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Time to mitigate the risk of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?

Time to mitigate the risk of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?

‘no deal’ will result in turmoil at our ports, with long queues of lorries parked-up at Dover and Calais, creating days of delays for freight in transit and causing shortages in the supply of vital goods and components to just-in-time manufacturing lines, retail stores, engineering works, hospitals and pharmacies. To give some scale to the issue: according to figures released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), 48.8 per cent of the goods exported by the UK in 2017 went to the...

The next wave of telematics value

The next wave of telematics value

Telematics has come a long way since the first rudimentary systems became prevalent on our highways just less than two decades ago.

Why fleet managers should still have faith in diesel

Why fleet managers should still have faith in diesel

While many motorists are reconsidering their diesel vehicle purchases, they can still hold a lot of merit for fleet managers.

Automation and robotics on the rise

Automation and robotics on the rise

Increasingly, the logistics challenges facing 3PLs require an automated response, says Peter Ward, CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association

Can training reverse a backwards attitude to the vehicle banksman?

Can training reverse a backwards attitude to the vehicle banksman?

The correct vehicle banksman or yardshunter training is lacking in too many transport businesses