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International development organisation Transaid has welcomed Lytx as the latest supporter to sign up as a corporate member. Lytx is a major provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Lytx joins a group of more than 30 industry champions committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring better access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. Bill Ruff, Vice President at Lytx, says: “Transaid’s focus on road safety and […]

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Transaid has published new dates for its Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge, with riders from across the transport and logistics industry being invited to saddle up between Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 13th June 2020. The changes have been incorporated into a new fundraising pack for prospective riders and corporate supporters which is available to download from www.transaid.org. Transaid hopes the event will raise significant funds to support its primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring […]

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Birmingham-based European freight carrier Simpex Express has marked the start of its 10th anniversary year by pledging its support to official transport and logistics industry charity Transaid, signing up as a corporate member for the next three years. The commitment to Transaid follows an extensive period of charitable giving for the company, which has supported worthy causes with donations of more than £100,000 during its first decade in business. Simpex Express Managing Director, Simon Beechener, first became aware of Transaid […]

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Goodyear has renewed its corporate membership of international development organisation Transaid for a further year, after first pledging its support in 2015. The renewal cements the company’s support for Transaid’s life-saving projects in sub-Saharan Africa, with its financial contribution providing essential unrestricted funding towards the testing and implementation of new programmes aimed at improving road safety and access to healthcare. Goodyear has also agreed to fund a new bicycle ambulance to support the scale up of the MAMaZ Against Malaria […]

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International development organisation Transaid has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with a special showcase event in London, attended by more than 150 industry supporters, partners and development organisations, together with Patron HRH The Princess Royal and the entire Transaid team. The event, held on 21st November 2018, highlighted Transaid’s many achievements in sub-Saharan Africa, which have been made possible thanks to the extensive support of the transport and logistics industry and key funding partners. Addressing assembled guests, The Princess […]

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International development organisation Transaid has delivered essential motorcycle rider training designed to reduce the risk of road traffic incidents for a group of 190 local field officers who provide support to secondary schools across Sierra Leone. The field officers use 125cc motorcycles as their primary means of transport between schools, largely on unpaved roads and tracks linking main towns with isolated rural communities. Together, they are working on the Leh Wi Lan (Let Us Learn) initiative – funded by the […]

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FSDF member Samworth Brothers Supply Chain has donated a training vehicle to international development organisation Transaid, which will help meet the growing demand for qualified HGV drivers in Uganda. This is the first pledge of support from Samworth Brothers Supply Chain to Transaid and the MAN TGX truck has been shipped more than 6,000 miles to become a dedicated training vehicle for the Professional Driver Training – Uganda (PDT-U) project. The PDT-U training school has opened its doors to the […]

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With just one year to go before riders from across the transport and logistics industry saddle up to take on Transaid’s 20th anniversary cycle challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), the international development agency is encouraging individuals and teams to secure their places and commence training! The 2019 fundraiser – Transaid’s most ambitious yet – will see the intrepid group set off from Land’s End on 11 June 2019, pedalling 972 miles over 12 days to finish in […]

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Transaid has launched its biggest ever cycle challenge, Land’s End to John o’ Groats, and is throwing down the gauntlet to riders from across the industry to saddle up and take on an epic 972-mile journey. The 12-day adventure will commence on 11 June and will mark Transaid’s 20th anniversary, with celebrations set to begin in September 2018 and continuing into 2019. Transaid is inviting the transport & logistics industry to get involved, raise funds and help celebrate its 20th […]

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