Tag Archives: haulage


About the direct vision standard & HGV safety permit
October 29, 2020

About the direct vision standard & HGV safety permit

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All you need to know about the direct vision standard and HGV safety permit From 1st March 2021 (postponed from October 2020 due to COVID), all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will require a permit to drive into Greater London. This includes vehicles from outside of the UK. Enforced by Transport for London (TfL), the…

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Reducing Motor Fleet Cover
May 14, 2020

Reducing Motor Fleet Cover

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Reducing motor fleet cover The current uncertainty in the haulage industry is causing people to think about their current fleet numbers. With a potential downturn in business, drivers self‐isolating, or just a reduction in volumes, it’s best to know your options so you can make the best decision. Own vehicles – You can lay them…

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COVID-19 and the effect on haulage drivers
May 3, 2020

COVID-19 and the effect on haulage drivers

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COVID-19 and the effect on haulage drivers Haulage drivers are having to keep working during the pandemic, but there has been little talk about how the crisis is affecting them. Before the current crisis, the sector was facing a struggle to maintain staffing numbers given its high proportion of older workers approaching retirement and the…

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Data keeping drivers safe on the road by getting to know their good and bad habits
December 10, 2018

Data keeping drivers safe on the road by getting to know their good and bad habits

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Serious motor incidents involving HGV drivers always make the headlines, whilst a company car driver who carries out a motoring misdemeanour that negatively affects other road users can bring instant shame on the company name. A few years ago, preventing eventualities like this, which could conceivably have been avoided, would have seemed an impossibility in…

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New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible
September 10, 2018

New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible

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New biofuel targets were introduced in April that aim to double renewable fuel use in the UK transport sector within 15 years. By changing the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), owners of transport fuel who supply at least 450,000 litres a year will have to make sure their mix is at least 12.4% biofuel by…

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Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics
December 21, 2017

Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that Simon Horton has joined Ascend as Transportation & Logistics Director  to oversee our continued growth in the haulage, car transportation, freight and associated trades. Simon has over 20 years transportation broking experience having held a number of high profile market positions, most recently as deputy managing director at Arthur…

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Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter
December 21, 2017

Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter 2017 Newsletter Please download our winter 2017 newsletter Winter covernotes 2017 In this months Covernotes we cover:- Motor Vehicles: the new instruments of terror Weather-proof your business against the winter Social engineering, spear phishing, whaling…the latest trends in cyber-crime Are you GDPR ready? Recovering after a flood How would you handle a product recall?…

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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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All you need to know about Marine Cargo Insurance – White Paper
August 3, 2017

All you need to know about Marine Cargo Insurance – White Paper

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Matt Price, Broking Director at Ascend Broking provides a detailed overview on all you need to know on marine cargo insurance. Whether you need cover on a case-by-case basis, an annual policy or are even not sure what you should arrange cover for, we explain all in our new marine cargo white paper. Click Here…

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Marine Cargo Insurance – Things that are often misunderstood or even overlooked
June 6, 2017

Marine Cargo Insurance – Things that are often misunderstood or even overlooked

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Case Study – Relying on Haulier’s Insurance Relying on Haulier’s cover – don’t do it. We were introduced to a company who until recently did not purchase Marine Cargo Insurance, and were left out of pocket following a claim. They incorrectly assumed as they were using a Haulage Company to move their goods that loss…

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