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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Spiers & Hartwell confirms its 2019 order for 12 Scania vehicles with Keltruck

Spiers & Hartwell confirms its 2019 order for 12 Scania vehicles with Keltruck

Spiers & Hartwell has confirmed its 2019 order with Keltruck, choosing 11 Scania S 500 6x2 tractor units and one flagship S 730 to join its all Scania fleet.

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related software – including those involving mobility, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and Digital Transformation.

Participants include: Gartner, Panorama Consulting, Aberdeen Group, Cap Gemini, Frost & Sullivan, Access Supply Chain Software, Manhattan Associates, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, DynaSys, TIMOCOM, Honeywell.

Robins & Day targets improved fleet safety and performance with Ctrack vehicle tracking

Robins & Day targets improved fleet safety and performance with Ctrack vehicle tracking

Robins & Day, the manufacturer-owned car dealership group, has consolidated its vehicle tracking capabilities with the adoption of an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack by Inseego.

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

By Sean Turner, a transport and logistics specialist at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

Facing a high level of Brexit uncertainty, HMRC has issued more new guidance to help transport and logistics businesses prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Average light commercial vehicle values continue to demonstrate long-term growth with LCVs averaging £7,146 at BCA in November – a rise of 5.1% compared to the same month in 2017 despite both average age and mileage rising.

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

A new survey has suggested that lorry drivers who don’t have an active personal life gain on average 12lbs a year by consuming almost 4,000 calories a day in snacks, junk food and fizzy drinks, whilst out on the road.

MWheels appoints Savage as UK Sales Manager

MWheels appoints Savage as UK Sales Manager

MWheels has appointed Steve Savage as UK Sales Manager – Fleet and Aftermarket.

TIP works with Krone for European steel transport solution

TIP works with Krone for European steel transport solution

TIP Trailer Services has supplied a new consignment of curtainsider trailers to Middlesborough-based LV Shipping to carry steel pipes and related products for their customer, the global pipe and tubes provider, Van Leeuwen.

Agricultural contractor’s Mercedes-Benz Unimog wins hands down at the pumps

Agricultural contractor’s Mercedes-Benz Unimog wins hands down at the pumps

Tom Shepperson’s first Mercedes-Benz Unimog is undertaking a wide variety of tasks for customers across Cambridgeshire, while also delivering valuable fuel savings for its new owner.

Davies Turner restructures Express China Rail Service operation, improves reliability and reduces costs

Davies Turner restructures Express China Rail Service operation, improves reliability and reduces costs

Davies Turner, the UK independent freight forwarding company, is upgrading its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China, following operational changes in the product.

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