Truck platoons go live

DB Schenker, MAN Truck & Bus and Hochschule Fresenius said they were deploying networked (platooned) trucks for the first time in a practical application after the truck maker handed over the test vehicles for the joint platooning project to DB Schenker at its headquarters in Munich on 13 February. MAN board member of for research and development, Dr Frederik Zohm, explained: "We have already proved that platooning technology works in various ... [+]

Palletways helps pellet firm gain Italian entry

The Palletways network is supporting Cirencester-based biomass firm White Horse Energy’s entry into the Italian market. White Horse Energy has been supplying kiln-dried wood and pellets to the UK for nine years and is now entering the market in Italy the largest domestic pellet-burning nation in ... [+]

New Sheffield site for Tuffnell

“Irregular freight” specialist Tuffnell has moved its main distribution centre to a purpose-built facility at Europa Close, Sheffield. Operating a fleet of over 900 vehicles, Tuffnells offers pre-9.30am and other services to 26 European destinations. The new 20,000sq ft premises have 51 loading bays, a new double-conveyor ... [+]

ISO 9001 for Salvatori Group

Kent-based transport and logistics provider Salvatori Group has gained ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 requires organisations to demonstrate solid processes and customer care. The Palletways network member handles up to 500 pallets in and around the Canterbury and Ashford areas each day and operates depots ... [+]

Businesses call for action to cut German cargo theft

German business associations have called for action to tackle growing cargo thefts in the country which, according to a new report, are now running at €1.3 billion a year. According to an analysis, led by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) cargo from almost 26,000 trucks ... [+]

Shuttle surges to new record

Le Shuttle Freight traffic rose 10% in January to a new record of 144,272 trucks, said tunnel operator, Getlink. For the first time, Le Shuttle Freight carried more than 7,000 trucks in one day, on 25 January. In January 2018, passenger traffic on Le Shuttle remained ... [+]

ARR Craib buys heavy haul firm

Aberdeen Haulage and logistics firm ARR Craib Transport has completed a deal to take over fellow Aberdeen-based McCaul Haulage following the decision of founding owner Tim McCaul to retire from the business. McCaul Haulage works across the UK and Europe and has an excellent reputation as ... [+]

FTA calls for action not words as post-Brexit trucking bill is launched

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for swift agreement on the format and timescales for the UK’s future trading relationships with Europe, to allow a seamless transition to new arrangements. It says that the Haulage Permits & Trailer Registration ... [+]

Greetings from sunny Scunthorpe!

P&O Ferrymasters has set up a ‘Meet & Greet’ reception facility for new lorry drivers at British Steel’s Scunthorpe site. Since its launch in November more than 900 drivers have been inducted and more than 1,300 trailers checked, greatly improving the flow of drivers onto the ... [+]

Turkey joins the e-CMR club

Turkey is now using digital consignment notes, following its accession to the e-CMR protocol. It follows last year’s pilot of digital TIR operations between Turkey and Iran which, says the International Road Transport Union (IRU) marks a significant step forward for the wider global adoption of ... [+]