Road Safety Risk Management

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By Stuart Payne

Being involved in an incident on the road is unlikely to be high on your list of desired outcomes when setting off on a journey.  There were 1,775 deaths on the UK roads in 2014, a shocking waste of life.  It is the responsibility of all road users to ensure that they minimise the risk […]

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Fantasy Planning

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By Stuart Payne

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is” C.S.Lewis. As postings have been scarce here for some time it seems apt that I’m returning with some thoughts on time, and the management thereof. Time is a constant, it doesn’t speed up or […]

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Strategically Stacked

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By Stuart Payne

I took my summer vacation in France this year, Berny Riviere, Picardy, to be precise.  Regrettably it was not only in the local restaurants that escargot could be found.  Our car did a remarkably good impression of one on a tortuous route from the Dartford crossing to the terminal; and then 10 days later through […]

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Driver Shortages?

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By Stuart Payne

On the 10th September 2014 the UK awoke to sunshine, rolling green hills and tweeting birds; a world in which all commercial drivers were now fully trained and professionalised.  A new dawn where drivers are fully conversant with effective fuel utilisation and transport sustainability; fully compliant with all drivers hour, working time and tachograph legislation.  […]

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Improving your lot

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By Stuart Payne

Picture this for a new low in logistics:  Fleet too large, no return traffic back to base, un-manageable drivers, erratic service and poor route planning offering well paid drivers a very comfortable existence, and extensive knowledge of the UK’s roadside cafeterias.  The scenario is all too common; however the reasons for an organisations’ challenges are […]

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Focus on Accident Reduction

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By Stuart Payne

I happened to watch ‘Undercover Boss’ on C4 last night where the CEO of waste management company Biffa went ‘back’ to the coal-face to try and root out and eliminate difficulties the company is / was experiencing.  A positive PR exercise overall, but some of the driving of a food waste collection vehicle was hair-raising […]

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Swimming in the Right Direction

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By Stuart Payne

There are, give or take 394,932 Kms of roads in the UK and 40 million registered vehicles of all types.  The average length of a vehicle is 4.9m.  It follows, therefore, that if every car was out on the road at the same time almost exactly half of the road real estate would be full […]

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Realising a return on road investment

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By Stuart Payne

As regular as clockwork, the Times newspaper dropped through my letterbox on Saturday morning at 07:30am; somewhat bizarrely delivered by car, rather than the usual 13 year old replete with headphones, spots and undersized BMX.  Now, I could write a piece on the CO? footprint from tree (or recycled fibre), to my front door, and […]

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A Problem Solved…

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By Stuart Payne

An essential skill for any logistician is an ability to recognise, and then resolve challenges in supply chains.  The key to good logistics management is an ability to carry out this troubleshooting process continually, so that when something changes, the haulier reacts before there is a negative impact on service, cost, or both. Say you […]

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