Labcraft lighting solution helps coach operator to see and be seen

Labcraft lighting solution helps coach operator to see and be seen

Greys of Ely, one of the leading coach hire operators in East Anglia, have installed an external Labcraft lighting system to their luxury coaches in order to improve safety during confined night time manoeuvres and for passengers to more easily locate their awaiting coach at busy locations during poor light or darkness. Designed and manufactured by Labcraft in the UK, the Si6 Scenelite is designed to provide a clean, white light for a brighter, safer…

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Court exemption allows driver with 68 points on their licence to legally drive on the road

Court exemption allows driver with 68 points on their licence to legally drive on the road

One of Britain’s worst drivers is still on the road despite clocking up 68 points on their licence. They are one of 1,728 motorists who have 12 or more points to their name but are still allowed to get behind the wheel. Figures from the DVLA also show that there are 1,024,489 drivers with points on their licence. Although motorists are usually banned from driving after collecting 12 penalty points within three years, many plead…

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Mandata TMS blends well for Scottish whisky transporter

Mandata TMS  blends well for Scottish whisky transporter

B Mundell the bulk spirits and general haulage operator, installed a Mandata TMS in August 2019 and one year on, the company reports easy integration, improved data control and greater transparency for its diverse range of customers. Providing a specialist whisky transport and nationwide haulage service since 1971, the family-owned business operates a mixed fleet from Glasgow with additional depots in Tarbert and the Isle of Islay. With 25 vehicles including tankers, tippers, curtainsiders and…

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Businesses must put delivery driver safety first as traffic returns to pre-Covid levels

Businesses must put delivery driver safety first as traffic returns to pre-Covid levels

Concerns have been raised about van driver safety after Department of Transport data revealed road traffic has risen to 83 per cent of pre-lockdown levels.  It is estimated demand for home delivery has increased by 100% due to Covid-19 as online sales have become a lifeline for small businesses.  According to driver risk management consultant, Adrian Hide, the sudden demand has led to an influx of car drivers becoming van drivers – with no basic…

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Tipper operator keeps the wheels turning with remote tacho download from TruTac

Tipper operator keeps the wheels turning with remote tacho download from TruTac

Trukberry, the Coleshill-based aggregates and muck-away transporter, has switched to TruTac and auto tacho downloading to gain more up-time, improve compliance and speed up DVSA checks. With Volvo FMX 8-wheeler 32 tonne tippers working on major midlands projects, including construction, recycling, site clearance and ground works, owner James Berry was spending valuable driving time downloading each vehicle’s tacho on a weekly basis and driver cards daily and if the DVSA came calling, says James, the…

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Telematics data highlights increased levels of speeding

Telematics data highlights increased levels of speeding

Vehicle data taken from VisionTrack’s IoT platform backs recent motoring research and Police figures that points towards drivers increasingly flouting the speed limit during the coronavirus crisis. In fact, the findings show that fleet and road transport drivers are amongst those speeding during the lockdown, with overall incidents increasing by 2.61% despite a 22.6% reduction in the number of miles driven. The video telematics specialist used Autonomise.ai, its next generation IoT platform, to analyse the…

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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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Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Farrall’s Group, the Chester-based family-owned logistics provider, have streamlined their procedures and improved reporting, visibility and vehicle tracking since installing a fully integrated Transport Management System from Mandata. A founding member of the PalletForce network, Farrall’s Group provide a diverse range of transport and warehousing services which, says Managing Directors Matthew & Kat Farrall, require real-time accurate information to keep customers informed every step of the way. “With such a diverse operation, we required a…

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Illuminated chevron and safety equipment to increase roadside safety for delivery professionals

Illuminated chevron and safety equipment to increase roadside safety for delivery professionals

A newly-launched business is helping to create a safer working environment for delivery professionals operating at the roadside. Inspace Media’s illuminated chevron and safety signage solutions uses unique and revolutionary technology that dramatically improves vehicle visibility, so home delivery and road transport businesses can mitigate fleet risk and overcome duty of care concerns regarding their delivery teams. “With growing volumes of traffic, especially in urban areas, there is an increasing threat posed to logistics personnel…

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Road transport industry failing to react to rising environmental pressure

Road transport industry failing to react to rising environmental pressure

Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action. These were just some of the key results from the Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey completed by more than 100 industry specialists. The findings suggest that the greatest pressure…

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