Author: Josh Norcliffe

GB Cullet’s Successful 6 Month Trial with VDD Solutions Comes to an End

Leading glass recycling firm, GB Cullet, have traded the paper copy of the vehicle defect report for VDD Solutions – the daily defect app for fleet management. With a small fleet of vehicles, Barnsley-based GB cullet were approached by VDD solutions with the chance to use their new daily defect app for fleet management of the defects that drivers are required to do by law. GB Cullet’s fleet travels across the entire country to 140 sites – including ones in Northampton, Norwich, Lancaster, Merseyside and Hull. The company identified the importance for an easy-to-use system that was user-friendly and...

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J O’DOHERTY CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH NEW VOLVO FMX 6×4 TRACTOR UNIT AND HEAVY HAULAGE FH 6×4

As the company celebrates its 30th anniversary, J. O’Doherty Waste Management of Edmonton in north London has taken delivery of an STGO Cat 2 plated (to 80-tonnes) Volvo FH 6×4 and a 540hp FMX 6×4 tractor unit from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London, Enfield. The FH is predominantly being used to move the company’s Volvo excavators and wheeled loaders between sites, while the FMX tractor unit is coupled to a Titan trailer with a Keith walking floor for the movement of general household waste within London and the Home Counties. Transport Manager Matt Tyler says: “We pretty much...

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STUDENTS BOOK THEIR SEAT ON STAGECOACH ‘LIBRARY’ BUS!

Pupils of The Grove Primary School in Consett, Co Durham, have been given a ticket to read, as the Stagecoach North East Sunderland depot donates a bus which will be transformed into a library. The school first approached Stagecoach North East, one of the largest bus operators in the region, after visiting a school involved in a similar scheme at Highfield Primary School in Gateshead, and the local bus operator was more than happy to get involved by donating a decommissioned bus that would usually be scrapped. The bus will be turned into a library which will be a...

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NewCold expands international operations further with major automated coldstore in US

NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics, which is expanding quickly in the UK, is making its first foray into the US with a new coldstore in Tacoma – believed to one of the largest in the country with storage capacity of over 25 million cubic feet. The $50 million warehouse in South Tacoma, is NewCold’s first large US project, according to Jonas Swarttouw, business development manager for the company’s US operations. NewCold is working with Trident Seafoods, its first major US client, for the project. The warehouse, which is expected to be operational in the middle of the year, will be...

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TRANSPORT LOGISTIC: PALL-EX EXPERT SHARES HIS PREDICTIONS

Post-Brexit worker shortages and the growing trend for smaller shipments are among the issues facing the logistics industry, according to a leading freight specialist. Speaking after the recent Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich, Dr Anand Assi, Group international director at Pall-Ex, says that attracting and retaining hauliers could become even more of a challenge once Britain has left the EU: “Domestic and international transport operations rely on a supply of good quality labour and any shortfall on this already-stretched resource could severely impact the supply chain. “If restrictions are placed on the free movement of people into the UK, haulage firms...

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