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Make sure you win the space race

14/10/2019

Is your warehouse really full? Harry Watts, commercial director at SEC Storage, offers five top tips to increasing capacity in your facility.


Simon Duddy

Be ready for on the spot inspections

01/10/2019

As Halloween approaches, be aware that scares can come in many guises.


Simon Duddy

Smart warehouses

02/09/2019

Writing about warehouse robots this morning has got me thinking about software and AI.


Simon Duddy

A whole lot of metal…

05/07/2019

If you grew up in the 1980s like I did, you no doubt well remember how prevalent metal-heads were. There they were, big, greasy hairballs, on every street corner, with ghetto-blasters and denim jackets with band patches. All spandex, pimples and loud, rock anthems from the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden and maybe even Black Sabbath.


HSS Guest Blog

Annual service key to drum handling attachment safety

04/07/2019

It is important that lifting equipment is kept in good working order, and that includes drum handling attachments.


HSS Guest Blog

Fatigue: Talk listen and act

18/06/2019

Talking about driver fatigue is still very much a taboo subject but it starting to be taken more seriously by an increasing number of fleet operators. Unfortunately, this is a subject that sits on the periphery of managing road risk for a lot of fleet operators.


Simon Duddy

Energy flashpoint looms in warehouse

17/06/2019

Energy has rarely been a major concern in the warehouse. That might’ve been different, for a number of reasons. First, it could have been an environmental priority. In 2006, The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change suggested the corporate world was finally getting behind the drive towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way of doing business. But a few years later the recession hit and the momentum faltered.


Simon Duddy

Kicking the can down the road

24/04/2019

Neither the UK nor the EU are particularly known for decisiveness. Perhaps the only thing they really share over Brexit is a deep-seated fear of being blamed if they do make a decision… and it all goes wrong. 


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£2.3m fine but will it really make any difference?

03/12/2018

Will Tuesday 27th November 2018 be the day that makes the commercial vehicle industry sit up, take stock of itself and admit, that it finally needs to learn from the very important lessons it has been ignoring for far too long.


Simon Duddy

How to fit a quart into a pint pot

21/11/2018

Brexit has only exacerbated spiralling demand for warehouse space. The eComm boom had already greatly increased the need for warehousing, and we are still stewing in the hangover of the recession where years passed without new spec build warehouses coming online. But there is no doubt Brexit has brought this into sharper relief.


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