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Winter 2018

Truck and Track

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Truck and Track

The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine

Truck and Track

The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine

FOREWORD

by Barbara Ryan, Publishing

Director, Truck and Track

I’m delighted to be able to tell

you that 2019 will mark the 10th

Anniversary of Truck and Track

magazine. Whilst it’s been an

interesting and enjoyable journey

for me andmy small team, it hasn’t

been without its challenges.

I’ve travelled fairly extensively throughout the UK and

Europe to meet leading companies operating within the

transport and logistics industry and, in doing so, have

met many knowledgeable and hard working individuals. I

hope that I’mnot being over sentimental when I say that I

now count some of these people as firm friends.

During the past ten years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit

manufacturing sites, warehouses, distribution centres,

quarries, factories and many other locations. As different

as they may be, they would all be unable to function

without the skill and dedication of the people who drive

the trucks, vans and other vehicles upon which we all rely.

In fact, I’d go as far as to say that they’re not just driving

their vehicles, they’re actually driving the UK economy.

And while I’m on the subject of drivers, Gloucester-based

WMB Logistics recently carried out research as part of an

ongoing study into Britons’ attitudes towards road safety.

The survey established, unsurprisingly, that the safest

drivers on UK roads are lorry drivers. Not for the first time,

I’m more than happy to sing the praises of the men and

women who continually go the extra mile – literally – to

support every facet of our daily lives.

Speaking as someone who’s been immersed in the

haulage and logistics industry for many years, I’m almost

embarrassed to confess that I’ve never actually driven a

lorry so I’m particularly pleased to shine the spotlight on

our ‘Queens of the Road”. As our centre spread fromCulina

Group emphasises, logistics is an area where equality is

improving rapidly, especially in the crucial role of HGV

Driver. With a nationwide driver shortage, there’s never

been a better time for women to take the wheel and

choose a career on the open road.

As usual, this issue contains a mix of industry news,

new product information, case studies and advice. We

take a look at a number of sectors including lubricants,

dangerous goods, battery management, loading bays,

ports, rail and fuel management. Also, looking ahead to

2019, we have included information about the Talent in

Logistics Conference which takes place on 27th June at

the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all

our readers and advertisers heartfelt thanks for your

continuing support. I wish you, and those close to you,

a very happy Christmas plus a healthy and prosperous

2019.

Barbara Ryan

To advertise, contact Barbara Ryan,

Publishing Director, Truck and Track Ltd,

via email

barbara.ryan@truckandtrack.com

Designed and published by Truck and Track

Ltd. Creative Director: Marc Pittaway

Printers: Warwick Printing Co Ltd

CONTENTS

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4 BUSINESS NEWS 24 FUEL MANAGEMENT 27 TRUCK & TRAILER COMPONENTS 28 TRAILERS 30 LOADING BAYS 34 OILS & LUBRICANTS 36 BATTERYMANAGEMENT 38 SPOTLIGHTONFEMALEHGVDRIVERS 40 TACHOGRAPH ANALYSIS 43 PALLET NETWORKS 50 WINTER DRIVING ADVICE 51 SAFETY & SECURITY 54 WHEEL ALIGNMENT 56 TYRES 61 DANGEROUS GOODS 68 PORTS 73 RAILFREIGHT 74 TALENT IN LOGISTICS

DISCLAIMER

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editorial and advertorial. However, Truck and Track Ltd 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 and Track Ltd responsible for

the content of external websites. Finally, the views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the

views of its Publishers. Copyright © Truck and Track Ltd 2018. All rights reserved.

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