Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2021 Shortlist 

Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2021 Shortlist 

Logistics UK has announced which of the UK’s best van drivers have been shortlisted to take part in its Van Driver of the contest, taking place on Saturday 10 July 2021 at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The 12 finalists will take part in a series of challenging practical and theoretical tests, all hoping to be crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2021.   Kevin Green, Logistics UK’s Marketing and Communications Director, comments: “The role of a van driver is demanding; in addition to…

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Fleet Broker’s Generosity to Help Offset its Clients’ Carbon

Fleet Broker’s Generosity to Help Offset its Clients’ Carbon

A forward-thinking insurance broker has announced a way in which haulage operators, van fleets and bus and coach operators can all help offset the carbon they generate, simply by buying an insurance policy.  Ascend Broking, which has a specialist motor fleet division, has announced a major new partnership with environmental charity, More Trees and has pledged to help plant a tree for every policy and every vehicle that it insures during 2021.  This is expected to…

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Could Amazon be forced to sell its logistics arm and Facebook part ways with Instagram?

Could Amazon be forced to sell its logistics arm and Facebook part ways with Instagram?

The US Government has taken an important step towards ending ‘big tech’ firms’ monopolies. Six new bills could result in Amazon being forced to sell off its logistics arm and AWS services, while Facebook would have to part with Instagram and WhatsApp.  Controversial plans to break up ‘big tech’ monopolies, which could force e-commerce giants to sell off services such as Amazon Logistics, Google Maps, YouTube and WhatsApp, have been given the green light. The…

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Start-up makes solar modules ‘smart’ with intelligent sticker

Start-up makes solar modules ‘smart’ with intelligent sticker

Three German start-ups have come together in a consortium led by authentic.network to make efficient solar panels ‘intelligent’ with the affixing of a sticker – an innovative symbiosis that is unique worldwide. A sticker sporting a green tick is all it takes to turn a solar panel into a smart module. A digital twin of the system is encoded in the sticker, which delivers personalised value-added services via the customer’s smartphone – all without complicated…

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Revolutionising the Recruitment and Onboarding Process Through Technology

Revolutionising the Recruitment and Onboarding Process Through Technology

Courier and logistics businesses of all sizes can face the same recurring issues when it comes to recruiting and retaining self-employed subcontractors. However, a new technology firm is revolutionising this experience for delivery firms across the UK by providing them with a brand new digital platform to manage these self-employment processes. Based in London and Birmingham, Wise is a technology company that specialises in solutions for the self-employment sector and logistics in particular. Its new…

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Avoiding Restaurant-at-Home Disputes

Avoiding Restaurant-at-Home Disputes

For the hospitality industry, the last 12 months have been more challenging than anyone could have predicted at the start of the pandemic. Walk down any high street, and the numerous ‘closed’ signs coupled with thin foot traffic help to illustrate the economic impact these businesses have endured. To make matters worse, as more food and drink establishments embrace online ordering and food delivery services, these businesses that are fortunate enough to remain open now…

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Tech Firm, Wise Launches New Platform To Revolutionise How Companies Engage A Self Employed Workforce

Tech Firm, Wise Launches New Platform To Revolutionise How Companies Engage A Self Employed Workforce

A fast-growing UK based technology firm is celebrating following the launch of its brand new digital platform. The cross-device platform will transform the way logistics companies engage a self-employed workforce. Wise, who creates technology for the self-employment industry and specialises in logistics has now launched its new revolutionary platform and accompanying mobile app to provide a solution for an array of long-term issues affecting the logistics industry. These issues include recruiting, onboarding and retaining staff…

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UK Business Has Proven Solution For Planned Vaccination Passport

UK Business Has Proven Solution For Planned Vaccination Passport

Any Universal Vaccination Passport solution will need to have both a digital and physical element or it will not be fully accessible according to Martin Ruda, Group MD at the TALL Group of Companies. His warnings follow the announcement of a number of trials of domestic and international digital solutions which are mainly focussed on proprietary apps and smart phone technology. Martin explains: “The key to having a Universal Passport Solution is that is can…

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Comment from the DHSC – or lack of

Comment from the DHSC – or lack of

The Government recently announced that all businesses in England are now able to sign up to receive free rapid coronavirus tests under the government’s workplace testing programme. Businesses of all sizes, including those with fewer than 50 employees, can register to order lateral flow tests for their workers, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said. The department said rapid Covid-19 testing, where results can be returned in under 30 minutes, would help people…

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