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Machinery moving specialists announce growth

Leading machinery moving specialists Joseph Merritt Plc has announced a rise in both revenue and profits in accounts filed for the financial year ended June 2018. more

Over half of transport workers feel lonely

Over half of people (52 per cent) working in the transport and logistics sector feel always, often or sometimes lonely according to new research released by the British Red Cross. more

Van excellence report highlights van driver shortage

Many van drivers, owners and operators are fearful that worsening van driver shortages could prevent their businesses operating successfully over the next year, according to Van Excellence’s newly launched 2018-19 report, which identifies the opportunities and challenges facing the vans market. more

ECMT permit applications open this week: International hauliers must apply - or miss out

Applications for international road haulage permits opened this week and the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation representing the logistics industry, is advising commercial vehicle operators wanting to transport goods into EU-27 countries post-Brexit to apply sooner rather than later. more

Agency workers at risk due to lack of lift truck training, warns RTITB

Workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring as employers fail to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in lift truck operations, warns RTITB. more

Zero atmospheric emissions achievable by 2050, says FTA

Brexit set to endanger materials handling industry

The UK's logistics industry has a key role to play in delivering a cleaner, safer environment for all, according to the body which represents the sector. more
A leading maps expert in materials handling has warned of the impact of Brexit on the industry. more

UK freight forwarder sees increase in Brexit-related warehousing requests

Davies Turner, leading freight forwarder and logistics service provider, is seeing a definite upsurge in enquiries about the availability of warehousing space, driven by customer concerns about the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and the future of UK trade with the EU after March next year. more

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