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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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Paragon helps transport operators combat driver shortage with resource management functionality

Paragon helps transport operators combat driver shortage with resource management functionality

Paragon has enhanced its routing and scheduling software with the introduction of resource management functionality to help fleet managers better manage utilisation of all available drivers.

Private mileage: an issue of trust

Private mileage: an issue of trust

By Scott Chesworth, operations director at RAM Tracking.

It is not uncommon for fleet drivers to keep their vehicles at home. It increases productivity by allowing drivers to begin their shift immediately, rather than spending time travelling to pick up their work vehicle.

RTITB offers End Point Assessments for apprenticeships

RTITB offers End Point Assessments for apprenticeships

To help employers with their apprenticeship delivery, RTITB can now conduct End Point Assessments (EPA) for Supply Chain Warehouse Operatives and LGV Drivers.

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

Amazon’s $800 million investment in free next-day deliveries may be making headlines, but the home delivery expert ParelHero says same-day 24/7 deliveries are the future of e-commerce.

New electric trucks from E-Force One AG receive batteries from ecovolta

New electric trucks from E-Force One AG receive batteries from ecovolta

E-Force One, the supplier of electric 18-ton class trucks worldwide, is set to begin equipping its vehicles with lithium-ion batteries from the Swiss manufacturer ecovolta.

Ctrack and Eworks Manager partner to develop telematics-enabled workforce management solution

Ctrack and Eworks Manager partner to develop telematics-enabled workforce management solution

Ctrack and Eworks Manager have teamed up to provide telematics-enabled workforce management solutions to the field service industry.

Biffa boosts its Mercedes-Benz Econic fleet with new body variants

Biffa boosts its Mercedes-Benz Econic fleet with new body variants

Integrated waste management and recycling company Biffa has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18.

Fortec signs Armed Forces Covenant to show support for veteran workers

Fortec signs Armed Forces Covenant to show support for veteran workers

The Fortec Distribution Network has become a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant as part of its commitment to supporting military veterans.

Speedy Freight sponsors local boxing hero Atif Shafiq

Speedy Freight sponsors local boxing hero Atif Shafiq

Manchester-based Speedy Freight is now sponsoring the former under-16 British Boxing Champion Atif Shafiq, to support his bid to become British Lightweight Champion by the end of 2019.

MiX Telematics helps European client win major environmental award

MiX Telematics helps European client win major environmental award

Spain-based environmental services specialist SAV has been announced as the winner of the Public/Private Sector Cooperation Award.

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