Yet another warning about skills shortages in the industry as new research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) suggests that logistics firms risk being left behind unless they take urgent action.
Featuring a diesel-electric drivetrain that offers fuel savings and correspondingly lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, possibly Britain’s most environmentally-friendly refrigerated truck has been brought into service by a Surrey dairy.
In 2006, European Standard EN 12642 XL was adopted to determine (under test conditions) the load bearing capacity of certain goods-carrying vehicles. It covers the load-bearing capacity of both box vans and curtainsided bodywork.
Increased visibility for truck drivers is high on the agenda at the moment for organisations ranging from the European Commission to UK cycling clubs so Volvo's announcement of a vehicle offering a 360 degree scan is timely.
When satnavs were still a novelty, there seemed to be regular stories of lorry drivers following the instructions into dead-ends and ponds but these seem largely to have died out with drivers now rarely sent on the road to nowhere.
Lord Justice Jackson’s key task in his report on litigation funding in England and Wales was to address disproportionate costs in civil litigation, with the intention of making it cheaper and more efficient.
If a Traffic Commissioner (TC) tells you to smarten up your act then it would be wise to pay attention because they do not give second chances, or so the directors of Fio's Cash and Carry Ltd have discovered.