Increased security risk as unaccompanied trailers top one million

Increased security risk as unaccompanied trailers top one million

TrailerLock holds universal key to fridge trailer and sea container security According to a report from the Department for Transport on Feb 18th, 2021, recent trends in road freight have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. In 2020, Road goods vehicles made 3.2 million trips travelling from Great Britain to Europe, a 6% decrease compared to the previous year. However, of this 3.2 million, the report highlights a significant increase in unaccompanied…

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M&H Carriers achieves compliance clarity with TruTac

M&H Carriers achieves compliance clarity with TruTac

TruTac, the tachograph experts, have helped distribution specialist M&H Carriers increase the efficiency and compliance of its fleet by amalgamating a trio of management systems into one. The company operates parcel, pallet, freight and two-man home delivery services from four depots across Scotland. It has a 150-strong mixed fleet spanning light vans and HGVs up to 44-tonnes. M&H Carriers is a long-time user of TruTac’s TruAnalysis tachograph analysis, driver debriefing and compliance reporting software, along…

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Nine in 10 Brits will travel by car to their staycation destination

Nine in 10 Brits will travel by car to their staycation destination

20% of people surveyed had a holiday in the UK booked this summer compared to 4% abroad. 55% of those travelling by car said it was because they can plan their own route, while 51% said it was so they can make additional stops. Nearly two thirds of people (61%) said they plan where they stop before starting the journey when travelling by car. Holidaymakers are planning on staying in the UK this year, with…

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Stick To New Deadline For Import Border Controls, Logistics UK Urges Government

Stick To New Deadline For Import Border Controls, Logistics UK Urges Government

Business group Logistics UK has urged the government to prioritise work towards a sustainable solution to post Brexit import formalities to provide certainty for business. The call comes following the announcement that the introduction of health certification of imported products of animal origin (which include many food and drink items) has been pushed back from 1 October 2021 to July 2022.   As Sarah Laouadi, Head of International Policy at the organisation explains, its members have already worked towards two deadlines for the introduction of these formalities, and more delays heaps additional work…

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Logistics UK Presses Government For Temporary Driver Visas To Ease Supply Chain Issues

Logistics UK Presses Government For Temporary Driver Visas To Ease Supply Chain Issues

Business group Logistics UK has called for government to review its decision not to grant temporary work visas to EU HGV drivers, in the wake of mounting pressure on the UK’s supply chain caused by a lack of available delivery personnel.  As Alex Veitch, the group’s General Manager of Public Policy, explains, with a current shortage of around 90,000 drivers, the country’s highly interconnected supply chain is now under extreme stress which could be relieved…

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56% of UK hauliers ‘considering operations move to the EU’

56% of UK hauliers ‘considering operations move to the EU’

Post-Brexit study reveals border delays, increased admin and driver shortages as major challenges As haulage demand surges by up to 120% in 2021 and hauliers are pushed to breaking point, a perfect storm of red tape, driver shortages and other Brexit issues threaten retail, food, farming and gardening industries. According to a new study of haulage industry leaders, haulage companies are facing problems when working with a range of sectors post-Brexit, raising concerns that consumers…

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Drivers Deserve Promised Government Support To Get A Good Night’s Sleep, Says Logistics UK

Drivers Deserve Promised Government Support To Get A Good Night’s Sleep, Says Logistics UK

More than 1,400 HGV drivers will be forced to spend the night sleeping in their cabs tonight, due to a chronic lack of safe and secure parking spaces for their vehicles, according to business group Logistics UK.  Despite government assurances over the past three years that provision of adequate locations for drivers to take their legally mandated rest breaks, including short stops and overnight stays, will be prioritised, as Elizabeth de Jong, the organisation’s policy director explains, a lack of progress means that drivers are still being…

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UK Fuels Card Network Grows to 3500 fuel stations

UK Fuels Card Network Grows to 3500 fuel stations

UK Fuels, the provider of the UK’s largest independent fuel card network, has hit a new milestone increasing its nationwide network to over 3500 fuel stations.  This has been achieved by extending UK Fuels card acceptance to an additional 75 fuel stations owned by independent forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG). UK Fuels celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year and offers the most extensive range of fuel cards in the UK, with more than half a…

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Logistics UK Launches Training Course For Van Drivers

Logistics UK Launches Training Course For Van Drivers

Logistics UK, the business group representing the logistics industry, has today (01 July 2021) announced the launch of a brand-new eLearning course, Van Driver Safety Training with the aim of ensuring the four million vans currently on the UK’s roads are being driven safely, efficiently and in compliance with government legislation. The fully online course – launched officially at the Innovation and Technology in Transport Hub – ITT Hub at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference…

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Hermes Launches Early Stage Trials of Self-Driving Vans In Oxford

Hermes Launches Early Stage Trials of Self-Driving Vans In Oxford

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has become the first customer to take part in an early stage trial with Ford, Europe’s market leader in commercial vehicles, to make city deliveries more efficient and sustainable in the future. Ford’s new ‘European Self-Driving Vehicle Research Programme’ has been designed to help businesses in Europe understand how autonomous vehicles can benefit their operations.  The two-week trial will use a specially adapted Ford commercial vehicle featuring sensors that mimic…

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