Truck and Track Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023 Truck and Track 3 RELEVANT AND INFORMATIVE by Barbara Ryan, Publishing Director, Truck and Track Once again, this Autumn issue of Truck and Track magazine provides an interesting mix of latest business news, significant orders, personal successes, product developments and industry legislation. Within the Business News section, we report on the growing relationship between Humber Port’s Logistics and Volvo with delivery of the first six of 25 13-litre FH 460 XL trucks delivered to Immingham. The port also welcomed the first UK demo of an electric-powered Volvo FM E-Truck as part of the port’s aim to hit its Net Zero target. Other business news includes the continuing growth of the Pallet-Track network with the addition pf Swanseabased Hall Brothers Distribution. We have also been informed that the Road Haulage Association (RHA) welcomes reports of Cambridge City Council planning to scrap its proposed congestion charge which would have seen HGVs and coaches facing £50 charges to enter the city. A new video series has been launched by Morris Lubricants on the company’s website, YouTube channel and other social channels. Hosted by well known truck mechanic, HGVs expert and TV presenter, Guy Martin shows how the correct oil can improve and avoid breakdowns whilst also providing an insight into the design of future, alternative commercial vehicle power options. Safety and security is also included in this issue with Vision UK highlighting the Progressive Safe System (PSS) which will be introduced in October 2024 by Transport for London. The company has developed its new pedestrian camera which is so effective that it eliminates the need for side sensor kits on HGVs. Staying with safety and security, our Dangerous Goods columnist explains the vital need for companies to successfully manage risk in the Dangerous Goods supply chain. We have also included news of several success stories in our Railfreight section including details of Nestle UK and Ireland delivering a unique rail container which facilitates double-stacked pallets to Tesco. Also, the final FEA-G intermodal wagons have now arrived in the UK, marking the successful delivery of a total 100 new intermodal wagons as well as 50 new JNA-X Box Wagons in a partnership between GB Railfreight (GBRf), Porterbrook and Greenbrier. I hope you will enjoy reading this latest issue. My team and I also hope you agree that Truck and Track is a publication that is both relevant and informative. Barbara Ryan CONTENTS Page 4 BUSINESS NEWS 18 TACHOGRAPH ANALYSIS 22 CILT(UK) 27 LOGISTICS UK NEWS 28 DESCARTES 34 INTERMODAL TRANSPORT SOFTWARE 39 FUEL MANAGEMENT 42 OILS & LUBRICANTS 44 LOGISTICS AUTOMATION 46 CONTAINER HAULAGE 48 PALLET NETWORKS 57 LOADING BAYS 58 TRAILERS 64 WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT 68 DANGEROUS GOODS 76 SAFETY & SECURITY 78 RAILFREIGHT 81 PORTS Truck and Track The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine Truck and Track The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine To advertise, contact Barbara Ryan, Publishing Director, Truck & Track Multi Media Limited, via email Editor: Peter Ager 07774 169981 Designed and published by Truck & Track Multi Media Limited Creative Director: Marc Pittaway Printers: Acorn Press Swindon Limited DISCLAIMER Every care has been taken during the production of this magazine with compiling advertisements, editorial and advertorial. However, Truck & Track Multi Media Limited cannot accept responsibility for material supplied by third parties and excludes all liability either relating to any products and services promoted in this publication or arising from any error, omission or inaccuracy. Nor is Truck & Track Multi Media Limited responsible for the content of external websites. Finally, the views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of its Publishers. Copyright © Truck & Track Multi Media Limited. All rights reserved. TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TOALLPORTS GROUP