Author: Mackenzie Ward


What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers?
October 20, 2021

What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers?

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What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers? The current uncertainty in the haulage industry is causing people to think about their current fleet numbers. With a potential downturn in business, with driver shortages or just a reduction in volumes, it’s best to know your options so you can make the best decision. Own…

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Greater London introducing new traffic order
October 7, 2021

Greater London introducing new traffic order

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Transport for London, Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit From October 2020, all vehicles (other than exemptions) over 12 tonne will need a safety permit to operate in London.   TFL are introducing a Traffic Order that requires the operators of vehicles with gross weight over 12 tonnes to have a HGV Safety Permit…

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Increased risks from current haulage shortages
September 27, 2021

Increased risks from current haulage shortages

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Increased risks from current haulage shortages   Storage and distribution of raw materials and goods throughout the UK is the lifeline of business from manufacturing, hospitality, through to retail. The combination of Brexit and Covid-19 is impacting the supply chain and distribution channels, restricting both the movement of goods and people.   This will affect:…

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Cyber Threats to the transport industry
July 22, 2021

Cyber Threats to the transport industry

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Cyber threats and how they are being seen by the transport industry   In the UK, according to the Government’s most recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey (June 2020) the extent of cyber security threats has widened and become more frequent with almost half of businesses reporting cyber security breaches or attacks in the previous 12 months…

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What is FORS?
July 1, 2021

What is FORS?

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What is FORS?   The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme designed to help fleet operators improve fleet standards within their organisation. FORS offers a range of tools that help drivers, fleet managers, and organisations measure and improve performance across all aspects of their fleet operations, and demonstrate best practice. What…

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Back on the road
June 24, 2021

Back on the road

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Back on the road   Journeys for bus and coach operators have been impacted severely by lockdown, but the industry is now looking forward to a resurgence in business when day trips and excursions can resume from 17 May. There are already signs that demand for domestic holidays is picking up. The news will come…

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Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants
June 17, 2021

Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants

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Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants   The UK government plans to increase fines for hauliers found carrying illegal migrants into the country, but it has been warned the new penalties, which would apply “irrespective of driver compliance with security measures and schemes”, could exacerbate the worsening driver shortage crisis. The…

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HGV Classes Explained: Licence Classes 1, 2 & More
June 10, 2021

HGV Classes Explained: Licence Classes 1, 2 & More

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HGV Classes Explained: Licence Classes 1, 2 & More   You need different types of driving licences to drive different types of HGVs. HGV classes essentially outline the type of licence you need to drive any given HGV. In this post we’ll explain what the various HGV classes mean. We’ll also look at some of…

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FORS updates van training to help improve driver safety
June 3, 2021

FORS updates van training to help improve driver safety

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FORS updates van training to help improve driver safety   FORS has launched an update to its popular Van Smart eLearning module, to help upskill the growing fleet of light commercial vehicle drivers on our roads. The FORS Professional Van Smart eLearning module has been given an upgrade, including new learning scenarios and an updated…

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world
May 27, 2021

Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world   The world saw a turbulent change when national lockdowns took place due to COVID-19. As businesses across the industries had to temporarily close, agility was key for them to survive but, alongside the pandemic, the UK has also gone through a transition of leaving the European…

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