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Future-bound scheme, run by Lancashire-based logistics company, celebrates its first ever graduate! 

On 24th September 2021

In response to the national HGV driver shortage, earlier this year, Lancashire-based logistics company Fagan & Whalley Ltd launched a new driver training programme, designed to encourage interest in the transport industry and make driving careers more accessible. The scheme, titled Future-bound, invites applicants with a full UK driving licence... Read more »

In response to the national HGV driver shortage, earlier this year, Lancashire-based logistics company Fagan & Whalley Ltd launched a new driver training programme, designed to encourage interest...

Elddis celebrates a half-century of success with a ‘gold star’ Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 2

On 24th September 2021

One of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ most loyal customers has marked 50 years in the haulage industry by commissioning an exclusive Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 2 tractor unit that combines cutting-edge technology with an evocative anniversary livery.   In recent years Elddis Transport has set a succession of specially-finished Actros on the road... Read more »

One of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ most loyal customers has marked 50 years in the haulage industry by commissioning an exclusive Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 2 tractor unit that combines cutting-edge techn...

Palletline Whitehead secures FORS Bronze status

On 24th September 2021

Palletline Whitehead has secured FORS bronze accreditation after adhering to the FORS standard which emphasises the company’s commitment to fleet and driving safety, their environmental impact as well as to improving operational efficiency.   Based in Croydon, the company was originally part of PF Whitehead Logistics’ until Palletline acquired PF... Read more »

Palletline Whitehead has secured FORS bronze accreditation after adhering to the FORS standard which emphasises the company’s commitment to fleet and driving safety, their environmental impact as well...

Freight association welcomes quick response to calls for greater clarity on revisions to EU exit procedures

On 23rd September 2021

One week on from a seminar held by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) to address some of the unfinished issues faced by the logistics industry following the UK’s departure from the EU, it has welcomed the quick response from UK government to some of the many questions raised by... Read more »

One week on from a seminar held by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) to address some of the unfinished issues faced by the logistics industry following the UK’s departure from the E...

Continental Releases Updated European Winter Regulations for Commercial Vehicle Tyres

On 23rd September 2021

With legal stipulations governing winter equipment on trucks and buses differing across many European countries, Continental has released an updated country-by-country guide listing seasonal tyre regulations as required across Europe. Ahead of the upcoming changeover window to winter tyres, Continental has compiled a summary of the winter tyre current regulations... Read more »

With legal stipulations governing winter equipment on trucks and buses differing across many European countries, Continental has released an updated country-by-country guide listing seasonal tyre regu...

Flagship Volvo FH16 powers into service at Paul Chapman & Sons

On 23rd September 2021

Paul Chapman & Sons has added a new flagship Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL to its fleet – one of the first new model FH16 8×4 Tridem tractor units to hit the road in the UK. The Derbyshire-based crushing and screening contractors has paired the truck – featuring a reinforced... Read more »

Paul Chapman & Sons has added a new flagship Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL to its fleet – one of the first new model FH16 8×4 Tridem tractor units to hit the road in the UK. The Derbyshire-b...

North west timber specialist welcomes agile new DAF CF 480 tridem

On 23rd September 2021

Regional timber and builders’ merchant, North West Timber Treatments (NWTT), has taken delivery of its first new truck from market-leading DAF Trucks – a 32-tonne DAF CF 480 eight-wheeler with the manufacturer’s ‘FAQ’ tridem axle configuration. Equipment includes Hiab crane and a specialist body designed and fitted by Forshaw Engineering.... Read more »

Regional timber and builders’ merchant, North West Timber Treatments (NWTT), has taken delivery of its first new truck from market-leading DAF Trucks – a 32-tonne DAF CF 480 eight-wheeler with the man...

Onwards and upwards – Miniclipper Logistics celebrate their half century in style marking the occasion with a new premises and a new fleet livery

On 22nd September 2021

24 hour Warehousing and Distribution specialists Miniclipper Logistics have just celebrated their 50th anniversary and as part of marking the momentous occasion have opened a new 4.5-acre distribution and logistics centre in Dunstable and at the same time have re-branded their entire fleet of 40 MAN vehicles. The new 4.5-acre... Read more »

24 hour Warehousing and Distribution specialists Miniclipper Logistics have just celebrated their 50th anniversary and as part of marking the momentous occasion have opened a new 4.5-acre distribution...

Freeze fuel duty forever, says Logistics UK

On 22nd September 2021

Business group Logistics UK is calling on government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on the road to Net Zero. As David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK explains, the sector needs time to prepare for alternative fuels:  “As the logistics industry recovers from the impact of the... Read more »

Business group Logistics UK is calling on government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on the road to Net Zero. As David Wells, Chief Exec...

Volta Trucks partners with Sibros to deliver fully connected vehicle systems to electric commercial vehicle fleets

On 22nd September 2021

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced that Sibros, a pioneer of deep Over-the-Air (OTA) connected vehicle systems, will provide Sibros’ connected software-based solutions for the Volta Zero – the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle created specifically for city centre... Read more »

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced that Sibros, a pioneer of deep Over-the-Air (OTA) connected vehicle systems, w...