• takeover

    KRONE commercial vehicle group has signed the takeover of 100% of the share of the Dutch Knapen group which, as one of the market leaders in moving floor trailers, becomes part of the Krone group. […]

     
  • UK warehouses are approaching capacity

    THE CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned companies that are planning to stockpile goods in UK warehouses in an attempt to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit on their supply […]

     
  • Data Driven Reefer Trailers

    THERMO King is expanding its Connected Solutions portfolio with ‘Trailer Assist’, a new technology that collects and presents a range of insights related to a trailer’s operational condition designed to extend the user’s ability to […]

     
  • Five New Biomethane Refuelling Stations On Track

    CNG FUELS has commenced construction of two new renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) refuelling stations, two of five due to open this year to cater for ‘soaring demand’ from HGV operators switching from diesel, […]

     
  • Struggling To Fund Brexit Preparations

    DECLINING profit margins have left logistics businesses struggling to fund their Brexit preparations, according to the 2019 Logistics Report. Launched by FTA with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking, the report polled the opinions of more […]

     
  • UK’s Youngest Female Driver?

    Jodie Lawson, daughter of Colin and Lisa Lawson, of Aberdeen road transport fame attained her 18th birthday in January this year and promptly went on to train for and pass her class 1&2 HGV driving […]

     
  • Van Operators Flocking To Electric

    THE MAJORITY (71.4%) of van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleets, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, and the association is calling on government to increase its investment into electric vehicle affordability. […]

     
  • Deadline Reminder For Driver CPC

    FOR MANY professional lorry drivers in the UK the deadline to complete their driver CPC periodic training and maintain their current card is approaching. Drivers who haven’t already done so, need to make sure they […]

     
  • Pallet Business Boost For Bullet

    BULLET Express has purchased over 180,000sq.ft of land behind their Baillieston storage centre to build a £5m multi-temp storage warehouse. This purchase has been driven by the ‘phenomenal response’ to the company entering the storage […]

     
  • Smart Tachos, Good For Compliance

    SMART tachographs, which were introduced on 15 June 2019 will aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules, but any claims of financial benefits to businesses are misguided, according to the FTA which refutes claims made […]