• Thomas Olsson

    AI in the world of logistics: How’s the future looking?


    Logistics, especially heavy logistics, is still very old fashioned and hasn’t really embraced change. I always remember one of my first visits to a transport company more than 20 years ago, when we did a system upgrade and introduced the internet at the time when the depot was using modems.

  • Mike ParrNew

    The latest blow to fresh produce imports


    The introduction of new fixed charges on imports of fresh produce and plants is yet another blow to the already fragile fresh produce sector which has already been hit by so many additional costs and challenges due to the post-Brexit border control plans.

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    A dedicated logistics minister would boost industry confidence


    We talk a lot about collaboration at the RHA. Indeed, it’s one of the six defined values that our staff decided we should live by as a trade association, and we proudly hold ourselves to that standing commitment. Taking the lead from your members and working with them on tackling ...

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    GXO likely to swallow Wincanton’s operations and brand…


    It’s been interesting to see the Wincanton acquisition unfold in recent weeks. Following GXO’s offer, CMA CGM have not increased theirs, leaving just one on the table. The prospect of GXO buying Wincanton is a very different proposition compared to that of CMA CGM’s offer. With CMA CGM, Wincanton’s customers ...

  • David Heath

    Respect your drivers and you’ll reap the benefits


    With employee engagement having become a real buzz phrase over recent years, its importance cannot be underestimated. David Heath, head of fuels at Suttons Tankers explains how having an engaged workforce boosts productivity, increases loyalty and ultimately leads to satisfied employees which, in turn, results in improved performance and better ...

  • Chris-Clowes

    To what extent will AI impact the 3PL industry?


    3PL providers have a challenge on their hands as the pace of change continues to escalate. The hurdles that lie ahead are multifaceted with environmental concerns, technological advancements, workforce dynamics and evolving customer preferences all requiring immediate attention. Take AI for example. The technology appears ...

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    Manifesto for the temperature-controlled logistics sector reminds politicians of its importance to UK plc


    As the UK’s political parties hone their manifestos ahead of this year’s general election, this is a vital time to ensure that all those hoping to form the next government have a deep understanding of the impacts of their policy choices on the nation’s logistics provision. Logistics ...

  • Aliaksandr Kuushynau

    HGV fleet management set for radical overhaul


    In the dynamic realm of transport and logistics, 2024 presents pivotal shifts poised to redefine fleet management strategies. Let’s explore what these industry changes mean for HGV fleet owners and managers, focusing on telematics integration, driver empowerment, and sustainable electrification.

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    Tough times but here’s how we can fight our cause


    Reports of hauliers succumbing to cost pressures amid hugely challenging conditions are sadly becoming regular reading.

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    Haulage firms are attractive targets for cyber crime


    Road transport firms have become popular targets for cyber criminals in recent years. A number of high-profile attacks have rocked the industry lately and highlight the relevance of cyber security to even the smallest of logistical businesses.

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    U-turn on fruit and veg imports leaves carriers frustrated again


    The logistics sector is once again reeling following the unexpected announcement on Wednesday that a broad range of European fruit and vegetables is to be recategorised from low risk to medium risk – thus necessitating physical inspections at UK border posts. The news marks yet another U-turn ...

  • Des Evans LR

    Net zero – future residual values remain a huge uncertainty


    Amongst all the discussions regarding which technology will provide the best method of achieving net zero carbon emissions the topic of funding and future residual values remains somewhat in the background.

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    Urban logistics will need to get smarter to deliver an environmentally sustainable future


    Over the last few years, we have seen the rapid growth in demand for efficient urban logistics driven by a confluence of factors, such as congestion, population growth and density, as well as sustainable traffic measures like ULEZ. As our cities become increasingly pedestrianised, with cafes and restaurants spilling onto ...

  • Des-Evans

    Net zero - battery electric not the only option to cut emissions


    Following on from my article regarding the discussions at the recent Decarbonisation Summit I have received opinions from a number of operators from both the haulage industry and vehicle service suppliers with regard to their respective views about how to achieve the net zero goals.

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    The problem of returns is big - and getting bigger - so go digital to maximise value


    The issue of returns is fast reaching boiling point for retailers and carriers. In our latest research 67% of merchants across European ecommerce markets reported that return rates have increased in the past 12 months, and 63% confirmed that returns are a “significant” or “very significant” problem for their business.

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    Net zero – Emission Impossible?


    At the recent Motor Transport Decarbonisation Summit held in Birmingham, sponsored by Scania, BP and Optimize many of the complexities and challenges of achieving the target of Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050 were highlighted and discussed in detail.

  • Richard-Smith

    Christmas is cancelled for too many hauliers already struggling with low volumes


    Increasing cost pressures are reaching breaking point for many hauliers. Our members say things are getting even tougher as the economy struggles and firms go bust.

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    How do we make the logistics industry more attractive for future generations?


    It’s no secret there’s a skills shortage in the logistics industry. But if you asked anyone where this shortage prominently lies, they would most likely say for HGV drivers. While this is true and has been a struggle for some time now post-Brexit, what is becoming increasingly ...

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    How escalating claims costs can fuel a rise in your insurance premium


    Insurance is generally the third largest expense incurred by haulage & logistics companies, with the cost of premiums driven up by claims. Common mistakes in the early stages of making a claim could be multiplying the cost of your claims, making your insurance more expensive than ...

  • Paul Lawrence

    Take extra care this Christmas as criminals take advantage of the festive season


    Reports speculate that Black Friday spending will hit a record high this year, with 66% of UK shoppers planning to spend more than they did last year.