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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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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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Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK
May 6, 2021

Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK

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Lorry drivers will be tested for Covid-19 before entering the UK amid surge in cases across Europe   Lorry drivers arriving in England from outside the UK will be required to take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of arrival, the transport secretary has announced. Grant Shapps said that from April 6 hauliers, including drivers…

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What has Brexit meant for your business?
April 29, 2021

What has Brexit meant for your business?

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What has Brexit meant for you?   With nearly 1 in 4 UK hauliers having already lost business due to Brexit, a survey reveals that many UK hauliers remain unprepared for the end of the Brexit transition period, with just 3% stating they are totally prepared for the transition. The majority stated they needed more…

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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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UK changing the law of using phones whilst driving
April 19, 2021

UK changing the law of using phones whilst driving

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The Government is seeking to tighten the law around using a mobile phone whilst behind the steering wheel.   It has been an offence under UK law since 2003 to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving. Drivers caught can expect to receive a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £200 and six penalty points on…

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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, or…

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