The shape of the driver shortage problem in 2017
According to a 2017 Government report, Britain’s roads continue to be the primary method of transporting freight within the UK. In 2015, just over three quarters (76%) of all goods moved were by road, with the remainder by water (15%) […]Read more
Are you as close to your customers as you think you are?
Did you know that in 2016 Christmas shoppers spent an average of 2.5 hours online sorting delivery problems? At Masters, we’ve noticed that Customer Service in the logistics industry seems to be closer than ever to becoming exclusively online, but […]Read more
Supply Chain Disruption – are you prepared?
No matter how tight a ship you run, it’s highly unlikely that you are completely safe from a supply chain disruption. Smarter logistics is strategic. Having a plan in place for when things don’t quite go as planned isn’t optional […]Read more
How our shopping habits have shaped the logistics industry
These days, consumers expect their products to arrive yesterday. Next-day delivery is no longer a luxury service – it’s the standard. More and more transport companies are rising to the challenge and we are seeing same-day services more widely available, […]Read more
Why relationships are so important for a successful supply chain
A relationship starts from the very first point of contact, whether that is face to face, over the phone or online. It is fair to say that relationships drive businesses and they also play a central role in the success […]Read more
Masters Logistical invest in 5 new vehicles
Masters Logistical has just invested in 5 new DAF XF 460 Euro 6 Super Space Cabs to replace some that had reached the end of their lease. Continuing their long-term relationship of 7 years, Masters sourced their new vehicles from […]Read more
How to drive with environmental sensitivity
The way you drive, whether that is personally or professionally, can have an impact on the environment. According to the UK government, HGVs account for 15% of greenhouse gas emissions from UK transport and 4% of total UK emissions. With […]Read more
Masters are proud to be partnered with Palletline, who are part of Amazon’s preferred carrier programme
The ‘pioneers of palletised distribution’ Palletline is the UK’s leading freight distribution company and the preferred carrier of the mighty Amazon. Palletline works as a hub and spoke distribution system connecting all major cities in the UK. Only the best […]Read more
Could austerity be damaging your brand?
What exactly is austerity? According to the Oxford Dictionary, austerity is ‘difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure.’ When economists speak of austerity, it generally means that the economic cycle is being ignored e.g. if there […]Read more
Do you benchmark your 3PL?
Benchmarking is an effective management tool to match your 3PL standard to your industry’s best. There’s nothing wrong with comparing yourself to your competitors, if anything it’s a proactive tool that can grow your business and allow you to achieve […]Read more