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How ‘vehicle platooning’ could solve our haulage hardship

How ‘vehicle platooning’ could solve our haulage hardship

By Jamil Ahmed, Distinguished Engineer at Solace.

Brexit and COVID continue to cause ripples across the UK, with the record shortage of haulage drivers causing havoc for the country’s businesses. With a shortage of over 100,000 drivers, it’s not surprising the economy is suffering.

UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050

UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050

In a landmark decision, the UK shipping industry has agreed that the international shipping sector must pursue a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

Changes to HGV driver testing process: Measures a positive step forwards, says Logistics UK

Changes to HGV driver testing process: Measures a positive step forwards, says Logistics UK

The changes to the HGV driver testing process announced today (10 September 2021) show the government is now moving at pace towards a solution to the current driver shortage, according to Logistics UK, one of the UK’s leading business groups.

New packaging report strengthens holography anti-counterfeiting role, says global trade body

New packaging report strengthens holography anti-counterfeiting role, says global trade body

An international trade body has welcomed a new report that paves the way to ‘significant’ opportunity and growth for packaging holography technologies.

Warehouse boom: comment from Infosys Consulting

Warehouse boom: comment from Infosys Consulting

In response to news that the demise of the high street is leading to a boom in giant warehouse demand, Sachin Jangam, Partner for Retail at Infosys Consulting argues that the only way physical stores can compete with e-commerce is with a radical rethink of physical space, and highlights the opportunity dark stores hold for brick and mortar warehouses.

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

By Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director.

The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.

The transport and storage sector has the highest number of closed businesses, causing ParcelHero to warn of an escalating crisis

The transport and storage sector has the highest number of closed businesses, causing ParcelHero to warn of an escalating crisis

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) reveals that the transportation and storage industry once again had the lowest percentage of businesses currently trading of any industry sector. Less than 82% of registered logistics businesses were currently trading in early August, down from 94% in early October 2020.

Logistics UK response to government decision on EU HGV driver temporary visas

Logistics UK response to government decision on EU HGV driver temporary visas

Alex Veitch, General Manager of Public Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK is frustrated with the government’s decision to reject the logistics industry’s calls for temporary visas to be made available for EU HGV drivers as a short-term solution while new domestic drivers are recruited, trained and tested.

Cost-effectively preventing heavy equipment theft

Cost-effectively preventing heavy equipment theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite.

A new era of accelerated Intralogistics Automation

A new era of accelerated Intralogistics Automation

The unfortunate mix of Brexit and Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on businesses around the world forcing them to re-evaluate how they operate in uncharted territory.

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