Counties no longer count: it’s time to stop including counties in addresses

Counties no longer count: it’s time to stop including counties in addresses

Counties have not been needed in addresses since 1996 and, according to ParcelHero, they simply increase confusion  Have you recently sent a letter or parcel to Bath or Peterborough or Birmingham? Did you know which county to use in the address or did you need to look it up? The parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says we are all wasting time identifying postal counties, as they haven’t been required since 1996 when they were replaced…

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Logistyx Technologies appoints UK and Ireland Sales Manager

Logistyx Technologies appoints UK and Ireland Sales Manager

Logistyx Technologies, the leader in transportation management for parcel shipping, today announced the appointment of Paul Homer as its UK and Ireland Sales Manager.  With almost 20 years of experience working for some of the country’s top delivery and retail logistics software companies, Paul will focus on helping new and existing customers benefit from Logistyx’s unparalleled parcel shipping technology. “The international demand for solutions that can most effectively optimise supply chain delivery networks – and…

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Barnes Coaches turn 100 as TruTac CPT software keeps compliance control

Barnes Coaches turn 100 as TruTac CPT software keeps compliance control

Swindon based PSV operator and CPT member, Barnes Coaches, reports improvements in compliance control and overall efficiency since the installation of software management tools from transport compliance experts, TruTac. Developed by TruTac in partnership with the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the CPT Tacho Analysis software package includes complete web-based digital and analogue tachograph analysis, supporting EU and GB domestic drivers’ hours rules – specifically for PSV drivers (including Working Time Directive regulations). The intuitive cloud-based…

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Turning more buildings into smart buildings

Turning more buildings into smart buildings

J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, unveils the entry-level FIN microBMS, a compact feature-rich building management software package that enables its OEM partners to deliver easy-to-install solutions for small to mid-sized buildings across multiple sites J2 Innovations, the developer of the easy-to-configure and use software platform for building automation and IoT applications, FIN Framework (FIN), has today launched the FIN microBMS, a compact feature-rich building management software package that enables its OEM partners to deliver easy-to-install…

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Hermes Launches Myplaces

Hermes Launches Myplaces

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has introduced ‘MyPlaces’ in a move designed to further support its commitment to ‘contactless delivery’ during the pandemic and help provide an accurate first-time delivery option for when people are not in. MyPlaces enables customers to choose a preferred safe place at their home address and upload a photo of it to assist the delivery. The information on MyPlaces can be amended at any time and notes added…

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Futureproofing supply chains in the face of uncertainty

Futureproofing supply chains in the face of uncertainty

The consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic have had serious implications on individuals and industries across the world for which no one was prepared for. Particularly in the case of supply chains, the crisis has clearly demonstrated that they are the backbone of our daily lives and any breakdown in the chain can have disastrous consequences for product fulfilment. A March survey reported that nearly 75% of companies reported supply chain disruptions in one form or…

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Social Distancing Sensors for the Factory Floor

Social Distancing Sensors for the Factory Floor

ProGlove, the leader in ergonomic wearables for industry, is responding to customers’ needs in manufacturing, distribution and logistics for a smart solution to help workers maintain proper social distance. Leveraging its MARK family of wearable barcode scanners and ProGlove Connect app for Android, ProGlove announces today a product upgrade that activates proximity sensing for frontline workers. With production lines resuming operations, safety and efficiency are top of mind.  “Our key customers are sharing with us…

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Tapfreight innovate to keep drivers safe while avoiding customers’ own paperwork – with Mandata ePOD solution

Tapfreight innovate to keep drivers safe while avoiding customers’ own paperwork – with Mandata ePOD solution

As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, many hauliers are having to change processes and adapt systems to keep their drivers safe and wheels turning.  For the directors of Tapfreight Ltd, the Barnsley-based operator who specialises in the distribution of chemicals and pharmaceuticals in the UK and Europe, it was essential for them to reduce the risk of contact at the point of delivery. Tapfreight use a Mandata transport management system and integrated Manifest ePOD…

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InPost partners with South Western Railway to offer contact-free collections and returns

InPost partners with South Western Railway to offer contact-free collections and returns

Parcel locker provider InPost has announced a partnership with South Western Railway (SWR), Europe’s largest rail commuter network, to install its automated ecommerce lockers at 40 stations across its rail network. The first phase of the roll-out has now commenced and will see InPost deploy its collection and return lockers – which can be accessed 24/7 – at 14 stations within the Greater London region. InPost will then expand the roll-out to other major commuter…

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New service station information hub for hauliers

New service station information hub for hauliers

Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK can view daily service station updates on the Traffic England website to ensure smoother journeys, thanks to an update from Thales and WSP’s joint venture, Network Information Services (NIS). On behalf of Highways England, the information updates show the current availability of service stations across England to keep people informed when making essential journeys as the nation enters the next stage of lockdown. Thales and WSP have worked…

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