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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business
January 29, 2018

Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business

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Simon Horton, Transportation Director at Ascend Broking takes a look at a hauliers responsibility for customers goods whilst they are in your care, custody or control. Hauliers are liable for loss or damage to goods at Common Law unless you operate under conditions of carriage or unless a statute applies. To carry under common law […]

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Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry
December 13, 2017

Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry

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The RHA have advised that the industry has a shortfall of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers and the situation is getting worse. Thousands of older drivers are leaving the industry and younger people can’t afford to get a truck licence. More than 85% of all goods bought in the UK are carried by a lorry […]

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5 tactics cargo thieves use and how to help prevent them
September 20, 2017

5 tactics cargo thieves use and how to help prevent them

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Technology continues to transform cargo theft, as companies work to stay one step ahead of highly strategic cargo heists, from creating fraudulent companies to arranging for fictitious pickups. Being aware of current theft tactics can help haulage and freight companies more effectively protect their cargo and prevent interruptions to their supply chains. Thieves that commit […]

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5 ways to improve your motor fleet and reduce premiums
September 10, 2017

5 ways to improve your motor fleet and reduce premiums

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These 5 easy to follow tips could help you improve your motor fleet claims experience and reduce you fleet premiums. 1. Motivate your drivers Motivating drivers to perform well can be a highly effective method of reducing risk and accident frequency. Awards such as “best driver of the month” or end of year accident free bonus schemes […]

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