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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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Tips for preventing theft from your worksite
May 26, 2021

Tips for preventing theft from your worksite

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Theft from commercial worksites is becoming more common. It is said theft and business crimes make up to 20% of all crime in the UK. Theft crime can be very costly, not just due to the equipment lost, but also the possibility of not being able to work for the day, or however long it…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers
May 20, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers   The Department for Transport has published guidance for hauliers making international journeys. The guide, last updated on the 28th March 2021, covers everything a haulier needs to know when it comes to safety, including rules on COVID-19 testing for hauliers and other topics such as: – Driver…

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Is my gym Covid secure?
May 13, 2021

Is my gym Covid secure?

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Is my gym Covid secure?   Keeping yourself active is an essential part to your wellbeing. It is proven fact that exercise increases endorphins, which in turn lifts moods and makes you feel better. Being stuck in your own home for the last year has had major effect on people’s wellbeing, decreasing motivation while increasing…

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The need for speed awareness
May 13, 2021

The need for speed awareness

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The need for speed awareness   Most people who are caught speeding will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of a £100 fine and three points on their driving licence. It may be possible to avoid points and opt for a speed awareness course if one is offered, depending on which police force is handling the offence. The number…

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Fire – a commercial kitchen’s biggest risk
May 12, 2021

Fire – a commercial kitchen’s biggest risk

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A brilliant article by a Senior Risk Manager at QBE explains how you can protect your commercial kitchen from the risk of fire: If you operate a commercial kitchen, fire is one of the biggest risks.   Most kitchens will build-up deposits of fat, oil and grease in the ventilation system (most notably, inside the…

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