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New Training Requirements Introduced For Fleet Managers and Drivers
The Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) is looking to improve operational standards within the haulage industry by introducing new training requirements for both fleet managers and drivers. These new requirements span all levels of accreditation ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Strive to Drive Conservatively: Top Fuel Reduction Tips
There’s a lot to think about when doing delivery work. In addition to the usual concerns about timings, reliability and costs, haulage companies and drivers also need to consider the environmental impact of their work. Too often, environmental issues ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Take Back Your Comfort: How to Reduce Back Pain While Driving
According to the charity Back Care, between 30 and 60% of drivers report spinal pain caused or made worse by driving. And it’s not just sitting down for a long time that does it. Driving exposes your body to a lot of forces, including acceleration, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Hydrogen vs Lithium: Which is the Fuel of the Future?
With environmental concerns mounting and traditional fuels increasingly expensive, the transport industry is changing fast. Governments, haulage companies and manufacturers are all investing in the future, usually placing their bets on one of two contenders: ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
What the Pre-Brexit Budget Means for the Haulage Industry
The pre-Brexit budget for 2018 has been finalised and Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has stated that “Britain is open for business”. It’s a bold statement, but what does this actually mean for the UK logistics and haulage ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Clean Air Revolution Hits the Roads of London
The future is looking greener for haulage companies, with more new technologies being tested on large trucks. Waste disposal vehicles in Westminster have been fitted with a replacement exhaust system that has been successful in significantly reducing ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Ford Predicts a Future Free of Traffic Lights
Traffic lights and stop signs can be a real bugbear, particularly if you’re in haulage work and most of your days are spent on the road. In fact, research has revealed that the average driver spends about two days per year waiting at traffic lights ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Ford Predicts a Future Free of Traffic Lights
Traffic lights and stop signs can be a real bugbear, particularly if you’re in haulage work and most of your days are spent on the road. In fact, research has revealed that the average driver spends about two days per year waiting at traffic lights ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
What’s in a Name? How to be a Haulage Hero!
Having a killer business name is a crucial factor when starting up a new company, and it’s something that can be difficult to get right. If you’re setting up a trucking business but aren’t sure how to get the ball rolling when it comes to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How to Make an Owner Driver Courier Business Work
More and more people, in the courier business and elsewhere, are becoming their own boss. Think you have what it takes to be an owner driver? Read on to find out. Why Become an Owner Driver? There are many reasons an individual might choose to strike ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How to Quote a Profitable Courier Job
For an owner driver just starting out, quoting a job can be challenging. There’s a fine line between underpricing to attract new customers and selling yourself short. Remember, you want to be making a profit. Building a client roster is important, but ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Can Do Courier: Solutions to the Most Common Problems
In any business, problems are inevitable - and being a courier driver is no exception. However, being self-employed means that you can also be in charge of the solutions. There are a number of issues that you’re sure to come across, but most of them ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Are You Europe Best Truck Driver? Take on the Scania Driver Challenge
There’s precious little recognition for the truck drivers who ply the roads of the UK and Europe, delivering everything from the smallest tech component to the food and goods that stock the shelves of our supermarket giants. Which is fairly inequitable ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Telematics Talk: On the Trail of the Trailer Tracker
Keeping track of your fleet’s vehicles and loads might not seem like anything to get excited about, but it’s hugely important that haulage companies keep up to date with any developments. Little changes in technology can have big impacts on the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Introducing the Early Introduction of Longer Semi-Trailers
The haulage industry is ever-changing and always evolving. Changes come in many forms, from revolutionary new technology and innovative gadgets to incremental improvements in practice. Some of the best improvements, though, come from the simplest ideas ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
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