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Department for Transport encourages haulage, freight, and similar enterprises to study safety techniques.

Oct
11

With a large proportion of Britain’s supply chain made up of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging any organisation working with small businesses to help spread the road safety message, and has the backing of the Department for Transport. Brake wants to achieve this through a series of […]

night courier

Out-of-hours deliveries to roll out across London in the new year.

Oct
9

The London Freight Forum has released details of the latest developments regarding trial schemes for out of hours collections and deliveries in London as part of a wider transport strategy in and around the nation’s capital. The Forum meets biannually and brings representatives from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA), and other […]

Arctica HQ

How’s this for a HQ?!

Oct
7

A lot of shipping companies prefer to be based near the water so they can closer to their operations, but Finnish company Arctia Shipping Ltd has taken that idea to the next level. Designed by K2S Architects, the 950 square meter office proudly floats in the Helsinki harbour. The idea for the building came about […]

van office

Vans: more than just a vehicle!

Oct
4

A recent report suggests that van drivers are using their vehicles for more than just their daily working requirements. Tradespeople are making the most of their portable working environment, with many using their vans as portable offices, break rooms, entertainment centres, and even bedrooms! The study carried out by Direct Line for Business found that […]

High Speed 2

How will HS2 impact the freight industry in the UK?

Oct
2

With the talk and debate on HS2 project still as lively as ever, little has been said on the impact it will have on the freight industry and UK freight operators. Following the recent commission of a report of the economic benefits of HS2, several industry players have united to throw their weight behind the […]

Shipping

Going Green – Sustainability in the shipping world.

Sep
30

Shipping caries 90% of the world’s trade. In recent years, it has made good progress on the environmental impact it has, but the search for the long term answer continues. Much like the ill-fated Costa Concordia, the shipping industry is looking to re-balance itself amidst the growing need for environmental sustainability. Despite a drop in […]

The best foods to eat whilst driving

Sep
27

Sometimes, those of us who spend a long time behind the wheel have no other option but to grab a bite on the road. In a recent survey by American insurance website insure.com, 1,500 drivers were asked what their top picks were for when the munchies set in. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the results do not reflect […]

Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container homes are catching on

Sep
25

Despite the recent recovery in the global economy, countries across the globe still find themselves in somewhat of a housing crisis. The answer could be to utilise shipping containers for both home and work spaces. In the past, people may have shied away from container living as low ceilings and many walls can give off […]

freight train

China produce world’s heaviest freight train.

Sep
23

CNR Qigiahr Railway Rolling Stock Co,. Ltd, a prominent Chinese rolling stock Manufacturer produced the gargantuan vehicle just last month. The train is said to have a maximum loading capacity of nearly 155 tonnes per wagon. This translates to a total carrying capacity of somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 tonnes, with the maximum axle load […]

small lost parcel

Royal Mail launch proposal to revise small parcel size

Sep
20

Royal Mail have recently launched a consultation process, the purpose of which is to amend the Inland Letter Post Scheme in relation to universal parcels. More specifically – it plans to revise the exception to the Small Parcel format which was introduced in April 2013. The new exception hopes to extend the dimensions of what […]