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The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Beverley Bell, is to take up the one-year presidency of CILT UK from Jim Spittle when he passes on the honour at an inauguration lunch to be held in London on 8th May.
According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer, almost a quarter (24%) of small and medium sized businesses in the UK transport sector say they believe the high-speed rail project, HS2, will have a positive effect on their business.
Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified a 4.5% growth in air cargo demand during 2014, measured by freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), when compared to the previous year. The level of increase significantly accelerated from the 1.4% recorded in 2013 over 2012.
In response to customer requirements, Premier Logistics is extending its fleet with ten new SDC trailers. The curtainsider trailers will be put to nationwide use from the company’s head office in Bardon.
Following extensive lobbying on behalf of its members, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed an invitation from the Treasury to attend a meeting early next month to discuss the issue of funding for employers to train UK residents to drive in the haulage industry.