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    Government funds driver training programme for military veterans


    A charity that supports armed forces veterans in finding work in transport and logistics has received a £100,000 boost from the government.The grant has been provided to Veterans into Logistics (VIL), which gives bespoke training for former military personnel who want to pursue a career as HGV drivers.VIL said the ...

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    Leading exporters still facing long border delays and massive fines, insists Speedy Freight


    Courier firm Speedy Freight said leading national brands are still facing "massive challenges" in moving products six months on from the UK's departure from the EU.Clients facing the worst delays are those shipping products of animal origins, the company said, with the new, longer sign-off process on both sides of ...

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    Freight industry recognised for commitment to quiet deliveries at John Connell Awards


    The freight industry was recognised for its commitment to reducing noise pollution during the 16th annual John Connell Awards in London this week.Dubbed the ‘noise Oscars’, the awards champion advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise on the general public.Winner of the John Connell Quiet Logistics Award was ...

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    'Noise Oscars' looking for freight sector best practice in quiet deliveries


    This year’s ‘Noise Oscars’ are open for entry and looking for organisations, projects and technology that can demonstrate proven steps in reducing noise pollution.Organised by the Noise Abatement Society (NAS), the John Connell Awards will take place on 31 October at the Palace of Westminster.The NAS works closely with local ...

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    O'Donovan reduces noise impact of skip lorries by 20%


    O’Donovan Waste Disposal is deploying noise-dampening skip chain covers across its fleet to enable quieter HGV movements in residential areas.The London-based operator said the introduction of the new covers – made from woven canvas - has resulted in a 20% decrease in noise levels from its skip lorries.A regular skip ...

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    Freight operators urged to have their say on London Lorry Control Scheme review


    London Councils is calling on freight operators to have their say on the London Lorry Control Scheme review, which it started working on last October.It has launched a short online survey for freight operators to complete, and will also be running an Operators' Workshop on Thursday 9 March in central ...

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    Geodis UK extends out-of-hours delivery service to cities in south of England


    Geodis UK has introduced out-of-hours deliveries to 33 more city centre stores in the south of England, following success of a similar operation in Scotland.The company first began night-time deliveries early 2016 for a large fashion retailer customer with stores in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.It rolled out the ...

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    Reynolds Catering Supplies picks refrigerated Econics for safer, quieter London deliveries


    A pair of fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz Econics have arrived on the London fleet of fruit and veg supplier Reynolds Catering Supplies.Reynolds’ new 18-tonne ‘urban prototypes’ have been designed to make deliveries safer and quieter during multi-drop deliveries in the capital.The Econics feature panoramic windscreens and full-length, folding side-doors to give the ...

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    TfL expands retiming deliveries work in the capital


    TfL is looking to help businesses in specific areas retime their deliveries this year, as part of its work to promote delivery flexibility.Up until now much of TfL's retiming work has been based around single locations.It is also extending its research into the costs and benefits of quiet equipment, as ...

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    PIEK updates methods for measuring noise during loading and unloading of goods


    An update to the PIEK standards of measurement for peak noise during loading and unloading has been published.PIEK scheme certification is applied to vehicles and equipment that can operate under 60dB(A) at a distance of 7.5m from the sound source, which makes products suitable for use in night-time deliveries without ...

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    Toyota Material Handling pallet trucks enable quiet out-of-hours deliveries


    Toyota Material Handling has developed a range of quiet delivery products to facilitate out-of-hours goods deliveries in residential areas.The company said research in the Netherlands has shown night-time deliveries represent a cost-effective way to reduce travel time for delivery vehicles by up to 50% with significant fuel savings and lower ...

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    Updated Vector 1350 trailer refrigeration unit offers more power at lower noise levels


    Carrier Transicold has launched a quieter, yet more powerful Vector 1350 trailer refrigeration unit.The new Vector provides 13,100 watts of refrigeration capacity for the transportation of perishable goods, while the manufacturer said its lighter weight of 643kg will enable hauliers to carry larger payloads.Noise levels emitted from the unit have ...

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    Schmitz launches trailer floor suitable for out-of-hours deliveries


    Schmitz Cargobull has launched a quiet, multi-function floor suitable for late-night deliveries in residential areas.The manufacturer said its MF6 Multi-Function Floor exceeds PIEK noise requirement standards, with a noise level of less than 60db during loading and unloading.It also reduces trailer weight – therefore increasing payload – as well as ...

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    Abbey Logistics picks Daf CF Silent for city centre deliveries


    Abbey Logistics has put into operation the UK’s first Daf CF Silent on its British Salt contract.The urban tractor and Feldbinder command-steer tanker combination, which features Daf’s Silent Mode technology, is said to provide extensive manoeuvrability in town centre locations.It will be making early morning and evening deliveries to London’s ...

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    BOC's Frostcruise cryogenic system certified by Noise Abatement Society


    BOC is showcasing its new Frostcruise cryogenic truck and trailer refrigeration system at this week’s Multimodal show, which it said is ideal for out-of-hours deliveries as it operates at only 56dB.Debuted earlier this month, the Frostcruise system is certified by the Noise Abatement Society and operates at 56dB, making ...

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    Route Monkey: Behavioural change required to maximise efficiencies


    Effective planning, routeing and scheduling using the right technology is the key to unlocking the out-of-hours delivery window, according to Route Monkey.The Scottish company will be exhibiting its software at the first Quiet Cities global summit, focused on enabling quieter deliveries of freight in urban environments. It will also be ...

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    Sainsbury's logistics director to be keynote speaker at Quiet Cities


    Richard Fleming, logistics director at Sainsbury’s has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Quiet Cities global summit next month.Fleming brings a wealth of experience to the event, heading up a logistics business of 16,000 staff that runs 1,042 tractor units; 342 rigids and 2,371 trailers out of 22 ...

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    Delivering in stealth


    The Quiet Cities global summit, to be held in London on 25-26 November, will bring together a wide range of products specifically designed to reduce noise during deliveries in urban areas.One of the biggest issues when making out of hours retail deliveries can be the rattle of roll cages as ...

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    Out-of-hours urban deliveries will be the focus of summit


    MT has partnered with TfL and DHL to launch a global summit to enable quieter deliveries of freight in urban environments.Quiet Cities will take place on 25 and 26 November 2014 at Twickenham Stadium. The two-day event will feature a full conference programme, a networking dinner, exhibition, and live demonstrations ...

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    DHL gives out-of-hours deliveries the thumbs up


    DHL said it would jump at the chance to expand the amount of out-of-hours deliveries it makes in line with customer demand, but London’s councils need to support the move.In response to the launch of The Roads Task Force (RTF) report earlier this month, Hugh Basham, director of transport strategy ...