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All the latest news and views from the world of material handling, logistics, freight forwarding and distribution. This section of the site carries articles relating to new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community as well as case studies of material handling integration projects across Europe.

All key equipment sectors are covered, ranging from AGVs (Automated Guided vehicles) ForkLift Trucks, Automated Storage Equipment, Conveyors and Sortation, Dock EquipmentOverhead Handling Equipment, Packaging and Labelling Solutions, Pallets & Containers,Transport and Distribution, Racking & Shelving as well as Trade Shows and Industry Events.

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Spiers & Hartwell confirms its 2019 order for 12 Scania vehicles with Keltruck

Spiers & Hartwell confirms its 2019 order for 12 Scania vehicles with Keltruck

Spiers & Hartwell has confirmed its 2019 order with Keltruck, choosing 11 Scania S 500 6x2 tractor units and one flagship S 730 to join its all Scania fleet.

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related software – including those involving mobility, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and Digital Transformation.

Participants include: Gartner, Panorama Consulting, Aberdeen Group, Cap Gemini, Frost & Sullivan, Access Supply Chain Software, Manhattan Associates, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, DynaSys, TIMOCOM, Honeywell.

Snapfulfil puts retailer on target for accurate fulfilment

Snapfulfil puts retailer on target for accurate fulfilment

A leading sports equipment retailer is on target for one hundred percent accuracy following the implementation of a new warehouse management system (WMS) from Snapfulfil.

Robins & Day targets improved fleet safety and performance with Ctrack vehicle tracking

Robins & Day targets improved fleet safety and performance with Ctrack vehicle tracking

Robins & Day, the manufacturer-owned car dealership group, has consolidated its vehicle tracking capabilities with the adoption of an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack by Inseego.

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

By Sean Turner, a transport and logistics specialist at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

Facing a high level of Brexit uncertainty, HMRC has issued more new guidance to help transport and logistics businesses prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Average light commercial vehicle values continue to demonstrate long-term growth with LCVs averaging £7,146 at BCA in November – a rise of 5.1% compared to the same month in 2017 despite both average age and mileage rising.

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

A new survey has suggested that lorry drivers who don’t have an active personal life gain on average 12lbs a year by consuming almost 4,000 calories a day in snacks, junk food and fizzy drinks, whilst out on the road.

MWheels appoints Savage as UK Sales Manager

MWheels appoints Savage as UK Sales Manager

MWheels has appointed Steve Savage as UK Sales Manager – Fleet and Aftermarket.

TIP works with Krone for European steel transport solution

TIP works with Krone for European steel transport solution

TIP Trailer Services has supplied a new consignment of curtainsider trailers to Middlesborough-based LV Shipping to carry steel pipes and related products for their customer, the global pipe and tubes provider, Van Leeuwen.

Agricultural contractor’s Mercedes-Benz Unimog wins hands down at the pumps

Agricultural contractor’s Mercedes-Benz Unimog wins hands down at the pumps

Tom Shepperson’s first Mercedes-Benz Unimog is undertaking a wide variety of tasks for customers across Cambridgeshire, while also delivering valuable fuel savings for its new owner.

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