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This HGV Safety Checklist Will Ensure Your Delivery Work Goes Smoothly
If your delivery work requires you to operate heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), it’s important that they are in tip-top shape each and every time you drive them. This means that you should complete a pre-drive check before you begin your journey – and yes, you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Hooray for Haulage Jobs: Reasons Why You Should Become a HGV Driver
Whether you’re brand new to the workforce are beginning to think about what kind of occupation you’d like, or you’re looking to switch careers, there’s one profession that always comes top of our list of recommendations: heavy goods vehicle (HGV) ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
All About the 2019 Motor Transport Awards: Part Two
Those in the business of haulage work likely already know about the Motor Transport Awards – after all, they’re just about the biggest awards ceremony in the logistics industry. However, if you’re unfamiliar with them, we’ll give you a bit of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How the Haulage Industry Keeps Britain Moving
The transport sector plays a major role in the UK economy, and anyone considering entering the haulage industry in any role will be pleased to note that, more than just a time-filling or moneymaking job, it can be a fulfilling and meaningful career. In this ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Impact of ULEZ: How Are London’s Hauliers Travelling?
One of the biggest potential changes for UK haulage work is the introduction of ultra-low emissions zones (ULEZs). Though there is only one currently in operation, covering the same area as the London Congestion Charge (LCC), expansions are planned, with the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Using Telematics to Optimise Fleet Safety
Managers in the transport industry have a lot of responsibilities, and one of the most important is keeping their haulage drivers safe. While hauliers themselves are of course responsible for what they do on the road, managers have a lot of power to improve ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Starting Your Own Courier Business? This Checklist Will Help
The demise of the high street and the huge increase in Internet shopping has led to a boom in the number of courier jobs all over the country. More and more people require the services of a delivery driver, so if you are looking to set up your own company and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Using Software to Assess if Electric is Right for Your Fleet
“To switch or not to switch” is a question that’s high on the agenda of many a fleet manager in the delivery industry. And, with the UK government’s eyes on the prize of a zero emissions future, reducing the carbon footprint of a courier business is ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Ready to Switch? Fast Facts to Know Before Going Electric
Anyone involved in courier work in any capacity couldn’t help but be aware of the growing urgency for businesses to make the switch to a more sustainable fleet of vehicles. As one of the major contributing industries to the carbon emissions problem, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
The Biggest Loads Transported by HGV Drivers
We might not like saying it, but – in haulage work at least – bigger is often better. Whether you’re an old hand or a newcomer to the industry, there’s something undeniably impressive about moving truly huge loads. In this article, we’ll look at one ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Is Bigger Really Better? The Debate Around Longer Semitrailers
The haulage industry is always changing. It sounds obvious, but it’s true – new technology and environmental and regulatory pressures create strong incentives to innovate. But the sector is so important to the UK economy that all change must be carefully ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
All About the 2019 Motor Transport Awards: Part One
For over 30 years, Motor Transport has been hosting the aptly named Motor Transport Awards. The purpose of these awards is to honour people and businesses in the logistics industry, such as those who are excelling in some way in their careers in haulage work ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Calls to Incentivise the Fuel Rebate Scheme
Haulage work is always changing, with new technologies, competition and government regulations all driving innovation. Recently, special pressure has come from increased concerns over climate crisis. While these challenges must be met, solutions cannot be at ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Reduce Speed, Reduce Pollution: The M4 Scheme Proves It
How many drivers in the delivery work industry are aware that when they are driving faster they create more pollution in the form of nitrogen dioxide? It’s because of this that speed restrictions have been put into place on motorways that pass close to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Electric Vehicles to Be Safer for Pedestrians
The good news in our industry just keeps coming in at the moment, especially when it comes to delivery drivers and their continued care and consideration for the environment. It seems that more and more of us are making the change to electric and hybrid vans, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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