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Waitrose and John Lewis plan switch to electric deliveries as online business accelerates

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030. The John Lewis Partnership will use two new designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food…

  • 29/07/2020

Exciting times ahead for the logistics industry

Logistics organisations have been on the frontline since the very beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, keeping shelves stocked, PPE supplied to the NHS and critical production lines running. Of course, ensuring that supply chains continued to flow despite the huge challenges generated by the global…

  • 21/07/2020

Only 30 per cent of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

According to a recent survey by Talent in Logistics, just 30 per cent of LGV drivers in the UK feel valued. The driver engagement research, which surveyed more than 1,300 respondents during February and March 2020, also found that less than half of drivers feel motivated to work hard for their…

  • 14/07/2020

New Hyster website to meet demand for used equipment

Hyster Europe launches a new website www.hysterused.com to help end users find high-quality used and refurbished Hyster lift trucks for their specific application needs. “Not every application demands a new machine, a used or fully refurbished Hyster lift truck, supplied by an official Hyster…

  • 07/07/2020

Remote Driver CPC should extend beyond lockdown, say Instructors

RTITB’s research with Driver CPC Instructors who have delivered remote Periodic DCPC, shows that the majority feel this training method could have a place in the long term. During lockdown, members of the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium were approved by DVSA to deliver Driver CPC Periodic…

  • 07/07/2020

Bis Henderson Space secures COVID-19 relief storage deal for NEXT with Clipper Logistics 

Warehouse space strategist, Bis Henderson Space, has successfully sourced significant garments-on-hangers (GoH) relief storage for high street fashion retail brand NEXT. The deal secures storage for up to 10,000 linear metres of rail at Clipper Logistics’ warehouse in Derbyshire. The 12-month…

  • 29/06/2020

UKWA reports positive year, despite current challenges

UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has reported a positive year at its Annual General Meeting on 25th June, says CEO Peter Ward. “Clearly the prevailing uncertainty during the COVID-19 lockdown has not been without its challenges, but UKWA has been tireless in supporting its members&rsquo…

  • 29/06/2020

Drivers benefit from extended lorry parking and free refreshments at Oakland International Redditch

Specialist multi temperature supply chain operator and responsible family business Oakland International has extended its onsite parking and washing facilities at its Redditch hub for visiting drivers, which have been warmly welcomed during this time of national crisis. Oakland International…

  • 02/06/2020

Business needs furloughing flexibility now, to ease out of lockdown, says FTA

The Government’s commitment to increasing the flexibility of its furloughing scheme has been welcomed by the logistics industry, according to the FTA, the business group representing the sector. But, as David Wells, FTA’s CEO continues, to ensure the economy returns to normal trading as…

  • 27/05/2020

Mind the gap (in your return to work strategy), says FTA

While the UK remains in lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, government ministers are preparing to issue their “back to work” plans to restart the economy. And according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, these plans will create both opportunity and…

  • 07/05/2020