Will the drivers of the future be human?

Will the drivers of the future be human?

20 December 2019

We’ve discussed the impact of technology on the bulk logistics sector many times in these articles, from what’s already possible in terms of digital bulk logistics optimisation, to the next wave of digital advancements on the horizon. Beyond these industry developments though, wider-reaching technological progress has the potential to utterly transform the bulk logistics sector we know today. One of these innovations is the self-driving (or autonomous) vehicle.  Read More >>

Slow adoption of technology within Logistics

Slow adoption of technology within Logistics

26 November 2019

A recent comprehensive review on the future of the transport and logistics industry by PWC explored the key themes that will impact on the sector and the strategic drivers that will affect the industry in the next decade. The paper made clear the considerable advantages and efficiencies these developments will bring. However, research from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Statista pours cold water on the idea of enthusiastic moves to a technology-enabled delivery industry. Read More >>

Green logistics for the bulk sector

Green logistics for the bulk sector

18 November 2019

The road haulage sector, including bulk logistics, is essential to the productivity of the UK economy. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) reports that 89 percent of all goods transported by land in Great Britain are moved directly by road, and that road haulage is the UK’s fifth largest employer. Unfortunately, all that activity is bound to have an impact on the environment. ‘Green logistics’ and sustainability are becoming increasingly important considerations for bulk logistics fleet managers, so how might a more sustainable transport infrastructure impact the industry?  Read More >>

The importance of ATEX

The importance of ATEX

31 October 2019

Sadly, you don’t have to look far to find proof of how vital ATEX regulations are to modern-day industry. As the two European Directives that govern the management of explosive atmospheres, ATEX covers the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers, as well as the equipment and protective systems used in such environments.  Read More >>

The big fleet challenges and how to overcome them

The big fleet challenges and how to overcome them

02 October 2019

Whether a fleet consists of five vehicles or 500 plus, certain management issues are universal. Challenges change as impacting factors shift, but any firm that relies on a commercial fleet, including bulk logistics companies, must find ways to address and work around them. Read More >>

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