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Blazing a trail for engineering innovation

Blazing a trail for engineering innovation

As head of Cartwright’s engineering design team, Lionel Curtis has helped the Altrincham-based body and trailer manufacturer create a continuous flow of new products over the past three years.

Container shipping industry: Time for a different approach

Container shipping industry: Time for a different approach

It’s time for a different approach in the container shipping industry, one based on co-operation and collaboration, rather than confrontation, says Chris Welsh, Secretary-General of the Global Shippers’ Forum

Pallet weights: Legislation needed to prevent worker injuries

Pallet weights: Legislation needed to prevent worker injuries

Robust, accountable and industry-wide legislation on pallet weights is necessary to keep customers safe and standards high across the sector.

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says FTA

€9,000 for the first vehicle and €5,000 for each subsequent vehicle. For non-Eurozone member states, including the UK, the exchange rate is set on the first working day of October and applied for the following calendar year from January 1.  The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is set to announce the official rates for financial standing in 2018 in the coming weeks. A sharp rise in the strength of the pound in September has spared the freight and logistics industry a further hike...

Hauliers experiencing Brexit “squeeze”, says RHA

Hauliers experiencing Brexit “squeeze”, says RHA

Uncertainty around Brexit, compounded by fluctuating exchange rates, is forcing manufacturers and retailers to increase costs which is squeezing the margins of UK haulage operators, says the Road Haulage Association.