Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is helping a local Christmas tree wholesaler reduce the miles from forest to front door by transporting products nationwide via its pallet network. The logistics giant has been enlisted by Hinckley-based Cadeby Tree Trust to deliver 180,000 trees, which must travel from farm to customer within five days. In addition to the need for speed, the Christmas cargo must also be kept cool to maintain freshness and minimise needle loss, ensuring a high quality…

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Bristol Haulage Firm On Track For Growth

Bristol Haulage Firm On Track For Growth

A Bristol haulage firm celebrating 25 years of trading next year, has invested in its fleet of vehicles as it looks to grow the business over the next 12 months. Wrings Transport, based in Hallen, has secured a six-figure funding package from Lombard Asset Finance to purchase a limited-edition Mercedes-Benz truck, adding to its 60-strong fleet. With the addition of the high-spec truck, which is one of only 35 in the UK, the firm will…

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Palletways Delivers Educational Workshops To Birmingham Children With National Road Safety Charity

Palletways Delivers Educational Workshops To Birmingham Children With National Road Safety Charity

Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has led road safety sessions to more than 300 primary school children in the Birmingham area. The sessions, delivered by Palletways’ Birmingham depot in partnership with the road safety charity, Brake, focused on safe and sustainable road use, effective road safety policies and alternative sustainable transport options.  The workshops, which were delivered during Road Safety Week, the UK’s largest road safety event, included a tour…

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Drivers urged to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ ahead of Black Friday rush

Drivers urged to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ ahead of Black Friday rush

With an increase in the number of large goods vehicles expected on Britain’s roads to meet demand for deliveries over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period, Network Rail is issuing a plea to drivers to always check the height of their vehicles before making their journeys.  Research carried out by Network Rail has shown that 52 per cent of lorry drivers do not take low bridges into account when planning their route, and 43 per cent admitted…

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Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt by Menzies Distribution, the UK’s first and largest 100% electric delivery fleet, has delivered its ten millionth parcel emission free, saving a total estimated 2.3 million kg of CO2 compared to standard diesel delivery vehicles, demonstrating the positive impact that green delivery can have. The firm, which pioneered parcel deliveries using electric vehicles (EVs) is also celebrating 10 years in business in which it has: Grown the Gnewt and Menzies Distribution fleet to more…

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Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber has had its licence to operate in London revoked by TFL, after drivers who were not licenced or insured conducted a staggering 14,000 rides, putting passenger safety at risk.  It is not the first time the company has come under fire for not validating the true identity of its drivers. According to James Stickland, CEO at authentication platform Veridium, as we move into 2020, companies must absolutely focus on an identity verification approach that…

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NetDespatch UK Delivery report exposes same-day delivery myth

NetDespatch UK Delivery report exposes same-day delivery myth

Just 3% of consumers want same-day delivery and delivery-to-home remains the preferred option despite self-service alternatives offered by suppliers NetDespatch, the leading SaaS parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, today released the results of its 2019 UK Delivery Report, based on a survey of 2013 UK adults who had received deliveries in the past six months. The survey, carried out by independent research organisation Opinion Matters, examined consumer sentiment around parcel delivery…

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Amco Group – Helping To Protect The Environment

Amco Group – Helping To Protect The Environment

Amco took the decision to strive for ISO 14001 and have been certified the standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The company wants to reduce their impact on the environment by implementing a recycling system and diverting their waste from landfill, demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment by implementing this global standard which will enable them to meet their legal obligations, as well as building trust with customers, suppliers and their own staff. Spencer Falaschi…

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Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver’s eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is…

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Cox & Cox Partner With ArrowXL

Cox & Cox Partner With ArrowXL

ArrowXL, the leading two-person home delivery expert, has secured a significant contract to provide warehousing and home delivery services across the UK on behalf of leading homewares company Cox & Cox.  The new partnership is designed to ensure a shorter delivery time for customers and provide room for the fast growing retailer to expand.  This new partnership will see ArrowXL responsible for the delivery of the company’s larger items, requiring both one and two-person crews,…

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