Top honour bestowed on Stoke-on-Trent MP, Rob Flello

Stoke-on-Trent South MP and Transport Select Committee member, Rob Flello, has been made a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the highest honour the organisation can bestow.

CILT describes itself as “the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.  Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.” read more

Ctrack launches tracking solution for courier and express delivery fleet

Ctrack has launched a vehicle tracking solution aimed specifically at the courier and express delivery marketplace. Ctrack Courier has been developed to help tackle some of the most common and difficult challenges facing businesses in this demanding industry sector, with particular focus on security, driving behaviour and operational visibility.

There have been numerous instances where thieves have targeted vehicles left unattended while a delivery is made, with the vehicle keys in the ignition and the engine running. With multi-drop delivery vehicles increasingly at risk when they are stationary, Ctrack Courier has been designed to better protect vans and their valuable cargo. read more

POSTMAN SPLAT Shocking moment Hermes driver SHOT-PUTS a parcel over a customer’s garden gate

POSTMAN SPLAT Shocking moment Hermes driver SHOT-PUTS a parcel over a customer’s garden gate
The courier was caught on camera hurling the package across a customer’s garden

A CARELESS courier has been caught on camera hurling a package “20 metres” over a customer’s gate like a shot put.
Shocking CCTV shows the Hermes delivery man eagerly launching the package over the gate after filling out the necessary paperwork.

Customer Craig Clough, 38, says he was stunned by the courier’s delivery method – and the impressive distance it cleared.
The electronic engineer had been expecting a delivery of delicate parts on March 13 and is yet to discover whether any were damaged.
Craig, from Great Holm, Bucks., said: “I was quite taken aback when I saw the CCTV footage.
“He does all the proper stuff with filling in the forms, and then it’s like he just can’t be bothered any more.
“I was shocked that if someone is going to take that sort of care with a package, it doesn’t really show that much consideration.
“It’s still someone else’s property.”
The dad of four said: “I had a card through the door when I came home saying that my parcel had been delivered and it had been put at the back out the house out by the gate.
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Indigo Waste turns up the volume with robust Renault Trucks ‘Built Like Tanks’

A pressing need for increased volume has prompted Suffolk recycling specialist, Indigo Waste Services Ltd, to add the first rear-steer Renault Trucks Range C 8×2 into its fleet. The high specification 32-tonne C430 has been supplied by Thompson Commercials Ltd (Boston) on a 7-year full repair and maintenance contract and follows several years of successfully running Range T tractor units and Range D rigids.

Fitted with a 20-tonne Palfinger PK17001 crane with extra bottle bank attachment and Webb steel fixed side tipping body with high partition, all supplied by Webb Truck Equipment, Acton, Suffolk, the new C430 is expected to clock up to 100,000 km per annum. Operating across East Anglia on Indigo’s new contract with Palm Paper, the truck collects cans, plastics, glass and mixed paper from a leading supermarket’s recycling bins. read more

Rapid Contract lifts and transports five gas tanks

Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) combined its lifting and transport capabilities to move five gas tanks from a live chemical plant in Middlesbrough, 300 miles south west to Cardiff, where they were to be refurbished for industrial gases company Air Products before installation at another site.

RRS accepted a scope of work to lift the tanks, ranging in size from 13m to 18m in length and 35t to 40t in weight, onto various transport vehicles chosen from its extensive fleet. In each case, the gas tanks had to be driven up a steep hill upon exit from the site, which was just one of a number of complications that had to be overcome. read more

Fleet Operations triples fundraising target with £12,000 charity bonanza

Leading independent fleet consultancy Fleet Operations has smashed its 2016 annual fundraising target by raising £12,000 for local and national charities.

Staff from the Newcastle-under-Lyme company were given a £4,000 goal at the start of 2016 and set about organising different ways to reach their target.

Events included a challenging hike up Mount Snowdon, Cycle London Orbital – a 117-mile static bike ride – and most recently, a charity race evening with silent auction which raised £10,000. read more

Gatemore withdraws EGM request “in light of misconceived DX-Menzies merger”

Gatemore Capital Management has announced that it has withdrawn its request for an Extraordinary General Meeting for DX Group shareholders, “in light of the misconceived DX-Menzies merger”.
Source: Post and Parcel

Gatemore withdraws EGM request “in light of misconceived DX-Menzies merger”