McVitie’s owner Pladis UK & Ireland and pallets supplier IPP have teamed up in a bid to reduce environmental impact across the supply chain.Pladis is working with IPP, part of Pooling Partners, to help reduce carbon emissions caused by empty trucks running on UK roads, with empty Pladis trucks being used to return or redistribute Pooling Partners’ pallets.The collaboration is said to be working well, with an estimated reduction of almost 30,000km in unnecessary journeys and a 200 metric tonnes cut in carbon emissions.“Empty running is one the greatest challenges in every supply chain and impacts negatively on both carbon emissions and congestion” said Alistair Leckie, transport operations controller at Pladis UK&I.“As a business, we know that we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment and that’s why we are so encouraged by our partnership with Pooling Partners.”IPP said it shares the same philosophy, with Shelley Harris, head of commercial at IPP, adding: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Pladis to create a partnership that is already delivering tangible results for us both and for the environment. We’ve removed 28,200km of trips from the roads, which equates to saving 74.5 tonnes of carbon emissions to date.”The news follows the announcement that Pladis hired Kerry Foods’ Lindsey Roberts in a vice-president role.
Chris Carrier named crew chief of Turner Scott Motorsports’ fourth Truck Series entry WATCH: Logano celebrates Michigan win “I look forward to the opportunity to compete again in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Carrier. “I enjoy working with young talent, and I think Ben Kennedy and Cale Gale have what it takes to be successful in this sport. We have a great team behind us at Turner Scott Motorsports, and I am looking forward to getting to work and joining the truck series this week at Bristol.”Carrier, a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and NCWTS veteran, has served as crew chief for 329 events throughout the three series, earning five wins, 24 top fives, 52 top 10s and seven poles. Carrier’s most recent work in the NCWTS includes serving as crew chief on the No. 30 last season, leading Nelson Piquet Jr. to two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s and four poles. The Tennessee native earned his first career win with Harry Gant in 1994 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The organization has also named Pat Tryson as crew chief for the No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry. Tryson will take over the crew chief duties for Piquet Jr. starting in the August 23 race at Bristol.”I am very excited about the opportunity to join Turner Scott Motorsports and the No. 30 team,” said Tryson. “I am really looking forward to working with Nelson Piquet Jr. and the rest of the team. Nelson is a very talented, hard-nosed competitor and I think we will work very well together. The pieces are in place at Turner Scott Motorsports to have a championship caliber team, and I am looking forward to helping this team get to victory lane. I would like to thank [co-owners] Steve Turner and Harry Scott, Jr. for giving me the opportunity to join their organization, and I am looking forward to getting to work this weekend at Bristol.”Tryson, a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series veteran has served as crew chief for 516 events, earning a total of 10 wins, 66 top-five, 139-top 10s and four poles throughout the three series. The Malvern, Pa. native earned his first career win with Elliott Sadler in 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway.READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Michigan, Mid-Ohio WATCH: Johnson out early at Michigan FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos WATCH: Dillon spins in Stewart’s No. 14 Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that the team has named Chris Carrier as crew chief of the team’s fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry.Carrier and his TSM team will be at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night providing support for Ben Kennedy Racing’s No. 96 entry in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200. Carrier will also be on the pit box and calling the shots for the No. 96 at Iowa, Chicago, Martinsville and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The team will run a limited schedule for the remaining portion of the year with Kennedy and Cale Gale behind the wheel.