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Archive for June, 2012

UPS buys plastic-bodied trucks

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

UPS has purchased 150 CV-23 plastic-bodied delivery trucks which are 40 per cent more fuel efficient than the traditional UPS P70 diesel vehicles. The composite cars weigh some 400kg less than the previous P70 trucks, and will be deployed in the fourth quarter of 2012. The CV-23 has150-horsepower, an Isuzu four-cylinder diesel engine and a Read more…

 

Five year cable contract for K+N

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Corning Cable Systems Australia, a supplier of fibre optic and copper products, has signed a five year contract with Kuehne + Nagle to manage its 200,000 sq ft site in Melbourne. Kuehne + Nagel will manage inbound receipt, quality inspection, storage, deliveries to manufacturing plants, inventory management, consolidations, distribution, transport management and reverse logistics as Read more…

 

New name and Storey for Spatial

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

UK freight forwarded Spatial Group has changed its name to Spatial Global, and appointed David A Storey as senior business development manager. Storey joins from DHL Global Mail UK, where he has worked for the past 11 years. He has also worked for Deutsche Post Global Mail, ANC, Securicor Omega International, Danzas and the Royal Read more…

 

Volvo unveils auto-pilot for trucks

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Volvo has developed a system that acts like an auto-pilot for commercial vehicles, taking over gearchanging and uses gradients to give a fuel saving of some five per cent. The I-See system can harness the truck’s kinetic energy to “push” the vehicle up hills. On downhill gradients the same energy is used for acceleration. Hayder Read more…

 

Direct sales to drive growth

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Wholesale distribution companies are expected to increase revenues from direct sales by £16bn this year, according to research from Vanson Bourne.  The research, based on economic models provided by the Centre for Economics and Business research  and sponsored by ERP provider NetSuite,  predicts a rise from £93bn in 2011 to £109bn in 2012. “Wholesale businesses Read more…

 

Swissport strike suspended

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Trade union Unite has suspending its planned strikes by cargo workers at Swissport Cargo Services at Heathrow airport. The company has agreed to negotiate a pay claim for 2010/11. Unite represents cargo administrators, warehouse operatives and supervisors. Article source: http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=18705

 

Bathroom giant renews TNT Express deal

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Bristan, the supplier of bathroom taps, showers and accessories, has renewed its delivery contract with TNT Express UK. Bristan was initially seeking to streamline its distribution operation by sourcing a single partner that could manage a high volume of shipments every month through consolidated, next-day delivery before noon. The key objective was to improve efficiency Read more…

 

Shop Direct renews with Damco

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Shop Direct Group has renewed its contract with Damco and additionally has agreed to be a pilot customer for the operator’s new Dynamic Flow Control system. The online and home shopping retailer has used Damco since 2005. Paul Miller, director of inbound logistics, said: “Having worked with Damco for a number of years, we have Read more…

 

Charity raises concerns over driver arrests

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

27 June 2012 By Chris Tindall A truckers charity has raised concerns that drivers are being automatically arrested following road accidents and before evidence is gathered. The Professional Drivers Foundation (PDF) says HGV drivers would be willing to assist in enquiries, but that immediately arresting them is often unnecessary and sends out the wrong message. Read more…

 

Northern Irish driver fined £1,415 for tacho offences

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

27 June 2012 By Roger Brown A truck driver from Northern Ireland, who failed to follow instructions from Vosa officers to pull over safely, and eventually stopped in a busy road at traffic lights on green, has been fined a total of £1,415 for tachograph offences. Carlisle Magistrates Court was told (on 25 June) how Read more…

 


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