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Europe’s driver shortage is spiraling out of control

26/01/2018

An article recently in Lloyds Loading List brings to the fore the challenges faced in the industry as the retiring old guard leaves a driver void in its place. We present the article in full here...

A Xmas Video and opening hours

19/12/2017

We'd like to wish our customers and suppliers a very Happy Xmas and New Year. If you haven't seen it here's our little Xmas video starring some of our super staff. https://www.youtube.com/watch...

What do supply chain managers think about Brexit so far?

23/11/2017

Disclaimer: nobody knows how it will pan out False news, it’s all the rage. Depending what paper you subscribe to you will get different slants on the latest surveys with various supply chain...

DVSA commencing enforcement of “in cab” rests in UK

12/10/2017

From November 1st 2017 the DVSA will start to sanctioned rivers who take weekly rest breaks in cabs outside formal rest areas (ie. service areas and truck stops). Penalties will include...

The capacity crunch continues : What can I do to get my cargo moving?

22/09/2017

We have quite possibly reached a capacity crisis unheard of in the European logistics industry. A shortage of spare trailer space is real and is now causing harm to businesses across the UK. A...

European logistics flow becomes gridlocked

05/09/2017

Here's an article recently published in Lloyds about the current capacity problem caused by the 'Rastatt emergency'. See our comments at the bottom regarding the effect on road freight traffic...

Cost vs Price: Is your supply chain undervalued?

04/09/2017

We don’t all have the luxury of Tescos to offer loss leaders and continual low cost promotions. If you’re unfortunate you may even be supplying them and feeling the constant squeeze on your own...

The perfect storm is brewing for UK companies importing goods from Europe

21/07/2017

Roughly 10 years ago UK hauliers started to hand over the reins of international transport to European hauliers.  In particular the emerging Eastern European carriers with cheaper operating costs...

FTA post-election Brexit thoughts

23/06/2017

We have been pondering an article written recently by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and with Brexit talks now officially commenced we think it reflects our sentiments on the current...

How “Through It All” was formed

22/06/2017

Director Jon Swallow explains how the new brand identity came about. “Roddy and I have had some fun over the years with our logos but looking back we realised it hadn’t been very...

German rest in cab ban sweeps into force

24/05/2017

Hot off the press from the RHA is news that looks to begin a shake up of haulage in Europe. See what you think with a read of the news below. "GERMANY – 45HRS REST IN CAB BAN – UPDATE The IRU...

China’s Port misery continues

28/04/2017

New liner schedules combined with poor weather is causing severe disruption in China's container ports. Shanghai's Yangshan terminals are experiencing lengthy delays with vessels queuing at...

Finally article 50

29/03/2017

Having been glued to PMQs this lunchtime and the unfurling of the article 50 speech we're now on the road to a new beginning. How will trading with our EU partners change when Brexit finally happens...

Article 50. Finally

Having been glued to PMQs this lunchtime and the unfurling of the article 50 speech we’re now on the road to a new beginning. How will trading with our EU partners change when Brexit finally...

Is a SETA a good thing?

16/02/2017

Competition is good, right? Well not according to nine countries who have set up a road freight alliance to defend against what they see as unfair competition from other EU countries. European...

First China to UK freight train rolls in

19/01/2017

As the first ever direct container train from China to the UK arrived yesterday, forwarders were probably pondering whether any existing Chinese trade could transition to this new platform. Whilst...

Uber Freight vs Amazon – The disruptors?

11/01/2017

Disruptors. That’s the current buzzword and technology driven giants Uber and Amazon are now about to disrupt the freight industry. Or parts of it at least. Traditional brokers beware, they want...

Gearing up at Jordon for the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS)

12/12/2016

Gearing up for the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Senior staff at Jordon have been examining the requirements for the new ISO standard in preparation for official application...

TAPA takes aim at cargo crime in Europe

21/10/2016

As cargo crime levels reach a five year high the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) have drawn up plans for a secure parking initiative in Europe which may come into force as soon as...

What does Brexit mean for my International trade?

22/09/2016

In the increasing game of brinkmanship between the EU and the UK there’s a real possibility we could exit the EU stone cold if they make life too difficult for us. Let’s face it, they have a lot...

August Driving Restictions

05/08/2016

A reminder of driving restrictions in Europe this August 5 August Croatia, Italy (1400hrs – 2200hrs) 6 August Italy (0800hrs – 2200hrs) 15 August Austria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy...

Change is Good

23/06/2016

On the day the nation goes to the polls to decide the fate of Britain (we’re neutral if you’re asking) we are working hard towards the 4th July. No, not independence day, but the day we...

BREXIT OR BREMAIN

12/05/2016

We can't ignore the forthcoming in/out vote but find it difficult to form a decisive opinion either way. Here's a quick summary of key business advantages advocated from both camps in the (mainly...

‘On-demand economy’ driving greater requirements for Supply Chain agility

08/04/2016

A recent report by freight automation specialist Freightos states that shorter contracts and greater demand for spot rates are among several factors required to serve an 'on-demand economy'. Supply...

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