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  • New scheme to endorse excellent Driver CPC training

    Jul 23, 2014
    Skills for Logistics is creating an endorsement for Driver CPC training providers to be operational this summer. It is calling on training providers and employers to get in touch to help develop the system, which will ‘sharpen-up’ Driver CPC and make it more relevant to employers.
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  • Simon Mason raises over 4k for the NSPCC in London Marathon

    Jul 23, 2014
    John Mason International’s CEO Simon Mason has raised over £4,000 for the UK charity NSPCC through fundraising and running in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.
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  • Lack of justice for drivers who kill

    Jul 23, 2014
    Road safety charity Brake, has renewed calls for tougher charges and penalties for drivers who kill and injure following the publication of government criminal justice figures for 2013.
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  • City congestion in UK getting worse

    Jul 23, 2014
    Traffic congestion in cities across the UK has got significantly worse over the past year, according to a new report by satnav manufacturer TomTom.
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  • Institute of Advanced Motorists supports Good Samaritan scheme

    Jul 23, 2014
    Driver First Assist (DFA) has joined forces with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) to promote the benefits of early incident response.
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  • Self storage doing well despite introduction of VAT

    Jul 23, 2014
    The UK self storage industry has shown renewed optimism about trading prospects according to new research released in May.
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  • Motorists unhappy with pothole repairs

    Jul 21, 2014
    The government has got a long way to go to convince drivers that they have the pothole problem under control as 67% of motorists think that they are doing a bad or a very bad job of maintaining the nation’s roads, according to the latest research published today by road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
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  • John Mason International donates furniture to the charity Chapter 1

    Jul 21, 2014
    John Mason International has made a donation to the UK charity Chapter 1.
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  • G&R Removals to distribute Yamaha pianos across the UK

    Jul 21, 2014
    Following months of planning and negotiations, Yamaha Music Europe has awarded G&R Removals Ltd. London the contract for the UK distribution of Yamaha pianos.
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  • Congestion Charge hike unfair

    Jul 21, 2014
    The 17 per cent increase in the London Congestion Charge for companies on the fleet scheme, announced by Transport for London (TfL) on 28 May is an unfair tax on businesses which have no option other than to use the city’s roads and is higher than the increase for casual users, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
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  • SMEs still reluctant to switch banks

    Jul 21, 2014
    Despite the ongoing concerns over access to finance, charges and calling in loans, small business owners in the UK remain reluctant to switch banks according to the latest research from the Forum of Private Business.
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  • £500m government funding for ultra-low emission vehicles

    Jul 01, 2014
    Robert Goodwill MP, the UK Transport Minister announced at the end of April that the UK government will make £500 million available as part of a comprehensive package of measures intended to support the introduction of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) between 2015 and 2020, including £4 million specifically for HGVs.
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  • Humber Bridge automated tolling on the way

    Jul 01, 2014
    Following on from the plans already made for the Dartford crossing, an automated tolling system to allow HGV's to use the Humber Bridge without visiting a toll booth could be introduced sometime between this autumn and spring 2015, following the introduction of new toll booths.
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  • Traineeships for logistics launches in the UK

    Jul 01, 2014
    Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a Traineeship pilot scheme which will play a vital role in filling the UK’s logistics sector’s skills gap by helping young people who are focussed on getting an apprenticeship or a sustainable job but do not have the skills or experience to compete successfully for vacancies.
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  • Interdean hosting 5-a-side football for Marie Curie

    Jul 01, 2014
    Get your team together and come out to test your footy skills while supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care at Interdean's annual 5-a-side tournament.
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  • Tour de France London Leg: Monday, 7 July

    Jun 26, 2014
    Transport for London has published information on travel disruption as a result of the Tour De France’s London leg on Monday, 7 July.
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  • Tenniswood joins the ranks of AIM

    Jun 24, 2014
    Tenniswood Removals and Storage recently joined the Alliance of Independent Movers (AIM), the UK's newest trade association.
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  • Skills for Logistics confirms CEO tenure

    Jun 23, 2014
    Dr Ross Moloney’s tenure as CEO has been confirmed by the Skills for Logistics (SfL) Board. Having initially been appointed in the provisional role of acting CEO in September 2013, Dr Moloney immediately created the ‘Attract, Develop, Support’ motif. This concisely encapsulates the role of Skills for Logistics in addressing the key challenges facing a logistics sector that needs more recruits and to provide better training and greater skills.
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  • Little red car competition

    Jun 23, 2014
    In The Mover (April 2014, Page 6) Niall Mackay offered a prize of a bottle of wine to anyone who could identify the make and model of a rather sweet little car that was languishing in his warehouse.
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  • John Mason International celebrate 130 years in business

    Jun 23, 2014
    John Mason International is celebrating 130 years in business this year.
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