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Think Logistics national launch 9 May

April 12, 2013 Steve Hobson

Steve Granite’s Think Logistics initiative to get school children interested in a career in transport is holding a launch event on 9 May at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester. The presentation has been successfully piloted at two sixth form colleges and Granite is now keen for other operators to make use of the material he and his group has prepared.

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Technical focus: there is manoeuvrability in longer semis

April 9, 2013 David Wilcox

Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.

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CV Show 2013: Ford reveals new Transit Courier

April 9, 2013 George Barrow

Ford has unveiled the new Transit Courier at the Birmingham CV Show, the last of its new Transit models. The small panel van completes a four-vehicle line-up, that the company hopes will boost sales by over 50% by 2016.

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Slow economy drags on property demand

April 5, 2013 Robin Meczes

Total industrial and logistics floorspace take-up fell 22% last year due to weak economic conditions and a shortage of good quality stock, according to property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest UK Industrial Property Trends Today report.