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FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

In response to reports from FTA’s members that commercial drivers are being refused entry to businesses’ toilet facilities due to COVID-19 concerns, Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Policy at FTA, comments: “FTA is urging businesses to drop their bans on commercial drivers using their toilet facilities, following reports from FTA members that this is occurring across the nation.

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Brambles, the supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP brand, has received the highest score in the Dow Jones Barron’s sustainability ranking, rated as the most sustainable company globally.

PSI Logistics and agiplan GmbH conclude partnership

PSI Logistics and agiplan GmbH conclude partnership

PSI Logistics GmbH and the Mülheim-based consulting and planning company agiplan GmbH are concluding a partnership. The two companies are linking the strengths of the logistics software PSIglobal with the competences of agiplan in the optimisation of production and networks for a comprehensive consulting of their customers.

From zero to hero: The story of TPN

From zero to hero: The story of TPN

TPN – THE Pallet Network — was born in discussions between Richard Eldred, owner of TGS Freight, Jim Scanlan, then at the Fortec network, and Phil Kenyon, Eldred’s depot manager. They had a vision for a new, better network – but getting it off the ground wasn’t easy.

BEC – Giving Truckfile Maintenance & Inspection solutions a Voice

BEC – Giving Truckfile Maintenance & Inspection solutions a Voice

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, a leading UK-based supplier of digital and fully-automated Maintenance and Inspection, warehouse management and shop floor data capture solutions, has recently formed a partnership with Truckfile; a leading UK online fleet management software provider.

Rise in overseas trade could see and increase in risk to UK companies

Rise in overseas trade could see and increase in risk to UK companies

With the demand for overseas trade expected to undergo a surge of record-breaking growth over the coming decade, global risk and compliance specialists GWCI have warned British companies trading overseas to do their due diligence when dealing with international third parties for the first time or pay the price.

Hermes promises million pound ‘Coronavirus’ fund to support employed couriers

Hermes promises million pound ‘Coronavirus’ fund to support employed couriers

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, is to make a £1 million pound fund available for its self-employed couriers to help support them if they need to self-isolate as a result of the coronavirus. It follows concerns about their welfare as self-employed people are not eligible for sick pay.

Connexas Group rebrands alcohol interlock system to Breathalock

Connexas Group rebrands alcohol interlock system to Breathalock

Connexas Group, provider of technology-enabled, fleet management and mobile worker solutions, has re-named and re-branded its alcohol interlock system to Breathalock.

New Visusafe for improved workplace safety and protection

New Visusafe for improved workplace safety and protection

Improved levels of workplace safety and protection are provided by the new Visusafe range of barriers, column protectors, flexi delineators and speed reduction bumps from industrial visual communication solutions specialist, Beaverswood.

Logistics Scotland Conference 2020: driving the sector to new heights

Logistics Scotland Conference 2020: driving the sector to new heights

Logistics has a key role to play in helping the Scottish economy to grow, according to FTA, the business group representing the sector, through the provision of safe, efficient and cost-effective solutions to the country’s supply chain challenges. 

Mercomar, member of XLProjects load one parcel of Project Cargo destined to Altamita port in Mexico

Mercomar, member of XLProjects load one parcel of Project Cargo destined to Altamita port in Mexico

The vessel arrived at Venice roads and berthed at Porto Marghera, Transped Terminal, on 8th Jan 2020 at about 0100 hrs. Loading stages commenced at 0800hrs and was completed at 1610hrs. Lashing Operations, carried out both by the crew and a shore gang (welding stages only) commenced with loading stages and completed at about 1820hrs.

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