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TouchStar’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution TS FleetWatch will be presented at AEGPL2017

Tulsa, USA, May-31-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL Congress on 21-22 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The AEGPL Congress serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA will set up in Stand #C18 in the Lisbon Congress Centre both days of the conference. While there, TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA always looks forward to the AEGPL Congress,” said General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz. “The conference maintains a strong presence among LPG leaders in Europe, and it has always served as a very relevant resource for global LPG leaders facing the unique challenges and opportunities of the LPG industry today.”

The 2017 AEGPL Congress anticipates an audience of 1,500 industry stakeholders from Europe and abroad. TS EMEA intends to strengthen its relationships with stakeholders with whom it currently serves, as well as to establish itself as the leading LPG mobility solution provider with those who are newly in need of a NextGen mobility solution for their LPG fleets.

“TS EMEA is no stranger to Europe’s largest LPG conference and exhibition, and our robust experience at AEGPL in the past contributes significantly to our leadership in the European LPG community,” commented TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “As LPG’s role in the European market continues to grow and evolve, TS EMEA’s integrated fleet automation solutions evolve in similar fashion.”

Meetings may be arranged with TS EMEA General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

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What Is A Load Cell And Why Do We Use Them For Weighing?

Campbellfield, VIC, Australia,  May-31-2017 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — We rely on weighing instruments every day. In our bathrooms and kitchens, in a crowded lift, at the supermarket checkout and at the airport check-in, there are a myriad places where weighing instruments play a key role in our daily lives.

We assume that the huge truck carrying a load of sand has been declared safe and within legal load limits before it hits the highway. As consumers, we rely on the accuracy of weights on any packaged items that we buy, and businesses that produce or distribute products depend on their weighing systems to be reliable and precise.

We probably take weighing instruments for granted – but has anyone taken the time to discover how they work?

Interestingly, the same highly accurate devices are found in the humble bathroom scale as in the highly sophisticated and sensitive weighing systems used in a diversity of industries from pharmaceutical operations to diamond mines. Load cells.

What is a load cell?

In simple terms, a load cell is a transducer which measures weight by converting the force or weight on it into a measurable signal. This signal generally only measures a couple of millivolts and needs to be amplified into a usable format – either analogue or digital. The outputs are proportional to the force or weight applied to the load cells.

There are many different types of load cells which use different operating principles to obtain weight readings including hydraulic load cells, pneumatic load cells and strain gauge load cells. Some are based on fluid pressure, others on elasticity whilst others are based on magnetostriction (otherwise referred to as piezoelectric effect) – and they have all been developed specifically to meet the needs of different applications.

With all the advances in modern electronics, the majority of load cells today are electronic, but non-electric hydraulic and pneumatic load cells are also widely used . The most important aspect of choosing a load cell however, is not whether or not it is electric, but rather whether it is the right design and type for that particular application – and it’s always advisable to consult an experienced supplier so you get an informed recommendation.

Load cells can be categorised loosely into two main areas, tension and compression load cells. A tension cell measures the weight pulling on it whilst a compression cell measures the weight pushing on it – and very often, these two types are used alongside each other in the same application to achieve optimum accuracy.

Why do we use load cells for weight measurement?

Load cells are used across a diversity of weighing applications because they are:

  • Highly accurate
  • Fast and efficient
  • able to withstand repeated use and extreme conditions
  • Virtually impervious to temperature changes so their measurements remain reliable and precise
  • Cost-effective and if serviced and maintained appropriately, will last a long time

Because load cells enable objects and materials to be weighed quickly and easily, it can translate into bottom-line savings. And with the business landscape becoming increasingly competitive and demanding and the regulatory framework more rigorous than ever, operators have to be able to rely on the accuracy and reliability of their weighing systems.

That’s why the choice of load cell is so important. With so many different types available, plus other factors such as fitting, commissioning, ongoing maintenance and calibration to take into consideration, it can be quite a challenge identifying the perfect fit for your weighing needs.

Don’t take a chance, because your choice of load cell is critical. Rather talk to the experts in weighing technology, UltraHawke, and use their experience and expertise to identify your optimum weighing solution. They are an acknowledged market leader in the manufacture and supply of all types of weighing instruments, and they will work out an affordable, efficient and reliable solution that’s specific to your needs. Call them on 03 9357 7470 or visit www.ultrahawke.com.au to see their extensive range of weighbridges, weighbridges for sale, in-motion weighbridges and truck scales.

How Viapost Makes Your European Supply Chain Easy, Effective and Affordable

Paris, France, February 13, 2015 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — The complexity of your deliveries to Europe and product distribution once products arrive is a problem that Viapost can advise you about through its Consultancy Service. While your European shipping solutions and delivery strategies may seem overwhelming to a business just beginning exports to Europe, it is likely that what vexes you, Viapost has already dealt with a similar if not identical situation. With more than 200 clients facing similar challenges, Viapost, a company in the La Poste family of businesses, can help:

  • Smooth the way for your upstream supply chain;
  • Assist in implementing your procurement programs and help with suppliers;
  • Find ways to aid you in managing your supply chain costs;
  • Find the ultimate balance of insourcing and outsourcing
  • Manage and improve forecasts
  • Advising on personnel transfers

What Makes Viapost The Right Choice?

Viapost has locations for fulfillment, shipping and contact centers that parallel major many European markets. These sites have warehouses too. Some locations include; London, Paris, Milan, and Stuttgart. Combining the experience of Morin Logistic and Orium, France’s two leading ecommerce fulfillment experts, it brings a new approach to the market under one single brand. The company leverages their experience with several sectors of the European markets, and their relationships with major national and international carriers to consult with you to best plan and manage your European supply chain projects.

Contact Viapost
Viapost brings new solutions to old and new logistics problems. It is a European leader in value-added fulfillment, shipping, contact center and consultancy services for online and offline retailers and those adopting a fully omni-channel strategy. You can reach Viapost at +33 (1) 153 46 16 00

About Viapost
Viapost offers total freight services in Europe with supported fulfillment, shipping and contact centers spread across all major markets in Europe. As the logistics branch of the La Poste Group, the company enjoys combining the experience of Morin Logistic and Orium, France’s two leading e-commerce fulfillment experts, it brings a new approach to the market under one single brand. Viapost provides a comprehensive range of end to end services aimed at online and offline retailers for store, distribution or home delivery. Viapost is compatible with a number of well-known carts, allowing a smooth transition from website to distribution center.

Contact-Details: Company Type : logistic
URL : http://www.viapost.eu/
E-mail : contact.communication@viapost.fr
Contact Person : Judith Arkle
Adress 1 : 65 rue de Bercy
Zip Code : 75012 Paris
Phone number : +33 (0)1 53 46 16 00

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Worldwide Parcel Services – There When You Need Them

Most of the time sending parcels is an easy business, and Worldwide Parcel Services are there for both when things are going well and when they are not. Firstly they are not just your average parcel courier, because they operate an online parcel courier service. Now many people may wish to speak to a human being to place a parcel collection, but would you really miss the five minutes wasted whilst being on hold to place a booking? And would it not be great if you knew that they had taken the delivery address down correctly every time? To top it all would it not be great to get a confirmation email of the collection and delivery time, as well as an email when the parcel has reached its destination?

Well Worldwide Parcel Services offers this and more with its online parcel courier service. Firstly they never sleep, or least their website does not, so you can book a parcel collection online at any time of day or night, so no more worrying about whether the call centre is still open or not. This means you can place a booking 24/7 – 365 days a year.

The great thing about booking a parcel collection online is that you are the one typing in the addresses, so you know that the addresses you are inputting are the correct ones and have not been misspelled as a result of someone not hearing you correctly, as can happen when booking a parcel collection by telephone.

Also, unlike a normal parcel courier Worldwide Parcel Services operate mainly with an online booking system, this means that immediately after you place your order you then get a confirmation e-mail detailing the booking time, and the collection and delivery addresses. Most parcel couriers operating a telephone booking service do not do this, yet Worldwide Parcel Services believe that this is vital so that you can quickly and easily check your booking, and ensure that it is correct. By sending this email they enable you to spot any mistakes you may have made, and amend them before they ever become a problem.

One of the best bits about Worldwide Parcel Services is the tracking service that they offer. After all whilst it is great to get an e-mail telling you that your parcel has arrived at its final destination, it is even better to be able to find out where it is at any one time, is it not?

Well Worldwide Parcel Services – http://www.worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk – gives you a free tracking service with every parcel that you send with them, you simply go on to their website and input the parcel tracking number from your order and you can find out exactly where your parcel currently is. This is ideal for giving your customers peace of mind updates.

As the bulk of their service is carried out online, queries are very quickly dealt with byadvisors who are on hand to answer any e-mails. Or you can simply pick up the phone and call Worldwide Parcel Services if you miss that element of human interaction, and they will be only too happy to handle your call.

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Getting The Goods There Safely With Worldwide Parcel Services

Shipping goods can be a hazardous business, as whilst the majority of parcels sent in the UK arrive safely and on time, the same cannot be said the further afield that you choose to send them. Worldwide Parcel Services recognizes that for many people sending parcels abroad can actually be a very big worry to people, particularly if you are a small company shipping expensive parcels to a country on the other side of the World that you have never dealt with before and where the main language is not English.

It can be very hard to find out what paperwork you need to send with your parcel to ensure that it has all of the correct documentation with it, needed to make sure it gets there safely.

This is where Worldwide Parcel Services team of shipping experts comes in to their own. They are available to assist you in every aspect of shipping your goods abroad from advising what paperwork you will need, through to ensuring that all customs duties and taxes are paid. Where Worldwide Parcel Services expertise comes in to play is in knowing some of the more intricate and unique customs policies that may have to be observe in certain countries and exactly what has to be done to smooth the waters to ensure that there are no customs hold ups.

Worldwide Parcel Services have experience of shipping goods large or small all over the globe from Australia to Africa and beyond. By large or small they really do mean shipping any size of goods and they can handle parcel shipments of up to 500kg in size, meaning that they can cover the vast majority of peoples parcel delivery requirements.

Worldwide Parcel Services also make it very easy for you to place your order and you can place a parcel collection and shipping order to just about any country in the World in around two minutes using their easy to navigate online booking system. Whilst they operate an online service they still have a team of shipping experts ready to take your call and help you through the shipping process, which is great if you are nervous of shipping goods abroad for the first time, as an example.

Now booking your parcel collection is one thing that Worldwide Parcel Services make very easy, and another is keeping track of your parcels once they are enroute. Often this can be the bit that people worry about most, however with Worldwide Parcel Services this need not be a worry as every parcel they send comes with free online tracking. What this means in reality is that using any web browser you can log on to their parcel tracking system and input your parcels tracking id and be able to see exactly where it is at any time. Being an online parcel shipper means that they can offer this service to you 24 hours a day seven days a week. So if you are shipping parcels abroad for the first time then why not buy some peace of mind by using Worldwide Parcel Services for shipping your parcels today.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Are Also Great Locally

Worldwide Parcel Services sound like a company that should be great Internationally but may be not so good locally but Worldwide Parcel Services are also very proud of the fact that they are also very good in the UK and Ireland. The company have become an extremely competent company in the UK and their delivery patterns are good on time considerations and excellent on price. It is very difficult to find an instance where they are beaten on price or on the delivery pattern in this country. Worldwide Parcel Services have worked very hard in securing couriers who offer the best price for the best service. The company sees no point in employing couriers who are good at looks but are unable to meet the customer’s requirements or expectations. The ability to choose couriers has been a great success for the company as they have been able to use the best couriers in their best fields of operation. It is this last position that has enabled the best service to be obtained for the best area.

Worldwide Parcel Services are as prompt with local deliveries as they are with international orders. One of the great things of the local delivery is that it is almost impossible for the system to go wrong as the parcel is tagged and followed throughout its whole journey. It is logged onto the first computer or slave as it is registered in to the plant and follows the same pattern throughout. Therefore the parcel is tracked and registered throughout its journey and it is virtually impossible to lose it unless by wilful means. The track a parcel function of the website is totally now in sync with the parcel recorded at every stage of its operation. It is now possible to log in to the internet and log on to the Worldwide Parcel Services web site and find out exactly where your parcel is at any particular moment, this will help with arranging men on site for when the parcel has arrived or may be just alerting the site that the parcel will be with them at a set time and hour. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked hard to get a local set up which enhances the total package and the present system is very good indeed.

Worldwide Parcel Services is pleased to offer a simple quotation service which allows the customer to book the parcel in to the system and the wait for the quotation, it all can be carried out using the internet web site, any queries should be instantly resolved by ringing the customer service desk where there is a full complement of highly determined customers service agents. This quotation will cover will cover the whole of the delivery operation and this will include any oddities but which may be required for, say, heavy parcels or special deliver requirements. Worldwide Parcel Services have been very careful to provide a system that will deal with all size of parcels up to 500 Kg in weight which only precludes large loads which would go by container ship. Worldwide Parcel Services are one of the biggest movers of parcels within the UK and they are pleased to work with the best couriers.

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year For Worldwide Parcel Services

Tracking Santa Claus can be quite a problem, many a child has looked hard and the internet has sites for seeing where he is going but the practical difficulties of tracking a sleigh full of presents get in the way. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked hard to do its best to rise to the occasion and put Santa’s problems at the head of the queue so that whilst Santa Claus may not be visible the results of his work can be easily seen. The Christmas parcel trade is immense and gets bigger every year with the rise of Internet shopping and this is an occasion where the problem of deliveries will cause untold heartache to the children who believe that they are going to be sent the latest toy or gadget from that mysterious black hole somewhere in the frozen North. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked extremely hard to remove any such problems and parcels delivered right up to the 25th December will be treated with the respect they deserve and every effort will be made to deliver them on time.

The advantages of using Worldwide Parcel Services is that any parcel can be tracked throughout the UK so that if there are any worries or concerns about the arrival of that special parcel on that special day the progress of the parcel delivery the frozen wastes of the UK can be tracked and reassurance will be at hand. Tracking services have developed so much in the last few years and the technology of the industry is ever changing but these days a parcel is not a nondescript item that is thrown in the back of van but each is labelled and identified by its own particular code. Worldwide Parcel Services –http://www.worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk – uses that code so that its position in the country is always known. This ensures that the parcel takes the shortest route and that any hold ups or questions can be dealt with immediately to ensure that Santa Clauses problems are but temporary and that the parcel reaches its destination on time.

The Christmas period is a busy time but that is what Worldwide Parcel Services considers to be its job in life and has worked hard not only to ensure speedy and safe delivery but by choosing local hauliers with good reputations has been able to get a pricing system that rivals any in the business. It is easy to arrange for Santa Claus to take the parcel by logging onto Worldwide Parcel Services and booking the parcel through the internet and waiting for the collection for delivery to that special little person who is so reliant on getting it on time. In 24 hours it will be possible to track a parcel and with the safe delivery assured the job is complete. Santa Claus my only work one day a year but Worldwide Parcel Services work every day and will deliver that special parcel for any major event.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Offers 5% Discount For ebay Deliveries

Worldwide Parcel Services is pleased to announce that it has encompassed the advantages of the eBay sales system and is doing what it can to ensure that this system of marketing can flourish by supplying good delivery rates for this particular market place. To this effect it is offering its customers and potential customers a 5% discount on the standard delivery rates for the goods delivered. This may be a small amount to you, but in the eBay auction system every little bit helps. The problem with any online auction is that there is a cost of sales and a cost of delivery and if people are not careful then the money made in the auction can quickly be lost in expenses or the in the case of eBay the added cost of delivery frightens off the buyers because of the cost and the bids become very low in numbers as does the final price of the sale.

eBay and other similar sales organisations like Amazon have changed the market place with sales directly from source rather than in a shop and the cost of delivery have decreased as the parcel volume has increased. Worldwide Parcel Services has embraced the changes and carries a large amount of parcels from these different internet sources and looks forward to an increasing business. To this effect the discount for eBay couriers is a pointer of things to come and whilst it is a confusing market at the moment the Internet business will increase and the parcel delivery companies must adapt in order to prosper. Worldwide Parcel Services are pleased to be linked in this way and look forward to an expanding delivery service.

To gain advantage of the 5% discount could not be simpler, it just requires a log on to the Worldwide Parcel Services web site and in the delivery booking system it requires an eBay code and then the delivery system will take care of the delivery process and at the end will reward the customer with the discount. The system is good for all parties as eBay auctions become a little more attractive and the customer and the seller have a suitable discount to take advantage of.

Worldwide Parcel Services have some of the best delivery parcel rates in the business so it is ideal that with the eBay account system that there is an extra discount, They have worked particularly hard to develop a pricing and also a cheap parcel delivery system that is not only affordable but also very professional and efficient so that the customer and the seller are happy. Good delivery systems are not quite as regular as sometimes expected and Worldwide Parcel Services have worked very hard to get to the position where they compete at the top of the market and can develop new and innovative delivery systems and pricing systems such as the one for the eBay discount. So it is time to get selling on eBay and use a delivery service from Worldwide Parcel Services to get a great result.

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Baltimore Expands CDL Owner Operator Driver Jobs With New Terminal Immediate Hiring

GHI is one of the largest flatbed transportation services in the Northeast, and they are holding an open house for immediate hiring at their new Baltimore, MD Terminal. Positions are open for CDL Class A Company Drivers, Owner Operators, Yard Jockeys, and Tarpers.

Company Drivers: Great pay and benefit packages. Must be a minimum of 23 years of age, and have a CDL Class A License.

Owner Operators: Offers excellent earning potentials and a pay structure designed to maximize your profit. Must have two or more years’ experience driving tractor-trailers and no more than three moving violations on your current MVR.

Yard Jockeys and Tarpers: Work close to home for one of the best companies in the industry with steady work year round.

There is a large influx of job opportunities in the transportation industry, and Baltimore has become one of the highest volume transportation hubs in the region. The new terminal is located at 2301 S. Newkirk St. Baltimore, MD 21124 and is staffing for their terminal expansion and it is best to call for an appointment to assure you get the job position of your choice. If you are interested in local steady work year round with great pay and benefits, call to schedule an appointment at their open house job fair at 1-800-342-5115 Ext. 376.

Job Fair Details:
o July 14th
o Time: 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
o Bestwestern Plus Hotel and Conference Center
o 5625 O’Donnel Street
o Baltimore, MD 21224

If you meet the qualifications, call to schedule your appointment today! 1-800-342-5115 ext. 376.

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Baltimore MD New Transportation Jobs CDL Class A Owner Operators Hiring Now

The Transportation Industry In Baltimore MD is Booming with local Jobs for CDL Class A and Owner Operator Truck Drivers and Large Terminals with plenty of Immediate openings for Yard Jockeys and Tarpers.

There are new terminals being opened to meet the transportation services demands and Baltimore has become one of the highest volume transportation hubs in the region. Some of the largest regional transportation service providers are ready to start taking in calls to schedule an appointment for their open house job fair at 1-800-5115 ext 376.

GHI, one of the largest dedicated flatbed transportation services in the Northeast is holding two open houses for their immediate hiring of CDL Class A Company Drivers, Owner Operator jobs, Yard Jockeys and Tarpers.

The Baltimore Job Boom is great for those looking for steady year round local work with regular home time with great pay and benefits for all personnel at the new terminal location.

• Call 1-800-5115 ext 376 to set up an appointment at one of these open houses
• July 7th and July 14th
• Time 8:00AM until 12Pm
• Bestwestern Plus Hotel and Conference center
• 5625 O’Donnel St.
• Baltimore, MD 21224

With the terminal expansion being staffed to meet the booming transportation service needs located at 2301 S. Newkirk St. Baltimore, MD 21224. It is best to call ahead and schedule your individual appointment to assure you are given the best opportunity to land the job of your choice.

Company Drivers Get the respect you deserve, only the best drivers in the industry are hired and they are rewarded with outstanding compensation and benefits packages for being the best.

Owner Operators Get hired by a company that pays as much attention to the needs of owner operators as they do for their company drivers. This employer understands the financial pressures of running your own tractor. Get the best offers with excellent earnings potential, and a pay structure that is designed to maximize your profit.

Yard Jockeys and Tarpers: Steady work, year round,and close to home with one of the best in the industry.

Call to Schedule your appointment today, and Get Hired.

The City Of Baltimore MD Transportation Jobs Reporting, For The Employers who Are Hiring Right Now.

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Shiply Welcomes UK Government’s Electric Vans Subsidy For Delivery Companies

The UK government has plans to extend its electric vehicle grant to LCVs this month, giving man and van operators the opportunity to save 25% when upgrading to a new low emissions model. The current electric car incentive provides a £5,000 subsidy to consumers buying a new car, the extension to vans could mean savings of up to £8,000.

Total electric vehicle sales were poor in 2011 with just over 1,000 claims for the plug in car grant, an insignificant step towards the aim of 1.7m electric vehicles on the road in 2020. Including vans in the grant will aim to increase the uptake of low-carbon vehicles to justify the investments made in charging stations.

An upfront subsidy coupled with overall lower fuel costs and tax exemptions will make ultra-low carbon emitting commercial vehicles an attractive long-term investment for couriers and companies transporting goods on a regular basis.

The subsidy only applies to a hybrids that emit less than 75grams of CO2 per km and can travel 60 miles between charge (10 miles for pure electric mode vans).

The grant update comes at a time when HGVs and car transport operators are faced with ever escalating diesel prices, highlighting the need for further development of alternative fuel sources.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply an online transport marketplace (http://www.shiply.com) with more than 40,000 delivery companies as members, welcomes this green transport initiative from the government:

“Extending the electric car grant to vans is a positive move for the delivery industry; it will be a great impetus for courier companies to invest in new low carbon vans where it might have been more difficult to do so previously.

Fuel costs are a large expense for courier companies, and the development of infrastructure and alternative fuels should help future savings. Provided that the government maintains its level of support for electric vehicles, alternative-fuel vans could quickly become a desirable option for drivers.”

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Consider Different Couriers When Buying Furniture Online Says Shiply

Shiply urges buyers to use local couriers making trips along their delivery route when shopping online to save money and emissions. The growth of online shopping has been phenomenal over the past year, the Christmas period saw sales exceeding any previous levels. Online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon continue to see the growing popularity of both buying and selling things online.

In the post-Christmas season when many people will be selling off older products to replace them with their new gifts (or selling unwanted gifts) there is set to be a large number of goods moving through online marketplaces. This provides buyers with a great opportunity to get a deal on second hand furniture.

eBay currently has around 10,000 used furniture listings in the UK alone and more than 200,000 home and garden items. Ikea is also the 7th most searched term revealing the level interest in purchasing furnishings through the site.

Delivery costs for larger items can sometimes be excessive when shopping online; second hand can incur a large transport cost due to its size and weight. Local pickup can be even more costly and wastes the customer’s valuable time whereas hiring a driver for one or two items is wasteful and expensive for all parties.

Robert Matthams Managing Director at Shiply, an online delivery marketplace which has helped its users find delivery services for over 900,000 different consignments, had this to say.

“When using online marketplaces to buy goods the delivery cost can be restrictive, especially when trying to keep a tight budget. By finding drivers that have spare capacity travelling near them customers can reduce the delivery costs. If a seller is offering local pickup as an option it’s usually worth calling or contacting them through the site to ask to arrange a man and van service to pick it up instead of driving to collect it.

The advantage of a local courier is they can save buyers money on delivery costs because they are making trips near there anyway and a lot of the time need to fill spare capacity, this is especially worthwhile for bigger items as hiring a courier specifically can be very costly. Most reputable drivers will have visible feedback so it’s easy to ensure a reputable service.

Many of our users are avid “eBayers” and regularly use Shiply to move second hand goods, it’s a partnership that works out for all parties, buyers and sellers can save on transport costs and the couriers themselves can pick up extra work.”

Shiply.com matches people needing to move goods with transport companies going there anyway. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full. By enabling consumers and businesses to make use of this spare capacity, Shiply.com dramatically cuts down on CO2 emissions, increases the profitability of transport companies and saves the consumer up to 75%.

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Fretbay Online Transport Marketplace – Making UK Routes Green And More Environment-Friendly

FretBay (https://fretbay.com) the first FREE European Online transport marketplace, providing reliable cheap transport and logistic solution to individual users and companies declared 2012 as a year that will make United Kingdom routes more environment friendly and clean.

While talking to media FretBay elaborates it’s expansion plans of offering UK transporters with a new online system that will provide real time enhanced route planning facilities helping in optimizing truck capacities.

The system will help transport service providers and couriers in optimizing the partial filled vehicles on a given route. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full.

Answering how this will happen, FretBay spokesperson explained that the site offers it’s users to post FREE transport demands as listings.

The transport demand can be for anything to anywhere at anytime .The most common listings are the requests for transport for motorbikes, cars, boats, furniture and house hold stuff, pianos, electrical and machinery equipments, agricultural and industrial machinery, horses and full home or office removals . These transport listings are immediately visible to member transporters and they can offer their transport quotes in real time.

The users are free to accept any transport offer at any time. Users can consult profiles of transporters before accepting thier offers. The profile contains rating and feed back of transporters left my users who did business with them in the past thus helping users to identify reliable transporters. FretBay encourages professional and declared transport service providers on site.

This helps not only in finding cheap shipping solution but helps in reducing deadly gases that are major cause of pollution.

A recent survey conducted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed 31% of the UK ‘s 3.5 million lorries failed to meet Euro-3 emission standards. Road freight especially is under pressure, in the UK new emission regulations and taxations could see an average transport service company’s operating costs increase dramatically.
The recent environment talks in Durban have underlined the increasing importance placed on reducing climate change. This build up further pressure on road haulage companies to meet environment friendly commitments.

Though it is difficult in the time of crisis for a shift to environment friendly vehicles for most of the transport firms, however, it is still possible to make full use of trucks capacities to avoid unnecessary trips on roads.

FretBay system will play key role in optimising these vehicles by providing real-time grouping opportunities and by providing loads for empty returns. Transport and haulage companies can consult transport demands and loads in real time and can optimize their trips in last minutes.

FretBay is inviting all UK and European transport service providers to take part in this environmental program and. No subscription fee or long term engagement is demanded.

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Favourable Weather Bodes Well for Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Says Shiply

Snow during the week leading up to Christmas can be troublesome for couriers and customer alike. Now however, the chances of a white Christmas have been slashed as it appears that the UK may be in for one of the warmest Christmas days on record. The last days leading up to the holiday should also stay relatively mild, which will please late Christmas shoppers says online transport marketplace Shiply.

Not content with the explosion of digital commerce conducted over the past weeks some online retailers are accepting Christmas delivery orders as late as the 23rd via express or next-day. Other stores are offering the proviso that timely deliveries are weather-dependant however it seems as though it shouldn’t pose a problem this year.

Last-minute festive shoppers’ concerns of hostile conditions delaying deliveries or high street visits have seemingly been allayed. Forecasters have all but ruled out a white Christmas as tropical air could bring temperatures as high as 14C to the country and even 12C in Scotland which plummeted to a frostbitten -18C last year. The north experienced bleak weather last week, ruling out deliveries and causing traffic chaos, it appears now however that transport firms will be able to continue a normal service owing to less severe weather conditions.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply (www.shiply.com), the online marketplace with a network of more than 40,000 transport and removal companies, spoke about the benefits of a mild holiday season.

“While it might not feel quite so much like Christmas, the warmer weather is actually a blessing for the last minute shopper. With so many opting to shop online and relying on a trusty man with a van to do the legwork for them it’s fortunate that the weather this year will allow delivery services to work right up until the last minute.”

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Busiest Christmas for Deliveries Offers Challenge to Couriers Says Shiply

An unprecedented number of online sales this holiday season could provide a considerable logistical challenge according to online transport marketplace Shiply. Making sure that everyone gets their gifts on time will demand a substantial effort on the part of couriers and delivery services.

The week ending December 9 saw a 15% rise on the same period last year with similar increases reported of the first 39 days of the holiday season according to comScore. Sales on “Cyber Monday” and “Black Friday” rose more than 20% compared to 2010.

The coming week tends to be the busiest for online shopping, “Green Monday” coined by eBay often ranks among the top spending days. However new trends such as free shipping days (the last day before Christmas where free delivery can be guaranteed to reach before the 25th) may be challenging for the highest spend.

An unparalleled number of parcels have caused Royal Mail to hire thousands of temporary staff to cope with increased demand over December and potentially January, to deal with the sales. But with the postal service operating at a loss and facing job cuts, online retailers often rely on independent couriers and man and van services to provide affordable delivery, but some delivery companies are already struggling to keep up with demands of four million parcels to be delivered every day.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply (www.shiply.com) the online transport marketplace with a network of more than 40,000 transport and removal companies, gives his opinion on the current trends in online shopping and the challenges faced by delivery services.

“Last year’s inclement weather caused a lot of high street closures which led people to turn to online shopping, but because of the snow many deliveries were delayed causing a lot of frustration.

Online shopping is easier and more accessible now and with the growth of mobile transactions and improved security, many people who wouldn’t have shopped online before are now doing so. I doubt we’ll see anything but growth in the future.

November/December is always a busy period for deliveries and I hope that couriers have learned from past experiences that there’s a huge surge in demand at this time of year and made contingencies to cope with it. The government has promised to better cope with any snow this year and have more salt and new gritters to treat roads. So I would say that people can have more confidence in their deliveries or moving goods this year, but I would also advise that customers don’t leave it to the last minute”

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Going Green Can Save Courier Companies Money In The Long Run, Says Shiply

A day doesn’t pass without emission reductions reaching the international agenda. The recent environment talks in Durban have underlined the increasing importance placed on reducing climate change. Emissions reduction policies inevitably filter down to industry and the public in the form of regulation and taxes sparking a heightened need for innovations to curb greenhouse gas output. Couriers and haulage companies are among those consistently urged to increase their environmentally friendly commitments.

Transport and logistics services are undoubtedly a major contributor to CO2 emissions, despite providing a vital service to private and public interests there are still more steps to be taken to up the carbon efficiency of the sector. A recent survey conducted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed 31% of the UK’s 3.5 million vans failed to meet Euro-3 emission standards. Road freight especially is under pressure, in the UK new emission regulations and taxations could see an average man and van firm’s operating costs increase dramatically.

Emissions of CO2 rose by 5.9% in 2010, attributed to an economic turnaround. Increases continue to escalate despite strong pushes for more efficient transport. Saving money and saving the environment aren’t often seen as going hand in hand, however the inflated price of petrol and diesel coupled with increasingly harsh regulations on the highest emitting vehicles means that going green could be better for the bottom line as well as environmental welfare.

Many automobile marques are stepping up to the emissions challenge, developing better and more affordable eco-friendly LCVs. Brands such as Citroen are even offering subsidies to London-based hauliers on new vans. Additionally schemes are being implemented to make owning electric and hybrid vehicles more viable and attractive.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply (http://www.shiply.com/) the online transport marketplace with more than 40,000 transport companies as members, speaks about how couriers need to adapt and the benefits of running a greener service.

“Emissions are on everyone’s mind, they’re one of the key indicators of a business’ efficiency nowadays. Reductions need to come to the delivery sector in order for it to remain competitive, most vans run on diesel now, but that alone is not going to cut it. Grants and subsidies are available to help when buying greener vehicles, and even small changes like retrofitting vehicles for emission reduction or making sure a courier doesn’t travel with an empty van can help save money and carbon.

Changing vehicle is expensive but running an inefficient one could be more so. An electric van driver in London for example wouldn’t pay road tax or congestion charges and would avoid the future £100+/day LEZ charges. Given the new commitments being made to supporting electric, I expect some substantial changes ahead for the logistics sector. If fuel costs continue to rise the way they are I expect to see a lot more electric vehicles on the road.”

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Shiply Supports Government Boosts To UK Logistics Sector

The past few months have brought unsettling news for the delivery and logistics sectors as well as other road users; proposed increases in taxes and fuel duty were met with swift objections from MP’s and Motoring Associations.

In a move that will benefit large haulage firms and man and van companies alike, George Osborne has scrapped the 3 pence fuel duty rise that was due to hit road users in January, as outlined is his Autumn Statement; as well as reducing future increases planned for August from 5 pence to 3. The turnaround, a result of increasing pressure from those opposed is no doubt a boost for transportation and delivery companies as the now abandoned fuel duty hike would have seen a haulier operating 10 lorries fuel costs soar by £65,000.

Further, the Department for Transport released its November review “The Logistics Growth Review – Connecting People with Goods” detailing proposed plans and investments for the sector for the future. The review outlined a number of favourable changes for the delivery and logistics sectors including:

– £1bn investment in “growth critical roads”
– Securing commercial funding for logistics developments projects
– £4m investment in skills for logistics schemes and improving the image of the sector
– £8m commitment to lower emissions technologies
The investments are expected to “Improve longer term capacity, performance and resilience of congested road and rail networks”

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply (http://www.shiply.com/) the online transport marketplace with more than 40,000 transport and removal companies as members, commended the government’s turnaround on fuel duty as well as its increased support of the sector.

“These plans are great news. The logistics business makes up 7% of employment in the UK and with small profit margins (1-3%) it is important that the sector receives support, it’s a huge driver of the economy and I believe it’s significant that the government is trying to create greater confidence for investment. I also think the plans to better the image of the industry is vital, delivery services are enormously important to businesses and customers, so ensuring we invest in apprenticeships, qualifications and encouraging the next generation is key to its continued success.”

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Increased Chance Of A White Christmas Could Cause Havoc With Deliveries Says Shiply

Many people covet a white Christmas, the snow provides an authentic holiday feeling for families, which may be very well for spending time indoors on Christmas Day but when it comes to Christmas deliveries the powder can cause a multitude of delays for courier services, potentially depriving customers of their eagerly expected gifts.

This year has seen some of the most volatile weather in recent memory; extreme weather struck many parts of the world, whilst more positively the UK saw temperatures soar to a record high of 29.9C in October. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) published a report on 17 November detailing the increasing impact climate change is inflicting on weather systems; the panel called for prompt action by government and industry to allay the increasing impact on the environment.

It might be thought that the increasing temperatures would decrease the likelihood of Christmas snowfall, however according to Ladbrokes the odds have changed, with a white Christmas more likely than previously predicted. The warm autumn may well be replaced with a polar air moving in to replace the mild conditions from the start of December the broker’s in-house weather experts told ClickGreen, a prediction echoed by Positive Weather Solutions.

Christmas snow betting is somewhat of a popular novelty, but harsh weather around the holidays could be disastrous for delivery companies and man and van operators. Severe weather has seen the disruption of delivery services in the past especially in the North, even going so far as to force companies including Tesco and Boots to halt online orders.

This year as with years previous, online shopping is set to grow,reaching around£21.3bn by the end of 2011. The increased demand, coupled with wintry weather systems could cause serious issues for Christmas deliveries.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply, the online transport marketplace with more than 40,000 transport and removal companies as members, had this to say on the potential impact of changeable weather on deliveries, and precautions both transport providers and customers should take.

“It’s clear that we’ve had a lot of fair weather this year, which might lead people to dismiss the chance of snow over Christmas, but some factors are pointing to the fact that it may be more likely than it seems; and we’ve all seen the impact unpreparedness can have on transport in the past.

Customers can be very demanding of couriers over the holiday period, I would advise them to make sure that they have all their online shopping done, or at least planned well in advance to avoid any disappointment, and be sure to arrange things such as an eBay delivery service in good time should they need to, especially for large item delivery.

I would urge transport providers to start taking precautions for harsher weather, such as switching over to winter tyres and making sure they have de-icer and even appropriate attire for icy conditions prepared.”

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Christmas Shoppers Should Go Online To Find Black Friday Deals, Says Parcel2Go

Britain’s leading online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has reminded shoppers looking for great deals on their Christmas presents this year to remember to capitalise on Black Friday on November 25.

The annual event, which marks the start of the Christmas shopping rush in America, is designed to inspire US consumers and get the tills ringing at the start of the festive season. But thanks to the internet, next week’s shopping bonanza won’t be restricted to people living in the United States.

Amazon UK is one retailer that is joining in to bring British shoppers deals on a range of goods from books and music to fashion and beauty products, and Parcel2Go has reminded people not to miss out. Amazon will be offering timed deals between Monday, November 21 and Black Friday on the 25th.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “Black Friday might have begun as a US tradition but deal-conscious shoppers from the UK now have the chance to beat the Christmas rush and grab themselves a few bargains.

“Online shopping has completely revolutionised the way people buy presents at Christmas and as long as people make sure that their gifts are being shipped with leading couriers then buying online is a great way to avoid the queues at the tills. There are sure to be plenty of Black Friday deals to be had next week and by choosing to send presents to friends and relatives using Parcel2Go, shoppers will be able to save even more money.”

Anyone thinking of ordering goods from American businesses on Black Friday might find that some retailers will only ship to US addresses. Parcel2Go offers customers the opportunity to rent an American address and have goods forwarded to Europe with professional couriers such as DHL and FedEx, so buying direct from the US is no problem at all.

Richard added: “The US address rental service has become incredibly popular and we’d expect to see an increase in demand from European consumers as Black Friday draws closer.”

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Small Couriers Amongst The Hardest Hit By Fuel Duty Increase, Warns Shiply

With fuel prices still within 3pence of the record high set in May this year and duty increases planned for 2012, the cost of transporting goods is set to skyrocket. The public are outraged at the increase in their cost of travelling, but to delivery and courier service companies, the hikes may hit even harder.

Despite scrapping the fuel duty escalator proposed last year, the government are still planning a fuel duty increase of 3 pence per litre (which was postponed in April) in January, expanding on the charge that already accounts for 43% of the cost of fuel. These increases will push the overall price of petrol up by nearly 3%; the average cost of refuelling a car will increase by £1.50 whilst filling up an average van will increase from £80.46 to £82.26. MP’s debated the issue described by some as a “tax on hard working Britons” on 15th November after the Fair Fuel UK e-petition reached 100,000 signatures; though Vince Cable has warned drivers that, given state of the treasury they shouldn’t expect “freebies”.

These increases impact heavily on consumers no doubt, but an even larger blow will be felt by small, independent couriers and man and van operators who spend their whole day on the road, covering thousands of miles per week transporting important personal and commercial packages.

The future also holds some steep charges to be levelled at van drivers in the capital. The London Emission Zone has proposed new fines from 3rd January the typical man with a van can expect to pay charges of £250-500 per day in a wide area around the capital, not to mention parking rates and congestion charges; these charges will drastically impact the cost of deliveries in London.

Daryll Middleton, Business Development Manager of Shiply.com, an online transport marketplace with more than 40,000 delivery and removal companies as members said: “This may be the final blow that will put many businesses across the logistics industry into closure, especially among the small/medium firms that have already struggled their way through what has been an extremely tough year.”

Founded in 2008, Shiply.com matches people needing to move goods with transport companies going there anyway. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full. By enabling consumers and businesses to make use of this spare capacity, Shiply.com dramatically cuts down on CO2 emissions, increases the profitability of transport companies and saves the consumer up to 75%.

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