Whistl’s Fuel Efficiency Scores with the Help of Isotrak

Whistl, the UK’s leading delivery management company, has surpassed its MPG targets year-on-year translating to significant cost savings across its fleet of 167 HGV and 117 vans over the previous four years.

Delivering more than 3.7 billion postal items a year, it’s no surprise that one of Whistl’s biggest business expenditure lies in its transport fleet. However, with varying loads each day and a mixed fleet of vehicles, Whistl required a solution to monitor and manage fuel expenditure that would be agnostic to these factors. Since implementing Isotrak’s Driver Behaviour Monitoring solution in 2014, Whistl has achieved year-on-year MPG improvements across their HGV fleet by shifting their focus to improving driving and therefore fuel efficiency. read more

Palletways Group supports Gloucestershire-based White Horse Energy to expand into Italian markets

The Palletways Group, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has launched a new distribution service through its partnership with White Horse Energy, a Cirencester-based biomass fuel company new to the Italian market.

White Horse Energy has over nine years of experience delivering high quality, kiln-dried wood and pellets – Firepower Pellets – to over 20,000 clients across the UK. Now, the company is taking its product to the largest domestic pellet-burning nation in the world where Italy heats some 3 million tonnes of pellets each year. read more

Armstrong Richardson enhance fleet with LD Rigid’s

Lawrence David have recently delivered two 26T rigids to Stokesley based company Armstrong Richardson, who serve the rural and agricultural community. They will join an existing fleet of 13 rigid curtainsiders. Delivering to over 500 different locations per week, a LD rigid is something they know they can rely on.

Built on the Mercedes Actros range, comfort and fuel economy are at the forefront of this vehicle. They come equipped with EN-12642XL rated Armoursheet curtains, which surpass European load containment standards. read more

University of Kent partnership helps the Port of Dover cut queues and boost efficiency

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Kent and the Dover Harbour Board has achieved the highest possible rating from Innovate UK, the UK’s technology strategy agency, after it helped reduce traffic congestion, boost efficiency and cut costs for the Port.

The project started in 2016 when the Port of Dover, which handles £122bn-worth of UK trade annually, appointed a graduate of the Kent Business School (KBS), Dr Cliff Preston, to work within the organisation to help it use data modelling and simulation software to operate more effectively. read more

PostNord to levy new fee on mail items from countries outside EU Customs Union

PostNord has announced that, from 1 March, all mail items with a declared value that come from outside the EU Customs Union will have VAT applied to them from the first krona, usually at a rate of 25%.
Source: Post and Parcel

PostNord to levy new fee on mail items from countries outside EU Customs Union

Salvatori Group achieves ISO 9001: 2015 certification

The Salvatori Group, a leading transport and logistics provider in Kent, has achieved certification to the internationally ISO 9001:2015 standard, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.

Salvatori is one of more than 110 members that form the UK Palletways network, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network.  As a South East of England Palletways member, Salvatori handles up to 500 pallets in and around the Canterbury and Ashford areas each day. The network supports its continued growth and strengthens its market-leading position across its depots in Canterbury, Rochester and Calais. read more