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.

Ten top tips to keep HGV drivers and their loads safe this winter

Temperatures are expected to drop significantly next weekend as the first winter weather systems move in across the UK. Haulage insurance expert Gauntlet has issued some essential safety advice to try to keep more HGV drivers and their loads safe.

Calor to showcase alternative fuel offering at 2018 Freight in the City Expo

Calor will be exhibiting at this year’s Freight in the City Expo, promoting its alternative fuel offering for freight operators looking to meet the ambitions of the government’s recently launched Road to Zero strategy.  
 
Taking place on 6 November at Alexandra Palace in London, Calor will be available on stand S01 and is the official seminar sponsor for the 2018 Expo.

DPD opens the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in central London

Parcel delivery company DPD has opened the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in the heart of Westminster and announced plans for a further seven all-electric sites in the capital.
 
The new 5,000 sq ft facility on Vandon St will be known as DPD Westminster and will have the capacity to deliver 2,000 parcels a day utilising an all-electric fleet.  DPD has invested more than £500,000 refurbishing the site including the introduction of a state-of-the-art electric charging system that will enable the deployment of electric vehicles without major infrastructure

Descartes provides Tyres On The Drive with dynamic appointment self-scheduling solution

Mobile tyre-fitting company Tyres on the Drive now offers its customers delivery appointment self-scheduling online thanks to Descartes’ dynamic appointment scheduling and route planning solution.

The offering provides a differentiated customer experience while improving the productivity of Tyres On The Drive’s fleet and technicians.

Combilift delivers 100th forklift to Eddie Stobart

Combilift has delivered its 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to Eddie Stobart.
 
The forklift was recently handed over to Eddie Stobart representatives at Combilift’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, where the Aisle Masters are manufactured. 
 
Eddie Stobart acquired its first Aisle Masters in 2012 for its Contract Logistics and Warehousing Division, which operates more than six million square feet of storage facilities, strategically located around major transport hubs across the UK.