RFID-enabled Plastic Pallet Pooling has arrived in Europe thanks to PLS. The company who specialise in plastic pallet rental and management services are now offering RFID plastic pallet pooling as standard.
The company, which is a subsidiary of Bibby Distribution, says that by adopting this advanced method of asset tracking, customers can achieve greater visibility of pallets as they move through the supply chain.
This results in increased productivity, better inventory management and, ultimately, reduced costs.
“It’s about making assets work harder,” Jon Graves, General Manager of PLS, told Tachoblog.
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In May last year, DAF Trucks Russia opened its own marketing and sales office in Moscow with the main objective to enlarge its presence on the Russian market.
With the expansion of the DAF Trucks Russia network to thirteen Sales & Service Dealers, the start of a PACCAR Parts Distribution centre and the delivery of more than 3,000 trucks since May 2011, DAF Trucks Russia has made a successful start .
With the fast growing Russian truck market, the interest in West-European trucks is also strongly increasing. The expectation is that by 2015 more than 36,000 will be registered in the heavy truck segment compared with 26,000 in 2011.
View From The Cab is chock full this week. So let’s get on with it and have a look through the Tachoblog Tribe’s windscreens.
With UK,American, Scottish, Irish, New Zealand and meteor craters (honest) coming up we have a lot for you to see.
This week’s View From The Cab begins in Sweden where we join Bergmanman, ‘going over the ‘high coastal bridge’. Hauling 37 ton concrete pillars to a railroad construction site. The bridge is called Högakustenbron. It’s located between Örnsköldsvik and Härnösand in the northern parts of Sweden’ …
… And here he is unloading.
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For as long as most of us can remember, fuel prices have continued to rise while the promise of cheaper and more ecologically-friendly vans and trucks has seemed almost impossible.
It’s always seemed like a great idea on paper, but is it really feasible in the real world of fleet management?
Well, increasingly it seems like it might just be so.
There are now plenty of ways operators have been able to cut their costs on all sorts of overheads, with mainstream price comparison sites like MoneySupermarket also keen to push their offers on things like van insurance (which you can find out more about by visiting this page).
But the emphasis on greener transport that continues to fill the news also has its own knock-on effect for the future of the industry.
Volkswagen Triumph In Dakar - Again! Says Tachoblog For those of you - like Tachoblog - that are fans of the (in)famous Dakar Rally, Tachoblog can report that Volkswagen has claimed overall victory in the Dakar Rally for the third consecutive year, and defended the 1-2-3 podium lock-out result of last year crowning a successful premiere for the Race Touareg 3 on the event.
Rally Day On Tachoblog Continues...This Time It's Palletforce It must be Rally Day here on Tachoblog!
After our last post about Volkswagen's Dakar triumph, Palletforce have got hold of us to let us know that Rally Team Scotland driver John MacCrone, a driver that they sponsor, has been chosen, alongside his team-mate Stuart Loudon, by the Motor Sports Association to be part of the six-man Team UK.
Tachoblog On The Road Of Bones These trucks made their screen debut on 'Long Way Round' the documentary series that followed actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they travel on motorbikes from London to New York but going, as the title suggests, the long way across Europe. Going between Yakutsk, in Siberia and Magadan on the 'Road of Bones', the rivers that literally cut across the roads prevented them from using their bikes and so they hitch rides on Russian Kamaz trucks instead.