Author: Adam White

New guide to keep developers on track with their transport connections

New housing estates and business parks should be well-connected to transport, say Buckinghamshire County Council. And they’ve drawn up new guidelines to help developers meet these needs. It’s all in the cause of keeping the county thriving and attractive, says Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport. He said the guidelines would help developers to understand the County Council’s ethos and values towards growth, and the high standards of community development expected, without having to wade through tomes of policies. “We know growth is happening in Buckinghamshire and it’s important that we help this growth to happen...

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NEW APPOINTMENT FOR BIBBY DISTRIBUTION’S FOOD AND INGREDIENTS TEAM IS A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Bibby Distribution has appointed a new general manager for its award-winning tanker operations team, with a focus on spearheading growth for the 3PL’s bulk division. Gilles Létard, 55, joins Bibby Distribution’s Food and Ingredients team, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in senior sales, operational and management positions. His previous roles include Head of Commercial, Europe & Americas at Suttons Transport Group and Managing Director of Norbert Dentressangle’s UK bulk division. At Bibby Distribution, he will manage the company’s major contracts with a focus on developing Bulk Transport & Logistics at European level. Létard says: “The Food and Ingredients...

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WAITROSE’S EXEMPLARY SUSTAINABILITY EXPLAINED AT TCS&D 2017

Waitrose’s sustainable approach to temperature controlled transport will be among key discussion topics during seminars at this year’s TCS&D exhibition, being held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 13th and 14th September 2017. Justin Laney, General Manager of Fleet at the John Lewis Partnership, will detail the benefits Waitrose has gained from introducing bio-methane trucks to its fleet, including reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality and reduced noise. After successful trials last year, the business has just committed to more than quadrupling the number of bio-methane trucks in its fleet – from 12 to 53 – by the...

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ANDOVER TRAILERS BUILDS NEW DRAWBAR COMBINATION FOR 3B CONSTRUCTION

Family-owned civil engineering and construction company, 3b construction, has taken delivery of a new bespoke truck and drawbar trailer combination from Andover Trailers. The Andover plant body, which features a 53mt crane from Palfinger, has been fitted to a new Scania R580 8×2 rear-steer truck and is accompanied by an Andover-built 24-tonne tri-axle drawbar trailer. This combination allows 3b construction to cost-effectively transport more plant equipment to its sites, helping to expand the reach of the business. Iain Barr, Managing Director at 3b construction, says: “This truck and trailer combination represents a new approach for us. We were very...

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Next-generation fleet software must support increased levels of data security for autonomous vehicles, says Chevin

Fleet software needs to be ready to respond to new technological advancements as smart vehicles start to flood the market, with a primary focus on the importance of data security, says Chevin. The company points out that autonomous and connected cars and vans are becoming increasingly popular amongst British drivers, so it’s important that fleet software adapts simultaneously in order to support increased levels of data and tighter security measures that will be needed. Ashley said that following the release of new government guidelines that call for strict, cyber protection laws when engineering new autonomous vehicles, fleet software providers...

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