Critical Issues

CFTS: lift truck safety inspections ‘need same clarity as HGVs’

CFTS: lift truck safety inspections ‘need same clarity as HGVs’

Logistics managers are being urged to seek absolute clarity over forklift Thorough Examinations, after it was revealed lift trucks are involved in 50% more serious accidents than HGVs.

Employee whistleblowing telephone calls up 7% at UK transport and logistics firms

Employee whistleblowing telephone calls up 7% at UK transport and logistics firms

The trend for employees at transport and logistics organisations to use whistleblowing hotlines has accelerated following last year's Hollywood harassment scandals.

New research shows a 7% increase in calls in 2017 according to Expolink, European provider of outsourced speak up "whistleblowing" services.

LPG and BioLPG – improving forklift truck efficiency

LPG and BioLPG – improving forklift truck efficiency

Initiatives such as the Renewable Energy Directive and Paris Agreement have provided businesses with a blueprint on combatting climate change.

GDPR: Is your training provider battle ready?

GDPR: Is your training provider battle ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will shake up data privacy regulations, but John Green, chief operating officer at training provider System Group, believes many in the transport and logistics sector remain unprepared for its arrival this month.

Can companies build a more resilient last-mile delivery operations in today’s competitive landscape?

Can companies build a more resilient last-mile delivery operations in today’s competitive landscape?

By Maarten Hemmes, CarPal CEO & Founder.

As logistics is changing rapidly, more companies continue to look for ways to improve and optimise their last-mile delivery based on customer's demands and pressure from upcoming trends in the market.

Online purchases in CPG are trending up, consumer survey shows

Online purchases in CPG are trending up, consumer survey shows

Consumer packaged goods (CPG), once purchased almost exclusively in stores, are quickly moving into the digital realm as more and more consumers are researching and purchasing CPG products online.

This is according to survey findings released from Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth.

360-degree view of forklift surroundings

360-degree view of forklift surroundings

If a pedestrian walks into the 'blind spot' of a forklift truck, there is potential for an accident to occur. The driver may not notice the person before it is too late, or even not at all.

Creative thinking essential for T&L upscaling

Creative thinking essential for T&L upscaling

By Andrew Galliers, senior manager and transport and logistics expert at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

The transport and logistics sector is facing a tricky problem - how to balance rocketing consumer demand for goods, delivered increasingly quickly, with challenges posed by Brexit and increasing competition.

Swissport extends its Ground Handling licence for another seven years at Zurich Airport

Swissport extends its Ground Handling licence for another seven years at Zurich Airport

Following the confirmation from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Zurich Airport has extended Swissport's Ground Handling licence by seven years.

Driving innovation – Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems

Driving innovation – Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent trends and ongoing areas of development within the world of Transportation Management Systems.

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