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FTA Logistics Report Reveals Effects of Driver Shortages
A good haulage driver has always been a valuable thing for a transport business. Successful hauliers must be able to keep to tight time schedules and adapt to changing conditions, as well as (of course) being able to drive a large vehicle safely and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Haulage Work Health Risks Part 2: The Solutions
From pollutants such as carbon monoxide and carcinogenic diesel, to injuries related to poor posture and dehydration, there are certainly many health risks associated with haulage work – some of which were outlined in part one of this series. However, you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Haulage Work Health Risks Part 1: The Problems
If your chosen vocation involves haulage work, you probably already know all the pros: you get to regularly interact with lots of different people, you’re always travelling (sometimes even internationally!) and there’s none of the desk-job monotony you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
CNG Fuels Plans to Open New Natural Gas Refuelling Stations
Our industry has a chance to set benchmarks when it comes to going green, and there is no way we can shy away from the fundamental environmental issues that need addressing. We are well supported in this and it’s great news that companies such as LCNG Fuels ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Changes Fast Approaching: Diesel HGVs Could be Banned
With the big push to protect our environment and our industry being one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas production, it is little surprise that changes are afoot. In fact, many changes that will affect the haulage industry have already been ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
A Cashless Craze: The Future of Payments on the Road
It won’t have escaped your notice that our world is moving very quickly towards being one that no longer deals in cash, and those of us in haulage work will soon have no option but to keep up with the times and go cashless. After all, using digital ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Driver Shortage Solutions: Bringing New Blood to the Industry
The driver shortage is one of the main problems currently faced in the haulage industry, and while there are plenty of reasons why young people are becoming less attracted to jobs in the transport sector, there are just as many advantages and reasons to love ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Spend Your Apprenticeship Fund Before It’s Too Late
Many haulage businesses across the country are paying an apprenticeship scheme levy, but there are some that aren’t aware that after two years it reverts to the Treasury if not used. Don’t let what your business has paid towards funding go to waste – ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
The Pollutant Problem: Tests Show Truckers are the Worst Affected
Those in haulage work are facing a number of issues at the moment. Whether it’s driver shortages, increasing fuel prices or the pressure to ‘go green’, the transport industry is certainly under stress. Currently, one of the main (and most important) ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Long Distance Luxury: Deck Out Your HGV for Comfort
Long distance delivery jobs: whether you love them or not, if you’re in the business of haulage work, you’ll most likely have to do them on a regular basis. So, whatever your personal feelings towards them may be (and it’s a pretty safe bet that if ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
New Haulage Drivers: Creating Better Driving Habits
Every year, people from all walks of life around the UK begin working as haulage drivers. This career path is an exceptionally exciting one – the travelling to different parts of the country (and even abroad), the time spent cruising down the open road and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Understanding Alternative Fuels: A Beginner’s Guide to the Future
If you’re new to haulage work there are many aspects that can be initially confusing, especially if you’re not yet familiar with the industry. One of the most common topics of debates and conversations you will likely encounter is alternative fuels. If ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
LGV Driver Apprenticeship May Soon Cover C & E Licences
In April 2019, a survey carried out by the logistics industry Trailblazer Group revealed that hauliers across the country are looking for industry support for the inclusion of the C and E licence categories in the Large Goods Vehicle Driver ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Bye-Bye Blind Spots: London’s Direct Vision Standard
As anyone involved in delivery work knows, blind spots can pose serious dangers to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Even a near-miss or a collision in which no-one is hurt can be damaging, leading to high costs in repairs and insurance, delayed deliveries ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Cleaning up our Act: The Government’s Ambitious Goals for 2040
It’s almost impossible to ignore the ever louder calls to do something about climate change. While those doing delivery work have always faced concerns about pollution, the scale of the problem and the urgency of acting now have only recently come to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
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