Is fuel duty about to be cut? How will this affect you?
This week, Boris Johnson announced plans to cut fuel duty, which would be fantastic news for the haulage industry. At the moment, the cost of fuel duty has been frozen for nine consecutive years, at the price of 57.95 pence […]Read more
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit – a roundup of latest industry news
It’s been a few months since we last posted about Brexit, so with the countdown well and truly on until the 31st October deadline, we thought we’d share a roundup of the latest industry news. So, what’s been happening in […]Read more
Trends in Logistics for 2019
The logistics sector remains a huge part of the UK economy. Figures from this year alone show that it contributes over £124bn and employs 2.54m people, making up around 8% of the nation’s work force. With the end of 2018 […]Read more
Stockpiling to guard against Brexit issues puts strain on UK warehousing resource
I read an article in The Times recently that said Mondelez, the company who own Cadbury, are stockpiling chocolate because of the possible risks of problems at UK ports caused by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The image of a warehouse […]Read more
Is bigger, better?
Recently SEAT, the Spanish car manufacturer and their logistics partner have road tested the extra-long ‘duo trailer’, which is 31.7m long. The reason for trialling this is that it is hoped that it will deliver 25% cost reduction and 20% […]Read more
Logistics and the IoT – a more connected industry?
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Until relatively recently the Internet has been composed entirely of computers connected to one another over a network to send, receive, process and store information. However, innovative technology has now changed the ways […]Read more
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
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