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    Noise app could help freight operators build better relationships with local residents


    RH Environmental will be hoping to make some noise – though not too much – when it arrives at the Freight in the City Spring Summit in Birmingham next month.It will be displaying its Noise App technology, which it hopes hauliers and delivery firms will use to foster better relationships ...

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    Truckminder Worldwide to bring its tool theft defence systems to Freight in the City


    Tackling tool theft will be on the agenda for Truckminder Worldwide when it lines up at the Freight in the City Spring Summit next month.Truckminder Worldwide, which aims to help reduce fuel theft and fuel spillage across the fleet and haulage industry, is now striving to protect tools through its ...

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    Fors team to focus on driver and manager training at Freight in the City Spring Summit


    Aecom, which manages and operates Fors, will be focused on ramping up driver training when it hosts a stand at the Freight in the City Spring Summit next month in Birmingham.It will outline the recent introduction of Fors Professional, which it describes as a comprehensive package of essential training for ...

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    Brigade Electronics brings HGV safety into focus at Freight in the City Birmingham


    Brigade Electronics will be heading to the Freight in the City Spring Summit in Birmingham next month to help hauliers reduce the risk of road collisions.The group will be exhibiting its demonstration vehicle fitted with products to reduce the risk of collision, detect vulnerable road users and in addition improve ...

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    Astra Vehicle Technologies to help tackle blind spots at Freight in the City Birmingham


    Astra Vehicle Technologies is ready to help the industry fight the problem of blind spots when it takes part at the Freight in the City Spring Summit next month.The group will demonstrate its Astra ClearView safety systems, including its retrofit low level passenger door windows to help drivers cope with ...

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    MP Rob Flello to speak at Freight in the City Birmingham 1 March


    Freight in the City is delighted to welcome MP Rob Flello as keynote speaker to open next month’s Spring Summit in Birmingham.The Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Freight Transport, as well as being a member of the House of Commons Transport Committee.He has recently ...

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    Effective last-mile freight is vital to support growth, says Transport for West Midlands


    Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has said applying “ingenuity” to the region’s transport system is essential to keep pace with surging business and population growth.Speaking ahead of next month’s Freight in the City Spring Summit in Birmingham, Mike Waters, head of policy and strategy at TfWM, said effective last-mile operations ...

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    Podfather becomes Fors associate member


    Transport management systems firm Podfather has signed up to be a Fors associate member.Both Fors and Clocs-compliant vehicle walk-round checks can now be carried out by a driver, site foreman or safety inspectorhrough the Podfather smartphone app.Data is then uploaded to a secure, central website platform for analysis and reporting ...

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    DHL's Roe: 'Amazing' industry response in developing cleaner, safer, quieter delivery vehicles


    DHL’s MD of transport Phil Roe has praised the industry’s “amazing” response to working towards achieving safer, cleaner and quieter delivery movements.Only two years ago, when DHL launched its urban concept truck at the Quiet Cities global summit, Roe said there was little on the market to help operators achieve ...

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    Freight in the City talks to Daf Trucks about Direct Vision


    Freight in the City (FitC) caught up with Phil Moon, marketing manager at Daf Trucks, at the expo to discuss London's proposed Direct Vision Standard and its potential implications for hauliers.FitC: On display you have a Daf CF low-height 8×4 rigid tipper fitted with a ClearView passenger door window, what ...

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    Freight in the City Expo 2016 puts sustainable, urban deliveries under the spotlight


    The second annual Freight in the City Expo took place this week in London and attracted more than 1,200 visitor registrations from stakeholders across the UK interested in sustainable urban logistics.Val Shawcross, deputy mayor of London for transport, opened the event with a keynote speech detailing the capital’s need to ...

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    O'Donovan Waste Disposal urges manufacturers to meet sector-specific needs for Direct Vision


    O’Donovan Waste Disposal urged truck manufacturers to keep up with the vehicle needs of specific sectors, in light of Sadiq Khan’s Direct Vision Standard.Speaking at the Freight in the City Expo, MD Jacqueline O’Donovan (pictured) voiced concerns that the standard was coming into force faster than manufacturers could produce vehicles ...

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    Transport for Greater Manchester rules out its own Direct Vision Standard


    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is unlikely to roll out its own version of London's Direct Vision Standard, due to it having less resource than TfL and, arguably, less caught up with Helen Smith, head of logistics at TfGM, at the Alexandra Palace Expo, when she said a Direct ...

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    Fors must be cultural, not just a 'badge', warns transport lawyer


    Operators with Fors accreditation must not use the brand as a badge of honour to win them business, a transport lawyer has said.Addressing delegates at the Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace, Jonathon Backhouse, partner at Backhouse Jones, said Fors had to be part of a company’s culture.“Is ...

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    FTA names Matthew Pickering as its Driver of the Year 2016


    The overall winner of the FTA Driver of the Year Award 2016 has been revealed at this year’s Freight in the City Expo.Matthew Pickering, an HGV driver at Samworth Brothers Supply Chain, was crowned as FTA's ultimate winner today (2 November).It came after he took the 44-tonne category title at ...

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    Gulliver's Truck Hire focuses on vulnerable road user safety at Freight in the City Expo


    Gulliver’s Truck Hire will be talking to visitors at next week’s Freight in the City Expo about the range of safe, compliant commercial vehicles it can provide fleet operators for urban operations.The rental business recently provided fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz Econics for Reynold’s Catering on a long-term contract hire deal for use ...

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    Travis Perkins: 'construction industry leading the way on work-related road risk'


    Building merchant group Travis Perkins will be taking part in next week’s Freight in the City Expo to demonstrate its commitment to managing work related road risk (WRRR).Travis Perkins, itself a Fors gold member and Clocs champion, has this year introduced four new Mercedes-Benz Econics to its urban operations to ...

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    FTA to reveal ultimate winner of Driver of the Year competition at Freight in the City Expo


    The winner of the FTA’s Driver of the Year contest will be announced next week at the Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace on 2 November.The Driver of the Year event was held over three days in July at Mercedes-Benz at Wentworth Park, Barnsley, with competitions in three ...

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    Joloda to demonstrate Vanloda system at Freight in the City Expo


    Joloda International will be demonstrating the benefits of its Vanloda system for urban deliveries at next month’s Freight in the City Expo.It is a full-length roller bed for vans, which is portable and installed by a driver in five minutes without the use of any specialist tools or experience.Suitable for ...

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    Teletrac Navman launches guide to role of technology in fleet management


    Telematics firm Teletrac Navman has released a free guide for operators on how technology supports fleet risk management.The free to download document talks readers through the role technology can play in managing fleet risks.It also provides tips on catching maintenance issues before they evolve into bigger problems and optimising vehicle ...