Tackle road freight supply chain in two years or impose industry levy, warn MPs 

Industry must fix systemic shortcomings or risk Government action, says Committee Radical surgery is needed to ensure the UK’s road freight supply chain and its workforce are more robust and resilient, warn MPs on the Transport Committee. In Road freight supply chain, MPs urge Government to ‘level up’ the supply chain. The Committee urges Ministers to […]

DFDS expands European fleet with flexible trailer solutions from Krone

International freight forwarder and multi-modal specialist DFDS Logistics has once again returned to Krone for a ‘significant number‘ of trailers as part of a major expansion of its European trailer fleet. Comprising a mixture of Krone Huckepack Profi Liners, Mega Liners, Cool Liners and Box Liner container carriers, the equipment order, says DFDS, reflects the […]

Blacks Haulage becomes latest shareholder member of Pall-Ex

Bathgate transport company Blacks Haulage has joined the Pall-Ex network as a shareholder member. Having joined Pall-Ex in February, Blacks Haulage continues its long-standing pursuit of excellence, having been a successful family run business for over 48 years. Becoming a shareholder member of Pall-Ex means that the business now has access to a network of […]

Fuel duty cut welcomed by freight and passenger operators

The chancellor has announced a 5p a litre cut to fuel duty, during his Spring Economic Statement as operators struggle with record fuel prices. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the move, which starts at 18:00 today (23 March) and will last until March 2023, is “the biggest cut to all fuel duty rates ever”. The move […]

Keep your operations compliant with Logistics UK’s free NI Van Operational Briefing

The rules for operating a van in an EU member state are changing in May 2022 and operators working internationally must be prepared to avoid costly consequences. To help operators understand how this legislation may affect their business, Logistics UK will be holding a free-to-attend Northern Ireland Van Operational Briefing, taking place on 1 April […]

Pall-Ex supports Ukraine crisis by utilising its European network

In response to the ongoing Ukraine crisis, Pall-Ex has utilised its extensive European network to deliver aid to those fleeing the conflict into Poland. The palletised freight network is coordinating the collection of charitable aid in the UK at its central hub in Leicestershire where it will then be transported to the new Pall-Ex Poland […]

Cut diesel duty to protect UK economy, Logistics UK urges goverment

Sky high fuel prices are placing an unstainable burden on UK businesses and the government must introduce a temporary reduction in diesel fuel duty to protect the economy, according to one of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK. Writing to Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of the Budget 2022, Elizabeth de […]

Showstopping Krone trailer measures up for high profile operator 

BH Cecil & Sons Ltd, the family-owned international transporter, has taken delivery of a Krone Profi Liner curtainsider specially adapted to accommodate a DAF 3.1m wheelbase tractor with tag axle, thereby keeping within the overall Euro vehicle length limit of 16.5m. From its Blakeney base in Gloucestershire, BH Cecil operates throughout Europe and carries a […]

DPD UK adopts what3words for pinpoint parcel deliveries

   Leading UK parcel delivery company DPD has today announced a partnership with innovative addressing technology company, what3words, to enable deliveries to precise locations.  From Friday 25 February, parcel customers can add their what3words address in the Delivery Preferences section of the DPD app. With precise what3words addresses, drivers know they will arrive at the […]

XPO Logistics named sole UK transport provider for Nobia

XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has been awarded an exclusive contract to manage the distribution of kitchen products for all Nobia brands in the UK. Nobia AB, the leading kitchen specialist manufacturer in Europe, offers six retail brands in the UK market: Magnet, Magnet CKS, Gower, Rapide, Commodore and CIE. Nobia and XPO […]

DPD UK finalises acquisition of CitySprint

DPD UK, part of DPDgroup, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of CitySprint, the UK’s premier same day delivery company, following the recent approval of the transaction by the Competition and Markets Authority.  This completion makes CitySprint now part of DPDgroup and means that DPD UK’s customers will […]