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Road tech show top transport management system at CV show

Road Tech has been providing dedicated software and transport management solutions for the logistics industry for over twenty years. The company is best–known for its Road Runner system – a back-office transport management system incorporating transport, warehouse, workshop and accounts modules. Road Tech has continued to develop leading-edge products that …

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Overloaded Overhours and over here

FOREIGN LORRY PROBLEMS CONTINUE New figures from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) confirm the relatively poor operational standards of foreign lorries working in the UK compared to the performance of the UK fleet. The Freight Transport Association says that the continuing evidence that so many foreign lorries are …

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OMEGA calls for clampdown on rogue recruiment agencies

Pioneer of ethical overseas labour recruitment calls for stricter legislation and ‘rogue traders’ to be put out of business Businesses, especially in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, which have faced drastic skills shortages and an ever-diminishing pool of available labour, have to a great extent been saved by the skilled …

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Drivers are key to cutting vehicle defects

More effective daily safety checks by lorry drivers would help reduce roadside prohibitions and help vehicle operators comply with the roadworthiness undertakings relating to their O-licence. An analysis by the Freight Transport Association Vehicle Inspection Service (FTA/VIS) has found that over half of safety related defects should have been found …

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Clean Cut Pharmaceutical Handling

The bulk liquid handling market is huge and provides a significant economic contribution. 45 billion litres of filled goods are transported worldwide in IBC's each year. This amounts to an annual figure of approximately €160 billion. Bulk liquids commonly handled include liquid food, hazardous goods and pharmaceutical fluids. Handling pharmaceuticals …

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RoSPA inquiry focuses on safety help for small firms

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is holding an inquiry to improve help for small firms on health and safety. During the 18-month project, RoSPA ' s National Occupational Safety and Health Committee will look at the effectiveness of current activities that promote and support the management of …

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