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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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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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The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees
May 11, 2021

The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees

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The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees Ascend are helping to restore some of the world’s most threatened forests by planting a tree for every policy and vehicle insured in 2021. Where environmental change is concerned, everybody in the world benefits from trees, as they assimilate carbon dioxide (CO2) that in any case adds to a… Read more
Road safety during Ramadan
May 10, 2021

Road safety during Ramadan

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Road safety during Ramadan   Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar and is a period during which participants observe strict rules that include fasting from food or water between sunrise and sunset. This year, it will start on the evening of Monday 12 April, and end on Monday 12 May.   Workplace…

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TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells
May 3, 2021

TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells

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TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells   Scania dealer TruckEast has committed to planting and maintaining one tree for each retail Scania truck sold. The idea to create a TruckEast Woodland originated from a series of sustainability workshops the dealership held in 2019, where employees from across the business joined together to…

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Social media in the transportation and logistics industry
April 22, 2021

Social media in the transportation and logistics industry

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Social media in the transportation and logistics industry   In the logistics and transportation industry, social media is used as a tool for business only. There aren’t any interactions with customers. Companies are unaware of the parameter of social media comments about services or even the system. Social media tools might pose helpful information for…

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Testing & Vaccination Challenges
April 20, 2021

Testing & Vaccination Challenges

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If you’re considering COVID-19 testing in your workplace, whether for employees, visitors or contractors, it’s important you are aware of the possible potential implications for your liability insurance covers. Similarly, if you’re considering or are approached by a relevant authority about your premises/site being used as a testing facility (whether asymptomatic or symptomatic) or vaccination…

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Measures to Reinstate Plant, Equipment and LPS
April 19, 2021

Measures to Reinstate Plant, Equipment and LPS

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This Loss Prevention Standard contains guidance on how to reduce risks when you are planning to reinstate process plant and equipment that have been shut down or mothballed on a temporary basis, for example in response to a business downturn or forced closure due to external factors such as an epidemic/pandemic event This document is…

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DFT Announces Funding for Electric Vehicle Charge Points
April 15, 2021

DFT Announces Funding for Electric Vehicle Charge Points

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DFT Announces Funding for Electric Vehicle Charge points   The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced there will be a £50 million boost for electric vehicle (EV) charge points for those in leasehold and rented accommodation, as well as an expansion of the Workplace Charging Scheme. Denise Beedell, Logistics UK’s Policy Manager for Vans and…

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How trade credit insurance secures your cashflow
April 12, 2021

How trade credit insurance secures your cashflow

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How trade credit insurance secures your cashflow   In the UK, nearly 1 in 7 SMEs fail to pay wages on time due to cashflow problems (source: Intuit Quickbooks, 2019). Granting trade credit has advantages, but also creates an account receivable that weighs on your clients’ working capital – it is cash that is not…

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