‘Toxic’ environment at council waste service


A report that describes a ‘toxic’ working environment at Brighton and Hove City Council’s waste service includes accounts of staff bringing weapons into the depot.

In the Spotlight: Robin Moore, Fleet & Asset Manager, Greater Cambridge Shared Waste


In the latest of our series of interviews with transport managers, LAPV talked to Robin Moore, Fleet & Asset Manager, Greater Cambridge Shared Waste (GCSW). GCSW is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

In the Spotlight: Oliver Faiers, fleet manager at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils


For our series of interviews with transport managers, LAPV talked to Oliver Faiers, corporate manager for recycling, waste, and fleet at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, to learn more about the local authorities’ shared fleet.

In the Spotlight: Owain Pearce, Transport Manager, ODS


In the first of a series of interviews with transport managers, LAPV talked to Owain Pearce, transport manager for ODS, to learn more about ODS’ fleet.

Fleets and OEMs invited to join battery partner network


A pioneering company that gives electric vehicle (EV) batteries a second life is inviting fleet operators and automotive OEMs to join its supplier network.

Coventry bin collections halted after tragic death


Bin collections in Coventry are to restart today after a senior member of the city council’s bin crew tragically lost their life while undertaking their duties.

Fleetclear recruits project manager for software development team


Sai Prudhvi Potta has joined the Fleetclear software development team as project manager, to help with the continuing progression and enhancement of the company’s fleet technology platform – Fleetclear Connect.

Totalkare appoints director of operations in key promotion


West-Midlands based workshop equipment experts Totalkare has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Jessica Porter as director of operations.

Fleetclear appoints new account manager


UK fleet technology & software solutions company Fleetclear has appointed a new account manager to help look after its customer base in the west of England and Wales.

Coventry bin lorry drivers win 13% pay boost


The long-running dispute between Coventry council and local bin lorry drivers has now ended with a pay rise for the drivers worth up to 12.9%.

Coventry bin lorry drivers renew strike


HGV drivers in Coventry have voted to renew their strike mandate and continue industrial action into the summer over a pay dispute with the city council.

Keith Boyfield retires after 55 years in the industry


Fleetclear Sales Manager for Scotland, Keith Boyfield has announced his decision to retire following a very successful 55-year long career in the waste equipment and vehicle sector.

Rugby waste and street cleaning strikes end with new pay deal


Industrial action affecting Rugby Borough Council’s waste and street cleaning services is set to end today as the council and Unite reach an agreement.

Faun Zoeller awarded silver status from Investors in People


Waste management company FZUK Ltd has been awarded the silver accreditation from the Investors in People scheme.

Rugby workers will be latest to strike


Refuse, recycling and street cleansing workers at Rugby BC are among the council employees who will walk out on strike this week.

Council worker ‘hero’ after sweeper burst into flames


An East Devon District Council (EDDC) worker had a narrow escape over the weekend after his road sweeper went up in flames on Sunday morning.

Coventry bin lorry drivers strike proposal ‘impractical’


Coventry City Council has rejected a union proposal that bin lorry drivers work for one hour and then go on strike for another hour.

Veolia launches StreetKind campaign to protect its teams


The environmental solutions company Veolia is taking a stand after reports of abuse from frontline staff more than doubled over the last year.

Fleet maintenance workers threaten strike in pay dispute


Waste management and fleet maintenance workers may strike across 11 local authorities in Scotland next month over pay, trade unions have warned.

Refuse workers strike against ‘ongoing attacks’ on pay and conditions


Union members at Veolia Sheffield have voted to strike over pay and what they characterise as ‘ongoing attacks’ to their terms and conditions.

Refuse collector pay drops by over £1,500


A refuse collector has seen their pay drop by £1,519 in real terms since 2010, according to the TUC.

New Operations Director appointed at Marshall Fleet Solutions


Commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions has announced that Mark Sutcliffe has joined the business as its new Operations Director.

Marshall Fleet Solutions invests in further tail lift expertise


Marshall Fleet Solutions has, with immediate effect, appointed industry stalwart Andrew Kitchen as head of tail lift operations.

ISS expands sales force in South East


Vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) is expanding its presence in the South East with the appointment of a new sales manager.

Mercedes-Benz broadens scope of Special Trucks operation


Econic customers stand to benefit as Mercedes-Benz broadens the scope of its Special Trucks operation.

Senior appointment at refuse vehicle hire company


Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has appointed Steven Dunne as sales manager to enhance the company’s growth and development across the UK.


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