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Impressive innovation on view


AI and big data are not yet able to cut through the chaos and unpredictability of online retail.

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Make sure you win the space race


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


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

Simon Duddy

Smart warehouses


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

Simon Duddy

A whole lot of metal…


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.

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Annual service key to drum handling attachment safety


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


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


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


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?


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.

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