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Camera Telematics Finally Launching Street Angel in the UK
Dealing with insurance claims is every logistics manager’s nightmare. The process is especially painful if you’re making do with incomplete or bad information. What should be an open and shut case can drag out, turning into months of tit-for-tat and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
A Bit of Culture and History on the Humber Bridge
One of the biggest perks of a job in the haulage industry is the chance to get out on the open road with the wind in your hair - even if it is only the gust of your heater warming up the cab. Most drivers have their own personal favourite route or feature ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health and Safety in the Haulage Industry
For any logistics manager, health and safety training for your drivers and depot staff is always one of the highest priorities. While haulage work is very tightly regulated, there are many aspects of the industry that can be dangerous, and it’s absolutely ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
New Refuelling Bunker Opens at Holyhead Port
As anyone who does haulage work knows, there are few things more annoying than having to go out of your way to refuel. It’s always annoying having to spend longer at the wheel and take longer to complete the job. But it feels especially bad when you have to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Carrying a Bigger Payload? Give Yourself a Bigger Braking Distance
Over time, anyone working as an owner driver in the delivery industry becomes intimately acquainted with their van. You know how it handles, you learn its capabilities and you get an understanding of how it brakes, corners and accelerates. But, here’s a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Proof is in the Pudding: Fleet Managers Are Buying EVs
Over the past few years, there’s been so much hype and genuine innovation surrounding the advent of electric vehicles (EVs), and it’s left more than a few heads (and tyres) spinning in the delivery industry. In fact, recent figures from manufacturer Kia ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Keeping Your Drivers Fit for the Job
If you’re a fleet manager, part of your role is ensuring the company’s biggest assets (the vehicles) are in perfect working order. That means regular maintenance checks, daily walk-arounds and investment in upgrades. But reverse back one step, because ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Smaller Fleet Operators’ Growing Interest in Gas
If you’re the manager of a smaller haulage company, I’ve got one question for you: how do you fuel your fleet? In the past, the answer was obvious – diesel was the only way to go. Today, however, that’s not necessarily the case. Biomethane has become ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Make Delivery Work Delicious and Low Calorie with Chippenham Pit Stop’s New Breakfast Choice
Nothing works up an appetite like delivery work – after all, being a haulier is a hard (and hungry!) job. However, when you’re on the road for hours, and sometimes even days at a time, it can be hard to find the time and opportunity to eat healthily, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Want to Save Money on Fleet Insurance? Here’s How
Whether you’re well experienced in the courier industry or a complete newbie, it should come as no surprise that insurance can be one of the biggest costs in the business. Happily, it’s also one of the easiest to save on. While of course you’d never ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Southampton Council Says ‘No’ to the CAZ and ‘Yes’ to Other Green Alternatives
If you work in the haulage industry, you’d have to have been living with your head under a rock not to notice the push to go green. The environment is at the forefront of many people’s minds (and rightly so) and more and more individuals and businesses ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How to Be a Fantastic Fleet Manager
Effectiveness in management is all about maximising potential. Haulage companies, like firms in other sectors, have a lot of areas in which good management can make a major difference. From getting the best performance data to keeping up to date on ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Top Tips for How to Banish Bad Driving
Bad driving is the bane of anyone involved in haulage work. And while most drivers are professional and safe on the road, it only takes one or two to rack up hefty costs to a company’s funds and reputation. Luckily, there are ways to solve the problem, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Prevent Occupational Road Accidents with RoSPA’s Training Course
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, or RoSPA for short, plays a vital role in UK health and safety. Part of their work involves supporting organisations, businesses and other groups to become safer and healthier, including helping businesses to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Keeping Fit: How to Avoid Work Injuries as an Owner Driver
Maintaining healthy habits can lead to more productive work and a longer career. Luckily, there a few simple steps that owner drivers can take to protect themselves from injury and keep fit. These few precautionary measures pay a big dividend over the course ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
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