Tuesday 13th Nov 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Cargo thefts rise to £14m in second quarter

Companies lost an estimated £14 million as a result of cargo theft on UK roads between April and June – up by £1m from the previous quarter despite a fall in the overall number of incidents from 454 in Q1 to 386.

New legal challenge to CV manufacturers

Law firm Edwin Coe LLP has filed a group action seeking damages from a group of commercial vehicle manufacturers on behalf of direct and indirect truck buyers who were victims of a price fixing cartel.

30 reefers for Reed Boardall

Reed Boardall Group has ordered 23 single deck refrigerated semi-trailers plus seven double deck trailers for its 300-strong trailer fleet.

Boost for van market

The van market picked up in October driven by strong demand for panel vans over 2.5 tonnes, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

85 Volvos for British Gypsum

British Gypsum and CEVA Logistics have introduced a fleet of 85 Volvo tractor units, which transport British Gypsum’s interior lining systems from five specialist manufacturing sites to more than 3,500 stockists throughout the UK.

Volvo calls for debate on urban artics

Volvo is trialling a Krone City Liner trailer in urban areas, including inner London, to re-open the debate regarding the use of articulated vehicles. Currently the London Lorry Control Scheme restricts the movement of HGVs over 18 tonnes but does not apply to ‘rigid’ or 8-wheel vehicles.

First automated low-entry truck for Brakes

Brakes, the supplier of food to the catering industry, is making deliveries in London with its first fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz Econic to feature the manufacturer’s own automated manual transmission.