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Accident Management: What You Need to Know
All fleet managers know that accidents can happen, but are you prepared for when they do? Do you know what to do to prevent any unseen ramifications for your company or for your driver? Briefing your drivers on exactly what to do and what details to record ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Happy 90th Birthday, Fagan & Whalley!
Haulage company and logistics provider Fagan & Whalley marked their 90th anniversary in style last month. Celebrating both its past and its future, the company invited its customers, guests and suppliers, along with the staff and their families, to join in ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Commercial Drivers’ Hours: Play by the Rules or Pay a Fine!
If you’re a lorry driver or haulier, you’ll surely be aware of how dangerous it is to drive if you’re tired. This is why the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is going to introduce new penalties, which could fine drivers for both new and old ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Government Subsidy to Encourage Low Emission Vehicles in UK
I come bearing great news for both hauliers and mother earth this month: the UK government has announced that they will subsidise funding for low emission vehicles. Better yet, this policy now includes HGVs. That’s right, you could finally be driving around ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
UK Drivers Earn FTA Crowns
It’s the season of awards – and no, I’m not talking about the Emmys! The FTA has just announced its Driver of the Year in the 18 tonne section, as well as its Van Excellence Driver winner. Yes, that’s right: after undergoing demanding practical and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
FTA Launches New Awards for Supply Chain Excellence
The FTA has recently announced its latest awards, which will recognise excellence in supply chain leadership. Who knows – maybe you’ll be a winner! About The FTA As you probably already know, the Freight Transport Association, or FTA, is one of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Tyre Management: Get it Right
One of the most important aspects of a fleet manager's job is monitoring the cost efficiency of their vehicles' tyres. For a medium to large haulage company, the cost of maintaining the fleet's tyres represents a major source of expenditure. It's estimated ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Lorry Drivers’ Top Bugbears on the Road
Due to their presence on the roads, hardworking lorry drivers who travel the length and breadth of the country doing delivery work are often, and quite unfairly, at the receiving end of complaints from other motorists. But there are most definitely two sides ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Celebrating Lorry Drivers: The Norfolk Hero
The HGV drivers that make up the transport industry's massive workforce are known to be a staunch and solid group. These hardworking men and women are an integral cog in the UK's economical wheel, keeping the country moving in more ways than one. In fact, a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
UK Road Network Upgrades: What to Expect
This summer, the Government published a programme of planned upgrades to the UK road network which will cost £6.1 billion. As the Road Haulage Association has said, “the UK’s roads and motorways are a haulier’s workplace”. Projected improvements to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
UK Truck Platooning to Happen Soon
If you thought self-driving trucks were a thing of the future you might need to rethink as the government has just agreed to invest £8.1 million in a trial of truck platooning on UK roads, as early as next year. Platooning is seen by many to be a shortcut ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Straightforward Safety with the RHA Analysis
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has created a new web-based automated digital and analogue tachograph analysis reporting system which is able to provide detailed compliance data to managers at the touch of a button. Fleet managers are better able to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Mastering Online Shopping: How to Buy and Sell a Truck
We are so used to buying and selling online these days that we can become quite blasé about the potential dangers. But when what you are buying and selling is something as valuable and as necessary to your business as a truck for your delivery work, then you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Dependable Driving Tips: A Haulier’s Guide to Spain
As a haulier, it’s great when find that perfect job from your online freight exchange: a full load to take out to Spain and another for your return journey. But before you set off, you should make yourself aware of a few rules and safety guidelines for ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Safety First: Essential First Aid Equipment for Lorry Drivers
When it comes to the issue of safety on the job, the haulage work industry is particularly vulnerable. As in any line of work, things can and do go wrong despite the most stringent safety measures, but the solitary nature of the job for many employees (i.e. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks