Eddie Stobart cements partnership with Tarmac

Transport and logistics firm Eddie Stobart has been awarded a five-year contract by building materials company Tarmac. 
 
The new contract, which began at the beginning of December, will enable Tarmac to restructure its Cement and Lime business from a national to a regional transport setup for cement hauliers.
 
Tony Leighton, Sector Director at Eddie Stobart said: “We’re delighted to support Tarmac in its efforts to restructure its distribution and supply chain model to offer a flexible service for customers.

Liebherr opens £26 million R&D centre

Material handling equipment manufacturer Liebherr has opened a new £26 million R&D centre in Germany.

The centre, at the company’s Kirchdorf factory in Germany, will be used to develop and test new construction and material handling machines, including those destined for the UK market. 

The 12.7 hectares site comprises a testing hall, demonstration area and 1.2km test track where operational environments can be simulated.

Europa forges partnership with German logistics firm

Europa Worldwide Group has strengthened its German operations after the freight forwarder announced a new partnership with Nuremburg-based transport and logistics firm Amm Spedition,
 
The partnership between Amm Spedition and Europa’s dedicated road division, Europa Road, brings Europa’s total number of daily routes between the UK and Germany to nine, along with existing routes to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne, Rothlein, Hannover and Hamburg, plus a daily connection to the central CargoLine hub.
 
The service connects Europa’s

CML hosts Brexit forum for its customers

Lutterworth-based warehouse and logistics company Core Management Logistics (CML) recently hosted its own Brexit forum to educate and inform its customers of the potential impact that Brexit may have on logistics operations.

Those in attendance included a panel of 17 industry experts, seven representatives from CML, and over 20 delegates, all customers of CML. With a wide customer base, attendees ranged from its freight and contract logistics business sectors and included fashion brands, catering equipment and automotive companies.

DKV Euro Service expands supply network in Austria

DKV Euro Service expanded its supply network in Austria, allowing DKV customers to now also use their DKV CARD to settle fuels and (car) vehicle washes at 77 A1 brand stations in Austria. Through this expansion the DKV supply network in Austria has grown to 1,411 stations.

British Gypsum unveils 85-strong new Volvo fleet

British Gypsum has introduced a new fleet of 85 high-tech Volvo vehicles to its logistics portfolio. 
 
The new fleet, which will be operated by its logistics provider CEVA Logistics, will be used to transport British Gypsum’s interior lining systems to more than 3,500 stockists throughout the UK. 
 
The new vehicles include enhanced safety features. A lower vehicle ride height for reducing blind spots for example, increases a driver’s direct vision to reduce risks to vulnerable road users and other motorists.

Eddie Stobart's custom-coated truck commemorates Armistice centenary

Eddie Stobart unveiled a custom-coated truck to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice at the weekend. The vehicle, bearing the words “Lest we forget” and decorated with imagery of a lone solider amongst poppies in Flanders Fields, was revealed at the London Lord Mayor’s show on 10 November. 
 
The truck and float featured staff serving as Army reservists with representatives from its base in Warrington.

Descartes launches mobile driver vehicle safety checks

Software-as-a-Service solutions provider Descartes Systems Group has announced that from October 2018 Descartes mobile driver vehicle safety checks will be available as part of its SmartCompliance suite. 
 
Transport operators of all sizes will be able to access the Smartcheck Mobile Driver Vehicle Safety Check (DVSC) solution within Smartanalysis to get a complete picture of compliance with tachograph data, driving licence and driver CPC verification.

CitySprint introduces new freight service across the UK

Same-day courier company CitySprint has launched a new freight delivery service across its UK network for oversized, heavy and difficult-to-handle items.
 
CitySprint’s Freight Desk will work with its haulage partners to deliver items that cannot fit on a standard vehicle or need a tail lift when offloading facilities. 
 
CitySprint’s freight and haulage fleet currently includes the following vehicles: 
 
● Artics (ideal for consistently large loads)
● 7.5 and 18 tonne trucks 
● L

CML help replace stolen books after school break-in

Warehouse and logistics expert CML came to the rescue after John Wycliffe Primary School in Lutterworth was affected by a break-in. With the help of its client, Hacche, the companies were able to donate new children’s books to replace those taken in the summer holidays. 
 
CML has been working with Hacche Retail Ltd for more than a decade ten.