Friday 18th Oct 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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According to figures compiled by Skills for Logistics there are currently 310,000 holders of Large Goods Vehicle Licences (LGV) in the UK which leaves transport companies requiring 4% more drivers just to keep their businesses running at the same pace.

Increased payload offers cost saving

Refrigerated body manufacturer Reep has delivered two new refrigerated vehicles to Parripak Foods, one of the UK's fastest growing vegetable and garlic processors. The vehicles are a 28ft, 26-tonne Volvo FM9 6x2 day chassis cab fitted with a Thermo King T

Florist identifies delivery inefficiencies

Interflora British Unit has undertaken a major analysis exercise to gain a clearer picture of the resources that are involved within the organisation's delivery network.

Latest DC doubles pick site

Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration, the joint venture vehicle of St Modwen Properties PLC and Stoke City Council, has made two significant planning applications for buildings on its 400-acre Trentham Lakes development. Talks are well advanced with a manufacturer

Gateway to the North

Middlesbrough is the home of PD Teesport (PDT), a northern port and formerly known as the Tees & Hartlepool Port Authority located in the Tees Valley 4km from the North Sea. The port is a deep-water, lock-free tidal facility which allows access for intern

Uk distributor for spanish reefers

GRP Westbury has set up a new company - Westbury Truck & Trailer - which has been appointed exclusive distributor in the UK for Spanish trailer manufacturer Mirofret.

True visibility across the supply chain

BT Group subsidiary Transcomm UK has launched TrakIT, a portfolio of managed product and service options designed to provide fleet operators of all sizes with historical and real-time location data.

Midlands RDC snapped up

PTS Plumbing Trade Supplies, a leading distributor in the heating and plumbing market, has invested £1.4M in a new 9,300sq m distribution centre in the heart of the West Midlands and the UK's transport network. The development supports PTS' growing networ

Half size pallet cuts costs

Allibert Helix has launched a new half size version of its popular Retenpack sump pallet. The 800mm x 600mm size Retenpack is designed to prevent costly spills and leaks of potentially dangerous liquids from storage containers.

In-cab technology enhances efficiency

Palletways, which specialises in the overnight distribution of small consignments of palletised freight, is implementing next generation in-cab technology across its European vehicle fleet following successful trials. The GPRS-driven in-cab solution is be