Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017 - Logistics Manager

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HGVs not to blame for pot-holes, says RHA

The RHA has rejected Local Government Association (LGA) claims that pot-hole levels are “likely to surge” due to an increase in the number of HGVs. The LGA said that the “heavier the vehicle, the more pressure is likely to be exerted on road surfaces, causing them to crumble quicker and form potholes”.

Transport prices fall

Transport prices have dropped by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the third, the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting has found.

IRF takes over Thetford freight forwarder

Dutch group IRF has bought Thetford-based operator UFS from owner Ray Ludlum who is retiring. UFS operates services to Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. IRF. has been a well established transport partner of UFS for 20 years. In a statement IRF said the acquisition was a logical step in the expansion of both IRF […]

FTA praises Manchester transport plan

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed Greater Manchester’s transport plan saying it’s focused on improving road connectivity and keeping traffic moving.

Panel van market continues to grow

Registrations of panel vans (between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes) rose 5.6 per cent to 12, 617 units in January, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

New director for BIFA

Rachel Morley has joined the board of the British International Freight Association replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the board since 2009.

BIFA calls for support on apprenticeship initiative

The British International Freight Association is calling on the industry to support a proposal for a freight forwarding apprenticeship standard. This comes after an expression of interest was made by an employer group behind an apprenticeship standard.

UPS to trial powered bike trailers in London

UPS is to start trials of electric powered bike and walker trailers in London’s Mayfair area later this year, as part of a multi-million low impact logistics project funded by Innovate UK.