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Research reveals young women are driving ahead in HGV tests

New research has revealed that young women are in pole position when it comes to passing HGV tests, with female drivers aged 20-29- gaining the highest pass rates. Our analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) data shows that women in this age category gained the highest Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) practical pass rate in Britain every year between 2010 and 2022. While women make up only a small proportion of HGV drivers, 67.9 per cent of 20-29-year-olds successfully passed their practical test in 2021-2022, compared to 63 per cent of men in the same age category. The overall pass rate...

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Edge Transport celebrates 90th anniversary with standout Volvo FH

Family-run operator Edge Transport has welcomed a new Volvo FH 6×2 tractor unit wrapped in a special livery to celebrate the firm’s 90th anniversary. The business traces its roots back to Alfred Edge, who started as an owner operator in 1933 delivering goods across the local area and later to the British Army during the Second World War. Three generations later, the company now specialises in delivering palletised freight nationwide from its purpose-built 75,000 sq ft headquarters in Deeside, conveniently located next door to its local Volvo dealer. Jonathan Edge, Chief Executive Officer...

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Hertfordshire’s Aztek Logistics secures FORS Gold accreditation for sixth consecutive year

A Hertfordshire logistics firm’s continual commitment to operational excellence has seen it secure the Gold standard Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) award for the sixth year in a row. Letchworth Garden City-based Aztek Logistics has confirmed the retention of the top accolade for safety and environmental best practice in the supply chain, as part of the annual root-and-branch compliance audit. Aztek, a member of the Pallet-Track network, has enjoyed a year of significant growth, with a new 20,000 sq. ft warehouse in Arlesey opening earlier this year and 11 new vehicles and six...

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Winners at the Pallet-Track Gala

Celebrations all round at Pallet-Track Shareholder Gala

Pallet-Track has handed out a truck-load of trophies during its celebration of the nation’s leading logistics firms, the Pallet-Track Shareholder Gala, hosted by comedian Brian Conley. The TV favourite entertained guests at De Vere Cotswolds Water Park – an annual awards event that recognises Pallet-Track members. Gala Successes North Kent Distribution Ltd took home the coveted Members Depot of the Year Award, while Croydon-based ELB Partners Ltd were named Best Delivery Depot; both awards were voted for by Pallet-Track members. Hub Member of the Year and Best Rural Deliverer were...

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Croydon Haulier’s training scheme puts new drivers in the fast lane

A London-based logistics specialist has invested in training local talent to overcome the region’s HGV driver shortage. ELB Partners, which is based in Croydon, has teamed up with leading driving school, EP Training Services, to train a new generation of drivers and upskill its workforce. The partnership is positive news for drivers Sam Cates, Liam Montey and Philip Bennet, who have all successfully gained their Class 2 HGV licences thanks to ELB Partners’ investment. The trio are all now qualified to drive trucks over 3,500kg and are supporting the business with its nationwide deliveries. Sam...

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Aramex UK joins the Pallet-Track Network

Aramex UK Limited has joined the Pallet-Track network as part of an aggressive growth strategy in the UK. The multinational business, which is headquartered in Dubai – UAE, is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. It currently has business operations in more than 60 countries worldwide, employing more than 16,000 people and offering services including international and domestic express delivery, freight-forwarding, integrated logistics and supply chain management and e-commerce solutions. Aramex UK is based in an 80,000 sq. ft warehouse...

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National Lorry Week 2022

RHA’S National Lorry Week returns for 2022

From 24 to 30 October, the Road Haulage Association will be holding its eighth National Lorry Week. As part of the campaign, the association will set out on a month-long roadshow kicking off in Peterborough on October 3, before travelling across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to celebrate the role and importance of the UK’s road transport. You can get involved and follow daily progress of the National Lorry Week roadshow on social media using the hashtag #NationalLorryWeek. To find out more, visit: National Lorry Week is the RHA’s annual campaign...

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P W Gates bolsters fleet with three DAF XG 530 tractors

Hertfordshire-based P W Gates is strengthening its fleet with the addition of three new generation DAF XG 530 tractor units as part of the company’s expansion plans. The logistics firm, which is based at Welwyn Garden City, is adding the three tractors to eight other DAF units acquired earlier in the year. The new additions, supplied by Harris DAF Lea Valley’s truck sales division, will help manage the growing order book of the family-run business and bring the fleet size to more than 50 vehicles and around 90 trailers. The company has experienced an 88% revenue growth...

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Vigo Software two Satnavs with free 30 day trial

It’s time you had satnav & delivery management all on one device

We’re excited to announce our brand-new truck-based Satnav application. The Vigo Satnav is fully integrated with Mobilise, our mobile workforce so you now have everything you need to deliver efficiently on one device. Delivery schedule postcodes are automatically loaded into the Satnav from the TMS and Mobilise to eliminate the need for manual address entry. Any schedule updates are uploaded to the satnav automatically and ETA’s are updated for you and your customers. To learn more about all the features of our please visit:   We are offering a...

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