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The transport management revolution

Advances in technology have brought the logistics and transport industry many advantages, enabling us to do things faster, cheaper and more efficiently. However, these advances have also changed the way that transport is managed, placing increased emphasis on the importance of instant access to information.

The positives and pitfalls of doing business in Poland

If you are transporting goods to Poland via land, sea or air, it is important that you understand the market you are trading in.

Calls of ‘ultra-low emissions zone’ fuelling the problem

On paper, the proposed ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in Leicester sounds like a positive, green idea. The first scheme of its kind outside of London, it is designed to reduce pollution and improve air quality by banning certain kinds of vehicles in a pre-defined area.

Delivering an end to end customer experience

Customer expectation has changed radically over the past decade – and it is the quality of customer experience as much as the products, services and delivery options offered that increasingly influences online buying behaviour. Retailers are caught in a catch 22: how to provide choices that are convenient for the consumer with guaranteed, timed delivery slots and added value services such as installation or customisation without incurring unacceptable additional costs that make the new premium...

Preparing for the skills gap

It’s no secret that Britain is facing a serious logistics skills gap. With an estimated 60,000 new HGV drivers needed by 2020, this is not only an issue that affects logistics firms, or companies with logistics arms, but could impact the entire British economy. Left unchecked, we’re talking empty shelves in supermarkets, shrinking profits for businesses and an overall slowing of economic growth.