Road Freight

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

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

BIFA welcomes increase in UK transport capital spending

Freight forwarding body applauds move to fund largest road investment programme since the 1970s

Dachser opens road logistics branch in Turkey

Group aims to target growth sectors such as consumer goods, automotive and textiles ‘with a holistic, intermodal logistics strategy’

French Customs seize €14m of cannabis in UK-bound truck

Sniffer dog detects 2.4 tonnes of illegal resin in HGV about to board Eurotunnel's shuttle service

Road freight growth drives strong Q3 for C.H. Robinson

Performance beats analysts’ expectations as shippers flock to big US transport brokers to combat an expected capacity crunch, says analyst Stifel

Irish court ruling ‘good news for freight operators’

FTAI welcomes decision that tractor and trailer do not constitute a single vehicle under current motor taxation rules

US trucking CEO jailed for 7 years

Former Arrow Trucking executive also ordered to pay $21m in restitution in multi-million dollar fraud that led to company’s collapse

Union calls on XPO Logistics to protect drivers

Representatives ask new Europe CEO to do more following alleged ‘ambush’ of one of its members in Calais by migrants last week

Irish hauliers call for halt to ‘migrant’ fines

IRHA says its members are doing all they can to secure their vehicles and have invested heavily in new security devices

London council uses CCTV to enforce HGV weight restrictions

Borough Of Hillingdon becomes first to use latest ‘unattended digital system’ to police freight rules

DHL Freight raises LTL prices by 6%

Increase reflects rising costs of maintaining service quality in ‘new market realities’, company says

Bulgaria to extradite suspected driver of truck found with 71 dead migrants

Lorry containing the refugees found abandoned at side of Austria’s A4 motorway

Road freight hit by new border delays and costs

Truck operators may introduce waiting time surcharges as immigration problems add to the supply chain complexities

Jan de Rijk buys Omega Logistics

Acquisition of fellow Dutch firm strengthens group’s position in the distribution of high-value temperature-controlled products

STEF net income jumps in H1

'Successful transformation' of operations in France while positive market environment benefits development in Europe

Advice & Insight

Driver certificate of competence

Lorraine Harrison, from Rothera Dowson Solicitors, reviews the success of CPC training

Majority of Los Angeles-Long Beach terminals sign up for truck appointment systems

PierPass emphasised that for truck drivers, trucking companies and cargo owners, the appointment systems will add predictability to the supply chain

Train to gain

Gary Benardout of discusses the business benefits of a highly trained driving fleet

New digital tachographs

The new generation digital tachographs will give examiners some basic indications on compliance before deciding whether to stop the driver for a full roadside check

FTA estimates Calais crisis has already cost UK economy £250m

Neal Williams, group managing director at Priority Freight, discusses how temporary solutions won’t ease the logistics pain felt by the UK supply chain

Freight People

BIFA’s Steve Parker becomes new president of CLECAT

DHL Global Forwarding’s head of customs and brokerage in Europe has over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding and logistics

Oliver Evans joins freight drone pioneer Matternet

Former cargo chief of Swiss International Air Lines becomes head of global business development within technology firm

IAG’s Steve Gunning to leave cargo in April

Airline group’s cargo head will become chief financial officer at British Airways

Kerry Logistics appoints Thomas Blank new Europe MD

Former Panalpina, UTi, Geodis, and Agility senior executive to head Asian 3PL’s European presence

Alain Chimène to head Ziegler’s Air & Sea division

Belgian group recruits former Geodis VP to lead forwarding business in new MD role

Have Your Say

The ACE race gets underway – for real

Freight software specialist Kewill says companies need to start transitioning now ahead of US Customs’ 28 February Automated Commercial Environment mandatory deadline

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 3

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips believes continuing restricted capacity, cross-Channel disruption concerns, and growing pressure of volumes towards Christmas will probably lead to further rate increases in the next two months

Minimising the risks of dangerous goods

In Part Two of his examination of the lessons to be learned from the recent tragedy in Tianjin, TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox suggests some practices and protocols for minimising the risk of such incidents reoccurring

Move your TMS ‘Back to the Future’

Kewill’s Evan Puzey says it is time for logistics and supply chain companies to ditch legacy transport management systems

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox highlights the crucial importance of declaring and handling dangerous goods correctly