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DX Group invests in depot upgrades

DX Group invests in depot upgrades

Parcel, freight and secure courier specialist DX Group is investing £3.6 million into upgrading its existing depot network. The programme is part of DX Group’s wider growth plans and is expected to be completed by early July 2023. In the DX Freight division, which specialises in the delivery of irregular dimension and weight items, upgrades […]

DP World launches intermodal rail service

DP World launches intermodal rail service

DP World has launched a new intermodal train service connecting its container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton. The port operator said the service will improve customers’ supply chain resilience and allow them to switch volumes quickly and easily between the two locations. The DP World-operated service ran for the first-time last weekend and is […]

Air Products supports UK’s transition to clean hydrogen

Air Products supports UK's transition to clean hydrogen

Hydrogen supplier Air Products is set to bolster its presence in the UK with a £6.5 million investment in a trailer and cylinder filling station at its Llanwern facility in South Wales. Expected to be onstream next spring, it will make an additional 1.5 tonnes of fuel-cell-grade hydrogen available daily, with capacity to serve a […]

Ramco launches winter fleet auction

Ramco launches winter fleet auction

Ramco, the circular economy specialist, has announced the launch of a new winter fleet auction to help businesses prepare for the colder months ahead. The auction is running until 5th December 2022 and includes a range of vehicles including gritters and snow ploughs. The company was recently selected by the UK’s National Highways agency to find […]

Platts Transport orders new Mercedes trucks

Platts Transport orders new Mercedes trucks

Platts Transport, part of Platts Group, one of the market leaders in the UK animal bedding and cubicle conditioner market, has taken delivery of five, smartly finished Actros L tractors from eStar Truck & Van. After trialling demonstration units proved impressively fuel-efficient, the Mercedes-Benz trucks were added to the company’s fleet. “We were looking for […]

Haulier AR Banks expands fleet with Scania 500

Haulier AR Banks expands fleet with Scania 500

AR Banks, the Hampshire-based heavy haulage and lifting specialist, has announced it will be expanding its fleet after securing funding from Paragon Bank. This is the latest in a series of funding arrangements between AR Banks and Paragon’s SME Lending division, which across the last six years now totals over £620,000. “Thanks to the funding […]

Vicovanu adds more pre-owned Actros to fleet

Vicovanu adds more pre-owned Actros to fleet

Vicovanu, the container transport specialist, has announced it will be purchasing three pre-owned Mercedes-Benz Actros from Motus Truck & Van. After being impressed with its first purchase three months earlier, Vicovanu returned for more. Supplied under the Mercedes-Benz Certified banner, all of the tractor units are pre-owned Actros, with flat-floored, 2.5m-wide BigSpace cabs, and, as […]

Volta Trucks partners up with Cake

Volta Trucks partners up with Cake

Volta Trucks, the full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced its collaboration with Cake, the Swedish maker of lightweight electric motorcycles, to test drive a city centre final mile delivery service. Due to take place in Paris for fashion retailer H&M Group in 2023, the first trial will see the Volta Zero being used […]

Family-run Haulier C Butt signs exclusive deal

Haulier C Butt signs exclusive deal

Family-run haulier C Butt has just signed an exclusive deal with Engineered Foam Products (EFP) to supply all its national freight services from its Northampton-based manufacturing facility. This three-year deal follows a successful partnership between the two businesses. Driven by the increasing demand for thermally efficient expanded foam products from the construction and heating, ventilation, […]

First Hydrogen starts trials in Birmingham

First Hydrogen starts trials in Birmingham

First Hydrogen has started testing its fuel cell-powered vans (FCEV) in Birmingham, providing performance trials. The goal of these trials is to ensure the safety and performance of the vans before hitting the roads at a bigger scale. The FCEVs gained certification for UK road usage last month, ahead of a series of road trials […]

WJ is participating in road safety week

WJ is participating in road safety week

This Road Safety Week, WJ Group has decided to encourage other organisations to implement internal changes to improve driver behaviour. This year’s theme for Road Safety Week is ‘Safe Roads for All’, encouraging schools, communities and organisations to think about how roads can be used safely. After successfully introducing a scheme that reduced road incidents […]

Ice Co Storage and Logistics makes new purchase

Ice Co Storage and Logistics makes new purchase

Ice Co Storage and Logistics. the distribution arm of Hull-based J Marr Group, has extended its footprint with the acquisition of East Anglian cold storage and logistics firm Savage Haulage. The multi-million pound deal also aims to prevent the impact of the skyrocketing inflation and energy costs. “The acquisition of Savage Haulage provides us with greater […]

White paper – advanced warehouse automation

White paper talks about advanced warehouse automation

Invar Group, a leading UK-based independent software developer and integrator of advanced warehouse automation, has launched a white paper that discusses the challenges ahead for logistics and fulfilment, as well as potential solutions. According to the paper, businesses should learn how to capitalise on advanced warehouse automation, intelligent software and AI driven robotics. “The warehouse is […]

British Airways Accelerates Project Speedbird

British Airways Accelerates Project Speedbird

Project Speedbird, a partnership between Nova Pangaea Technologies, British Airways, and LanzaJet that aims to develop cost-effective sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for commercial use in the UK, is due to start earlier. IAG, the parent company of British Airways, has announced an investment in the project that will facilitate the next development phase for aviation […]

The UK Commits to Green Shipping Corridors

The UK Commits to Green Shipping Corridors

At this year’s COP27 conference in Egypt, the UK has agreed, in partnership with the US, to create green shipping corridors between the two countries. The green maritime links involve specific routes that are decarbonised from end to end, including both land-side infrastructure and vessels. Both the UK and the US have agreed to launch a […]

DPD UK Switches to Renewable Biofuel

DPD UK Switches to Renewable Biofuel

Parcel delivery company DPD UK has announced it will be switching its entire diesel HGV fleet to renewable biofuel by the end of next year. The move, in partnership with integrated energy provider Essar and Green Biofuels, will see the company’s vehicles running on Green D (Gd+) hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Under the EU’s REDII […]

Innovation Centre to Eliminate Pallet Stability Issues

Innovation Centre to Eliminate Pallet Stability Issues

Lindum Packaging, the UK’s leading expert on pallet stability and wrapping, has officially launched its Innovation Centre, which will provide offsite solutions that will solve the pallet stability issues. The £250k facility replicates its customers’ packaging operations and in-transit conditions without disrupting their day-to-day operations. Pallet stability issues cost companies thousands of pounds in lost […]

Maritime Transport Orders 100 Curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers

Maritime Transport Orders 100 Curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers

Maritime Transport, the UK’s leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions, has turned to Tiger Trailers for its latest order of curtainsiders, based on the manufacturer’s reputation for high quality products, efficiency, and a customer-focussed approach. Manufactured on time and in full at Tiger’s state-of-the-art facility, the new trailers have entered service throughout the […]

Parcelhub Opens New Depot in Leeds

Parcelhub Opens New Depot in Leeds

Whistl, the UK’s leading logistics company, specialising in fulfilment, contact centres, mail and parcel delivery management, has announced that its Parcelhub service will be expanding in Leeds with the opening of a new depot. Aiming to keep up with demand in the local area, the company will provide further parcel consolidation and multi-carrier solutions from […]

New Vehicle Contract Hire Solution Launched

New Commercial Vehicle Contract Hire Solution Launched

An innovative, new commercial vehicle contract hire company has just been launched. The company, called Vertellus, was designed to offer modern businesses of all sizes a partner that can help drive fleet performance further, Vertellus, an independent end-to-end consultancy service, brings together a network of partners to provide insight, strategy and flexibility in order to help […]

New Head of Supply Chain for Hexagon Leasing

New Head of Supply Chain for Hexagon Leasing

Hexagon Leasing has announced the appointment of Paul Johnson as Head of Supply Chain who will support the business in managing the supply of new vehicles. Paul was formerly Fleet Manager at Go Plant Fleet Services and started in his new role on October 31st. “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the team in […]

DX UK Launches New Parcel Depots

DX Launches New Parcel Depots

DX, one of the UK’s most trusted courier services and provider of delivery solutions, has announced the official opening of the first of eight new parcel depots planned to launch during its current financial year ending 1 July 2023. The new depot’s goal is to  support the continuing expansion of the Group’s DX Express division, which […]

Reynolds Cuts Carbon Emissions with Hultsteins

Reynolds Cuts Carbon Emissions with Hultsteins

Reynolds, the national food service provider, has announced the purchase of five Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units fitted with Hultsteins Ecogen 2 refrigeration systems. The firm now operates a fleet of 220 vehicles, comprising 30 vans and 190 HGVs, along with 21 trailers, all of which are refrigerated. “I was familiar with Hultsteins and I liked […]

Winners Revealed at the 16th routeone Awards

Winners Revealed at the 16th routeone Awards

The routeone Awards 2022 has officially announced the winners of the 16th edition at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The Awards welcomed over 800 guests in a celebration to recognise the achievements of operators and individuals working within the coach and bus industry. The UK’s leading coach and bus operators went home with an incredible achievement. […]

Evri Upgrades Its Safe Place Photos Concept

Evri Upgrades Its Safe Place Photos Concept

Evri, the UK’s biggest dedicated parcel delivery company, which was previously known as Hermes UK, has announced it is trialling an extension of its safe place delivery photo concept that will include courier collections as well. With the aim to further improve its communications with those consumer customers using the service to send or return […]

Unipart Logistics Lands Contract with JCB

Unipart Logistics Lands Contract with JCB

Logistics firm Unipart has announced the successful win of a major contract with JCB, one of the world’s top three manufacturers of construction equipment. As part of the contract, Unipart will manage the manufacturing giant’s World Logistics warehouse in Staffordshire, its UK in-plant operations and additional off-site JCB UK warehouses and packer operations. “Unipart is […]

Palletways London Invests in Electric Pump Trucks

Palletways London Invests in Electric Pump Trucks

Palletways London, which offers an unrivalled range of cost effective, reliable, flexible and high quality palletised freight services across UK and Europe for customers based around the London area, has announced the investment in a new fleet of electric pump trucks. The new vehicles will help drivers make multi-drops for home deliveries across the west, […]

CitySprint acquires Astral Couriers in Blandford

CitySprint Acquires Astral Couriers

CitySprint, the UK’s leading same day delivery service, has announced the acquisition of Astral Couriers, a courier service based in Blandford, in an attempt to accelerate its drive for regional growth. This latest purchase from CitySprint, which is owned by DPD Group, is the second acquisition this year, following on the heels of its purchase of […]

ELB Partners Helps Batt Cables with Growth

ELB Partners Helps Batt Cables with Growth

ELB Partners, a one-stop logistics solution provider, has aided the growth of Kent-based Batt Cables with the help of its reliable logistics links. ELB MD Peter Eason, said it had supported Batt Cables for 18 years, adding: “We’ve been supporting Batt Cables with its short-haul requirements for 18 years and fully understand the time-critical nature […]

Whistl Boost Community with Apprenticeships

Whistl Boost Community with Apprenticeships

Whistl, the UK’s leading logistics specialists in e-fulfilment, mail and parcels, has announced its contribution to boost communities around the country where it has sites. In total, its Whistl Apprenticeship Fund has so far committed to fund 251 apprenticeships in 76 different organisations. “We are delighted with the response we have received to the launch of […]

Selazar Opens High-Tech Warehouse in Yorkshire

Selazar Opens High-Tech Warehouse in Yorkshire

Selazar, an e-commerce fulfilment provider, has announced the opening of a new, high-tech warehouse in Hellaby, Yorkshire, operated in partnership with business processing outsourcing experts Parseq. This expansion will see the UK-based rapidly growing fulfilment company increase its reach across the north of the UK. “Our new Hellaby warehouse will ensure that Selazar can provide […]

FIREM: Creating Industrial Zones Where Business Thrives

FIREM: Creating Industrial Zones Where Business Thrives

Developer and Asset Management company, FI Real Estate Management (FIREM), boasts a £2bn real estate portfolio totalling more than 1,000 properties and spanning more than 15m sq ft.   The company is now one of the UK’s most established names in commercial property, with extensive expertise in the provision of warehouse and logistics space.  Businesses both […]

Life-extending Services Prolongs Tyre Life and Saves Money

Life-extending Services Prolongs Tyre Life, Saves Money and Aids Compliance

We all have different things that keep us up at night – commercial vehicle tyres should never be one of them. They should just work, last a reasonable amount of time, and be available as and when they are needed at a fair price. But as tyres are such an everyday item, sometimes the risk that […]

New Brand to Decarbonise Road Freight

New Brand to Decarbonise Road Freight

Leading media information business serving the CV and road freight sector, Road Transport Media, has announced the launch of a new brand, dedicated to providing trusted, independent information about the race to zero emissions. Freight Carbon Zero will be serving the needs of the UK road freight sector. Consisting of a weekly newsletter, website, podcast […]

Moody Logistics Investing in Fleet Expansion

Moody Logistics Investing in Fleet Expansion

Moody Logistics & Storage, a family owned and operated transport and warehousing company, has announced its plans to invest £1 million to expand its fleet of trucks. To keep up with the growing demand for its services, the company has decided to boost its road freight and warehousing services at Bolam Business Park in Cramlington. […]

Trucksters First Operator with Fully Electric Long-Haul

Trucksters to Be First Operator with Fully Electric Long-Haul Route

Trucksters, a Madrid-based freight start up that focuses on offering long-haul transport services using an innovative system of relays, has announced its goal to become the first operator to meet the zero-emission target imposed by the industry. The company plans to electrify its long haul transport through the use of only electric vehicles by late 2023. […]