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With Traffic Commissioners (TCs) looking at the case for more stringent action against professional drivers caught using mobile phones, it’s important to examine the potential consequences.
The arrival of the first batch of its new Class 66 locomotives from the USA has been heralded by GB Railfreight. They represent the first batch of an order of 21 Class 66s from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) and are part of the company’s largest ever investment in new locomotives.
Containers and pallets used in delivery processes cost companies thousands of pounds monthly – yet many organisations are grinning and bearing the losses as these often ubiquitous transport assets are deserting the frontline rarely to be seen again. But why isn’t more attention paid to the demise of the container in an industry of ever tightening margins?
This year’s Tour de France gets underway in Leeds on Saturday (yes, Yorkshire beat off all challengers) before heading to Harrogate, York and Sheffield over the weekend – taking in well-known locations such as Harewood House, Haworth and Holmfirth along the way. Then on Monday the race starts again in Cambridge and finishes in central London.
The confirmation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to uphold its decision made last year to ban the MyFerryLink ferries, Berlioz and Rodin, from the port of Dover for ten years, has brought a strong reaction from Eurotunnel.