Tag Archives: transport


Marine Cargo – ‘Ever Given’ Suez Canal blockage impact
April 2, 2021

Marine Cargo – ‘Ever Given’ Suez Canal blockage impact

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Marine Cargo – ‘Ever Given’ Suez Canal blockage All customers with cargo onboard must contribute to the costs of the recovery and salvage costs to the Ever Given. If you have an Ascend Cargo insurance policy then this will be covered under the General Average extension – if you do not have marine insurance you…

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Staying on top of sleep when you are on the road
March 11, 2021

Staying on top of sleep when you are on the road

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Staying on top of sleep when you are on the road   If you’re a haulage driver in the UK  and are on the roads often, then you’ve probably found it challenging to get enough sleep and may be experiencing the consequences of too little. Around a third of the UK population only gets up…

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How to keep your vehicle loads secure
February 11, 2021

How to keep your vehicle loads secure

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Vehicle Load Security   There are legal requirements that require all loads carried on vehicles to be secure. We expect everyone to do this anyway. However, the requirements are to protect the people involved in loading, unloading, and driving the vehicles. When a vehicle changes direction, as a result of cornering, overtaking, braking or undulations…

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Winter road safety tips for minibus operators
February 6, 2021

Winter road safety tips for minibus operators

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Winter road safety tips for minibus operators   As the colder weather moves in, many minibuses will be being used out in local communities providing vital help to those in need.   Mile for mile, minibuses are statistically less likely to be involved in an accident than cars, however they are often carrying young, elderly,…

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How to make sure your vehicles aren’t overloaded
January 28, 2021

How to make sure your vehicles aren’t overloaded

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Overloaded Vehicles   It is a serious offence to overload a vehicle and both employer and driver are liable to prosecution in respect of every overload. Separate offences arise in respect of each axle, gross and train overload and this can give rise to multiple summonses and the potential for significant fines. The Traffic Commissioner…

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How to make sure your wheels are safe for the road
January 21, 2021

How to make sure your wheels are safe for the road

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Wheel Security   The Code of Practice for the selection and care of tyres and wheels for commercial vehicles (developed jointly by the Department for Transport, the British Standards Institute and industry and trade associations) recommends that following road wheel removal and refitting, the wheel nut torque should be re-checked after the vehicle has been…

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Delays in road traffic accident claims
January 14, 2021

Delays in road traffic accident claims

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Claimants for compensation on road traffic accidents are having to wait for more than a year before being heard in court.   The existing backlog in UK courts has only been aggravated by the pandemic, and a UK Insurer has calculated that around £240m worth of current claimant damages have been tied up in the…

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COVID-19’s impact on driving tests
May 10, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on driving tests

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COVID-19’s impact on driving tests Driving Theory tests are suspended until 08 May for now. You can book a theory test now for a date from 09 May. If your driving test is delayed and your theory test runs out before your next test, you will need to re-take a theory test (they are valid…

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