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Current challenges in shipping

Current challenges in shipping

The good news is that, for all the challenges brought by the Coronavirus, the global haulage industry has been holding up impressively well.  It does, however, have to be said that there are still issues which need to be addressed urgently if the haulage industry is...
Trade Freight in history with Ford v Ferrari

Trade Freight in history with Ford v Ferrari

Let us take a trip back to 1963, when Ford Motor Company’s Vice President Lee Iacocca convinced Henry Ford II to offer to purchase the cash-strapped Ferrari. The main purpose for this purchase would be to boost their car sales by entering the 24 Hours of Le Mans....
Why the supply chain is so important

Why the supply chain is so important

Even though we’re less than half-way through it, 2020 looks like it’s going to go down as one of the most eventful years in human history.  While the COVID19 pandemic will undoubtedly be followed by an analysis of what could have been done better, now may be a good...
Haulage workers must be allowed to keep on going

Haulage workers must be allowed to keep on going

The last global pandemic was the Spanish Flu crisis of 1918. This is well out of living memory for most of the population, including everyone in government. It was also a time when the world was very different from today. This means that there is a limit to how much...
Letting drivers spend a penny could save lives

Letting drivers spend a penny could save lives

The haulage industry has long been under scrutiny for its approach to health and safety. To be fair, this is understandable. HGVs, literally by definition, are heavy, which means that they can cause serious damage if they become involved in accidents (as in killing...
Tradefreight and the Coronavirus

Tradefreight and the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to travel restrictions being imposed across the globe including the EU. At present, these restrictions exclude freight traffic which can, in principle, travel as normal, in practice, however, it is likely to be subject to long delays...

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