Truck and Track Autumn 2021 Autumn 2021 Truck and Track 3 FOREWORD by Barbara Ryan, Publishing Director, Truck and Track I’mwriting this introduction against a backcloth of fuel shortages and driver shortages but, as you’ll see, there’s no shortage of interesting news, case studies, product information and order announcements within this Autumn issue. Recent research by Talent in Logistics has established that, whilst some employers have been offering hefty cash incentives to retain and attract drivers, it seems that drivers hadn’t actually been asked for their views – until now. Apparently, according to a survey carried out in July 2021, both HGV and LGV drivers would be interested in receiving a range of benefits from their employers. Benefits mentioned included income protection insurance, critical illness cover, additional holiday for years of service, private healthcare and dental care. One interesting statistic that came out of the survey is that 73% of drivers would welcome higher pension contributions from their employers, indicating that drivers are seeking long term benefits rather than immediate pay offs. News from pallet networks once again highlights the continuing growth and increasing success in this vital sector. Paul Sanders, Chairman of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) explains that with no sign of a realistic short-term solution to the problems facing transport companies, APN networks can help their members operate their own resources more efficiently and effectively. As trade exhibitions begin to take place once again face to face, we have included a preview of this year’s Multimodal exhibition. The free-to-attend exhibition and seminar show will include a match-making service to connect VIP decision makers with exhibitors, as well as two networking events, the Multimodal Awards on 19th October and the Multimodal Mixer on 20th October. If you’re attending the exhibition, I’d love to welcome you to the Truck and Track stand (no. 9054). You’ll also see that this issue includes several Q&A interviews with leading names across different industry sectors. If you’d like to participate in such an interview, within a future issue of Truck and Track, please contact me. Barbara Ryan CONTENTS Page 4 BUSINESS NEWS 16 DESCARTES 20 TACHOGRAPH ANALYSIS 24 TRAILERS 31 FUEL MANAGEMENT 34 PALLET NETWORKS 38 UPN – (UNITED PALLET NETWORK) – FINALIST – MULTIMODAL – PALLET NETWORK OF THE YEAR 2021 44 LOGISTICS 48 WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT 54 SAFETY & SECURITY 60 DANGEROUS GOODS 66 LOADING BAYS 67 PORTS 72 RAILFREIGHT 77 MULTIMODAL 2021 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 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