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The Act of Exiting the EU with Ease

October 18, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

With Brexit fast approaching, workers in every sector of the economy are starting to ask what will happen in the aftermath. The uncertainty is especially bad for anyone doing haulage work. The job can be stressful enough already, with its long and irregular hours and the last thing drivers need on top of that is …

More Education Needed to Promote Alternative Fuel Vehicles

June 26, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

Despite the Government encouraging drivers to switch over to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), sales of new diesel vehicles are steadily falling. While there has been a rise in sales of AFVs, the baseline was so low that these increases count for little overall. Although adverse publicity about diesel emissions and rises in taxesmay have discouraged …

More Tax Breaks for Cleaner HGVs on the Roads

May 29, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

The UK government has signalled a tax overhaul for the HGV industry to be implemented by February 2019. This will see environmentally-friendly HGVs rewarded and older models punished. These reforms will be made through the Heavy Goods Levy to ensure that all haulage work uses the cleanest lorries available to the mass market. The government …

Pros and Cons for Hiring Younger Lorry Drivers

May 29, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

Anyone responsible for hiring new drivers to carry out haulage work will have faced this problem many times: do you go for the fresh-faced, enthusiastic but inexperienced young driver or do you give a job to an experienced, older trucker? It’s an interesting exercise to look at the pros and cons of hiring youngsters to …

The FTA: Your Fleet’s Friend On and Off the Road

May 29, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

The UK’s Fleet Transport Association (FTA) is a huge organisation with a significant number of members, all of who are involved in haulage work in some capacity. When you consider the support it affords its members in terms of compliance training, advice and certification, it’s perhaps not surprising that over 50% of the UK’s HGV …

Communities and Lorry Drivers Need More Dialogue

May 5, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Business

There has been discussion in the road transport sector recently regarding how to deal with truck weight breaches on the road. Some associations are questioning the traditional approach of imposing heavy fines. Local Councils Set to Introduce Fines Local councils tend to impose heavy fines on haulage workers who are caught breaching their weight limit. …

Telematics & Emissions: The Green Approach to Haulage Work

May 4, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Telematics are becoming a crucial weapon of fleet management in an increasingly competitive and regulated business environment. As the EU and other domestic and international bodies seek to target emissions in haulage work over the coming years, telematics can significantly strengthen businesses’ ability to analyse their fleets and innovate their practices towards more efficient outcomes. …

Haulage Drivers, Perfect Your Work Life Balance!

March 28, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Haulage work is often associated with long, unpredictable hours, late nights, lots of travelling and being away from home for extended periods of time. It goes without saying that this isn’t great for those who want to spend time with their families. However, this picture of haulage work is a bit misleading. There are certainly …

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