Weekly Catchup 26th Feb 2017

Below is a list of some of the locations we’ve collected from and delivered to, w/c 20th February 2017: Liverpool to Manchester Ormskirk to Manchester Burscough to Crawley Liverpool to Macclesfield Liverpool to Armley Liverpool to Sheffield Burscough to Bradford Manchester to Speke Birkenhead to Salford Prenton to Manchester Whiston to Chester Speke to Leeds…

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Updating our blog

In all fairness, updating our blog has been pretty low on the agenda over the last few months. We could blame the lack of posting online content on the busy run up to Christmas, or on the lack of time we’ve had. Any excuse really! The fact is we haven’t posted anything for ages and…

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Iceland to trial 5.5-tonne electric truck in home delivery fleet

Iceland is to trial a 5.5-tonne Paneltex electric truck on its home delivery fleet, thanks to a Government project. Iceland will deploy a Paneltex all-electric truck on a 5.5t Isuzu chassis for the project. The vehicle will be fitted with Sunamp’s cold storage technology, making use of Route Monkey’s EV optimisation algorithms for journey planning. The fourth consortium…

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We’ve added a SWB to the fleet

We’ve added a new van to the fleet – It is a Transit Custom and has the following dimensions. Ford Transit Custom dimensions Ford Transit Custom Dimensions Van L1 H1 Van L1 H2 Van L2 H1 Van L2 H2 Van Overall length 4972 4972 5339 5339 Overall width with mirrors 2272 2272 2272 2272 Overall…

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Same-day delivery wars hot up in the UK

Same-day delivery wars hot up in the UK, but Amazon still sets the standards With options ranging from one-hour to drone-based delivery, Amazon is keeping its first-mover advantage For those of you who are inveterate planners, you have probably already hidden away your smugly-wrapped Christmas presents under the bed. But for everyone else, here’s some…

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Dog transport begins between Netherlands and U.S.

She may not be as pioneering as Laika, the Soviet space dog from the 1950s, but Tiffany, a young Dutch Smoushond, has made a name for herself as the first animal that American Airlines Cargo has shipped as live cargo from the Netherlands to the United States. Animal forwarding company Animals to Fly gave Tiffany…

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Southampton based logistics firm joins European giant

A Southampton based logistics firm has become the latest company to join Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network. Joining Palletways, Acclaim Logistics, based on Calmore Industrial Estate in Totton, will handle single pallet loads to large scale consignments and will cover the SO postcodes in Southampton and the PO postcodes on the…

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Tesco slashes payments terms to 14 days for small firms

The supermarket giant will pay its tiniest suppliers in just two weeks, but larger companies will still have to wait up to 55 days Tesco has announced plans to slash payment terms for smaller suppliers by half, to help usher in a new era of transparency and fairness at the supermarket giant. Its smallest suppliers,…

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Osborne to set up new infrastructure commission – transport in Manchester

The Chancellor will unveil a new independent national board to review spending. George Osborne will promise to break Britain’s transport spending ‘inertia’ in his conference speech – with plans for HS3 top of the list. The Chancellor will unveil a new independent national board to review spending priorities for transport, house building and power stations…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS

MAINTAINING DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS Euro-6 emissions regulations have meant a rapid increase in the number of trucks on the road fitted with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) – an essential part of Euro-6, which prevent particulate matter and other emissions from being released into the atmosphere. DPFs are an essential maintenance item for operators to factor…

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