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Ambitious supply chain specialists Aztek Logistics has received the keys to its fifth warehouse in Letchworth Garden City to accommodate a period of extended growth and help investment in the future. The NHS East Ambulance Service thanks Aztek Logistics for its help storing PPE during the…

  • 08/09/2020

‘Prepare for a new kind of holiday shopping season’, warns warehousing expert

Midland Pallet Trucks, a UK leader in the provision of quality materials handling equipment such as high lift pallet trucks, drum loaders, and machinery jacks to warehouses across the country, is warning that in addition to making changes for COVID-secure reopenings, retailers will also need to…

  • 01/09/2020

New Driver CPC Qualification from NRI

The nationally recognised Driver CPC Instructor qualification, launched in May by the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) offers new professional development opportunities. The new qualification enables organisations to give Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) the evidence required by…

  • 20/08/2020

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50 per cent in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

Transaction volumes in the UK logistics industry have fallen by 50 per cent in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest report from national accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP. The ‘UK Logistics: Building Resistance’ report revealed that eight deals were completed…

  • 18/08/2020

Waitrose and John Lewis plan switch to electric deliveries as online business accelerates

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030. The John Lewis Partnership will use two new designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food…

  • 29/07/2020

Exciting times ahead for the logistics industry

Logistics organisations have been on the frontline since the very beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, keeping shelves stocked, PPE supplied to the NHS and critical production lines running. Of course, ensuring that supply chains continued to flow despite the huge challenges generated by the global…

  • 21/07/2020

Only 30 per cent of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

According to a recent survey by Talent in Logistics, just 30 per cent of LGV drivers in the UK feel valued. The driver engagement research, which surveyed more than 1,300 respondents during February and March 2020, also found that less than half of drivers feel motivated to work hard for their…

  • 14/07/2020

New Hyster website to meet demand for used equipment

Hyster Europe launches a new website www.hysterused.com to help end users find high-quality used and refurbished Hyster lift trucks for their specific application needs. “Not every application demands a new machine, a used or fully refurbished Hyster lift truck, supplied by an official Hyster…

  • 07/07/2020

Remote Driver CPC should extend beyond lockdown, say Instructors

RTITB’s research with Driver CPC Instructors who have delivered remote Periodic DCPC, shows that the majority feel this training method could have a place in the long term. During lockdown, members of the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium were approved by DVSA to deliver Driver CPC Periodic…

  • 07/07/2020

Bis Henderson Space secures COVID-19 relief storage deal for NEXT with Clipper Logistics 

Warehouse space strategist, Bis Henderson Space, has successfully sourced significant garments-on-hangers (GoH) relief storage for high street fashion retail brand NEXT. The deal secures storage for up to 10,000 linear metres of rail at Clipper Logistics’ warehouse in Derbyshire. The 12-month…

  • 29/06/2020