Browsing: Policy and legislation

DfT commitment to rail freight is good news

A strategy document from the Department for Transport has given long-term support to continued growth of rail freight. Derrick Potter, board member of the Rail Freight Group and executive director of The Potter Group, welcomes it.

Greening the supply chain

Building a greener supply chain is not easy with conflicting views on carbon offsetting, food miles and biofuels. Technology can help – but so can a radical review of accepted practices.

Green legislation is confusing

Legislation on how to implement green measures, is not clear enough and the result is confusion and misunderstanding, according to a sustainability survey by office and refurbishment fit out specialists Overbury.

FTA launches green website

The FTA has launched a web site to promote its efforts towards environmental issues including carbon footprint and sustainability.

7,500 Drivers in DfT study

More than 7,500 distribution vehicles from 130 operators took part in a survey into the transport of food and drink last month.

Upwardly mobile

Lorry and van drivers are using mobile devices more and more to help them do their jobs better, however recent changes in the law are affecting the way they can legally be used. James Falkner reports on the pitfalls.

Peripheral Vision

Despite its position on the periphery of Europe the UK is one of the largest logistics markets in Europe with some 150 million sq m of warehouse stock. Thanks to confidence by developers in the speculative building market, coupled with an appetite by reta

DfT in environmental test

More than 7,500 distribution vehicles are taking part in an environmental survey into the transport of food and drink which began at midnight on Wednesday 7 March.

HSE withdraws advice on transporting paper

The Health and Safety Executive has withdrawn its advice booklet on the transport of paper, because it conflicts with the Departtment for Transport’s Code of Practice.

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