Critical Issues

FTA says French government must act after driver dies in migrant roadblock

FTA says French government must act after driver dies in migrant roadblock

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the French government to take urgent action after a van driver was killed when migrants barricaded the A16 near Calais this week.

Pallet Truck Shop explores eCommerce trends

Pallet Truck Shop explores eCommerce trends

With no signs of eCommerce growth slowing down, Pallet Truck Shop, one of the longest-standing online businesses in the UK, has explored the online retail trends for 2017/18, highlighting how being 'in the know' can help online agents succeed.

Transport operators to address terror risk from vehicles

Transport operators to address terror risk from vehicles

As the UK deals with terror threat, some of the UK's largest HGV fleet operators are to meet later this month for a briefing about preventing vehicles being used as a weapon.

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another.

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

Cybercriminals are not limited to hackers on the web. Businesses lose more than US $55bn a year due to interruptions in the supply chain according to a report from BSI.

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

As they strive to cut costs from their operating processes, warehouse companies dedicate time and resources to ensuring that their materials handling equipment (MHE) fleets perform as energy efficiently as possible, yet they often overlook the one thing that does most to run up their energy bill: lighting.

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Studies have shown that employees with high job satisfaction are more productive in the workplace, more loyal to their companies, and more engaged with work day to day.

Can space meet the challenge of agility?

Can space meet the challenge of agility?

In the face of uncertainty businesses need to be flexible and agile to compete. However, the pressure of finding available warehouse space in the right location, to the specification required, and on the right terms, is putting a strain on the market.

Doosan promotes safety

Doosan promotes safety

Every organisation has a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment – failure to do so can have dire legal consequences for the business and its directors.

Van drivers claim the job causes them problems at home

Van drivers claim the job causes them problems at home

Almost two-fifths (39 per cent) of UK van drivers say the stresses of the job have a negative impact on their personal lives, according to new research.