Managing Uncertainty

Managing Uncertainty

We didn’t need COVID-19 to remind us that we live in a highly complex and unpredictable world. ‘Twas was ever thus. It doesn’t matter how much data or information we have at our disposal, we never have, and we never will, be able to predict with certainty what will happen next. The transport industry has played a key role in averting the potential for a total catastrophe with this pandemic and like many other sectors…

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How autonomous mobile robots can improve your warehouse operation

How autonomous mobile robots can improve your warehouse operation

With increasing strain being put on the logistics sector, could an investment in autonomous mobile robots for your warehouse be a smart move? Here, Ed Napier-Fenning, from supply chain tech experts Balloon One takes a look at the benefits adding AMR could have. Over the last month or so, the logistics sector has seen an unprecedented surge in demand as many brick and mortar locations have closed their doors and the wider public has locked…

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White Paper: DPD calls for urgent action on Electric Vehicles

White Paper: DPD calls for urgent action on Electric Vehicles

Dwain McDonald, CEO of the UK’s No.1 domestic parcels carrier DPD, is calling on vehicle manufacturers, energy providers, national and local Government to start working together now to reduce emissions and congestion for the benefit of current and future generations. The call follows the launch of a new, hard-hitting White Paper from DPD with an eight-point plan to radically accelerate the pace of change, including manufacturers making more right-hand drive Electric Vehicles (EVs) available in…

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New trailer locks guard against theft, stowaways and Border Force Penalties

New trailer locks guard against theft, stowaways and Border Force Penalties

A range of new door locks has been introduced to prevent theft and illegal access to trailers as well as limiting the prospect of Border Force penalties, which regularly run into tens of thousands of pounds.  Specialist lawyer speaks out. Trailerlock is a device that protects the rear doors of semi-trailers and prevents intruders from breaking into vehicles either while moving, whilst in parking areas or during ferry crossings. Trailerlock fits most semi-trailers and is…

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Diesel Myth Buster

Diesel Myth Buster

Increasingly stringent environmental standards continue to put the spotlight on diesel’s environmental performance. At the same time, alternative fuels and a growing interest in electric vehicles are generating headlines. However, diesel’s days as a fuel for commercial vehicles are far from over, although some misconceptions about its performance remain. It is important to correct these myths to enable an informed debate about fuel options and environmental regulation. Clear-cut data put into a well-defined context benefits…

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BT’s smart delivery lockers drive engineer efficiencies for Calor

BT’s smart delivery lockers drive engineer efficiencies for Calor

Following a successful trial and onboarding process, BT Final Mile has announced a new contract with Calor to support the company’s field service engineering team using the Final Mile network of lockers and boxes.  BT Final Mile service is a nationwide network of secure lockers and boxes which are enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). By having the option to position a locker within the grounds of its 5,000 strategic sites around the country,…

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Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

ProGlove Launches Groundbreaking Pull-to-scan Wearable for Low-Frequency Scanning Environments ProGlove, a leading provider for industry wearables, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new wearable: Reel is designed to be quickly accessible via a lanyard or belt-clip, making it ideal for those organisations with low-frequency scanning environments such as product returns or quality control. Its customisable attachment positions ensure there is no contact with the scanned items, so it is also a perfect option for…

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Workers being pushed to exhaustion and beyond new Unite survey reveals

Workers being pushed to exhaustion and beyond new Unite survey reveals

A survey of over 13,500 workers operating in bus driving, construction and the lorry driving sectors has revealed a shocking level of tiredness and exhaustion which is dramatically affecting their physical and mental health, causing relationship breakdowns and compromises safety at work and in communities. All three sectors have workers operating far in excess of a standard 40 hour week. Over half (54 per cent) of lorry drivers work over 50 hours a week as…

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It’s time to address the question of addresses

It’s time to address the question of addresses

There is a terrace house in London that is undoubtedly the most famous address in the country.  But how is its location best identified? By its road name and number: 10 Downing Street? By its postcode: SW12 2AA? In years to come the international delivery expert ParcelHero says we should be using the more accurate Plus code: GV3C+8X. Or even three little words: slurs.this.shark Whether you are addressing a parcel in ten years’ time, or…

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UK couriers’ gift £19 billion VAT windfall to government.

UK couriers’ gift £19 billion VAT windfall to government.

Based on official figures in 2019 the UK’s self-employed courier workforce numbers 5 million. Sources from director level at one of the UK’s leading courier companies have their self-employed workforce being only 20-25% VAT registered. My business offers a specialised service to register couriers for VAT and on average they reap rewards of  £4500-5000 per annum. If these numbers remain true across the whole industry it means couriers are gifting the government in the region…

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