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New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste

New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste

Forklift trucks used in solvent recovery and waste treatment plants will be required to have even greater safety measures from November 2017.

The new EN1755:2015* standard is expected to affect the management of ATEX compliant lift trucks when static becomes considered a "normal" occurrence in Zone 2 hazardous areas.

Automated response requires smooth operators

Automated response requires smooth operators

Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems, looks at the proposition of an automated response to logistics challenges.

The Cloud offers distributors a silver lining for managing product information

The Cloud offers distributors a silver lining for managing product information

By Colin Wells, Pimberly.

Consumers have more choice and make greater demands than ever before. More products, more channels through which to buy them, more ways to take delivery. But as distributors, more choice means more complexity and more data to manage.

FTA says French government must act after driver dies in migrant roadblock

FTA says French government must act after driver dies in migrant roadblock

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the French government to take urgent action after a van driver was killed when migrants barricaded the A16 near Calais this week.

Pallet Truck Shop explores eCommerce trends

Pallet Truck Shop explores eCommerce trends

With no signs of eCommerce growth slowing down, Pallet Truck Shop, one of the longest-standing online businesses in the UK, has explored the online retail trends for 2017/18, highlighting how being 'in the know' can help online agents succeed.

Transport operators to address terror risk from vehicles

Transport operators to address terror risk from vehicles

As the UK deals with terror threat, some of the UK's largest HGV fleet operators are to meet later this month for a briefing about preventing vehicles being used as a weapon.

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another.

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

Cybercriminals are not limited to hackers on the web. Businesses lose more than US $55bn a year due to interruptions in the supply chain according to a report from BSI.

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

As they strive to cut costs from their operating processes, warehouse companies dedicate time and resources to ensuring that their materials handling equipment (MHE) fleets perform as energy efficiently as possible, yet they often overlook the one thing that does most to run up their energy bill: lighting.

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Studies have shown that employees with high job satisfaction are more productive in the workplace, more loyal to their companies, and more engaged with work day to day.