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Can logistics sector deliver on Father Christmas’s promises?

November 4, 2015 Mark Watson

It’s official – Christmas can be a difficult time for the logistics sector. So tricky, in fact, that many logistics firms have been wondering since the summer whether they will be able to meet demand over the festive season this year, according to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index prepared for Barclays and Moore Stephens.

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Taking the Optifuel challenge

October 15, 2015 Steve Hobson

A sunny Wednesday in October the Estoril race circuit outside Lisbon, Portugal saw 37 of Europe and north Africa’s best HGV drivers go head to head for the title Renault Trucks’ Optifuel Challenge Eco Driver of the Year 2015.

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Movement at last on pallet weights

September 21, 2015

There’s been a surprising inertia around the issue of pallet weights despite there being a clear and growing problem, in part due to the pallet networks’ success at expanding their offer beyond the traditional B2C.

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XPO, Con-way and Norbert Dentressangle – three’s company

September 11, 2015 Peter Steele

It’s been an eventful week at XPO Logistics – owners of the former Norbert Dentressangle business. Firstly, it emerged that former ND chief Hervé Montjotin had left his position as chief executive of XPO’s European business less than three months into his new role – posing some awkward questions as to why three months earlier he’d described the acquisition of the French firm as a “golden opportunity” for its future.