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.

Report highlights modern slavery risks in supply chain

Modern slavery risks will increase if states don’t prepare supply chain workers to adapt to competition from robot manufacturing, according to Verisk Maplecroft, the global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company.

Ocado orders 29 gas-powered tractor units

Ocado is to take 29 Iveco Stralis NP tractor units, which the manufacturer reckons is the largest UK order for single-fuel gas-powered trucks of any manufacturer to-date.

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.

IVECO’s Daily Natural Power fuels green-thinking

International logistics company Arcese has introduced a 6.5-tonne IVECO Daily Natural Power chassis cab light commercial vehicle powered by compressed natural gas into its UK fleet, enabling it to make unrestricted deliveries in central London and reduce its environmental impact.

FedEx transports bear cubs

FedEx has transported two grizzly and two brown cubs from Anchorage, Alaska to their new home in Oakland, California as part of its FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” effort which supports the movement of rescued and endangered animals.

More retailers join green supply chain initiative

Retailers Tesco, Target and CVS Health have joined Walmart in collecting data from suppliers to reduce environmental risk and cut carbon emissions in the supply chain, according to latest figures from CDP, the climate research group.

Clipper signs contract with John Lewis

John Lewis pilots ‘buyback’ service

John Lewis is piloting a service that collects any unwanted clothing bought from its 50 shops and web site from its customers’ homes and, regardless its condition, pay the customer.

FTA warns that more clean air zones threaten SMEs

Plans for clean air zones in Leeds and Birmingham demonstrate steps being taken to manage the impacts on business in the cities, but schemes will still produce substantial costs for small businesses, says the FTA.