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  • Fragilistics chooses Paragon to handle rapid growth

    on May 26, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Fragilistics chooses Paragon to handle rapid growth

    Fragilistics has adopted Paragon’s routing and scheduling software following the rapid expansion of the business since its launch in 2013. The UK’s only dedicated mirror delivery operation, Fragilistics has seen order volumes double in the past 12 months and now serves almost 250 online retailers. As a result, the company required advanced route planning software that would help fulfil [&hellip

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  • Rodda chooses Carrier Transicold

    on May 26, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Rodda chooses Carrier Transicold

    Cornish clotted cream producer Rodda’s has updated its fleet with four new 7.5-tonne Isuzu ‘Forward’ N75.190 trucks mounted with insulated bodies and Carrier Transicold Xarios™ 500 refrigeration units. Key to securing the order from the family-run business was the proven performance of an existing Carrier Transicold-equipped vehicle that joined the company’s fleet last year. The four new [&hellip

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  • Dayton breaks through truck segment!

    on May 25, 16 • in Dayton truck tyres, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Dayton breaks through truck segment!

    Dayton is shaking up the budget truck tyre segment for good with a brand-new line-up of quality and good value truck tyres, available in the market since the end of last year. Promising “essential performance at the best price”, the Dayton truck tyre range comes with the quality guarantee of the Bridgestone group. Better still, [&hellip

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  • Joining forces to provide fleets with Total Tyre Care

    on May 25, 16 • in Bridgestone Total Tyre Care, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Joining forces to provide fleets with Total Tyre Care

    Bridgestone has totally re-shaped its Truck Point pan European fleet service network of tyre dealers with the introduction of Bridgestone Partner.  The move reflects Bridgestone’s premium position and commitment to support fleets by providing Total Tyre Care in order to reduce fleet operational costs. One of the three key components of this programme is Total [&hellip

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  • Volvo Trucks to showcase construction trucks at Hillhead

    on May 24, 16 • in Hillhead, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Volvo Trucks to showcase construction trucks at Hillhead

    Volvo Trucks is showcasing a number of the recently-launched innovations on its construction truck range at Hillhead 2016. These include a tipper-bodied example of the new, factory-built, FMX Tridem 10×6. Visitors to the show, which takes place at Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire between the 28th and 30thJune, will be able to inspect a top-of-the-range FH16-750 [&hellip

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  • Andover Trailers carries weight with Osmonds

    on May 24, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Andover Trailers carries weight with Osmonds

    Kent-based Osmonds Transport & Planing has taken delivery of two new step frame trailers with beavertails from Andover Trailers – continuing a working relationship between the two companies which has lasted almost three decades. The new 56 and 73 tonne step frames join four Andover Trailers’ products currently in operation with the road planing and [&hellip

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  • French protests cause more Calais chaos

    on May 23, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on French protests cause more Calais chaos

    Motorway blockades and protests at fuel refineries in France are causing problems for UK lorry drivers – exactly 12 months after industrial action created chaos in Calais. Dozens of petrol stations near the French port have run dry and Freight Transport Association (FTA) members have been struggling to fill their tanks, visiting several stations before finding fuel and being allowed to [&hellip

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  • Half of British motorists oppose driverless cars

    on May 23, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Half of British motorists oppose driverless cars

    Half of motorists oppose driverless cars as Britain takes pole position in the development of self-driving vehicles, according to a new survey. And 62% of drivers said they would feel less safe on the roads alongside other vehicles with no human behind the wheel. Almost three-quarters of those surveyed (72%) said there would be added [&hellip

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  • Trio of new members for Pall-Ex group

    on May 19, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Trio of new members for Pall-Ex group

    European palletised freight network, Pall-Ex Group, has announced had added three new members to its growing UK portfolio. Hinckley-based Armstrong Logistics will provide network services throughout the DN postcode area; K2 Transport, who will operate in parts of the TN and BN postcodes; and Currie European Transport Ltd will cover parts of CA, DG and TD. [&hellip

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  • RHA tackles the HGV driver shortage head on

    on May 18, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA tackles the HGV driver shortage head on

    The Road Haulage Association has today launched another exciting initiative, Road to Logistics. Road to Logistics is the result of a close collaboration between the RHA, telematic system providers Microlise and services charity Care After Combat. The new scheme was announced at the Microlise Transport Conference in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal. Road [&hellip

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