Here at Export & Freight we have successfully adapted to the new ‘norm’ as we know many of our readers have done so, too – and it seems to be working out well, so far. However, with winter approaching, none of us know what path the pandemic will take, so it is vital we all adhere to the government guidelines to safeguard our employees and businesses.
Since March, when the lockdown was first introduced, the transport & logistics industry has continued to play a vital role in keeping the supply chains in tact and we know all our key workers will do so in the weeks and months ahead no matter what happens.
For our part, we will keep you informed of all the important news and developments through the pages of our magazine, through our weekly newsletters (if they are not dropping into your mailbox each Wednesday, let us know!) and on our revamped and regularly updated website.
In this issue, we have all our regular features and columns and we also turn the spotlight on the essential parts and service providers who keep our trucks and vans on the road, as well as report on what finance packages are available to help businesses through these challenging times.
And as the countdown continues to the Brexit deadline, we also have a wide ranging interview with Logistics UK’s Chief Executive Officer David Wells. We have been speaking, too, to Thomas Hemmerich, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus UK, and we talk to the team at Thermo King in Galway on the company’s latest innovation.
Our test drives this issue focus on the new Volvo FH and MAN’s next generation TGX; we also hear about Scania’s new range of fuel efficient V8 engine, and report on Ford’s new Transit Trail and Active models.