New course to tackle clandestines

Driver trainer Fleet Source has launched CEASE, a course to help truck operators avoid fines for carrying clandestine entrants by UK immigration authorities. Hauliers found to inadvertently have Clandestine Entrants on their vehicle face significant penalties and the UK Government has increased fines significantly, up to £10,000 per Clandestine Entrant, or £6,000 if a vehicle is identified as being insecure, even if no Clandestine Entrants are found. The Driver CPC-accredited CEASE ... [+]

Germany wins the truck parking wooden spoon

Mindaugas Paulauskas, chief executive of Europe’s largest trucker, Girteka Transport, recently drove a truck 7,600 km across the continent to highlight the problem of inadequate driver facilities. His journey revealed significant disparities in the quality of sites, from secure and well-managed facilities in Sweden to severe ... [+]

Electric wagons roll in Hamburg

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) put the first electrically powered trucks into operation at its in-house freight forwarder Container-Transport-Dienst in June as parts of its sustainability strategy. CTD will initially be using the Volvo FHs for container transfers in the Port of Hamburg and data ... [+]

Palletways hauliers sign armed forces pledge

Kilmarnock Palletways member PPS Logistics in Kilmarnock has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant is a pledge by to provide support, recognition, and opportunities for those who have served or continue to serve their country. PPS managing director, Andrew Muir, said: “We recognise the unique skills ... [+]

Five MDs for Kukla Group

Munich-based multimodal operator Kukla Group has appointed five new managing directors to help expand its presence in Europe. Knut Sander remains chief executive, while Robert Richter becomes chief financial office, Axel Bohnensteffen heads up intermodal and shortsea transportation, Dennis Mahnecke, road transport and warehouse/contract logistics, ... [+]

Europa goes with the Flow to Ireland

Europa Road is extending its Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) service, Europa Flow, to all its daily routes between Ireland and Great Britain. It has also invested over £1m in its infrastructure in Ireland to establish a dedicated team in Dublin (pictured below) and a specialist ... [+]

New Midlands base for Northern Ireland trucker

West Midlands-based Trailer Freight International (TFI)  - part of Northern Ireland firm Express Distribution Services - has moved to new 1.5-acre, £1m new  premises and doubled its fleet to 18 vehicles. The new headquarters is in Navigation Way, West Bromwich, replacing its previous site in ... [+]

Logistics UK badgers government over Operation Brock

Logistics UK is urging government to find a permanent alternative to its Operation Brock traffic management scheme for the Channel ports. Originally developed as a traffic management scheme in the event of a No Deal Brexit, Operation Brock is the contraflow system set up to keep ... [+]

CargoBeamer wins funds to boost terminals

Leipzig-based intermodal company CargoBeamer has won €90 million from transport ministries in Germany and Switzerland for new terminal construction. The funds will be used to expand terminals at Kaldenkirchen (Germany) and Domodossola near Milan. The CargoBeamer system uses a patented system that allows non-craneable as ... [+]

E-trucks under test with Cargo-partner

International logistics provider Cargo-partner, part of the Nippon Express Group, has launched an e-truck testing programme for first- and last-mile transport, starting in Austria and Slovakia.It has committed to deploying at least five electric trucks, with capacities of 7.5-10 tonnes by the end of 2024. ... [+]