Controlling compliance within logistics

Controlling compliance within logistics

Businesses across a huge range of industries rely on the support of self-employed subcontractors, but companies who do this must tread carefully when it comes to tax and remaining compliant at all times in an ever-changing landscape. Self-employment technology specialist, Wise, works with over 180 UK logistics firms to ensure they have total peace of mind and legal protection when it comes to engaging their self-employed workforce. Jeremy Leach, Chief Compliance Officer at Wise, said:…

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Short, Medium & Long Distance Winners Announced for the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

Short, Medium & Long Distance Winners Announced for the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

A trio of drivers from DHL Supply Chain, Maritime Transport and Gist have secured the distance categories in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021. With nomination-based awards receiving more entries than ever before and telematics-based categories containing an initial eligible pool of over 252,000 drivers, the 2021 winners have triumphed after a rigorous data analysis process, corroboration by employers and assessment by an independent judging panel. Anthony Bell from DHL Supply Chain won…

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Five years’ time – what can we expect from last-mile delivery?

Five years’ time – what can we expect from last-mile delivery?

Last year saw a huge rise in e-commerce, with a report from Ofcom showing that British consumers spent a total £113 billion online throughout 2020 – a rise of 48% on the year before. This is a trend that is here to stay. Our research shows that 85% of online shoppers will either increase their online shopping or keep it the same over the next 12 months. E-commerce gives businesses the opportunity to reach consumers…

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Fleet Broker’s Generosity to Help Offset its Clients’ Carbon

Fleet Broker’s Generosity to Help Offset its Clients’ Carbon

A forward-thinking insurance broker has announced a way in which haulage operators, van fleets and bus and coach operators can all help offset the carbon they generate, simply by buying an insurance policy.  Ascend Broking, which has a specialist motor fleet division, has announced a major new partnership with environmental charity, More Trees and has pledged to help plant a tree for every policy and every vehicle that it insures during 2021.  This is expected to…

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British Astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG, Government Hub, Vehicle Debuts and More – All at ITT Hub

British Astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG, Government Hub, Vehicle Debuts and More – All at ITT Hub

With less than a week to go until doors open, anticipation is building for the free Innovation and Technology in Transport (ITT) Hub event – the largest show of its kind in 40 years. To be held at the world-famous Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, the event will take place on 30 June 2021 and 1 July 2021.    The event will showcase more than 150 exhibitors and will include an extensive Government Hub, where key departments such as the Department for International Trade and Department…

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Driver shortage turns critical – expect empty shelves and delays to home deliveries, warns ParcelHero

Driver shortage turns critical – expect empty shelves and delays to home deliveries, warns ParcelHero

There are calls for the army to mobilise to protect the UK’s food supplies as the national shortage of truck drivers escalates. ParcelHero says the UK has a shortfall of around 70,000 drivers that could lead to delays, empty shelves and higher prices. Last October, the home delivery expert ParcelHero warned of an inevitable driver shortage as around a quarter of a million EU workers fled the UK in response to new Brexit employment rules….

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Palletways Group Celebrates 15 Years Presence In Iberia

Palletways Group Celebrates 15 Years Presence In Iberia

The Palletways Group, part of JSE-listed Imperial Logistics (Imperial) and Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, is celebrating its longstanding presence in Spain, 15 years after the launch of its Iberia network which is targeting 15% growth over the coming year. Luis Zubialde, Palletways’ group chief executive officer, said: “It became evident that if we were to provide additional capacity across Europe, we had to break into Iberia. The launch of the…

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Logistics UK Starts Annual Search For Country’s Best Van Drivers

Logistics UK Starts Annual Search For Country’s Best Van Drivers

The search for the country’s best van drivers is back with the launch of Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year competition for 2021.  Now in its seventh year, the popular contest will take place on Saturday 10 July 2021 at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and includes practical and theoretical challenges. Supported by the AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease, Quartix and TVL, the competition recognises and celebrates the nation’s very best drivers. Entrants will complete a series of challenging tasks on the day and will be rated on ‘safe driving’ style, legislative knowledge, economical driving, manoeuvring, risk perception and pre-use vehicle defect checking.     Kevin Green, Marketing and Communications Director at…

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“Tell the true story of the shop floor”

“Tell the true story of the shop floor”

ProGlove says it builds the smallest, lightest, and toughest barcode scanners in the world, connecting workers to the Internet of Things. The customer list of the industry wearable maker includes the likes of BMW, DHL, Walmart, GAP, Lufthansa and many other renowned organisations in manufacturing, production, logistics and retail. We caught up with Ilhan Kolko, ProGlove’s Chief Product Officer to find out more about ProGlove’s secret sauce and its latest product initiatives. So, why would…

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30 LGV driver apprentice roles available at Yodel with highly competitive starting salary on completion

30 LGV driver apprentice roles available at Yodel with highly competitive starting salary on completion

Applications close on Friday 21st May, with apprentices starting in July Independent parcel carrier Yodel is hiring 30 new LGV driver apprentices across the UK with the opportunity to “earn while you learn” and receive a significant starting salary on completion. The new apprentices will undertake comprehensive training at one of Yodel’s three national sort centres: Hatfield in Hertfordshire, Willenhall near Wednesbury and Shaw in Oldham, and will work towards achieving their category C+E licence…

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