The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine TruckandTrack www.deker.co.uk www.u-p-n.co.uk 0844 833 0300 The fastest growing palletised freight network in the UK A first class service backed up by our market leading IT systems o Firstclass travel... ...isabout moving faster thanyourcompet The cheetah accelerates from 0 to 60m Fastest growingUKpalletis Focussed on service, quality Local servicewith a nationa The industriesmost advanc Widest range of pallet sizes Tofind outmore about what UPN First class travel for pall SUMMER 2022 descartes.com/uk/cds | info@ descartes.com Are you CDS ready? Are you prepared for the upcoming changes in submitting customs declarations via CDS due to the Union Customs Code legislation introduced by the EU? We are ready to guide your company through those changes and our software solutions are CDS ready. Get in contact with our local customs experts to discuss how these changes affect your business. CUSTOMS CHANGES ARE HAPPENING IN ALL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN 2022
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 3 FOREWORD by Barbara Ryan, Publishing Director, Truck and Track According to the organisers, last month’s Commercial Vehicle Show welcomed thousands of visitors to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham where over 230 exhibiting companies showcased and demonstrated many new products and technologies. As an industry, we can now focus our attention on Multimodal 2022 which takes place on 14th - 16th June, also at the NEC. Following steady growth, Multimodal is now firmly established as the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event. This year’s exhibition celebrates 15 years of putting shippers, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and exporters in front of exhibitors offering the latest logistics and supply chain solutions. Multimodal 2022 has attracted many leading names including Descartes Systems, PTV Group, Fargo Systems, Totalkare, Eurotunnel, CILT, Labeline, Logistics UK and Associated British Ports. Representing a broad range of disciplines, all of these exhibitors are taking the opportunity to showcase their expertise to existing and potential customers in the post-pandemic marketplace. This issue also shines the spotlight on the world of Dangerous Goods with information from Ali Karim, our expert DG columnist whilst an article from Richard Shreeve, Labeline’s Compliance Manager, explains his company’s support of the Dangerous Goods industry. Elsewhere in this issue, you will find details of two Driver of the Year competitions sponsored respectively by the Microlise Group and Logistics UK. In addition, there are weighty articles looking at fuel management, emissions control, workshop equipment and pallet networks. I hope you will enjoy reading this issue and, if you’re planning to attendMultimodal 2022, please drop onto the Truck and Track stand (number 9055) where we look forward to welcoming you. Barbara Ryan CONTENTS Page 4 BUSINESS NEWS 16 DESCARTES 20 TACHOGRAPH ANALYSIS 21 LOW EMISSIONS 24 PALLET NETWORKS 28 LOGISTICS 30 FUEL MANAGEMENT 34 TRAILERS 43 WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT 48 SAFETY & SECURITY 53 DANGEROUS GOODS 61 LOGISTICS UK NEWS 62 INTERMODAL TRANSPORT SOFTWARE 66 CILT(UK) 71 MULTIMODAL 2022 72 PORTS 75 RAILFREIGHT 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Designed and published by Truck & Track Multi Media Limited Creative Director: Marc Pittaway Printers: Warwick Printing Company Limited DISCLAIMER Everycarehasbeentakenduringtheproductionofthismagazinewithcompilingadvertisements, editorialandadvertorial.However,Truck&TrackMultiMediaLimitedcannotacceptresponsibility 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 TO ALLPORTS GROUP allportsgroup.co.uk
Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 4 BUSINESS NEWS Great Bear driver MarekMackiewicz, has scooped theMicrolise Driver of the Year Award for 2022 beating stiff competition from more than 240,000 other UK drivers. Marek was presented his trophy by HRH The Princess Royal, at the Microlise Transport Conference, in front of over 1000 delegates from across the transport industry. Marek also won the Medium distance category. The Short Distance category was won by Carl McCabe from Gist and the Long Distance title was taken by Alan Bateman from Ceva Logistics. Meanwhile, Maritime Transport won the Driver Excellence award, as they had the highest proportion of drivers in the top 1,000, based on analysis of all telematics data. Bigger than ever before, the telematics-based Microlise Driver of the Year Awards this year also featured shortlisted drivers from Culina, Waitrose, Maritime, Co-op and Alliance Healthcare. The winners of a number of nomination-based categories were also announced including EV Downton’s Luke Tranter as Young Driver and Sam Rawlings from Gist as Most Improved Driver. Craig Walker from Hovis won the Extra Mile award while Steve Lynch from EV Downton won Driver Hero. The Lifetime Achievement award went to Hovis’s James Elflain. The independent judging panel, which reviewed the entries for each of these categories, included Managing Director of the Road Haulage Association, Richard Smith, Editor of Motor Transport, Steve Hobson, Sarah Bell the Traffic Commissioner for London and the SE, Head of Talent at Road to Logistics, Jennifer Swain and Business Development Director of Microlise, Paul Jurevicius. When asked about her experience as a judge for the awards, Sarah Bell commented, “Throughout the judging process we were able to delight at individuals’ determination and tenacity. The awards shine a light on this brilliant industry, and I was honoured to be a part of it again. “ The full shortlist of 24 drivers, who enjoyed a Porsche track day, are listed below. Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2022 – Shortlist and Winners Short Distance WINNER – Carl McCabe, Gist RUNNER UP – Ian Bartlett, Waitrose RUNNER UP – Stewart Cruz, Maritime Transport Medium Distance WINNER – Marek Mackiewicz, Great Bear, Culina RUNNER UP – Brian Grant, Co-op RUNNER UP – David Howe, Maritime Transport Long Distance WINNER – Alan Bateman, Ceva Logistics RUNNER UP – Gordon Mann, Maritime Transport RUNNER UP – Tajinderpal Singh Sanga, Alliance Healthcare Driver Excellence – Sponsored by Road Haulage Association WINNER – Maritime Transport RUNNER UP – Yodel RUNNER UP – Travis Perkins Extra Mile – Sponsored by Bridgestone WINNER – Craig Walker, Hovis RUNNER UP – Amber Cameron, Travis Perkins RUNNER UP – Steven March HGV Hero – Sponsored by Apex WINNER – Steve Lynch, EV Downton RUNNER UP – Gareth Bell, Boughey Distribution About Microlise Group PLC Microlise Group Plc (AIM: SAAS) is a leading provider of transport management software to fleet operators helping them to improve efficiency, safety, and reduce emissions. These improvements are delivered through reduced fuel use, reduced mileage travelled, improved driver performance, fewer accidents, elimination of paperwork and delivery of an enhanced customer experience. Established in 1982, Microlise is an award-winning business with over 400 enterprise clients. With 350 employees based at the Group’s headquarters in Nottingham, UK, the Company also has offices in France, Australia, and India, with a total staff base of over 500 globally. Further information on Microlise can be found at www.microlise.com. Great Bear/Culina Wins Microlise Driver of the Year 2022
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 5 BUSINESS NEWS Farsound Aviation Boosts Profit with Help from Descartes e-Customs™ UK/EU Filing Solution Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has helped Farsound Aviation, a prominent service provider for the world’s aerospace industry, to improve its profitability by automating compliance with UK/EU customs regulations with the Descartes e-Customs™ filing solution. The use of Descartes e-Customs resulted in annual cost savings of thousands of pounds. “Before using Descartes e-Customs, our business was shedding a large amount of costs associated with import duties due to inefficient filing practices,” said Ian Burley, Operations Director at Farsound Aviation. “Our investment in Descartes’ solution was easily justified based on the duty savings alone and we have enhanced our overall compliance by automating inbound and outbound declaration processes from within one advanced solution.” Farsound Aviation provides parts distribution, logistics and supply chain management services to customers in the aerospace repair industry, all over the world. Farsound imports themajority of itsmaterials from the US, Europe and the Far East, which are then distributed to the company’s global customer base. The import and export customs and excise filing process was a significant burden for the Farsound Aviation team before the deployment of Descartes e-Customs helped them to gain control of the customs filing process and minimize their spend. Descartes e-Customs is a secure, web-based solution that can help filers submit the data to HMRC and other government agencies from within a concise, easy-to-use interface. From template-driven declarations, client-specific data and the ability to duplicate previous declarations, Descartes e-Customs can adapt to the multiple ways that companies operate. “We’re pleased to help Farsound Aviation improve control of its customs processes,” said Pol Sweeney, VP Sales and Business Manager UK for Descartes. “The integration with Descartes e-Customs has allowed Farsound Aviation to manage inbound and outbound declarations with one easy-to-use application, which has led to significant cost savings.” About Farsound Aviation Founded in 1979, Farsound Aviation is a leading supply chain and logistics solutions provider, distributor and stockist for the global aerospace industry, delivering parts from hundreds of suppliers directly to the production line. Farsound’s client list includes a number of the world’s leading aero engine MRO organisations. The company also supports customers in the defence, marine and petrochemical industries. In response to the specific needs of individual customers, Farsound provides innovative, bespoke services that can include: ■ Procurement consolidation ■ Consignment kanban ■ Kitting solutions ■ Direct line feed (DLF) ■ Contract scheduling and long term agreements (LTA) ■ Vendor managed inventory (VMI) Whatever the nature of the service provided, the emphasis is always on reliable on-time delivery, continuous low cost sourcing, highly competitive pricing and excellent customer care, including 24-hour support. To ensure the process is entirely transparent, Farsound’s customers have access to a real-time web dashboard that enables them to check the status of their orders at any time. Dedicated to ensuring the availability of parts as and when required, anywhere in the world. Farsound strives to merit its reputation as ‘The Aero Engine MRO Supplier of Choice’. Learn more at www.farsoundaviation.com. About Descartes Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, softwareas-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 6 BUSINESS NEWS Potent Mercedes-Benz Arocs tipper rises to the occasion for DA Commercials Devon’s DA Commercials is already saving time and hopes also to cut its fuel bill after specifying its latest Mercedes-Benz multi-wheeler with a powerful 390 kW (530 hp) engine. Supplied by dedicated Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer, City West Commercials, the Arocs 3253 tipper makes the steep ascent to the top of Telegraph Hill at Haldon, near Exeter, five times a day. DA Commercials is based in the village of Beer and provides haulage services to the construction sector. Its eight trucks deliver concrete, Tarmac, aggregates and sand throughout the South West. Acquired with competitive funding support from MercedesBenz Finance, the latest addition to the fleet is working out of Stoneycombe Quarry, near Newton Abbott, and serves sites in and around Exeter. Each load represents a round trip of approximately 40 miles. Owner-driver Dan Ayling established DA Commercials in 2013 and purchased his first construction-specification 8x4 Arocs from City West Commercials’ Truck Sales Executive, Richard Smith, the following year. The new truck is his fourth and the most potent yet, having been specified with the highest of the five outputs available from Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ 12.8-litre OM 471 in-line six-cylinder engine. It has a ClassicSpace M-cab and an insulated aluminium tipping body by Aliweld, of Ryton, Newcastle upon Tyne. High-tech driver aids include MirrorCam, the ground-breaking camerabased replacement for conventional mirrors, and Multimedia Cockpit, interactive, the optionally upgraded version of the manufacturer’s radical twin-screen dashboard – this boasts a larger, 12in instrument panel and comes with extra functionality, including satellite navigation. Fitted with a roof-mounted Ecco light bar and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, the high-riding truck wears the colours of leading customer Aggregate Industries. So, too, does the Arocs 3243 truck mixer with 10.7-litre, 315 kW (428 hp) ‘straight six’ and body by McPhee, Glasgow, that DA Commercials purchased last September. Dan Ayling explained: “The mixer makes up to six deliveries a day and the journeys are shorter – sometimes it won’t do more than 20 miles in a day but it spends a lot of time ticking over on sites. “Whereas the tipper has to get over the top of Telegraph Hill five times a day. We’ve found that using bigger engines for this work is both quicker and more fuel-efficient, because the truck is not having to work as hard.” Mr Ayling previously favoured a Swedish truck brand but now believes that Mercedes-Benz offers the best combination of product technology and service. He is a big fan of MirrorCam: “Rear visibility is certainly better – reversing into tight spots is very easy now,” he said. “More importantly, though, by doing away with the mirrors and replacing them with roof-mounted cameras, Mercedes-Benz has also effectively eliminated a massive, forward-facing blind spot. I’ve been driving for more than 20 years and can tell you that’s a huge safety benefit, particularly on the approaches to roundabouts.” The new tipper is driven by Marc Major while the latest truck mixer – which is also equipped with MirrorCam – is assigned to James Habayeb. “Both were sceptical about MirrorCam but very quickly changed their minds once they’d tried it,” reported Mr Ayling. “They’re getting on really well with the new dashboard too, as it’s so easy to use.” DA Commercials also runs a 2019 Arocs mixer but sold its original Mercedes-Benz in December. “There was nothing wrong with the truck; it just made sense to downsize the fleet a little,” recalled Mr Ayling. “Pricewise, I did very well. The 2014 Arocs went for nearly three times the figure achieved for a 2014 French-built tipper I sold at the same time. “Our Mercedes-Benz trucks have lived up to their reputation for reliability, while on the evidence of that first sale they will also do so when it comes to residual values.” As with its previous Arocs, the new tipper is the subject of a six-year Mercedes-Benz Complete Service Contract, and maintained at the nine-bay workshop on the Greendale Business Park at Woodbury Salterton, Exeter, that City West Commercials opened in 2018. Mr Ayling added: “The Dealer’s aftersales service is good while I couldn’t wish for a better sales contact than Rich Smith. He’s at the top of his game, always upbeat and a really nice guy to do business with. In fact, my relationship with Rich, and the trust I place in him, also helps to explain why Mercedes-Benz is now getting repeat custom from me.” No looking back: DA Commercials drivers James Habayeb, left, and Marc Major were initially sceptical about MirrorCam, but quickly won over by Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ camera-based replacement for conventional mirrors TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TO ALLPORTS GROUP allportsgroup.co.uk
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 7 BUSINESS NEWS Freeway Announces Predictive Maintenance Advances at the ITT Hub Freeway Fleet Systems showcased new developments in predictive fleet maintenance at the recent ITT Hub conference and Exhibition. Freeway demonstrated their latest asset management software that can now receive live data from vehicle sensors, using artificial intelligence (AI) to help predict and prevent problems with vehicles on the road. Freeway’s new developments are a result of AI software advances and integration with onboard vehicle technology innovators Stratio and Wheely-Safe. In addition to this vehicle data, Freeway also pools data from multiple sources such as engineer and driver inspections, parts performance, fuel consumption, mileage and maintenance schedules. This ensures the fleet is kept running efficiently and in optimum condition, minimising downtime and costs. ITT Hub took place at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre 11-12 May 2022. An expanded indoor exhibition hall hosted the conference and topical feature Hubs, including the newest addition to the show, the Cold Chain Hub by TCS&D. Freeway exhibited alongside Genie Insights, their partner in fleet and workshop technology and digitisation. With data from a vehicle diagnostics and other sensors, Stratio uses AI to predict faults in key components. When integrated with Freeway, it provides crucial, real-time, information of onthe-road vehicle performance and condition. Wheely-Safe meanwhile detects problems with wheels and brakes, such loose nuts, overheating brakes and low tyre pressures; data that Freeway’s software also picks up automatically. Freeway has also developed smart software that predicts the type and quantity of parts needed to maintain a fleet. Also using AI, the software works out future stock level requirements updating parts suppliers to automate stock replenishment and help eliminate out-of-stock occurrences. Freeway continually learns from historic data to create a more accurate predictive model. Freeway provides an end-to-end solution so operators have a single system to handle the entire fleet management process, from scheduling service work, to managing defects and compliance, as well as stores and purchasing. The latest developments build on Freeway’s moves to improve workshop efficiency and productivity through the introduction of mobile devices. About Freeway Freeway’s software is designed to improve asset management, compliance and fleet maintenance, working seamlessly across different platforms from on-premises server or cloud, with desktop and mobile interfaces. Uniquely Freeway’s software combines functionality of a number of different systems to provide a seamless solution incorporating fleet and asset management, maintenance and defect management, stores and stock control, purchasing and compliance. Freeway connects freely with other systems used in areas such as operations and accounts, allowing fleet operators to move to paperless digital working. Freeway has recently become the system of choice by transport and bus operators in the UK, with growing success overseas in Ireland, Southern Africa, Singapore and Bahrain. Users include Gregory, McBurney, Bartrums, Suttons and Sons, Abbey Logistics and Stobart Energy, with bus operators including Tower Transit, trentbarton, Reading Bus, Nottingham City Transport, Abellio and Go Ahead.
Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 8 BUSINESS NEWS GEODIS Announces Turnkey eCommerce Fulfilment Site in Spain GEODIS, a global leading transport and logistics provider, continues its growth in servicing booming eCommerce retail channels across the world with an investment in a dedicated 55,000m² new warehouse space at Torija in the Province of Guadalajara, Spain. This is the first such investment of GEODIS in the country, being in part a response to a national growth rate in eCommerce sales of 17% last year, which drove the total value of the market to US$27 billion (Euros24.3 billion). Located just one hour from the centre of Madrid on the main highway to the industrial city of Zaragoza, the 110,000m² site boasts a warehouse with a capacity of circa 50,000 pallets and 55 loading bays; direct employment for 150 will be generated. “Undoubtedly the logistics challenges of servicing a fast-growing and at times unpredictable sector such as eCommerce requires flexibility in designing and implementing traffic flows as well as skilled and motivated manpower,” says David Pele, Country Operations Manager for the Contract Logistics line of business of GEODIS in Spain. “These considerations were paramount in our choice of location in a region where logistics skill-sets are well established within the local workforce. Fast efficient transport links to Spanish retail consumers and international road, rail and air links were also factors.” While GEODIS has a presence in Spain at sites in Palencia and Burgos providing contract logistics services, the Torija facility will be a turnkey project for its supply chain management offering specifically tailored to an eCommerce retailer. The Company’s innovative IT solutions that increasingly enable eCommerce customers to grow their businesses rapidly and reliably across the globe will now be brought to bear in the Spanish market. “ECommerce as a retail channel had 58% market penetration in 2021, meaning over half of Spaniards bought at least one product online last year. A maturing market such as this is regarded as both stable and one of potential steady and consistent growth as long as customer experience standards are maintained by retailers,” points out Iván Sánchez Intxaurbe, Managing Director in Spain. “It is these very attributes of guaranteed high service standards and a persistent drive for continual improvement that we believe marks out GEODIS. We expect Torija to be the first of a number of eCommerce fulfilment centres within our future Spanish operations.”  Source: ecommerceDB.com Collett’s new 250 Tonne capacity Goldhofer girder bridge takes on its first project as the Team transport a 172 Tonne super grid transformer to the National Grid’s Feckenham substation. With the National Grid’s Feckenham substation in Redditch currently being upgraded to replace ageing equipment, Collett were appointed to complete delivery of a 172 Tonne super grid transformer from Sundon. Showcasing the latest addition to our fleet, our Team mobilized the new 250 Tonne capacity Goldhofer girder bridge to facilitate the movement of the super grid transformer to its new location 118 miles away. Over the course of a weekend, our Team safely delivered and positioned the 172 Tonne super grid transformer, assisting with the upgrade of Feckenham substation. The completion of this project sees Collett’s new girder bridge become an integral addition to our fleet, joining Collett’s 350 and 550 Tonne capacity Scheuerle girder bridge and offering an added flexibility for heavy transport projects. Feckenham Substation Transformer TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TO ALLPORTS GROUP allportsgroup.co.uk
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 9 BUSINESS NEWS Toyota Material Handling has announced two further additions to the BT Reflex reach truck range. Following the recent updates to the R, E and O-series of BT Reflex machines, the narrow chassis N-series - an ideal truck for confined spaces - has been further improved, while cold-store versions of the R, E and N-series are also now offered. The BT Reflex N-series is a compact truck designed for use at sites where space is restricted, loads are block stacked or drivein racking is a feature. The upgraded N-series comes in two capacities - 1.4 and 1.6 tonnes, while the lift height has been increased to 10 metres. Meanwhile, the new cold store BT Reflex models can lift to a height of 13 metres and are available in five capacities - 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.5 tonnes. Designed to deliver optimum performance in temperatures as low as -30°C, the standard cold store version has an open cab, however, an isolated heated cabin option is also available. Both the new narrow N-series and the cold store trucks benefit from a simple-to-use colour touchscreen display and are ergonomically designed with all controls within easy reach for maximum operator comfort. Featuring lithium-ion battery technology, the new N-Series and cold store trucks are equipped with Toyota’s I_Site fleet management system. Gary Ison, Sales Training and Product Development Manager, Toyota Material Handling UK, commented: “The latest additions to our class-leading reach truck range bring further benefits to more customer applications. The new BT Reflex machines guarantee a very intuitive and interactive driving experience and deliver highly intelligent energy-saving solutions.” Toyota announce new narrow chassis and cold store reach trucks Using around 2000L of per month? UK’s leading independent producer of All AdBlue production certified to ISO22241 Nationwide delivery using in-house logistics Installation, repairs and maintenance included GSM telemetry as standard for reorder management is a registered trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie eV (VDA) is a licensed trademark of Tennants Distribution in the UK and Ireland Contact us for details email@example.com 0161 205 4454 www. greenoxsolution.co.uk Upgrade to a Bulk Tank and get your first 1000L FREE
Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 10 BUSINESS NEWS Elizabeth line unveiled on latest London Tube map ■ New railway depicted on the map in purple for the first time with new stations and connections to the rest of the TfL network ■ Existing TfL Rail services become part of the new Elizabeth line from opening day ■ London Overground extension to new station at Barking Riverside included ahead of opening later this year ■ Northern line Bank branch reopened on schedule on 16 May following a 17-week closure for complex upgrade work The latest Tube map has been unveiled with the biggest change in recent history - the addition of the Elizabeth line. Transport for London (TfL) has published the latest map that shows the new railway and its stations ahead of its launch on Tuesday 24 May. Services on the Elizabeth line’s new central section will run from Paddington to Abbey Wood through the tunnels beneath London constructed by Crossrail. This ground-breaking new route now appears on the iconic Tube map as a double purple line rather than a solid line to differentiate the Elizabeth line as a new railway as opposed to a London Underground line. The Elizabeth line will initially run 12 trains per hour between Paddington and AbbeyWood, Monday to Saturday. Newstations are now in the final stages of preparations ahead of opening to customers including signage and customer information. To assist customers finding their way to or from the new stations, there have also been updates made to signage and wayfinding across London. The free TfL Go app will be updated to show the route as well as full accessibility information for users from launch day. Apps that use TfL’s open data feed will show new station locations and entrances. The existing TfL Rail lines from Paddington to Heathrow and Reading, and from Liverpool Street to Shenfield become rebranded as part of the Elizabeth line from day one of opening and are also displayed on the map in Elizabeth line purple. Customers will initially be required to change at Paddington and Liverpool Street to access Elizabeth line services in the new central section. All stations on the Elizabeth line will be step-free by the end of this year, with work continuing to provide lifts at Ilford and Romford stations. Stations from Paddington to Woolwich and at Heathrow provide level access from platforms to trains, which is reflected on the map. The new Barking Riverside station on London Overground has also been added to the map. The extension from Barking to Barking Riverside will provide the area with new public transport links, improving connectivity and accessibility in the area when it opens in autumn. Julie Dixon, Interim Customer and Revenue Director, said: “Our world-renowned map now has another iconic addition in the Elizabeth line, which will serve London and the south east for hundreds of years to come. When we open on Tuesday 24 May, the new Elizabeth line will begin providing greater connectivity and step-free access from Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood through the centre of London. “This latest Tube map is a real credit to the team who have put it together. It has been both a challenge and a privilege to update Harry Beck’s original design to literally put a new piece of transport history on the map. This latest version takes into account a number of wider changes to the transport network, but will ensure Londoners and visitors alike are able to navigate around our transport network with ease.” The Bank branch of the Northern line, which reopened on 16 May, has been reflected on the map. The temporary closure enabled the completion of vital work on the new Northern line tunnel, platform and passenger concourse at Bank station as part of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade. During this closure, work has also taken place on lifts and escalators, as well as refurbishment work at Borough and enabling works for the future Elephant & Castle Station upgrade. Harrow-on-the-Hill station, which became step-free in March 2022, has also been updated on the new map. The front cover of the updated pocket Tube map has been created by London-based artist, Joy Labinjo. Her original artwork, titled ‘Twist Out’, captures an intimate mother-daughter routine as a mother is seen preparing her daughter’s hair for a ‘twist out’ hairstyle, drawing on the artist’s life experiences and memories as a British-Nigerian woman. The new Tube map will also be sponsored by IKEA for the next 12 months, with markers showing the nearest public transport options to their stores. Michael Hawkins, London market area manager at IKEA, said: “As we create a more accessible and sustainable IKEA, we want to make it easier for our customers to visit us via public transport. Sponsoring the instantly recognisable design icon that is the Tube map will support customers in finding the easiest way to us.” Bond Street Elizabeth line station will open later this year. Work continues at Bond Street to complete the station for customers as soon as possible. There will be two entrances, one at Davies Street (providing interchanges with the Central and Jubilee lines) and one at Hanover Square. TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TO ALLPORTS GROUP allportsgroup.co.uk
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Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 12 BUSINESS NEWS The GoWash fleet account gives companies access to over 350 hand car washes across the UK, all linked through one weekly invoice. It doesn’t matter if you run 2 vehicles or 10,000, run locally or nationally, the GoWash fleet account solves vehicle washing for all fleets across the whole of the UK. Up until this point, there were only a few options available to fleets for keeping their vans and cars clean. Using fuel cards for vehicle washing has become more difficult at automatic car washes in recent years, with some not being operated by the same company as the petrol station, alongside drivers only finding out the car wash is closed when they arrive. The diminishing network of available automatic car washes has led to company cars travelling further and further distances between washes. Furthermore, if you run vehicles which have attachments on the roof, the automatic car wash is not an option, which means you use hand car washes, and then you have the admin pain of receipts, expenses claims and petty cash. Although you may think the small amount of receipts dealt with every week isn’t putting strain on your admin team, when looked at over the year the amount of wasted company time is enormous. One account to manage all your fleet washing expenses Add/Remove vehicles and set frequency limits to control expenses Drivers charge the cost to the fleet account once at a GoWash site Download your weekly invoice taken by Direct Debit (inc 5% admin charge) Check w have cleane activit Washing your fleet of company cars and vans, has finally become so much simpler
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 13 BUSINESS NEWS Well not anymore, in just 5 minutes you can open a GoWash fleet account online, add your vehicles and get them washed at over 350 hand car washes nationally. What’s more, if GoWash don’t have the coverage you need today, just speak with them, and they will add more car washes! The network grows how you need it to! Increasing efficiency and reducing wasted hours Too many fleets leave the cleanliness of the vehicle up to the drivers, allowing them to wash it on company time in either the company yard or back at home. Not only will washing in the company yard cause issues with trade effluent waste, but also amounts to a huge amount of company time wasted by your drivers while they wash their vehicle. Not only does GoWash work with independent car washes across the UK, but franchise networks like Waves and CPV who work in the carparks in the major supermarkets. With the GoWash Fleet account, your drivers could pull up to a supermarket and while they are popping in on their lunch break, their company vehicle is cleaned, preventing any wasted company time. Your brand, your image Regardless of the industry you work in, regular fleet cleaning not only contributes to reduced annual maintenance costs but can also help to leave passers-by with a favourable view of your brand. Rundown, dirty vehicles that are littered with paperwork and food wrappers suggests that the driver may have a similarly sloppy approach to their work and could cost you much more than the expense of regular fleet cleaning. To stand out in crowded industries, company imagemeans a lot. The GoWash fleet account will also provide you with reporting which will show you vehicles which are yet to be cleaned, so if you want to keep on top of brand image, they can help you do that. Simple set up, full control GoWash provide you with a portal which puts you in full control of your fleet washing expenditure. You can add and remove vehicles from your account instantly to ensure only the vehicles you want can be washed. You can also add frequency and cost limits to prevent vehicles from getting washed more often than you would like and preventing any unwanted expenditure. The portal also allows you to split your vehicles by depot/ cost centres meaning you can allocate costs easier for your bookkeeping staff. All invoices are itemised and appear weekly on the portal and can be downloaded to pdf. Find out more? To read more about the GoWash fleet account head to gowash.co.uk/fleets or pop GoWash an email on email@example.com to discuss your washing requirements.
Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 14 BUSINESS NEWS One of the world’s leading designers and developers of flexible packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry replies upon an installation of fast action doors supplied and installed by Stertil Door Products. The Stertil fast action doors, type FlexiEdge D-313 LF, effectively seal various corridors and isolate different operational areas within the company’s modern premises. By limiting airflow in this way, the risk of contaminants affecting the integrity of manufactured packaging products is severely limited. Measuring 3500mm x 3500mm, this FlexiEdge model offers extremely low friction properties plus respective opening and closing speeds of 2.7 metres per second and 0.5 metres per second. Incorporating a large full width vision panel and a fail-safe radar activation system, the FlexiEdge D-313 LF fast action doors ensure smooth movement and increased traffic flow for personnel, pedestrian-operated pallet trucks and a diverse range of wheeled loads. In addition, the doors incorporate battery power back up systems to allow the doors to be operated in the event of a mains power failure. FlexiEdge doors have been designed to set new standards of safety. The door curtain is fully flexible with a soft bottom edge which not only self-adjusts to seal on an uneven floor but also avoids any possibility of causing injury to users. In addition, the incorporation of an infra-red photocell, fitted 300mm above floor level, supported by a bottom edge wireless detector ensures instant halting of all door movement in the event of sensing an obstruction of any kind. Also, the flexible soft-edge curtain provides maximum resistance to damage caused by a vehicle collision. If the door edges are knocked out by the collision, they are automatically re-inserted in the side guides as the door opens. “Our expanding range of FlexiEdge fast action doors has long been extremely popular across a wide range of industrial and scientific industries,” says Andy Georgiou, General Manager of Stertil Door Products. “This latest installation, for one of the world’s foremost pharmaceutical packaging specialists, typifies our ability to supply and install bespoke door solutions to meet the most challenging applications.” Stertil Door Products www.stertil-dockproducts.co.uk Leading flexible packaging specialist chooses Stertil fast action doors IVECO contributes to a sustainable European Truck Racing Championship 2022 IVECO contributes to a sustainable European Truck Racing Championship 2022 with its IVECO S-WAY LNG Pace Truck and competes with the “Die Bullen von IVECO”. For the second year running, IVECO will contribute to ETRA’s sustainability goals with the IVECO S-WAY LNG Pace Truck, which can cut CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared to dieselpowered trucks when powered by bio-LNG. IVECO will participate in the European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) 2022 as technical sponsor of “Die Bullen von IVECO” – the partnership between Team Schwabentruck and Team Hahn. The team’s pilots will compete in the new IVECO S-WAY-R racing trucks which have been upgraded to enhance their trademark powerful performance and further reduce their emissions. IVECO is the official partner of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for the 2022 season, following the agreement signed last year with European Truck Racing Association (ETRA) to extend their longstanding partnership until the end of the 2023 season. The brand will contribute to the ETRA’s sustainability goals to reduce its carbon footprint with the environmentally friendly IVECO S-WAY LNG, the first ever Pace Truck with alternative traction in FIA-ETRC. On the path to the target of net zero by 2038, FIA ETRC is implementing actions across its operation, including the switch to 100% sustainable fuel for all competitors. Beginning with the first Truck Grand Prix of the year at the Misano circuit in Italy on 21-22 May, the IVECO S-WAY LNG Pace Truck was on duty. The IVECO S-WAY LNG Pace Truck is powered by bio-LNG stored in its two 540-litre tanks that hold at least 390kg of liquid bio-LNG, giving it a range of up to 1,600 kilometres. With this fuel, it generates significantly lower nitrogen dioxide and 95% less CO2 emissions in comparison with a diesel truck. It has been prepared for its important role at the ETRC with a stylish, specially designed livery and several custom parts such as two yellow rotating beacons, a light bar with LED headlights, an illuminated three-piece bull bar and LED flashers required by FIA-ETRA technical regulations.
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 15 BUSINESS NEWS MAN and ABB E-mobility rev up for the next phase of electromobility in long-haul trucking On the site of the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, in the presence of German Federal Minister for Digital and Transport Dr. Volker Wissing, MAN Truck & Bus had a near-series prototype of its upcoming electric truck driven today in public for the first time. A special technical feature of the trailblazing electric commercial vehicle, which will be launched on the market in 2024, is its capacity for future megawatt charging. ABB E-mobility, a leading global provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles, aims to bring megawatt charging technology to market maturity in the next three years. MAN and ABB E-mobility are thus revving up for the next phase of electromobility: operational capability for heavy-duty long-haul trucking with daily ranges between 600 and 800km. Moreover, with their unequivocal commitment to electromobility, the two companies are signaling that the industry is ready to proceed, and that legislators must establish the policy framework for zero-emission road haulage. “We need to decarbonize road freight transport to achieve our climate targets. To make this happen, we are focusing above all on the market ramp-up of climate friendly commercial vehicles and the development of a corresponding high-performance charging infrastructure. The project we are supporting on high-performance charging for e-trucks on the A2 is providing important learnings. What is important now, is to get more e-trucks on the road quickly. The partnership between MAN and ABB shows that we are on the right track,” said Federal Minister of Digital and Transport Dr. Volker Wissing. During the minister’s test drive in the MAN electric truck, Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MANTruck & Bus, emphasized that “accelerating the expansion of the charging infrastructure is the only way to achieve the evolution of transport and meet climate targets.” He also highlighted why MAN is relying on batteryelectric powertrains for future carbon-free commercial vehicle fleets: low operating costs and the best overall energy footprint. “As part of the Traton Group, we are already participating in a joint venture with industry partners to develop and operate a high-performance public charging network with a target of at least 1,700 green electricity charging points across Europe,” Vlaskamp added. To enable long-distance daily ranges between 600 and 800km, the MAN electric truck, due to be launched in 2024, is already equipped with the technical prerequisites for future megawatt charging systems. ABB E-mobility, as a leading global provider of charging solutions, intends to bring such charging systems to market quickly. “We aimto facilitate electromobility in all areas. At ABBE-mobility we have been working on developing the corresponding performance standards for many years. Megawatt charging will require new power technology with more than 1,000 volts, so systemic electrical safety and reliability are essential at these power levels and for the foreseeable use cases. ABB E-mobility is the ideal provider to take on these challenges, as we can significantly accelerate research and development based on our existing technologies. Our shared ambition is to bring this new technology to market within three years. In the past, such development phases have often taken much longer,” said Frank Mühlon, CEO of ABB E-mobility. A binding and uniform standard is also crucial for the introduction of megawatt charging technology. Germany could set benchmarks here: more than 20 partners from industry and science, including MAN and ABB, are working on the highperformance charging project (known as “HoLa” in German), which is funded by the German government and is the world’s first megawatt charging project. Two high-performance charging points with megawatt charging systems (MCS) are being built at four locations along the A2 federal highway. The project is intended to serve as the basis for nationwide expansion.
Truck and Track Summer 2022 www.truckandtrack.com 16 DESCARTES UK businesses undertaking international trade have been, understandably, focused on Brexit the past two years – making contingency preparations through unprecedented levels of uncertainty in the UK/EU supply chain. Even with new transitional simplified procedures and reduced tariffs, the impact on preparing, adapting software solutions in readiness and -where necessary - recruiting additional resources has been significant and is still not completely over with further staged controls to be introduced. What should not be forgotten is the introduction of the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which will replace CHIEF after 25 years of service.and is being termed the new Single Customs Platform. CDS has actually been with us for some time, one software company who have been a leading part of HMRC’s managed migration process to get pilot customers operational is Descartes Systems who were the first software house to submit declarations on CDS back in September 2018. Since those early days the rollout and migration has been slow with focus within HMRC like a lot of the country on Brexit and the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol changing the scope and functionality required within CDS as well as introducing new systems such as GVMS and GB Safety & Security. For those traders operating in Northern Ireland then CDS has already been mandatory, initially for goods moving from Great Britain and the small number of scenarios to Great Britain and then for movements to and from the Rest of the World since October 2021. Some of this may have been masked by the introduction of the Trader Support Service but the declarations that are submitted to Customs via TSS are on the CDS system. However, HMRC are now back with a focus on CDS migration with Services on CHIEF being withdrawn in two stages: After 30 September 2022 – traders will not be able to make import declarations on CHIEF. After 31 March 2023 – traders will not be able to make export declarations on CHIEF. From new data requirements and processes to the challenges associated with using new systems, the move to CDS is far from straightforward. Companies will need significant time to prepare themselves, staff and customers for the changes – from data education and awareness training to the creation of Master Data files, back-end integration and support with new real-time tariff information feeds. For those that have already started then they have some advantage; for those that leave it to the last moment may find themselves struggling with new declarations and processes at a time when support resources will be stretched. Martin Meacock, Director, Product Management at Descartes Systems UK shares Descartes’ experience of working with the CDS migrations and calls on companies to start CDS planning, familarisation and a LIVE start date today. New Era of Declaration The migration to CDS from the existing CHIEF should not be under estimated. Experience has shown that although those who regularly use CDS will quickly Are you CDS ready? Martin Meacock, Senior Director of Product Management for Customs Descartes Systems UK
www.truckandtrack.com Summer 2022 Truck and Track 17 DESCARTES get up to speed there can be a steep learning curve. It is not unusual in those first few weeks to encounter a lot of questions and uncertainty as business becoming familiar. Not only is there the changing data requirements but new methods of paying the import taxes through Cash Accounts or online via an immediate payment that needs to be understood andplanned for.Thisparticularly caught out business inNorthern Ireland who had not understood they may have to be EU taxes in some cases and therefore did not offer any method of payment such as a deferment account to cover such payments. The way CDS operates is that unless a method of payment is declared then default is to wait for an online payment resulting in a large number of declarations going uncleared due to CDS waiting for payment to be made or for the declaration to be cancelled and submitted again claiming the possible preferential or remission claims applicable. Declaration Changes Another main change under CDS is a requirement to declare more information about the holders of certain authorisations or accounts, as well as providing related documents. For example, a company using a deferment account to pay customs taxes under CDS will require not only the six-digit account number; instead of a prefix letter previously required in CHIEF to justify whether it was the declarant’s or importer’s account, they now need the account owner details plus the account guarantee details, including references. Essentially, companies can be required to declare six pieces of data rather than the two required with CHIEF. Changes have also been made to the Customs Procedure Codes and related documentary and information codes which has come as a surprise to those who assume the old codes would work in the same way. Although a temporary relaxation in Prohibition and Restriction documents waiver is welcome as well as the removal of the need to declare tax lines there are still changes that need to be understood; the more complex the declaration then the greater the degree of re-education will be required. While this will initially demand some additional data sourcing, once achieved there is likely to be a degree of repetition of declaration data. This provides an opportunity to create a history that can be easily reused. There is also a chance to leverage improved electronic data exchange with partners direct into a declaration to reduce manual rekeying, further streamlining processes and minimising errors. Traders also need to become more familiar with using the online HMRC CDS portal, whether it is to authorise software to be able to submit declarations, check Deferment or VAT statements, authorizing standing use of a deferment account to third parties or responding to enquiries from HMRC for declarations on hold a much greater use of the portal can be expected and maybe require organisations to give access to a wider number of users than previously. Get Ready If organisations are to be ready on time, they need to get started soon. The shift from CHIEF to CDS is a significant cultural change and while system providers have an essential role to play in enabling the migration, companies must quickly come to terms with the new data and process requirements. Training and education are essential to ensure organisations understand the new processes and steps required. HMRC has provided documents, such as declaration completion guidance, while systems providers have created learning material, training videos and other downloadable guides. But it is also essential to recognise that CDS continues to be a work in progress with situations where the reality of CDS does not always meet the expectations of the customs completion guidance – ensuring that organisations have expertise and experience in the actual implications of both the system transition and the new customs declaration requirements is crucial and that can only come by time and experience. The good news is that it is possible to start testing and training on CDS wither through the Trade Test Service or the Trader Dress Rehearsal and this has been invaluable in helping business get ready. Given the sheer numbers of companies that must make the transition to CDS, the industry is going to be stretched. If companies don’t actively seek out migration support, education, and training soon, there is a good chance that they will not be able to access the limited resource available required to Minimise upheaval and to actively explore opportunities such as Master Data files and templating, as well as electronic data exchange with partners, to streamline the new declarations process. www.descartes.com