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Welcome to the Culina blog. This is the place you'll find the latest news and articles from the UK's leading food and drink logistics provider.



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Regularly posted articles about the logistics industry and its surrounding landscape.

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Supporting Mental Health in Logistics

When he stepped into the ring at the end of 2018 Tyson Fury was as much a symbol of mental health resurrection as he was as a British boxing icon. His unexpected draw against Deontay Wilder was a real testimony to his own personal victory against his mental health demons.

‘Queens of the Road’ - Spotlight on Female HGV Drivers

Logistics is an area where equality is improving rapidly, especially in the crucial role of HGV Driver. As an industry that is in the midst of a nationwide driver shortage there has been no better time for more women to take the wheel and choose a career on the open road.

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Is There a Cure for the Driver Shortage?

The logistics industry is facing a driver shortage of between 45,000 – 50,000 workers and if something isn’t done the deficit will only increase. Currently, 2% of employed drivers are under 25 and with the average age of a HGV driver in Britain being 55 there just aren’t enough qualified people filling the holes left by those retiring. Also, only 1% of HGV drivers are female! Which in my opinion is a number that needs industry-wide encouragement to increase. But what is the solution to these issues?

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RISE-ing To Your Potential

I think that it is fair to say that we all want to better ourselves in one way or another and what better way to do this than through education. Whether it be reading a book, learning a new skill or taking a course, education makes us better people. Knowledge is power after all!

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Could Logistics ‘Bee’ Any More Important?

The humble honey bee is a pillar of the environment and is responsible for the pollination of over 400 different types of agricultural plant 70 of which being crops. Among these include fruit trees/plants, vegetables, flowers, alfalfa (which is used to feed cattle and other livestock) and even cotton which equates to 35% of the Worlds fibre usage. With one third of food being dependant on pollination I think you will agree that that bees are extremely important.