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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Logistics UK Restarts Classroom Training

Logistics UK Restarts Classroom Training

Logistics UK has returned to scheduling classroom-based training for its well-respected compliance courses. These courses are being scheduled in line with government COVID guidelines and with spaces on popular courses such as Driver CPC and Transport Manager CPC likely to fill up fast, we advise booking now to avoid disappointment.   David Jordan, Deputy Operations Director at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics businesses have played a vital role throughout the pandemic, ensuring the nation is stocked with the supplies it needs. Training remains of critical importance so that operators can continue to run their fleets safely, as well as being…

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Nearly eight in 10 transport project managers say work on their main project has harmed their mental wellbeing

Nearly eight in 10 transport project managers say work on their main project has harmed their mental wellbeing

The overwhelming majority (78 per cent) of people managing projects in transport and logistics say their mental wellbeing has been negatively impacted by their main project, with over a fifth (22 per cent) strongly agreeing with this statement. The findings of a survey* by Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession, with research company Censuswide, are released ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (10-16 May). The main reasons transport…

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The Future of Pick and Ship Warehouses: what you need to know

The Future of Pick and Ship Warehouses: what you need to know

Ecommerce retailer and director of The Cigar Club, Paul Futcher, provides his insight on how to optimise your pack and ship business to keep up with the online shopping surge Demand for B2C and B2B ecommerce has undoubtedly rocketed in the last year, and according to recent ONS data, in January 2021 internet sales made up over a third of total retail sales in the UK, an increase of 81% compared to the year before….

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