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AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

Sam Pitfield, aged 19 from Rushden, was announced as the Training Centre Shield winner for Full Time Learner of the year at the Northamptonshire Industrial Training Association Ltd (NITAL) achievement awards ceremony held in Kettering in January 2019.

Wyvern Cargo joins Palletforce Network

Wyvern Cargo joins Palletforce Network

Wyvern Cargo has become the latest UK haulier to join Palletforce, boosting the global distribution network’s presence in the south of England.

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Truck drivers alongside labourers have one of the highest suicide rates in the world according to most experts. This is supported by statistics from the UK Government which suggest that people in these groups have a higher chance of dying in this way, a massive 44% above the national average writes Michael Younge, writer and authority on mindfulness and positivity.

Freight firm prepares for no-deal Brexit by achieving AEO status

Freight firm prepares for no-deal Brexit by achieving AEO status

International logistics firm Baxter Freight has officially been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status – an internationally recognised quality mark for the supply chain – by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

EnerSys expands NexSys motive power battery range to include lithium-ion technology

EnerSys expands NexSys motive power battery range to include lithium-ion technology

EnerSys is set to introduce advanced lithium ion technology to its NexSys range of high-performance motive power batteries with the launch of NexSys iON battery systems in 2019.

Ex-soldiers enlist their ‘pets on parade’ for Mercedes-Benz vans duty

Ex-soldiers enlist their ‘pets on parade’ for Mercedes-Benz vans duty

There’s no doubting Scott and Susan Nuttall’s affection for their four huskies – the dogs’ images are emblazoned across the back doors of their strikingly-liveried Mercedes-Benz vans.

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector.

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

Fourteen of the UK’s finest van operators and drivers celebrated after being recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at the FTA’s 2018 Van Excellence Honours, which took place in a glittering ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management.

Holger Wilhelm to lead automotive growth for Imperial Logistics

Holger Wilhelm to lead automotive growth for Imperial Logistics

Imperial Logistics has appointed Holger Wilhelm to the newly-created post of Executive Vice President - Automotive.

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