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  • FTA supports scheme to give kids first-hand experience of truck safety

    on Jun 11, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA supports scheme to give kids first-hand experience of truck safety

    Ards and North Down Borough Council are the first Council in Northern Ireland to deliver truck safety education for primary school children. Over 100 children at Comber Primary School in County Down  learned the dangers of cycling, playing or standing too close to a lorry on Thursday 9 June 2016 with the launch of a truck safety scheme supported by the [&hellip

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  • Product Care teams up with Paragon

    on Jun 9, 16 • in General News, News, Product Care, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Product Care teams up with Paragon

    Product Care,  the specialist electrical importer and distributor, has chosen Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to create a superior white-glove delivery solution. The system will help manage the company’s rapidly growing fleet, made up of 3.5, 7.5 and 26-tonne vehicles, to support the rapid expansion of the business and provide the highest levels of home [&hellip

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  • Ultra-Seal introduces products to European Commercial Vehicle Market

    on Jun 6, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News, Ultra-Seal • with Comments Off on Ultra-Seal introduces products to European Commercial Vehicle Market

    After more than 40 years of operations in the US, Ultra-Seal is expanding its boundaries overseas and introducing its preventative tyre sealant liquid to the Commercial Vehicle Market. ‘The ultimate tyre life extender’ is a preventative tyre sealant liquid which was invented to protect tyres from leakage, punctures and blowouts. It seals most punctures as [&hellip

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  • FTA warns against prolonging Operation Stack misery for Kent residents

    on Jun 2, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA warns against prolonging Operation Stack misery for Kent residents

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is concerned that the recommendations from the House of Commons Transport Committeecould prolong the misery suffered by Kent residents during Operation Stack. FTA understands the concerns expressed today in the Committee’s report, but says there needs to be a suitable alternative to implementing Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent. Malcolm Bingham – FTA Head of Road Network [&hellip

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  • Paragon meets growing demand for last mile fulfilment systems  

    on Jun 2, 16 • in News, Paragon HDX, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Paragon meets growing demand for last mile fulfilment systems  

    Paragon Software Systems has expanded its Paragon HDX solution to include a number of last mile fulfilment modules. The software system allows retailers to maximise the performance of their omni-channel fulfilment operations, whether they are using their own fleet, carriers or a mixed fleet. The ability to manage and track order fulfilment through a single [&hellip

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  • Topaz Energy invests in safer & more efficient Volvo trucks

    on Jun 1, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Topaz Energy invests in safer & more efficient Volvo trucks

    Topaz Energy Group Ltd, Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer, has recently taken delivery of a number of new Volvo trucks from Dennison Commercials Ltd. With three rigid Volvo FE tankers and one FM tractor unit delivered to date, this is the beginning of an extensive replacement scheme to improve the efficiency and reliability of [&hellip

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  • Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) goes extra mile

    on Jun 1, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) goes extra mile

    Staff from Dealer Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) has won recognition from the manufacturer, for their determination to go the extra mile to keep their customers vehicles on the road. Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ One Team award underscores its ‘Zero Tolerance on Downtime’ commitment. The Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) team of Ian Burrows, Caolan Doyle, Gordon Stewart, [&hellip

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  • Surefreight saves £300,000 through improved driver behaviour

    on May 31, 16 • in General News, News, Surefreight, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Surefreight saves £300,000 through improved driver behaviour

    Logistics specialist Surefreight has made annual savings of £300,000 after using WEBFLEET from TomTom Telematics to transform driver performance. A six per cent improvement in MPG has seen the firm save £300,000 on fuel, while also reducing insurance claims across its 200-strong truck fleet. The firm, which makes more than 1,800 deliveries a day from [&hellip

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  • Volvo Trucks’ new concept truck cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 per cent

    on May 31, 16 • in European News, General News, News, UK, UK News, Volvo Truck Concept • with Comments Off on Volvo Trucks’ new concept truck cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 per cent

    With almost a one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations. Among the secrets behind these remarkable fuel savings are aerodynamic design and lower kerb weight. With support from the Swedish Energy Agency, Volvo Trucks has developed a new concept vehicle – [&hellip

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  • FTA helps drivers stay one step ahead in France

    on May 31, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA helps drivers stay one step ahead in France

    Britain’s leading independent supplier of cement, aggregates and concrete, Hope Construction Materials has awarded Wincanton a six-year contract renewal to remain their supplier of choice for the provision of bulk and bagged cement road logistics. Under the agreement, Wincanton will be responsible for delivering just short of a million tonnes per year with a national [&hellip

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