Russia to lift ban on lorry-driving ladies

Russia’s Ministry of Labour is to lift a ban on women becoming professional truck drivers as part of a sweeping away of legislation that currently bans them from a range of ‘physical’ jobs including firefighting and driving buses of more than 14 seats The legislation inherited from the former Soviet Union covers 456 jobs in more than 30 different sectors. [+]

French logistics firms push for longer trucks

The Union of Transport and Logistics Companies of France (TLF) is drafting a proposal for the French government to test combinations of longer and heavier vehicles up to 25.25 meters, reports the European Shippers Council. Discussions on the number of pallets that could be transported are ... [+]

Three thousand trailers and 730 football parks

Ekol Hungary and Rail Cargo Hungary have celebrated the transportation of the Turkish-owned logistics operator’s 3000th trailer by train between Budapest and Neuss, Germany. Ekol says the carbon savings from the four times per week, 30 hour service is the equivalent of 730 football pitches ... [+]

DHL to add peak surchage in September

DHL Freight is to introduce a peak season surcharge between September and December 2019 averaging 4% to full-truckload, part-truckload and less than-truckload services in EuropeThe operator says this will enable it “to provide its customers with the highest quality of service even as demand continues ... [+]

A million trucks for French train firm

French Railways’ intermodal arm VIIA says it had transport a million units on its trains. The company operates shuttle trains carrying road trailers on routes from Italy and Spain to France, including Calais. [+]

New plan to keep ‘critical’ freight moving after Brexit

SEAFREIGHT New plan to keep ‘critical’ freight moving after Brexit The Government has announced a new plan to secure freight capacity for vital supplies after Brexit, following the abandonment of transport secretary Chris Grayling’s controversial scheme to hire in ferries at a cost of over £100 million. In ... [+]

TNT extends one-day service

TNT, now owned by FedEx Express, has expanded its one-day parcel service in Europe. TNT Economy Express is for parcels of up to 70kg with delivery on a specific day. The accelerated transit time is available on more than 1,300 connections, covering over 200,000 postal ... [+]

Imperial car work steps up a gear

Imperial Logistics‘ European road arm has increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar. Following a renewal of a contract in addition to operating trailers of components between the company’s plant at Born (Netherlands) and southern England, it will now handle round-trip movements ... [+]

Ulsterwomen join FTA council

Northern Ireland-based Pamela Dennison (left) and Charlene Quayle (right) have been elected to the Freight Transport Assocation’s national Freight Council as chair and vice chair, respectively. Dennison, from Antrim-based haulier WS Dennison is also national officer for the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics. Quayle ... [+]

Palletforce partners with France’s Heppner

Palletforce has partnered with French logistics company Heppner, to boost its continental coverage. It is the latest in a series of collaborations by Palletforce, now part of EV Cargo. Heppner has 70 regional agencies across France and a turnover of more than €700m. It will integrates its ... [+]