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XPO Logistics Recognised by General Motors as Supplier of the Year for Managed Transportation

XPO Logistics Recognised by General Motors as Supplier of the Year for Managed Transportation

XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, was honoured by General Motors as a GM Supplier of the Year during a virtual ceremony for the company’s 28th Annual Supplier of the Year Awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This is the second consecutive year that XPO …

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CPS responds to PM speech

CPS responds to PM’s speech

The Centre for Policy Studies responds to Prime Minister’s speech on a New Deal for Britain: On increasing investment, Nick King, CPS Head of Business Policy, said: “As we recover from the coronavirus crisis it is important that the Government refocuses on increasing investment across the UK. After calling for …

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Rob Oliver Chief Executive Construction Equipment Association Statement on the Prime Minister speech today

Rob Oliver, Chief Executive, Construction Equipment Association: Statement on the Prime Minister’s speech today

“The promised escalation of investment in infrastructure is exactly what we called for in our recent letter to the Chancellor. Priming the construction sector will help avoid unnecessary redundancies and provide us with better roads, school and hospital buildings and more. The real prize is if this leads to the …

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Logistics newcomer keeps eyes on with labour saving transport management system

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Newly formed logistics operator Synergix has installed a Mandata TMS system to consolidate each of its key business functions and reports significant savings on personnel – before even the first load is shipped. Based in High Wycombe and formed by long-standing industry practitioners, Anthony Champness and Jon Payne, Synergix is …

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Bullet Express CEO David McCutcheon joins UKWA board

Bullet Express CEO David McCutcheon joins UKWA board

David McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer of Bullet Express, has been confirmed as a new member of the UKWA management board at the association’s Annual General Meeting, held on 26th June. He joins new board members also confirmed at the AGM – Ian Henderson, Group Property Director at Wincanton PLC, Gary …

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SABIC Awards Abbey Logistics Plastics Distribution Contract

SABIC awards Abbey Logistics plastics distribution contract

SABIC Europe has awarded road tanker operator Abbey Logistics a plastic distribution contract to transport bulk polymer granules throughout the UK. Abbey Logistics has added another major plastics producer to its growing list of customers in the plastics sector. The company has secured a bulk polymer distribution contract with Saudi …

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New Volvos offer premier fuel savings to Bardon-based haulier

New Volvos offer premier fuel savings to Bardon-based haulier

Premier Logistics is averaging 11 miles per gallon from a pair of new Volvo FHs with I-Save, delivering significant fuel savings versus the 9.5mpg the firm would traditionally expect to achieve on the same routes. The Bardon-based haulier has added the two 460hp FHs with I-Save, alongside one new 500hp …

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Walker Logistics appoint new managing director

Walker Logistics appoint new managing director

Berkshire-based fulfilment specialist, Walker Logistics, has announced the appointment of William Walker as its new managing director. William assumes this role from Bob Montague, who has served as MD for the past 15 years. Bob will remain with the company in a consultancy role. William Walker has held a number …

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MAKE UK WELCOMES FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH BUT ADVISES CARE WITH ARRANGEMENTS

Make UK welcomes flexible furlough but advises care with arrangements

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, welcomes the introduction of new ‘flexible furlough’ arrangements from 1 July, which offer financial and operational benefits, but highlights areas where employers must take particular care. To guide them on their way, Make UK has created a new letter template, to help employers agree flexible …

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Take loading to the next level with Hörmann’s RFID technology

Take loading to the next level with Hörmann’s RFID technology

Designed to improve warehouse management, minimise operating costs and increase overall efficiency, Hörmann UK’s new Hydraulic Dock Levellers with integrated Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology provides non-contact reliable recording of goods when crossing the dock leveller. With the use of pallets equipped with RFID technology continuing to increase in response to …

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