Saturday 16th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Autonomous trucks – a people issue

The UK’s first HGV platooning trials are due to start in the next few months – the first step in a process that could result in autonomous trucks on our roads.

Man versus machine

Employers are likely to come under increasing pressure to increase wages as strong labour demand continues to fuel recruitment and retention pressures for more employers, the latest quarterly survey by the CIPD in partnership with Adecco, has revealed.

Tonight’s the night

Tonight is the culmination of months of hard work by some of the most talented supply chain professionals around the world – the winners of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards will be revealed.

The Budget: will it be good for you?

Normally in the run-up to the Budget the transport organisations are clamouring to get the government to cut fuel duty – or at the very least not to increase it. But this year, prime minister Theresa May short-circuited the process by telling the Tory Party conference on 3rd October that fuel duty would be frozen.

Green GB Week: pressure is mounting on supply chains

The excruciating negotiations over a Brexit deal seem to have eclipsed the fact that this is “Green GB Week” – a government led celebration of clean growth (according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy).

It’s time to take up the robotics challenge

The news that XPO Logistics plans to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its distribution centres in Europe and the US highlights the speed with which the technology is moving into the mainstream.

Gig economy: the future for deliveries?

The gig economy is continuing to grow rapidly, according to research in the US by the JP Morgan Chase Institute. And the sector growing fastest is transport.

The dangers of demonising diesel

Back in the 1980s every other truck on the road seemed to have a Cummins-Eaton-Rockwell power train. And the beating heart of the truck was the Cummins diesel engine. Even today, Cummins can claim to be the world’s largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines.