Road Freight

XPO decides to retain Con-way truckload business

US logistics group concludes that shippers place significant value on its owned truckload capacity, particularly in US-Mexico cross-border lanes

Poland continues to dominate EU road freight

Country consolidates position as Europe’s leading international haulage provider, latest figures confirm

Freight operators urged to join ‘clandestine’ protection scheme

UK Freight Transport Association says Civil Penalty Accreditation Scheme is the best way to protect firms and their drivers against fines if illegal migrants are found in their trucks

FTA welcomes further drivers’ hours relaxation in Scotland

But association stresses it is vital that the Forth Road Bridge reopens to HGVs as soon as possible

Irish hauliers ‘priced out of market’

High operating costs and foreign competition mean country’s HGV registrations are falling behind trade growth, while smaller operators are squeezed out by firms with bigger fleets, FTA Ireland says

French Customs seize cannabis concealed in truck fuel tank

Drug shipment had street value of more than €2 million

FTA says further bridge closure 'huge blow for freight industry'

Extra operating costs to members of 'thousands of pounds a day'

Calais at ‘unprecedented’ crisis point for truck drivers

Freight Transport Association reports increasingly violent scenes yesterday, with ‘thousands of migrants attacking trucks as they queued on the motorway’

Lorry-park plan ‘will ease Operation Stack nightmare’

In response to a consultation, FTA urges Highways England to act quickly and consider a day-to-day facility for drivers that can also be used in emergencies

DB Schenker Logistics to buy Redhead International

Group claims the move will ‘expand its land transport network in the UK’, but the ‘reverse integration’ will consolidate the combined network around five regional depots

UK government approves HGV Driver Apprenticeship scheme

But questions remain over funding of licence acquisition programme for young people, Freight Transport Association says

RHA welcomes new Calais lorry secure zone plan as conditions worsen

But trade body says a more lasting solution to the issue of migrants harassing truck drivers lies in re-locating camp away from port entrance

Scottish hauliers ‘facing perfect storm’

Closure of Forth Road Bridge causing 17km tailbacks and ‘costing road freight operators £600,000 a day’, but representatives welcome temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours

Security stepped up at Calais port ring road

Pedestrians barred from key access route as situation reaches a new crisis point for freight vehicles

'Operation Stack' funding 'good news' for industry - FTA

But trade group warns transport cuts elsewhere could threaten vital areas of spending

Advice & Insight

O-Licence self-service system

Laura Newton, from Rothera Dowson Solicitors, details how the new changes demonstrate the DVSA’s focus on bringing the system in line with other areas of government administration to create a more accessible and streamlined service

Initiative identifies five solutions to reduce wasted miles

Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” for cost savings in their supply chains.

A change in logistics?

UK’s leading HGV training company launches Young Truckers Campaign to inspire next generation

Calls of ‘ultra-low emissions zone’ fuelling the problem

Mark Tapper, group operations director at Pall-Ex Group, discusses how technology needs to come before legislation

The driver shortage – causes, effects, solutions

Gary Benardout, co-founder of HGVtraining.co.uk, discusses the driver shortage and what can be done

Freight People

Nadia Ribeiro returns to head CEVA Logistics in South America

Richard Vieites moves to the company’s North American operations to become EVP of Contract Logistics

SEKO Logistics appoints chief sales officer

Carol Kijac spent 17 years with Expeditors, ultimately as VP sales and marketing for the Americas

CEVA Logistics appoints senior VP for global healthcare operations

Kamaljit Hunjan joins from General Electric Healthcare where he was responsible for logistics strategy

Crane Worldwide Logistics adds to its Latin American team

Brazil-based Paul Higgins to lead its project operations in the region

Ken Lee wins AP role at DHL

Replaces retiring Jerry Hsu as CEO of group’s Asia Pacific express operations

Have Your Say

Seven reasons why investing in training is essential

Andy Dennis, founder and principal of Advisory Services, discusses the importance of developing understanding as well as necessary knowledge among staff within the international freight and logistics sector

Container weight verification rules – a key issue in 2016

Shippers, packers, forwarders, carriers, terminals, and regulators must all prepare thoroughly for 1 July, says TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 4

Despite lower fuel prices and less Christmas price pressure than usual, UK import prices reached record levels in the fourth quarter, driven probably by concerns on cross-channel delays and low export volumes, reports Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Big Data in the Supply Chain

Priority Freight’s Ed Bembridge says logistics managers are now able to monitor every stage of operations and manage assets more effectively

The situation in Calais can no longer be tolerated

There is an urgent need for a safer, lasting, and more humane solution