Author: Adam White

Road Haulage Association Returns to Microlise Transport Conference With Workshop Programme

The UK’s only trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators – the Road Haulage Association (RHA) – will once again play a central role at the upcoming Microlise Transport Conference, taking place on the 16th May at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry. In a dedicated workshop area, the RHA’s policy team, led by Rod McKenzie, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, will deliver a programme of short presentations that seek to lift the lid on a range of key issues not covered as part of the conference’s main stage agenda. Amongst the topics being...

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Modulift Spreader Beam Raises Chimney in Tandem Lift

Baltic mobile crane rental company Strele Logistics supplied lifting and rigging equipment, including a Modulift spreader beam, as a 49t chimney was installed at a biological waste treatment facility in Kaunas, Lithuania last month (February). Strele accepted a scope of work to load the 35m-long, 2.75m-diameter pipe where it was manufactured at Enerstena Group’s facility, 3km away, and erect it in its final location. It was first loaded onto a semi-trailer (a trailer without a front axle) using two 15t capacity overhead cranes that were already installed in the building, and a 90t Faun ATF90G-4 mobile crane. Haulage firm...

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Isotrak Group: Quality, Service and Innovation at the Heart of its Business

Leading fleet management and telematics solutions provider Isotrak Group, has today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001: 2015 certification following the successful merger last year of its Isotrak and Verilocation businesses, and recent acquisition of Alcolock GB. ISO 9001 is the flagship performance-based accreditation of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and is the ultimate hallmark of approval for companies who ensure their customers achieve continuously improving product quality and service provision. Jim Sumner, Isotrak Group Chairman commented: “We are immensely proud of our team in achieving this accreditation, which represents another step forward in the development of...

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THERMAL REPAIRS TO WARM UP NORTH WEST HIGHWAYS

North West-based Thermal Road Repairs (TRR) has won a contract from One Trafford Partnership to upgrade several roads in Trafford before the end of March, following the Council’s recent announcement of an additional £2m investment.  A further £14.4m has also been agreed for the coming years. TRR will assist One Trafford, a working partnership between Amey and Trafford Council, to eradicate potholes across the borough, creating safer and more sustainable roads. TRR has developed cutting-edge technology that allows for the controlled heating of asphalt.  The cost effective, environmentally-friendly process has two applications.  Firstly, the ability to seamlessly lay new...

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MAPPING OUT NEW APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAY

A national provider of transport and logistics apprenticeship training is calling for the supply chain sector to map out a dedicated career path for young people coming into the industry. David Cormack, strategic partnerships director at System Group, was speaking ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) after the recent supply chain advisory group meeting at the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA). He wants to showcase the best pathways for those coming into the sector and how the supply chain sector can fit into the career map for apprentices. Echoing views that the industry struggles to ‘articulate’ the...

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