AV Dawson ships in new apprentice

Teesside-based freight logistics specialist, AV Dawson, recently showed its commitment to apprenticeships with the appointment of new recruit, Georgia Canham.

The appointment tied in with National Apprenticeship Week, as part of a new partnership with Middlesbrough College to provide more opportunities for young people including work placements and apprenticeship opportunities.

Quartix looks back to the beginning as it celebrates landmark anniversary

Quartix, which recently celebrated its 15th birthday, has grown from just four founders into an international business with offices in the UK, France and the US, employing over 100 team members.  In that time, the company has installed almost 250,000 units for more than 7,000 customers as well as supplying telematics systems for 12 young-driver insurance products.

Vision UK’s on-vehicle CCTV solutions offer protection and security

With illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK through the Channel ports continuing to be headline news following a summer of turmoil, Vision UK has seen a surge of enquiries from hauliers looking to use CCTV to prevent ‘clandestine entrants’ stowing away on their vehicles.

Bridgestone’s innovative tyre support is a total success

As the largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products worldwide, Bridgestone prides itself on leading the way in technologically innovative goods.

However, with such fierce competition battling for a share of an ever-evolving industry, keeping so many global brands in the rear view mirror is a constant challenge.

CILT study tour: Visiting Europe’s largest transport platform

They have been in San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Montreal and Lisbon to gain knowledge about ports, railways stations and warehousing of all sorts.  This year the CILT UK (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK) study tour group, which is interested in all aspects of transport and logistics went to Germany and visited a rather small and unknown village: Erkrath near Düsseldorf.

Maximising space: It’s all in the operation

With the ever increasing lack of stock in the UK warehousing and distribution market, it is becoming more important to maximise the space that you have available.  However simply maximising capacity may not be the right solution, and you should also be prepared to challenge your operation, says SEC Storage.

As a storage solutions provider and Associate Corporate Member of the UKWA, SEC Storage often gets approached with the brief to ‘maximise capacity’.  Depending on the operation, simply achieving a high density of product may not be the right solution.

Take part in a new study examining supply chain collaboration

Opportunities for collaboration extend along the entire supply chain with all its different partners.

But which supply chain partners are already engaging in this type of collaboration?  What expectations do they bring to the table?  And what are the critical factors driving the success of collaboration in global trade and logistics?

These and other questions are the subject of the third edition of the Global Trade Management Agenda, a joint study of AEB and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Stuttgart, Germany.

AEB launches carrier integration solution

Smooth communication with freight forwarders and parcel services is now possible with ASSIST4 Carrier Integration, the latest solution by AEB, one of Europe’s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management solutions.

ASSIST4 Carrier Integration supports manufacturers and traders in their transport processes from label printing to shipment tracking. The result: “plug and play” carrier connections that can be configured quickly and affordably and require no further maintenance.

Combining Remote Download, GPS and Telematics in one black box.

Tachosys have been at the forefront in developing high quality and efficient Digital Tachograph download peripherals since their introduction in 2006.  In recent years digiDL has led the field in terms of Remote Download options proving to be the most reliable and flexible solution with over 10,000 units installed already.  Reflecting this digiDL is now supported by all of the key UK and European online Tachograph analysis bureaux and is standard equipment for Stoneridge Tachograph.

Multimodal and FTA announce new awards and seminar partnership for 2016 and beyond

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Multimodal are teaming up to launch new awards categories and more seminars at next year’s show – Multimodal 2016 takes place on 10th-12th May at the NEC Birmingham.

The new awards event is being rebranded 'The FTA Multimodal Awards' and will celebrate best-in-class achievement for all transport modes, as well as featuring new categories including innovation, training, and environmental best practice, and the Multimodal Personality and Exhibitor of the Year.