All Urban distribution articles – Page 6

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    Operators encouraged to attend North East Freight Partnership forum


    DVSA earned recognition, Brexit implications and recruitment will all be discussed at next month’s North East Freight Partnership forum on 8 March at Gateshead Civic Centre.Operators are encouraged to come along and take part in the two-hour session, which will bring together an agenda of key industry speakers addressing issues ...

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    Reynolds Catering Supplies renews with driver coaching firm SmartDrive


    Reynolds Catering Supplies has signed a three-year renewal with SmartDrive Systems, the company behind the video-based driver safety programme of the same name.The SmartDrive system encompasses road facing and interior facing recorders. These capture video and vehicle data of triggered events, which typically encompass distracted or dangerous driving incidents.The triggered ...

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    TfL head of freight to step down next month


    TfL’s head of freight and fleet programming, Ian Wainwright, will step down at the end of October.He will leave TfL on 28 October, after 11 years with the business.During his time in the freight role, Wainwright was a key player in the success of the London 2012 Olympics logistics.TfL head ...

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    Greater Manchester freight forum boosts collaboration between operators and public sector


    Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) freight forum officially opened for business last week, drawing together public and private sector stakeholders to address the region’s logistics challenges.Interim mayor Tony Lloyd said it was important to find a balance between making the city a more liveable place for a population likely to ...

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    NRG Fleet Services wastes no time and opts for Daf


    Contract hire and rental company NRG Fleet Services has taken delivery of a new Daf LF 6x2 rigid urban waste collection truck.It was built as a 4x2 16-tonner before being converted to three-axle configuration by axle specialist Estepe, increasing its GVW to 22.5 tonnes.The LF, which has a payload of ...

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    Coventry City Council takes delivery from Whale Tankers


    Coventry City Council has taken delivery of a drain and gully cleaning tanker from Whale Tankers.The new unit – built on a Daf LF chassis - will be used for the cleaning of highway drainage systems around the city to ensure localised flooding does not occur.Brian Martin, fleet manager for ...

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    Test driving the UK's first range-extended series-hybrid truck from Tevva


    Freight in the City's sister publication Commercial Motor took a JAC 7.5-tonner for a spin to see how it performed in an urban operation. Group technical editor Colin Barnett reports.The current fashion for electrically powered trucks has invariably been accompanied by high-profile launches and promises that each new contender is ...

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    Geodis UK launches out-of-hours service for Scottish retailers


    Logistics and supply chain operator Geodis UK is targeting Scotland’s fashion retail market with the launch of an out-of-hours delivery service, following a successful roll out of the service in France.The new proposition will be on offer in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen with “a leading European fashion retailer,” ...

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    London operator picks Volvo Tridem FM-410 for manoeuvrability around town


    Garden supplies firm Thompsons of Crews Hill has taken delivery of its first Volvo Tridem FM-410, with another set to arrive at the Enfield-based firm in July.The family firm, which delivers to landscaping firms and private homes in and around London, chose the Tridem FM-410 for its manoeuvrability and payload.The ...

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    IME calls for national multimodal strategy to tackle congestion and air quality


    The government urgently needs to create a national multimodal strategy to reduce congestion, improve air quality and boost the economy, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME).In its report published this week - UK freight: in for the long haul - the IME argues that a multimodal freight strategy ...

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    Diamond Distribution takes on Renault Master


    Croydon-based Diamond Distribution has taken delivery of its second Renault Master for urban work.The Palletways member took a second Master after running a first on trial since last September and plans to take more.The vehicles, which cost around £26,000, feature up-rated tail lifts with a 750kg capacity. The second vehicle ...

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    How Newcastle University has learnt to love consolidation


    Freightinthecity meets the team behind Newcastle University’s urban consolidation centre trial to see what’s involved, how it is going and what happens next.Newcastle University is a thriving institution, with 24,000 students and more than 5,000 staff helping to generate an annual revenue of £438.5m.As part of its Coherent Campus Initiative, ...

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    FTA calls for new London mayor to embrace logistics industry


    The FTA has urged the new mayor of London to understand the importance of the logistics sector when setting out their new policy agenda for the capital’s growth.In its Freight Manifesto for London, the FTA examines key issues such as airport expansion, the Ultra Low Emission Zone and road infrastructure ...

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    Future Truck Design Awards winners named


    The winners of the inaugural Future Truck Design Awards were revealed at the CV Show.Transport for London's (TfL's) competition asked students across the UK to help shape future urban delivery vehicles, incorporating safety, efficiency and clean technology into their designs.“We’ve been overwhelmed by the quality, originality and innovation of the ...

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    Future Truck Design Awards winners to be revealed at CV Show


    The winners of the Future Truck Design Awards will be revealed at this year’s CV Show- and you’re invited to attend the ceremony.Transport for London’s competition, which was open to schools, colleges and universities across the UK, asked students to help shape what the urban delivery vehicles of the future ...

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    London operator shaves 20% off its road miles after fleet optimisation


    Global Service Group (GSG) has shaved 20% off its fleet mileage for a florist delivery contract by using Route Monkey software.The Middlesex-based company makes more than 1,000 flower deliveries per day in London.Rob Berringer, MD of GSG, said: “Previously, we used a combination of Microsoft MapPoint and local knowledge to ...

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    SmartWitness launching 'van cam' safety camera suited to urban fleets


    SmartWitness is launching a ‘van cam’ safety product aimed at commercial vehicles ranging from 1.5 tonnes to 4.5 tonnes.London-based SmartWitness is already well established in the HGV sector with its KP1 forward-facing camera and is now looking to break into the van market with the launch of VanProtect.The VanProtect system ...

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    Safer lorry designs on show at London's Clocs event next month


    You can now register to attend the fifth Clocs exhibtion being held on Wednesday 23 March at ExCel in London.The exhibition features the latest safer trucks from leading manufacturers designed with input from across the logistics industry to offer safer vehicles with improved direct vision suitable for use in an ...

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    Sheriff makes recomendations after Glasgow bin lorry tragedy - part 2


    This is part two of two of an article that originally appeared in Freight in the City's sister publication, Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe and get 12 issues for just £12?The recommendation that non-driver crew members should be given basic training in how to stop a refuse truck in an ...

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    Sheriff makes recomendations after Glasgow bin lorry tragedy - part 1


    Aside from the six lives lost in the Glasgow bin lorry accident, perhaps the saddest fact is that, according to the results of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the tragedy, it could quite possibly have been avoided.In the report on the five-week inquiry, released last month (December 2015), sheriff ...