GXO expands partnership with Abercrombie & Fitch to UK

GXO has expanded its partnership with Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F Co), managing the fashion retailer’s UK e-commerce fulfillment and returns from its dedicated, newly refurbished 170,000-square-foot facility near London. The expansion follows the success of GXO’s partnership with A&F Co in the United States, where the company operates a high-tech distribution centre featuring advanced automation […]

Vertellus to showcase solutions at Road Transport Expo

Vertellus, the innovative commercial vehicle contract hire company, is exhibiting at this year’s Road Transport Expo, the free-to-attend one-stop industry tradeshow taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh from 28th – 30th June. Visitors to stand G54 will be able to explore two of Vertellus’ fleet of 30 Renault Trucks E-Tech vehicles, which are available with box, curtainsider and fridge […]

UK battery service set for major European launch

A pioneering mobile electric vehicle (EV) battery service facility that is fully-equipped to test and remanufacture up to 2,000 battery packs per year will make its European debut at the REMATEC automotive remanufacturing exhibition in Amsterdam between June 27-29. UK-based Autocraft EV Solutions, part of Autocraft Solutions Group, will launch its unique REVIVE™ MOBILE Repair […]

Webfleet launches trailer management solution

Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, has launched Webfleet Trailer, a dedicated high-end trailer management solution designed to support transport and logistics companies with trailer fleets operating long haul. Webfleet Trailer is a proactive monitoring and reporting tool fully integrated into the Webfleet telematics platform, giving fleet operators a one-platform-solution for both their fleet vehicles and trailers. It connects to all leading Electronic […]

Mercedes-Benz to launch its electric tractor

Mercedes-Benz will launch its eActros 600 long-distance electric truck on October 10. The battery-powered zero-tailpipe-emission truck, which was first unveiled as a concept prototype at last year’s IAA Transportation Show, was initially known as the eActros LongHaul. Its new name is derived from the battery capacity in kWh, just like its eActros 300/400 distribution trucks. […]

Renault to participate in Webfleet programme

Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, has announced that Renault Group vehicles will participate in Webfleet’s OEM.connect programme. Through OEM.connect, Renault Group passenger and light commercial vehicles with line-fitted connectivity will be ready to connect with Webfleet’s service platform without the need for aftermarket hardware installation. This will make it easier, faster and cheaper […]

Pallet-Track celebrates 30 million milestone

Pallet-Track has moved 30 million consignments, without losing a single pallet in the hub, the pallet network announced the milestone this week. The milestone consignment, which was handled at the network’s central hub in Wolverhampton on Millfields Road, was sent to Hull-based plumbers’ merchants James Hargreaves and contained bathroom supplies. It was collected by Action […]

Yusen Logistics and Howdens joinery get makeover

Yusen Logistics has changed the vinyl wrapping on 58 of its truck cabs to a striking black livery to reflect its distribution contract with Howdens Joinery Group. Hexagon Leasing, which supplied the Renault D Range 18-tonners and T480 6×2 tractor units, worked with graphics specialist RGVA to complete the project and wrap most of the […]

Electra wins funding for long-haul electric HGV

Electra Commercial Vehicles has secured funding from the European Horizon 2022 framework to build a long-haul 40-tonne HGV, with a range of 800 km, as part of the Escalate Project. Escalate is a pan-European 37-member consortium from 13 countries. The project aims to advance the development of heavy vehicles of 40 tonnes and above with […]

CW Russell adds Mercedes-Benz Arocs to fleet

Construction and muckaway haulier CW Russell said Mercedes-Benz now accounts for the lion’s share of its HGV fleet after taking delivery of another three Arocs 8×4 tippers. The latest 3240K models have ClassicSpace L sleeper cabs and have 170mm engine tunnels to allow space for the under-bunk fridge drawers it specified. The new tippers will […]

Webfleet Cold Chain solution helps refrigerated fleets

Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, has launched Webfleet Cold Chain. With real-time monitoring power, the single-platform solution helps temperature-controlled fleets maintain cargo quality and safety, which is key to avoiding extra costs from damaged goods or compliance issues. Refrigerated cargo must be transported within a specific temperature range. Inconsistent temperatures can damage goods, […]

Birmingham haulier takes green ambitions up a gear

Multi award-winning transport and logistics operator Mobile People Powered Logistics has announced that it has been certified as a Carbon Neutral Business under the UN’s internationally recognised calculation ISO 14064. This makes it, the directors believe, the only independent operator in the UK currently, and the first independent haulier and palletised delivery business in England […]

Cost efficiency boost for Southern Cranes

Southern Cranes and Access is targeting ‘major fleet efficiency and productivity improvements’ following the introduction of a new integrated camera telematics solution. The Sussex-based crane hire and powered access specialist has rolled out Webfleet, together with MANTIS Live cameras, across its 91-strong mixed fleet of vans, cranes and heavy haulage transport. Southern Cranes worked closely with AES Fleet, an official […]

Workers agree that AI is the future of logistics

TalkTalk Business’s transport and logistics research reveals ITDMs and frontline workers agree that the next two decades will see AIs, robots and driverless vehicles come to dominate the industry. Businesses are set to continue taking advantage of AI’s benefits and applications, such as reducing operational costs by automating inventory and service-level management. TalkTalk Business, proudly […]

O’Gara welcome four new Volvo FMX tippers

Manchester-based O’Gara has added four new Volvo FMX 420 8×4 rigid tippers to its fleet. The business – which specialises in demolition, muckaway and the supply of aggregates and soils – opted for the Swedish manufacturer due to the FMX’s proven reliability, comfort and driving performance. Supplied by Paul McNicholas, Customer Solutions Manager at Thomas […]

Ashcourt Group takes delivery of fully electric skip loaders

To help reduce the environmental impact of its waste management operations in the Hull area, the Ashcourt Group UK has taken delivery of its first two fully electric 18 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide skip loaders. The two new E-tech D Wides, with Harsh HS14T 4×2 skip loader equipment, will be working in Ashcourt […]

Campeys of Selby signs deal with BEWI

Family transport firm Campeys of Selby has won its biggest contract to date thanks to its focus on pioneering sustainable distribution initiatives and robust roadmap to carbon neutrality. Headquartered in Selby, North Yorkshire, Campeys has signed a three-year deal with BEWI, a manufacturer of insulation and construction products, to become the exclusive logistics provider at […]

North-West logistics company upskills its workforce

3PL, a Wigan-based fulfilment and logistics company, has enrolled up to 40% of its employees, helping them develop new skills as the company looks to prepare for its usual busy season later this year. The skills drive is being fronted by Rosie Currie, Human Resources Manager, who explained the motive behind the development initiative. “We […]

Webfleet and RIO provide telematics solutions for MAN

Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone, has announced a partnership with RIO, a digital service provider, part of TRATON SE and sister to the commercial vehicle brands MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Truck & Bus. As part of the agreement, Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, will enable the integration of its telematics […]

Europa Road takes delivery of first electric vehicle

Europa Road has taken delivery of its first electric truck from innovative commercial vehicle contract hire business, Vertellus. Under Vertellus’ 3-month EV Discovery Programme, Europa Road will test the Renault Trucks E-Tech 18-tonne vehicle at its state-of-the-art groupage 1hub in Dartford. During the trial, Europa Road will use the electric truck to travel between its […]

FDC Holdings acquires 330,000 sq ft HQ

FDC Holdings, a logistics specialist based in Preston, has purchased its HQ building from Harworth, its former landlord. The 330,000 sq ft unit, situated on Four Oaks Road in Walton Summit, includes 20,000 sq ft of office space. The company has said it plans to invest £2m on a range of building improvements and capital […]

Multimodal 2023 launched for unique opportunities

Multimodal is gearing up for its 16th year as the must-attend event for shippers, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, and exporters wanting to meet up with leading companies offering the latest logistics and supply chain solutions. Hosting every logistics sector, the three-day show between 13th and 15th June 2023 at the Birmingham NEC will offer a unique opportunity […]

Aztek Logistics celebrates 20 years on the road

Aztek Logistics, a Hertfordshire logistics specialist, is commending the hard work of its employees and loyalty of its customers for supporting it over two decades of trading.  Letchworth Garden City-based Aztek Logistics was founded in 2003 following a long-awaited dream for managing director, Stuart Charter, who was working as a white goods and TV installer […]

Hexagon appoints new used vehicle sales manager

Hexagon Leasing has hired Richard McCarthy as its Used Vehicle Sales Manager to help build the company’s share of the used commercial vehicle market. Richard has almost two decades of industry experience and most recently worked in Used Commercial Vehicle Sales at Ryder Ltd. He starts his new role at Hexagon this week. Alan Ellison, […]

Snap Parking boosts number of lorry movements at PML Kent

PML, the leading supplier of world-class logistics and supply chain solutions is celebrating the success of its SNAP Parking facility at the company’s transport and logistics hub in Lympne, Kent. Since the company joined the scheme at the end of March 2022, there has been a steady increase in the number of lorries booking in […]

Decentralised Electrolyser Technology the answer to green HGV infrastructure concerns

Decentralised polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyser technology could address the lack of hydrogen refilling stations across Europe ahead of the deadline to end fossil fuel truck sales by 2040.  The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has urged the UK Government to set out plans for HGV hydrogen refilling stations, as the logistics and […]

Generation Logistics targets university students

A major campaign is targeting cities with high student populations to raise awareness of the wide range of career opportunities the logistics sector has to offer. Generation Logistics, which is the brainchild of Logistics UK and CILT and sponsored by businesses from across the logistics sector, is launching a major advertising campaign using posters in […]

DHL launches Sustainable Logistics Global Summit

DHL is hosting a newly launched global summit this week which aims to bring together logistics and sustainability experts to collaborate on developing greener, cleaner logistics. The Era of Sustainable Logistics Global Summit 2023 runs from 25 April-27 April in Valencia – Europe’s Green Capital for 2024. The summit gives more than 1,000 decision makers, […]

Inert Recycling chooses Renault Trucks

Inert Recycling (UK) has selected Renault Trucks for its latest fleet additions. Supplied by Sparks Commercial Services, the eight 13 litre C440 8x4s with Boweld steel tipping bodies are joining the company’s 32-strong mixed fleet on muckaway jobs. The new additions to the fleet will work along the M27 corridor as well as Inert Recycling’s […]

Webfleet helps Wren Kitchens boost fleet mpg

Wren Kitchens has improved its mpg efficiency by nearly eight per cent since installing a fleet management solution combining Webfleet, Bridgestone’s trusted fleet management solution, with Paragon routing and scheduling software. The Lincolnshire-based retailer now runs Webfleet in 154 trucks delivering kitchen units to customers across the UK, and a further 98 vans servicing the […]

Davies Turner receives RoSPA Gold Award

Davies Turner Group has achieved a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for the third year running. The freight forwarding and logistics group has received the award in recognition of the high standards of its health and safety performance during 2022. This latest RoSPA Gold Award adds to Davies Turner’s ISO14001:2015 […]

Sainsbury’s launches consolidation of logistics contracts

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has launched a major restructuring and consolidation of its logistics operations which will affect around 7,000 staff, the retailer announced today (12 April). The strategy will see 3,000 staff, who currently work for Sainsbury’s, transfer to one of Sainbury’s three logistics partners – DHL, Wincanton and GXO Logistics. Another 4,000 staff, who […]

DB Schenker to buy 100 eActros LongHaul

DB Schenker plans to acquire 100 battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul for its long-haul operations in Europe. The two companies have now signed a letter of intent. It is unclear from the Daimler Truck announcement when and under what conditions the letter of intent will become a binding order. The manufacturer only reaffirms that the vehicle […]

Samsara and Motormax partner to deliver fleet vehicle safety system

Samsara Inc., the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, has announced a new partnership with UK-based fleet safety solutions provider, Motormax to provide new levels of fleet vehicle safety. The partnership will help UK fleet operators roll out an integrated, single platform cloud-connected vehicle safety system to assist fleet operators in complying with Direct Vision […]

Webfleet collaborates with Ford

Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, is happy to announce that Ford has joined its OEM.connect partner programme. Ford passenger cars and vans with line fitted connectivity are ready to connect with the Webfleet service platform, eliminating the need for after-market hardware installations. This integrated solution makes it faster, easier and cheaper for fleet […]

Moody Logistics chairman honoured with lifetime achievement award

Alan Moody, the chairman of Moody Logistics and Storage, has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Pall-Ex Group in recognition of his contribution to the freight industry. The 77-year-old was the second generation of the Moody family to run the business, now overseen by his daughter Caroline Moody, son Richard Moody, and […]