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2019 is the Year of the Smart Tachograph

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Tachographs are nothing new to haulage companies. These handy little devices that fit into vehicles and record information about a driver’s time, speed and distance have been mandatory in HGVs since the 1970s. However, it’s been confirmed that by the time June of 2019 rolls around, smart tachographs will be required in any new commercial …

Looking After Your Drivers: Mental Health in the Lorry Cab

July 1, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

Most fleet managers of haulage companies are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to maintaining the health of their workforce. From regular eye checks to supporting drivers with more serious illnesses, a fleet manager’s work is never done. However, how much attention do you pay to your drivers’ mental health? Today we discuss the …

Logistics Leaders Get a Leg Up Before Brexit

May 29, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

As Brexit gets closer and closer, haulage companies are growing increasingly concerned for the fate of the industry once England leaves the European Union. However, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is running an event designed to help prepare logistics leaders for Brexit. The conference aims to tackle some tricky issues, such as what will happen …

Safety Technology Now More Accessible, Thanks to Mercedes Benz

May 29, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

Mercedes-Benz is leading the way in safety technology when it comes to its trucks by introducing a state-of-the-art safety pack.The manufacturerhas convinced several large haulage companies to invest – here’s why. The Safety Pack: What’s Included Active Break Assist 4 As any fleet manager knows, conditions on the road can be challenging for truck drivers, …

Benefits for Fleet Managers from Fuel Consumption Regulations

May 12, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

A new European law is set to be introduced to the United Kingdom, which will affect haulage companies throughout the country. While its primary purpose is to protect the environment, it will also indirectly give fleet managers the opportunity to accurately assess a vehicle’s potential fuel consumption before purchase. This in turn will incentivise manufacturers …

Organised or Overwhelmed? Tips for Managing Telematics Data

May 5, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

Telematics has become increasingly popular among haulage companies, as it has the potential to increase freight forwarders’ success. Used effectively, data can provide terrific insight into operations and allow you to better manage your fleet. However, I’m also aware that the masses of collected information can be overwhelming. If you have been struggling to cut …

FTA Rewards Carbon Reduction Efforts in the Logistics Industry

May 5, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Many haulage companies today are well aware of the importance of implementing environmentally sound practices across their business. From increasing recycling in the office to using sustainably sourced products, most haulage companies have policies in place to ensure that they are doing their bit for the planet. One of the main areas for improvement, as …

5 Steps to Technological Success for Your Haulage Company

May 4, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Every haulage company must invest in technology if they wish to survive in the present and prosper in the future. When making decisions on which technology to leverage, or whether or not to take on cutting-edge technological solutions and processes, haulage companies must assess the current state of the business and make decisions based on …

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