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Greater Manchester is Hopping on the CAZ Bandwagon
If you work in the courier industry, chances are high that you’re already aware of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) schemes that have been (or are soon to be) implemented across the country. If not, where have you been? The government is working toward tackling ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Transforming London: The Freight and Servicing Action Plan
Anyone who’s ever done delivery work knows how high the pressure can be in the transport sector. Alongside concerns at profit, safety and performance, there are ever more urgent environmental issues and political considerations. It can be a delicate balance ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Smart Parking in the UK: Book and Pay Secure Parking is Here
There are few things worse for truck drivers than pulling into a perfectly planned and timed rest stop only to find that there aren’t any spaces to park. Suddenly you go from feeling ready to relax to highly stressed as you try and decide whether to wait or ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Will Speed Limiters Soon be Mandatory in the UK?
Those who work in the haulage industry know better than most how much of a problem speeding can be. It’s very rare you can be on the road day-in and day-out and avoid seeing the dangers of going too fast, with life-threatening collisions sadly all too ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
An Invaluable Resource: The FTA Guide to Road Transport Law
It’s incredibly important to keep up with and understand the latest regulations and legislation in the haulage industry. But legal changes can be so frequent and precise that it’s hard to wrap your head around all of them. A lot of legislation is also ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Time to Gear Up: The 2019 Motor Transport Awards
After the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, Brits, BAFTAs and more, you might be a little bit sick of hearing about awards shows. But there’s at least one more later in the year that haulage drivers should be interested in. Read on to learn more ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Looking for Leadership: Is a London Freight Commissioner on the Way?
Perhaps even more than other sectors of the economy, the haulage industry is always under pressure to innovate. Intense competition means firms can fall behind quickly, while environmental concerns and frequently updated regulations create new incentives at ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Savvy Saving: Know How to Cut Your Fuel Costs
It can be tough for haulage companies to find ways to scrimp and save, especially if they are large businesses with several trucks on the go at once. If you’re a fleet manager or an owner driver, you’ll know that there are a number of inevitable costs ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Safety First: Loading and Unloading Your Vehicle
Safety is paramount for those who make a living in haulage work, and loading and unloading your vehicle can be a riskier procedure than you might think. When workers first start their job in the industry, safety regulations are explained meticulously, but ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
All About Driver Fatigue and How to Manage It
All jobs can become tiring, but haulage work is a real killer when it comes to long hours. Many delivery workers agree that being on the road for long stretches of time can make it difficult for them to ensure they’re having enough rest, even if they allow ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
New Recruits: Women and Young People Encouraged to Start Trucking Careers
The haulage industry is booming, which is wonderful news! However, although jobs are plentiful, the industry’s reputation as a predominantly male institution continues to make it less attractive to women. Haulage jobs can also often involve long and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Changes to the LGV Driver Apprenticeship Encouraged Due to Haulier Shortages
Talented and enthusiastic hauliers are becoming harder to find and it appears that fewer trainees are moving up through the ranks. It’s hoped that changes to the Large Goods Vehicle Driver Apprenticeship could change this by encouraging more youngsters to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Home Straight: Haulage Industry Preparing for Looming Brexit
Whatever our view on Brexit, and whatever we originally voted for, we can’t deny that the outcome will affect everyone in the UK - and hauliers are no exception. Once Brexit is initiated, many lorry drivers may be barred from crossing into the EU if they do ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Using Tired Tyres: DVSA’s New Safety Guide
Doing haulage jobs can be tough on your tyres. Long hours, often at high speeds on the motorway, and carrying heavy loads all put a lot of pressure on your vehicle. Of course, although it would be great to use brand-new tyres for every journey, this just ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Biogas Benefits: A Green Future for the Transport Sector
All businesses face pressures to innovate and none more than haulage companies. For decades now, issues around climate change have pushed the development of new and alternative fuels, and these debates are only intensifying as evidence piles up. This can ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
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