Author: Adam White

Eden Farm Hulleys adds double-deck trailers to its fleet

Frozen food and ice-cream wholesaler Eden Farm Hulleys has taken delivery of two bespoke double-deck lifting-deck trailers, enabling the company to complete deliveries with fewer vehicles and in less journeys, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint. The trailers, which are specially designed for transporting frozen and chilled food, were built by Gray & Adams, the UK’s leading manufacturer of temperature-controlled transport equipment. They are fitted with single-temperature Carrier Vector 1950 refrigeration units and offer a 44-pallet capacity. Jason Brooksbank, Group Transport Manager at Eden Farm Hulleys said: “We are delighted with the two new trailers, which are the latest version of the 44-pallet...

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39% of businesses that offer driving services believe that the 2040 diesel and petrol ban will impact company finances

Almost half (46%) of Brits are confused by the new rules on buying diesel and petrol cars Only 3% of managers who employ drivers are currently planning to train employees to drive or work with hybrid/electric vehicles Almost half (44%) of British drivers are concerned about the availability of trained mechanics for hybrid and electric vehicles A new report released by titled ‘Diesel impact’ has revealed consumer and business perceptions of the proposed petrol and diesel changes brought forward by the government. The UK government has pledged to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by the year 2040,...

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SP Load Cell Helps School STEM Club Attempt to Break Sound Barrier

Straightpoint (SP) has donated a 5t capacity Radiolink plus wireless load cell, which is being used as a key component in a Nottinghamshire, UK school STEM club’s outlandish, but entirely plausible, attempt to send a rocket car through the sound barrier next year. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics group at The Joseph Whitaker School meet for three hours every night. And the dedication to extra curricular studies is paying off. Sending a car hurtling along a wire rope, it already has a Guinness World Record—set at 533.1mph—but has realistic ambitions to smash the sound barrier, which is approximately...

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I’s a recap and a what’s coming..!

Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy Came in to effect: Thursday 6th April 2017              Introduced to encourage employers to invest in apprenticeship programmes – large employers with a wage bill of more than £3 million per annum will need to pay a levy of 0.5% of their payroll (though each employer gets an allowance of £15,000 to offset against the amount they owe). Large employers will be able to access “levied amounts” and will also have access to a government 10% top up to fund apprenticeships from accredited providers. Smaller organisations, although not required to pay the levy, will also...

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UK provides a Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. to the Felix Project Felix Project re-distributes food surplus to London charities All-electric Kangoo Van Z.E. to help organisation collect and deliver surplus food with zero tailpipe emissions Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. is available in a variety of body styles, including Van, Maxi and Crew Van Kangoo Van Z.E. is supported by the specialised, business-focused Renault Pro+ dealer network Priced from £14,195 plus VAT (after Plug-in Van Grant) Renault UK is helping a London-based charity in its drive to provide healthy, fresh food to some of the capital’s most disadvantaged inhabitants through...

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