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Call for nominations for the 2024 everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards

The 2024 everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards, which aim to inspire more women to build careers in the industry, are now open for nominations until 29 January 2024. The awards, which are in their 17th year, aim to shine a spotlight on the opportunities available in what is a traditionally male-dominated industry, celebrate the important […]

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Acclaim Logistics acquires Steve Porter transport assets

Isle of Wight shipping specialist Acclaim Logistics has taken on nearly 20 staff members at the collapsed Steve Porter Transport Group as well as former MD Malcolm Gibson, after acquiring some of the assets of the company. The deal also includes the acquisition of Steve Porter Transport’s Cowes depot, which increases Acclaim Logistics warehouse space […]

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Haulier claims ULEZ forcing firms out of London

Businesses are fleeing London and relocating across the UK in order to escape the capital’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), according to ELB Partners. The family-run Croydon haulier said four of its customers had moved out of London since the ULEZ was expanded at the end of August and they were citing the ever-rising costs of […]

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S&L Services in administration with the loss of 33 jobs

The failure of a Stoke haulage operator was caused by soaring fuel prices, post-pandemic supply chain issues and a £100,000 bad debt after Kenyon Road Haulage collapsed, a report has revealed. S&L Services (Stoke) called in the administrators on 25 October after attempts to negotiate a time to pay arrangement with HMRC stalled. By this […]

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Newell and Wright play Santa for children in Rotherham

Newell and Wright Transport is spreading some Christmas spirit by purchasing thousands of pounds of toys and crafts to be distributed to children in the care of Rotherham social services. Stephen Newell, operations director, said: “We did this last year and it meant so much to the families and children that need it most that […]

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Parsons finds happiness in T High

Parsons Nationwide Distribution in Exeter has added its first Renault Trucks T High to its fleet after an “enthusiastic recommendation” from a local business. The 6×2 pusher tractor unit was purchased from Sparks Commercial Services and joins the haulier’s 59-strong mixed fleet on bulk tipper work across the UK. Dale Worsley, Parsons’s transport manager, said: […]

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ArrowXL spends £5m on fleet growth

ArrowXL has invested £5m into its fleet, with 75 7.5-tonne DAF LFs replacing 50 vehicles and adding 25 to deal with growing client demand. The built-to-order trucks have an increased payload, which ArrowXL said would play a crucial role in building on its productivity and sustainability and cut CO2 emissions. The PACCAR engines also provide […]

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Cider firm hit with £1.4m fine after driver death

Cider maker H Weston and Sons has been fined £1.4m after one of its drivers was killed by the end of a security barrier at its site in Herefordshire. Tommy Manns was driving a van out of the Henry Westons Cider manufacturer’s depot in Ledbury when the barrier speared through the vehicle’s windshield and fatally […]

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Suttons opens Chinese domestic trunking service for chemical logistics

Suttons International China has launched a domestic trunking service, Suttons Tankers China, exclusively tailored to the Asian country. It said the venture would redefine chemical logistics, “offering customers unparalleled reliability, value, and service.” The new division has been qualified for the transportation of Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 dangerous goods on […]

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Waste boss sentenced after illegal dumping

An Epping haulage boss has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service and ordered to pay £4,000 costs after he dumped 160 tonnes of waste illegally. John Stride, director of Orion Support Services, pleaded guilty to causing his firm to deposit the waste, which was the equivalent in weight to a Boeing 787 aircraft, […]

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