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.
Now click below for more from Bergmanman and the rest of View From The Cab …
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.
Tachoblog’s View From The Cab – 2.3.12 Welcome to View From The Cab our weekly look through the windscreens of the Tachoblog Tribe. Sunrise, Sunset, Autumn and Spring - we have it all this week.
Transaid's Ethiopian Trekkers Return To UK - Tachoblog Has The Details The team of transport industry professionals that trekked 60km in Ethiopia to raise money for international development charity Transaid have recturned to the UK.
The group, which included representatives from Wincanton, Virgin Atlantic Cargo, Global Freight Solutions, Ann Summers, Acumen Logistics, Clare Bottle Ltd and Euro RSCG Worldwide put in five gruelling nine-hour days for the charity, which uses sustainable transport systems to improve and save lives in Africa.
Edibledawg Tales Part Three – A View From The Cab Special From Tachoblog We're at the end of our series of View From The Cab specials where we've gone along for a ride with Edibledawg as he journeys from Kansas City to Vernon (Los Angeles), California.
Today we'll get to California, but if you've missed Part One and Part Two, use the links to see what we've seen.
But before we reach Los Angeles we begin at the Eagle Travel Stop in Cameo, Colorado.
Tracking Sport Relief On Tachoblog Those of you from the UK will, we're sure, be well aware that this month sees the return of Sport Relief, the 'sporting spin off' from Comic Relief. This year it's from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March and, as always, all the money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people, both in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
UK Truck Stops Now On iPhone App Over in America, Drivers have been able to find Truck Stops - and loads of other useful information - thanks to the excellent Trucker iPhone application by Allen from AskTheTrucker for a while, but until now UK drivers have had nothing remotely close.
Tachoblog Does the Dakar With Biketruck Now here’s a great idea. If you’re a keen biker and have a fascination with the famous / infamous Dakar Rally then why not have a classic Dakar route adventure of your own but without all the hassle.
Classic DAFs on Tachoblog Tachoblog thanks Chris Campbell for sending in these great pictures. Chris starts by saying ‘I thought you might like to see these scans’ and you’re not wrong!