Road Freight

Bidvest Logistics bids to prevent Hoddesdon strike

Drivers vote for industrial action, calling for pay parity with staff at other depots

Stowaways ‘threaten future of cross-channel freight’

BIFA says targeting of trucks by would-be illegal immigrants has reached unprecedented levels, putting the security of drivers, vehicles, and customers’ loads at risk

Hundreds of migrants attempt to board trucks near Channel Tunnel

Tailback of freight vehicles led to violent clashes between clandestines and police

€2.5m truck parking centre opens near Dunkirk

Facility aims to meet growing demand from haulage firms for secure facilities amid heightened risks of theft and illegal immigration

Self-driving shared vehicles ‘set to significantly reduce road congestion’

New OECD study indicates fleets of ‘TaxiBots’ and ‘AutoVots’ could take 9 out of 10 cars off city streets

Jan de Rijk wins three-year Virgin road feeder deal

Contract extends Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s European network to more than 50 airports

Box haulage ‘needs efficiency revolution’

UK’s largest container road transport firm, Maritime Transport, hopes to lead a cultural shift in the industry to improve truck productivity

UK box haulier Deben Transport ceases trading

Felixstowe-based firm shut its doors earlier this week, blaming a sustained period of losses

UK-Europe road freight pricing ‘volatile in Q1’

Fuel and currency changes plus new sulphur and toll charges contribute to significant fluctuations for UK customers

Freight’s UK border fears ease

New exit checks have not led to traffic congestion at Dover or Eurotunnel, but gradual implementation means real test lies ahead

New UK HGV speed limits come into force

Increase from 40mph to 50mph on single-carriageway roads in England and Wales will improve road safety, says FTA

Mory Global on brink of being wound-up

More than 2,000 jobs to go at major French parcel delivery operator

Shippers ‘overpaying on haulage’

Many firms’ requirements add unnecessary costs to carriers, claims haulage broker

UK haulage levy generates £44m in first year

Fee ensures all vehicles over 12 tonnes contributing towards use of UK roads, government claims

London confirms plans for world’s first ultra-low emission zone

FTA says five-year lead plan needed to help businesses and freight transport providers prepare

Advice & Insight

Crowded roads and empty promises

How can the incoming government support growth in the UK’s logistics sector?

Is your O-licence application taking too long to process?

With the recent Triennial Review of the Traffic Commissioners the question of how long it is taking the Office of the Traffic Commissioner to process O-licence applications has come to the forefront.

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Professional drivers to face tougher drink drive limits

SNP MSP Christian Allard has stated that drivers of HGVs and PCVs in Scotland should face a blood alcohol limit of 30mg per 100ml, in order to reflect the ‘catastrophic damage’ these vehicles can cause in collisions

HGV speed increase on dual carriageways

Olivia Maginn, barrister at Rothera Dowson, discusses the capabilities of modern HGVs

Freight People

Rickmers poaches Oldendorff veteran

Scharffetter to head maritime services from August

Ital Logistics appoints John Bowes to sales team

Former Kuehne + Nagel business development manager joins rapidly expanding UK forwarder

Ceva appoints new COO of air and ocean

Helmut Kaspers has held operational and commercial positions with Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker, and Logwin

DHL forwarding chief resigns

Roger Crook, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight division, steps down ‘for personal reasons’

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

Loïc Gay to head up the group’s rapidly expanding Air & Sea division

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 1

The UK-mainland Europe haulage market has seen some significant volatility in prices, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Boosting growth through logistics connectivity

CLECAT and FIATA director generals discuss the perils of inefficient logistics which can raise the costs of trading and reduce the potential for global integration

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

The sales performance gap

Smaller freight forwarders will continue to be outgunned by their larger competitors until they learn how to think and act differently, claims Paul Kelly

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