Sunday 22nd Jul 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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FORS celebrates 10th anniversary

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, launched by TfL, has reached its tenth year and milestone having started as a new scheme with a small group of member operators to a nationwide scheme that represents the full spectrum of the transport operating industry with 5,000 members.

Foulger joins Palletways

Freight forwarder Foulger Transport, part of Kinaxia Logistics, has joined Palletways and will handle single pallet loads to large scale consignments in Norfolk.

Cummins acquires electric drivetrain maker

Cummins is acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets, as part of its strategy to become a global electrified power leader.

FTA commits to carbon reduction with government  

The Freight Transport Association has agreed to support the government’s short-term target of reducing carbon emissions from HGVs by 15 per cent by 2025 against 2015 figures by adopting the target into its existing Logistics Emission Reduction Scheme and adding to its initial target of 7 per cent.

New contract for Suttons

Logistics provider Suttons Tankers has won a new contract with Norwegian fertiliser supplier Yara UK to transport liquid fertiliser and serve farmers across the country.

FTA against migrant smuggling

The Freight Transport Association has spoken out against UK-bound truck drivers participating in migrant smuggling across the Channel and accepting payment of £2000 for each migrant smuggled despite facing the same figure should they be caught.

Top priorities for hauliers post-Brexit

Brexit: “This is a worrying time,” says RHA

Road Haulage Association chief executive Richard Burnett has described the 194 working days left until the UK formally leaves the EU as a “worrying time,” arguing that for “the thousands of UK hauliers facing a nail-biting time, indecision and placatory words are not good enough.”

Rising toll charges baffle RHA

Birmingham M6 toll road operators Midlands Expressway are to increase road charges by 20p-50p per HGV dependent on the journey made and the Road Haulage association is baffled by this.

Salvatori invests £3 m in Sittingbourne

Palletways member and logistics provider The Salvatori Group has invested £3 million in new operations site at Sittingbourne, making it into a bespoke mini hub dedicated to its Palletways’ activities.