Transaid seeks riders for Malawi challenge

Transaid has released nine more places for its Cycle Malawi 2022 challenge, which will take place from 1 – 9 October, and is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to register their interest. Those signing up will join a group of 36 cyclists already confirmed for the event, postponed from 2020, which meant that some of the original group are unable to take part. It will take cyclists across ... [+]

Covid test scheme aims to unjam Africa borders

Development organisation Transaid has launched a project to provide rapid antigen Covid-19  testing for truck drivers at border crossings in Uganda to help reduce the spread of the disease and lessen the economic burden on transport companies. The development organisation was invited to partner with FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, ... [+]

Roses, roses all the way

Transaid has launched its Way of the Roses 2021 UK Cycle Challenge, laying down the gauntlet to all MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra, or transport and logistics industry professionals as the transport charity prefers to call them) to gear up for the 170 miles from Morecambe in Lancashire to Bridlington ... [+]

Transaid launches Uganda driver programme

Transaid, with support from the Employment and Skills for Development in Africa Programme, has launched an urgent response to support HGV drivers in Uganda during the Covid pandemic. The international development organisation is working with local partners to roll-out safety advice and provide hand-washing facilities, cab sanitisation materials and PPE. ... [+]

An Eddie truck could have your name on it

Eddie Stobart Logistics is to raise money for transport charity Transaid by donating the naming rights of one of its trucks at a charity auction at Multimodal 2019. The auction will be held during the Multimodal Awards ceremony on Tuesday 18 June, the first evening of the Multimodal show, which takes ... [+]

End-to-end stuff from Transaid

Transport charity Transaid is inviting riders to sign up for its biggest ever cycle challenge, 972 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats. Participants  can either sign up for the full 12-days, companies or groups of friends can split into a four-person relay team or individual riders can take part ... [+]

Sam’s the man for Transaid

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Sam Clark as its new Head of Programmes. He replaces Caroline Barber, 37 who was promoted to chief executive in August. He expects to spend about three months in the field every year across the five countries in which Transaid currently has projects – ... [+]

Team Transaid raises £100,000…and counting

A team of 58 cyclists from the transport and logistics industry have completed a 240-mile London to Paris ride to raise vital funds for international development organisation Transaid. They faced hilly terrain and the long plains of northern France, to cross the finish line at the Eiffel Tower on 24 September. The ... [+]

Transaid seeks artic for Uganda training

International development organisation Transaid has launched an appeal to find a second-hand tractor unit and trailer to support its new driver training project in Uganda. Transaid urgently requires an artic combination to train hundreds of new commercial vehicle drivers in the Mukono district, east of Kampala, where Transaid has embarked on ... [+]

Transaid to boost road safety in Uganda

International development organisation Transaid has launched a major truck and bus driver training project in Uganda. Set to become one of its largest initiatives in Africa, the Professional Driver Training – Uganda (PDTU) project has received major external funding. The primary role is to ensure Ugandan drivers are in a ... [+]

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