When visiting Solihull-based AYS Logistics, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne discovered how falling oil prices have enabled the company to cut its costs and lower the fuel surcharge it applies in its delivery charges to customers, who are predominantly SMEs.
Operators are now able to track the fuel savings that the latest Euro 6 compliant DAF range of vehicles is delivering with the DAF Telematics system.
Following the announcement of the proposed closure of UK Pallets, Pall-Ex is offering assistance to the 73 hauliers as well as customers that will be affected.
The Port of Dover is celebrating after recording its busiest ever year for freight – 2.42 million freight vehicles were handled in 2014. That is a phenomenal growth story of 9.7% compared with the previous year and is 2.5% higher than the previous record of 2.36 million set in 2007.
Following on from the news that Roger Williams, the longstanding CEO of United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), is to hand over his current role in mid- January, the Association has named Peter Ward as his successor.