
As we enter the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, we are beginning to reap the benefits of digital technologies in the supply chain, from cloud-based transport management systems and AI, through to 3D printing and fleet telematics. Digitisation of the supply chain is a challenging process but one that presents opportunities if properly embraced, says Chris Fenton, MD, Industrial & Transport at Wincanton.
Matthew Camm has been appointed the UK Network development manager of Europa Road, part of Europa Worldwide Group.
Wincanton has won an eFulfiment contract with Homebase to provide what it describes as “a fully managed customer delivery service”.
Menzies Distribution has won a five-year national contract with Newsprinters, which will see it providing primary trunking services to the business.