Critical and key issues in material handling, logistics and distribution

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy,legislation,technology,best practice and the some of the most challenging business topics in the world of material handling.The articles in this section have been contributed by senior industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations such as the UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) BIFA (British International Freight Association), the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and the FLTA ( ForkLift Truck Association), as well as many others.

Other important topics covered in this section concern Health and Safety in Logistics with articles from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Taxation, government policy,climate change,recruitment and training schemes are all covered, as well as educational opportunities at various UK logistics educational facilities such at Cranfield University

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Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Up and coming third party logistics (3PL) provider, Yantra Fulfilment, has published its top 10 tips on what to look out for when selecting a fulfilment partner.

Forwarders and hauliers now have the clarity needed for post-Brexit Customs changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have the clarity needed for post-Brexit Customs changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have enough clarity to start preparing for a post-Brexit business landscape, according Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM).

TIMOCOM transport barometer: Germany weakens, Italy is the exception

TIMOCOM transport barometer: Germany weakens, Italy is the exception

Italian logistics companies enjoyed significant growth last year: “In Italy, we recorded an increase in freight of 16 percent as compared with 2018,” says TIMOCOM Business Analyst Tilman Fecke.These increases buck the European trend. Unfortunately, the recently completed yearly review of TIMOCOM's transport barometer is not nearly so positive for the rest of Europe.

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action. These were just some of the key results from the Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey completed by more than 100 industry specialists.

Goplasticpallets.com reveals the counties recycling the most plastic

Goplasticpallets.com reveals the counties recycling the most plastic

As Goplasticpallets.com’s plastic pallet recycling scheme celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company reveals those counties that are recycling the most of their used plastic pallets and boxes.

XPO Logistics Weighs In with Seven-Tonne Donation for 35 Food Banks in the UK

XPO Logistics Weighs In with Seven-Tonne Donation for 35 Food Banks in the UK

Employees of XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, helped families in need over the holiday season by delivering more than seven tonnes of food to 35 food banks. The donation is equivalent to providing an estimated 9,500 meals for vulnerable people across the UK.

Could your employee be the Forklift Operator or LGV Driver of the Year?

Could your employee be the Forklift Operator or LGV Driver of the Year?

As entries for the Forklift Operator of the Year and LGV Driver of the Year open on 13th January 2020, Talent in Logistics is urging businesses to enter their skilled employees in these renowned…

Fleet Operations calls for a sharper focus on driver eyesight

Fleet Operations calls for a sharper focus on driver eyesight

Fleet management specialist Fleet Operations is urging fleet operators to ensure their drivers have regular eyesight tests following new research which shows that thousands of drivers lose their licence each year in the UK due to poor eyesight.

AITT highlights need for greater industry focus on pre-use checks

AITT highlights need for greater industry focus on pre-use checks

The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers has emphasised the important role of pre-use checks when operating workplace transport, as part of an ongoing endeavour to improve safety standards throughout the materials handling industry.

Vital logistics workers should be excluded from restrictive immigration policy, says FTA

Vital logistics workers should be excluded from restrictive immigration policy, says FTA

The government’s proposal to bring forward restrictions on EU migrants deemed to be ‘low-skilled’ will worsen the severe labour shortage in the logistics sector, according to FTA.

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