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What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers?
October 20, 2021

What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers?

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What are your options for reducing your fleet numbers? The current uncertainty in the haulage industry is causing people to think about their current fleet numbers. With a potential downturn in business, with driver shortages or just a reduction in volumes, it’s best to know your options so you can make the best decision. Own…

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Commercial Vehicle Show
September 3, 2021

Commercial Vehicle Show

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Commercial Vehicle Show   The Commercial Vehicle Show has just taken place at the NEC in Birmingham (31st of August to 2nd September, 2021), hosting over 200 exhibitors and welcoming representatives from commercial fleet operators, local authorities, vehicle service and repair businesses, distribution and courier operators and many others, at the largest opportunity for the…

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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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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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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 to reduce your carbon footprint for sustainable transport
March 4, 2021

How to reduce your carbon footprint for sustainable transport

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How to reduce your carbon footprint for sustainable transport   There is an increasing need for every business to be more conscious of their carbon footprint. Across all sectors, but especially those where fuel consumption is high, a review of existing processes and systems is underway to identify opportunities to minimise the impact being made…

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HTA engage The Transafe Network
February 25, 2021

HTA engage The Transafe Network

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HTA engage The Transafe Network to look at Safer Abnormal Load Escorting   The Heavy Transport Association has initiated the first in a new programme of projects that will look at various aspects of the movement of abnormal indivisible loads, analysing good practice from the UK and elsewhere in the world to ensure that movement…

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What are the effects of moving goods in the EU post-Brexit
February 18, 2021

What are the effects of moving goods in the EU post-Brexit

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What are the effects of moving goods in the EU post-Brexit?   Following the UK leaving the EU, all trade with the EU is going to be different. A last-minute deal has helped with certain areas of trading, but what should you look out for when moving goods in the EU?   Tariffs The new…

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Rules that all drivers should know
January 7, 2021

Rules that all drivers should know

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Drivers’ hours rules   Where you use analogue tachographs, you must also carry your driver smart card if you hold one, and all chart records (not photocopies), plus any legally required manual records for the current day and the previous 28 calendar days.   Where chart records have been made, they must be carried when…

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Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021
November 26, 2020

Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021

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Travelling in Europe in 2021 The transition period for the UK to leave the EU ends on 31 December 2020. What does this mean for insurance abroad in 2021.   Unless an agreement is reached, it is likely there will be a legal requirement to carry a physical document known as a Green Card when…

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