77% Of Companies Plan To Increase Basic Pay In 2020.

In advance of Ibec’s HR Leadership Summit in Croke Park today, Ibec published its annual HR Update 2019 including the results of a comprehensive new pay and HR trends survey. The Ibec HR Update 2019 survey found that 77% of companies plan to increase basic pay in 2020, with a projected median pay increase of […]

New Doors Open For Europa With Membership Of Freight Forwarder Network.

The Hong Kong branch of Europa Air & Sea has announced its membership of Freight Forwarder Network as it continues to boost its overseas offer. Europa Air & Sea is the dedicated Air & Sea division of leading independent logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, with services provided including a wide range of inbound and outbound […]

With Black Friday And Christmas Approaching, How Can You Best Prepare?

While Autumn brings a flurry of excitement to many as the festive season approaches, there is typically an influx of shipments in the logistics industry as Black Friday and Christmas trends impact retail spending. This year, however, the political climate brings a new challenge to the peak season with the impact of Brexit still unknown. […]

Technology That Is Changing The Warehousing Industry.

Every day, technology becomes more and more crucial in every aspect of how we do business. But perhaps one of the places where emerging technologies are the most prominent is in warehousing and logistics. Technologies such as robotics, drones, IoT and cloud software are being implemented into warehouses to allow companies to more effectively stay […]

Visiontrack Provides Video Telematics Expertise To UK’S HGV Platooning Trial.

VisionTrack is providing advanced video telematics technology for a fleet of commercial vehicles being used as part of truck platooning trials taking place within the UK. The company has joined a consortium of partners, led by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), that is conducting the tests on behalf of Highways England and the Department for Transport. […]

Border Force Needs To Up Its Game, Says RHA.

Speaking on last night’s BBC Radio 5 Live programme, chief executive, Richard Burnett was asked if he thought that Border Force were on top of the situation. “If I’m honest, no,” was his response. “My sense is that for a long time we have not been listened to. We have not been taken seriously as […]

‘Kidulting’ Trend Drives ‘Bootlicious’ Retro Trick Or Treat Sweets Door To Door.

Nostalgia is rising from the grave this Halloween as ‘Kidulting’, the spirited parent-powered demand for trick or treat sweets from yesteryear, is driving ‘bootilicious’ sales at Tangerine, the UK’s leading retro confectionery specialists. Coventry-based IPP, Europe’s leading pooler of sustainable wooden pallets, has been ‘treated’ to year-on-year spikes in volumes, thanks to Tangerine’s double-digit sales […]

TruTac Makes Compliance ‘Crystal-Clear’ For Leading Coach Operator.

Paul S. Winson Coaches, one of the leading coach operators in the East Midlands, reports much improved control over driver performance and data control since installing CPT Tacho Analysis software powered by TruTac. With 30 modern coaches in the fleet, Winson Coaches had previously used a system which, says the company, made digital and analogue […]

Road And Air Brexit Contingency Measures Welcomed By FTA.

FTA, which speaks for the UK logistics industry, has welcomed today’s (24 October 2019) news that the EU has approved the extension of two contingency measures by another seven months to maintain road haulage and air connectivity in the event of a No Deal Brexit. As Sarah Laouadi , FTA’s European Policy Manager, explains, the […]