Another year has passed us by, and we’re looking forward to what 2017 will bring us here at Barnes Logistics. But before we look too far ahead, it’s important to look back and reflect on some of the successes of this past year. We have purchased 13 vehicles throughout the year – 10 Scania […]
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After the year that called for a lower alcohol limit, we are now heading into the party season and there has recently been a fresh call to reduce the drink driving limit as well as the new clamp down on using mobile devices whilst driving. The move followed the release of new statistics that […]
Telematics is fast becoming the ‘must have’ technology for the fleet industry with research showing that almost nine out of 10 fleets, with more than 500 employees, have introduced telematics. One things for sure, it will become a fundamental part of our fleet management lives over the next few years. So why the surgence […]
Despite the fact that there has been an incredible rise of women in the business world, the logistic sector is one of the sectors that remains male dominated. Only one to two percent of the workforce in the world’s logistics sectors are women, although 125 million people work in this industry. Although this statistic is […]
Winter can really take its toll on all vehicles, particularly HGV’s and LGV’s. We have compiled some hints and tips on how you can keep yourself and your vehicle in check during the colder months and unpredictable weather that is surely ahead of us. One of the most important aspects of safety when driving in […]
With so many lorries and operator vehicles on UK roads, one wouldn’t think there was a shortage of drivers in the haulage industry, however, driver shortages have been well documented and as we head into the peak shopping time of the year, there are concerns that Christmas deliveries may be compromised. The figures speak for […]
There has been a significant rise in the number of people using applications like Snapchat to record their latest rendition of Adele while driving; using Pokémon Go at a low speed in an attempt to ‘walk their eggs’ or posting status updates on Facebook, all from behind the wheel. With a growing number of apps […]
Business is by its very nature competitive as rivals attempt to beat their competitors on a range of measures from value, cost and quality right through to service, speed of delivery or availability of key products. Decisions on who to use are taken every day, balancing the demand for the product with a suitable price […]
You may have seen ‘operation stack’ all over the news, this week with the release of the new plans for the ‘lorry park’ in the Kent area. But what will this ‘lorry park’ include? And how will it alleviate the issues we currently face? First of all, the park is set to have 3,600 spaces […]
Once upon a time the idea of robots was a distant thought, a science fiction concept confined to the movies. However today robots are an extreme reality. They are now commonplace in manufacturing and are featuring more and more predominantly in the logistics industry, mainly due to the high demands e-commerce is now placing on […]