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  • Easyfleetr: A new way of buying support to raise standards
    Easyfleetr: A new way of buying support to raise standards
    June 2020
    As a consultant working in the road transport sector, I’m come to realise that there are companies / sole traders who’d like assistance to raise and maintain operational standards but they simply can’t afford the traditional consultant support / expertise....
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  • Inspiration, not stagnation
    Inspiration, not stagnation
    February 2020
    Now, I’m far from an expert in computer coding and software design but it seems to me that those techy developers have some pretty handy tools when going about their work. ‘Bootstrap’, or my personal favourite ‘GitHub’, provides essential...
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  • Implementing standards; more than just making a quick quid
    Implementing standards; more than just making a quick quid
    October 2019
    If you work in the road transport sector chances are you know about industry accreditations, standards or certifications. Over the years more and more have popped up and now there's a veritable smorgasbord of offerings designed to address key issues in commercial road...
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  • The Importance of thinking of others
    The Importance of thinking of others
    July 2019
    Many of the products we buy and use every day were made by people in slavery. There's evidence of slavery at different stages of the supply chain, from the production of raw materials (cocoa, cotton, fish) to manufacturing everyday goods such as mobile phones or garments...
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  • Wait...wait...wai..Oh! Err, Go
    Wait...wait...wai..Oh! Err, Go
    April 2019
    I've been in Germany for a five days now, having been in a couple of meetings for projects that are investigating the future of professional driving. Our ambition for these projects (project-futuredrv.eu and project-steertocareer.eu if you're interested) is to inform...
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  • Mind the gap
    Mind the gap
    November 2018
    A few days ago I was driving home from the west country, scanning the airwaves for something to listen to, when a particularly piece made me stop (not literally mind). It was all about a UK charity called ‘Mates in Mind’, which aims to help people working...
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  • Ex in the City
    Ex in the City
    August 2018
    This week’s news that the UK government is set to ban trucks and vans from city centres was slightly disingenuous and poorly reported, but it does give rise to some questions over sustainability and infrastructure. City living is set to increase not just in the...
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  • Truck Autonomy and the Future Road Pilot
    Truck Autonomy and the Future Road Pilot
    May 2018
    Vehicle technology is advancing at pace and level 5 (full) autonomy is just around the corner. Trucks that can deliver goods without human intervention seemed like pure science fiction a few years ago, but real-world tests and rapid infrastructure development has turned...
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  • Robots in Logistics; where do we fit in?
    Robots in Logistics; where do we fit in?
    March 2018
    In recent years a number of eminent figures from the world of academia and industry have made predictions about how the world of work will look in years to come as robots become mainstream and one thing's for sure; it paints a dark picture for us humans. We might find...
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  • Terrorism and Vehicles: Maximize safety to minimize risk
    Terrorism and Vehicles: Maximize safety to minimize risk
    December 2017
    There's no doubt that the use of vehicles is proving popular with groups seeking to harm those who fail to subscribe to their view of the world. The trend, sadly, seems set to continue. However, in response to the ongoing threat there's plenty of work being done to...
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  • The Amazon Blowpipe
    The Amazon Blowpipe
    September 2017
    It’s often said that the simplest ideas are the best. Let’s take the amazon blowpipe as an example. Now here’s a tool that was first made in 600AD and is still used today as an animal tranquilliser. It remains largely unchanged, relying on nothing...
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  • The future of the time-critical supply chain? Standardisation and Communication.
    The future of the time-critical supply chain? Standardisation and Communication.
    July 2017
    Tracking the transportation process of perishable commodities from the time it leaves the manufacturer to the time it reaches the end consumer is an extremely complicated process. Factors including the number of consignment carriers, the number of elements in the supply...
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  • Why Women Will Be Essential To The Road Haulage Industry
    Why Women Will Be Essential To The Road Haulage Industry
    May 2017
    Our industry is always changing. It needs to; increasing consumer demand, pressure to streamline supply chains, reducing cost, implementing legislation, regulation and directives and battling local, national and international competition; we can't stand still. Perhaps...
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  • Top Five Logistics Trends For 2017
    Top Five Logistics Trends For 2017
    May 2017
     Expansion and consolidation in “last mile delivery” With the emergence and widespread use of technologies such as driverless vehicles and drones, last mile deliveries will continue to expand and then consolidate in increasing numbers. There is also...
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  • Educating Cyclists? Not An Easy Task!
    Educating Cyclists? Not An Easy Task!
    April 2017
    The melting pot environment of Europe's cities brings together culture, diversity, colour and contrast, with people attracted to the bright lights and opportunities that come from living in a large town or city. On the roads we've already seen the effects of this through...
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  • The UK Logistics Sector Must Continue Working With Europe To Attract New People
    The UK Logistics Sector Must Continue Working With Europe To Attract New People
    March 2017
    In the wake of the UK referendum result last week it's essential that UK logistics commits to continue working and collaborating with the European logistic institutes, organisations and companies in order to foster and develop people who want a career in our sector....
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  • From Driver To #roadpilot
    From Driver To #roadpilot
    March 2017
    We all know it's coming. We just don't know when and exactly how. The technology behind vehicle automation is already proven, with numerous tests having been carried out on roads around the world and for which, to date, have resulted in no major incidents or collisions....
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  • Education Meets Logistics: Turns Out They Get On Famously!
    Education Meets Logistics: Turns Out They Get On Famously!
    February 2017
    For a long time now the global logistics industry, to a lesser or greater degree, has seen a decline in the numbers of young people taking up a career in logistics. Often this is attributed to competition from other industries, poor perception of career progression...
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