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Archive for November, 2013

Truck drivers banned for breaching hours

Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

27 November 2013 By Roger Brown Traffic commissioner (TC) for Scotland Joan Aitken has handed bans to drivers at a Glasgow-based waste disposal firm after Vosa officers discovered breaches of hours at the business. At a hearing in Edinburgh the TC was told that inspectors uncovered drivers’ hours offences at Dow Waste Management, including false Read more…

 

Haulier’s plan to downgrade O-licence is deemed ‘entirely inappropriate’

Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

27 November 2013 By Roger Brown North East traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has told a County Durham scrap metal firm that a plan to downgrade its O-licence to restricted, and therefore do away with the requirement to have a transport manager, was “entirely inappropriate”. At an October public inquiry in Leeds the TC was Read more…

 

Ecopack reflects green market

Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Ecopack, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 26 27 February 2014, is keenly anticipated as environmental concerns over packaging and food waste continue to grow. Ecopack is the only UK packaging show reflecting the global green market, showcasing the latest RD developments, eco-friendly innovations and up-to-the-minute industry insight. For instance, making its show Read more…

 

Changes to RIDDOR welcomed

Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

UK fork lift truck training provider, Mentor, has welcomed the latest changes to the RIDDOR rules for reporting workplace accidents – but advises that the industry could be in for a shock. A series of amendments to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations came into force on 1st October, relaxing the requirement Read more…

 

Laser scanners tell the true story

Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

A laser scanner is helping Hertfordshire Police collect essential data which can be used to calculate the speed of impact of vehicles involved in road traffic collisions. The RIEGL VZ-400, purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, is being used to build highly accurate virtual 3D models of vehicles after their involvement in a crash. These computer Read more…

 

It’s just the TIP of the iceberg

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

26 November 2013 By Kevin Swallow Tip Trailer Services has revealed its plan to replenish its rental fleet and quadruple its pan-European trailer servicing portfolio. As a result, Tip will buy 4,000 trailers – half its rental fleet – over the next five years to replenish its ageing rolling stock. The company’s new owner, Chinese Read more…

 

Norbert Dentressangle gets the young unemployed into logistics

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

26 November 2013 By Laura Hailstone Seven unemployed 18 to 23 year olds have completed a three-week work placement at Norbert Dentressangle’s (ND)Thorncliffe DC as part of The Prince’s Trust’s Get into Logistics scheme. This is the third year ND has participated in the scheme, which aims to give young people who are work-ready, but Read more…

 

Groupon opens first logistics centre

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Groupon, which made its name with its discount voucher operation, has opened is first logistics centre. The warehouse is the primary fulfilment centre for Groupon’s Goods business. This was launched in 2011 and now accounts for more than $1.7 billion in annualised billings. “With its thriving workforce and vibrant community, Northern Kentucky is an ideal Read more…

 

EU pushes ahead with alternative fuel scheme

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Plans to build a network alternative fuel stations across Europe have taken a step forward following a vote of support by the European Parliament. The European Commission believes the network is necessary to break the oil dependency of transport. Commission vice-president Siim Kallas, in charge of transport, said: “I am very pleased with the positive Read more…

 

Amazon moves to refute ‘Panorama’ claims

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Amazon has responded to allegations made in the BBC’s “Panorama” programme on 25th November with a strongly worded statement refuting the charge that  it exploits its employees in any way. “The safety of our associates is our number one priority, and we adhere to all regulations and employment law.” “We provide competitive wages and stock Read more…

 


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