Transport and Distribution & European transport News, Videos and Product Reviews

Transport and Distribution are key considerations when planning for the movement of goods, people or animals from one location to another. Choosing the right mode of transport is essential to ensure your consignment is moved in the most efficient and cost-effective way. There are four ways of freight forwarding- road, rail, air and sea. Freight or goods may be moved using some or a combination of all of these modes of transport. The type of transportation is determined by factors such as distance, location, size and weight of cargo and the type of infrastructure available such as roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals, airports, railway stations.

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Snack specialist looks forward to some tasty fuel savings from its two new Mercedes-Benz Actros

Snack specialist looks forward to some tasty fuel savings from its two new Mercedes-Benz Actros

The Mercedes-Benz Actros has long been a winner at the pumps for Automatic Retailing – but the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne-based snack specialist is confidently anticipating the best fuel performance yet from its latest trucks.

The skies the limit for Hörmann Ireland through new partnership with DHL

The skies the limit for Hörmann Ireland through new partnership with DHL

Hörmann Ireland has secured a new partnership with logistics company, DHL, to supply a loading bay facility near Shannon Airport, Ireland. The bespoke facility, which has been uniquely designed by Hörmann, safely and easily facilitate DHL’s small transport vehicles.

Commemorative Eddie Stobart truck celebrates ex-services staff and reservists at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Commemorative Eddie Stobart truck celebrates ex-services staff and reservists at the Lord Mayor’s Show

To mark Veterans Day and showcase its ongoing support for the Armed Forces, supply chain, transport and logistics company Eddie Stobart once again showcased its custom-decorated tractor at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in London. 

Motus Commercials goes plastic free

Motus Commercials goes plastic free

In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, Motus Commercials, the UK commercial vehicle dealer group, will no longer be using single use plastic cups across their 34 dealer locations.

Panther Warehousing signs contract with Habitat

Panther Warehousing signs contract with Habitat

Panther Warehousing, the two-man, white glove delivery specialist, has signed a two-year contract with iconic home furnishings brand Habitat following a successful working relationship over the past two years.

3T Logistics wins CILT Excellence Award for Freight Transport

3T Logistics wins CILT Excellence Award for Freight Transport

3T Logistics, the European independent 4th Party Logistics provider and transport management technology supplier, has won the CILT Excellence Award for Freight Transport  at the recent Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence.

New guidance from Global Fleet Champions shows fleet managers how to get the maximum benefit from telematics systems

New guidance from Global Fleet Champions shows fleet managers how to get the maximum benefit from telematics systems

A digital revolution is transforming the way we monitor vehicles and drivers. In-vehicle data recorders, also known as ‘telematics’, are capable of recording and processing a large amount of information at an extraordinary rate. If used effectively, this information can help fleet managers reduce road risk within their organisation¹.

CSA 2020: Alliance applauds DFDS for ten successful emissions-scrubbing years

CSA 2020: Alliance applauds DFDS for ten successful emissions-scrubbing years

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has congratulated Danish ferry operator DFDS A/S for ten years of successful scrubber operation, with the exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) onboard the 37,939gt roro Ficaria Seaways achieving more than 50,000 running hours since 2009.

VisionTrack provides video telematics knowhow to UK’s HGV platooning trial

VisionTrack provides video telematics knowhow to UK’s HGV platooning trial

VisionTrack is providing advanced video telematics technology for a fleet of commercial vehicles being used as part of truck platooning trials taking place within the UK. The company has joined a consortium of partners, led by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), that is conducting the tests on behalf of Highways England and the Department for Transport.

The electric vehicle fleet debate

The electric vehicle fleet debate

The fleet and motor industries and politicians must unite to provide a co-ordinated timeline and pathway to establishing electric vehicles as a viable corporate mobility choice.

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