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Archive for March, 2013

£53 billion cost of failed deliveries

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Failed home deliveries and appointments are costing businesses £53 billion a year, according to Esendex, the web SMS company. Customers not being at home, had most impact on retailers, utilities, telecoms and postal service companies, with an estimated £238 per failed delivery or service attempt. The survey of logistics, transport and customer service decision makers Read more…


Whitbread speeds supply chain expansion

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Whitbread has accelerated plans to increase capacity in its supply chain network to support the growth of its brands, particularly Premier Inn and Costa Coffee. It has extended its  relationship with Kuehne + Nagel for a further five years, increasing supply chain capacity with new operations at a distribution centre at Trafford Park some two Read more…


UKWA targets youths with awards

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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Extra buys nine Welcome Break motorway service areas

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

26 March 2013 By Chris Druce Extra, the motorways service group, has purchased nine Welcome Break sites in a deal that takes its portfolio of service areas to 18. Extra, which opened Cobham services on the M25 last year, has purchased nine freeholds including M40 Oxford, M3 Fleet, M42 Hopwood and M62 Hartshead Moor. A Read more…


£40,000 fine for haulier after driver killed

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

26 March 2013 By Roger Brown Berkshire haulier John Mould has been fined £40,000 by magistrates after a long-serving driver was knocked over and killed by a tipper truck at his yard. In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Reading Magistrates Court was told how Brian Gutteridge, 64, from Caversham, was Read more…


Robinson Contract Services adds four new Renault Landers to fleet

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

26 March 2013 By Chris Druce East Yorkshire-based Robinson Contract Services has added to its fleet with four new Renault Premium Lander 8-wheelers. The 430hp Renault’s are all fitted with Weightlifter 32m3 plank-side bodies, and join the operator’s other Renault’s, including Premium artics, and its two Volvo FM 8x4s. The four new rigids are equipped Read more…


Toyota and the RTITB stronger together for operator safety

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Toyota Material Handling UK shall once again be sponsoring this year’s RTITB Operator of the Year Competition to show their continued commitment to safety in the workplace; as well as supporting the skills and dedication of forklift truck operators. The RTITB Operator of the Year competition was established in 2008 with the aim to recognise Read more…


London haulier in council wrangle

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

26 March 2013 By Chris Tindall London haulage company EMT Logistics said it has lost £100,000-worth of business after being involved in a dispute with Newham Council over parking fines. EMT Logistics, based in Beckton, said it had spent the past two years arguing with the council over its ticketing policy on the London industrial Read more…


TC slams ‘absent’ transport manager

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

26 March 2013 By Roger Brown Richard McFarlane, deputy traffic commissioner (TC) for Scotland, has handed a nine-month disqualification to the transport manager at Donald MacDiarmid Haulage, who held the role “in name only”. McFarlane’s decision, given in writing, followed a January public inquiry in Inverness, where he heard that CPC holder Catherine MacSween had Read more…


Firm fined £8,000 after worker hit by bus

Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

26 March 2013 By Roger Brown Abba Scrap Metals has been fined £8,000 after an employee was badly injured when a bus swung into him while it was being lifted onto a truck in Merthyr Tydfil. In a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution, Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court was told that workers at the company Read more…