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Top Tips for Protect Your Trucks from Theft

Time for a serious talk about vehicle theft. As youasures that you can take to protect your fleet. Install Vehicle Cameras and Telematics The first thing to do is fit your fleet with in-vehicle cameras. There are two major benefits to this. The cameras can collect telematic data and allow you to recover your vehicle, while also recording the thief in action. This footage can then serve as evidence when prosecuting the perpetrator. What You may be concerned about the cost of these installations. ...


19.03.2018

Why Every Lorry Driver Needs a Sat Nav

Recently, GPSs have become invaluable tools for haulage companies. They take your HGV What is a Satellite Navigation System? Using three satellites, Sat Navs detect your geographical position and calculate the best routes to get you from your current location to your desired destination. They provide, as you well know, step-by-step directions in real time. While it can be tempting to use smartphones as GPSs, hauliers shouldn A Map Tailored to the Truck With truck-specific Sat Navs, you can ...


19.03.2018

Tesla HGV: Is This the Future?

You probably remember the buzz around Tesla last autumn, which is when the company announced its prototype electric heavy goods vehicle that would make delivery work more environmentally friendly. With production beginning in 2019 and many UK haulage companies pre-ordering these vehicles, it How Well Does It Perform? When carrying out delivery work, one of the biggest concerns is staying on schedule. With that in mind, Tesla has tried to make its truck as fast and as aerodynamic as possible. ...


19.03.2018

Introducing the Logistics Hall of Fame!

As we all know, Hollywood has its Walk of Fame, which celebrates the great and the good of show business past and present. Though few people would say that members of the delivery work industry are as glamorous as shimmering USA starlets, we appreciate talent and hard work, too! Let me introduce you to the Logistics Hall of Fame and some of its most groundbreaking members. What is the Logistics Hall of Fame? This institution was founded in 2003 with the aim of honouring leading figures in the ...


27.02.2018

The Proof is in the Pudding: Refining your Haulage Recipe

The Great British Bake Off is one of the nation, and to me it always appears to be a carefully balanced recipe. You need just enough of all of the right ingredients for a successful result. Join me as I imagine the perfect step-by-step recipe for your haulage delivery work! Preparing Your Ingredients Just as any good baker will make sure that all ingredients are ready before baking, a successful freight forwarding operation calls for excellent planning. Tell your head chef to each vehicle. I ...


27.02.2018

The Top 5 Bugbears in Delivery Work

Those dedicated to delivery work know the roads of this country like the back of their hands, yet are often complained about by other road users. However, this is not always fair. To redress the imbalance, let Parking Problems I Can It Dangerous Decisions Car drivers who make last-minute decisions bruptly, as its weight and heavy load will push the vehicle forwards. Oblivious Overtaking Again, any manoeuvres that cause a truck to brake rapidly are potentially dangerous. For example, when ...


27.02.2018

Manage Your Fuel Consumption Like A Pro!

Our roads are full of HGVs carrying out the delivery work that means businesses, organisations, shops and schools can continue to function. Delivery work is an essential part of the countryem like there are very few ways to cut down, you may be surprised by the impact that a handful of small changes can have on your spending. Choosing Your Routes It Regular stopping and starting uses much more energy than simply driving at a consistent speed for a slightly longer time. Looking After Your Veh ...


27.02.2018

First Rate First Aid Equipment to Protect Your Employees

Most companies want to be the best in their field, the most efficient, the most profitable, the highest rated. However, there is a real kudos to being the organisation that takes the best care of its own employees. The Health & Safety regulations of 1981 lay out a number of requirements for those engaged in delivery work. All employers in the UK transport industry must make available Though we all try our best to be prepared for any eventuality, and this includes kitting your delivery wo ...


27.02.2018

A Step-by-Step Guide to Accident Management

Unfortunately, collisions are part and parcel of delivery work. As all fleet managers know, accidents do happen. The most important thing is being prepared for them when they do. Though lots of haulage companies prefer to engage a specialist accident management firm, you might have decided that the best thing for your company is to deal with the consequences of collisions in-house. However, you need to ask yourself, are you doing enough to prevent the unseen consequences of a crash? Here is my s ...


27.02.2018

The Funniest Place Names in the UK

I understand that delivery work can get somewhat dull and repetitive if youge from bizarre to absurd. Here are a few of my favourites. Matching Tye (Essex) First up is Matching Tye. Situated in Essex, this small village is part of the trio of communities that make up Matching Parish. I like to imagine that people in this village actually coordinate their ties. Wouldn Barton in the Beans (Leicestershire) Who would have thought a hamlet could have such a brilliant name? Apparently, it"Shake ...


29.01.2018

Food for Thought for Hauliers: Safe Stopping

For anyone who makes a living doing delivery work, safe driving is of paramount importance. It''s all too easy to take our own skills for granted, and lapsing into complacency with an "it''s not me, it''s always the other driver" attitude is dangerous, to say the least. The responsibility of road safety lies with all road users, and it''s never a bad idea (or a bad time) to review your own practices Safe Stopping Distances One of the most basi ...


23.01.2018

Strategise for Success: Implementing Training for Hauliers

As we enter 2018, fleet managers are addressing the issue of driver shortages that has been a hot topic in the industry for several years. Delivery work remains a challenging job that many underestimate. With this lack of understanding has come a divide between seasoned fleet drivers and new recruits. The best way to avoid the dangers of an under-skilled group of drivers A Better Business Model The positive effects of investing in an intensive training programme are simply a matter of common ...


23.01.2018

Quick and Easy Tips for Enhancing Fuel Efficiency

Did you know that almost 20% of the total cost of your fleet is taken up by fuel prices? If you are looking to maximise your haulage company Monitor and Encourage Good Driving Habits Insume excess fuel, and will make your freight forwarders more environmentally friendly drivers. Have an Open Line of Communication To make your delivery work more fuel-efficient, you should communicate directly with your drivers. Instead of having them come back to the depot before embarking on their next job ...


19.12.2017

Tackle Haulage Shortages for a Happy Holiday

Itrather than seeing it as something stressful and negative, I want you to look at it as an opportunity. Just think about it: if other freight forwarders are struggling to meet demands, your company can pick up the slack and get more delivery work. I know that this may be easier said than done, but with these top tips for combating driver shortages, you Tip #1: Own Your Haulage Fleet By having your own fleet, youuch delivery work you take on based on the size of your fleet and the availabilit ...


18.12.2017

Winter Preparation on England’s Highways

In winter, delivery work can become a nerve-wracking test of a drivern store for us. Keeping Us On the Move Like Father Christmas Keeping the UK Necessary Risk According to roads minister Jesse Norman, ob as efficiently and safely as possible. Good Advice Highways Englandlic and road travellers to be able to complete their work safely. In winter, delivery work is painfully slow, but slowing down is the best advice these winter warriors can give to drivers who have to be on the roads. At ...


11.12.2017

FTA Campaigns for Appointment of London Freight Commissioner

With Brexit just around the corner, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has renewed its call for a Freight Commissioner to be appointed in London to safe-guard the logistics industry and its delivery work during and after Brexit. Protecting British Hauliers and Drivers As we enter a new political and economic era, the FTA has recommended that an experienced commissioner should be appointed for London to ensure that the capital’s logistics are protected and enhanced both during the process ...


14.11.2017

TfL’s Clear Vision for HGVs in London

Transport for London (TfL) has recently proposed a new rating system in order to categorise heavy goods vehicle drivers'' direct line of sight from inside the cab.As part of the development of theVision Zero approach for London''s roads, the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) uses star ratings from zeroto five(with zero being the lowest rating) to denote the quality of a driver’s vision, with an aim to have only those vehicles at three stars and above operating in the capital by 20 ...


24.10.2017

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Lorry Driver

Juggling a career as a lorry driver and maintaining a successful family life can seem a bit tricky at times, particularly when you’re assigned long-haul delivery work. That’s why I’m here to give you a few pointers on how to create a balance between the two that best serves both your family and your driving commitments. Be Open with Your Family Discussing the challenges of your job, whether it be the long hours or the time spent away from home, can only help. By getting your loved ones’ input ...


18.10.2017

Youth No Barrier for Young Transport Entrepreneur

Anyone who has been stuck in traffic behind a lorry will know that the time spent staring at its rear doors can feel immeasurable. Now, young entrepreneur Ed Hollands has turned that time into a golden opportunity for UK advertisers. Hollands has been recognised for his initiative in setting up a company – the aptly named DrivenMedia – which sells spaces on the backs and sides of lorries to advertisers. He has been nominated for two awards at the 2017 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, an event ...


18.10.2017

Lorry Drivers’ Top Bugbears on the Road

Due to their presence on the roads, hardworking lorry drivers who travel the length and breadth of the country doing delivery work are often, and quite unfairly, at the receiving end of complaints from other motorists. But there are most definitely two sides to every penny and here, in the interest of fairness (and putting the record straight), we turn the tables and shine a light on the issues that cause headaches for lorry drivers who share the road with "bad" car drivers. Biggest B ...


27.09.2017

Post-Brexit Britain: Delivery Work in Northern Ireland

With Brexit making daily headlines, the Irish border problem is recognised as one of particular importance and complexity. With the UK’s exit from the single market and the customs union on the horizon, the impact of a possible return to a ‘hard border’ on the haulage industry is worrying those involved in delivery work. The Current Situation Thanks to the Good Friday Agreement there are no security stops or checks along the 500km borderline between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Goods pass fr ...


27.09.2017

University Tackles Industry Recruitment Issue

In another positive move for the logistics and delivery work sector, Aston University has announced that from this September onwards it will be running a full NOVUS degree in logistics and supply chain management. The degree will be an extension of the NOVUS Light course already run at Aston University, which is in the top 100 universities providing supply chain courses in the world, according to SCM World University 100 Report. Why Aston University The university is well placed to offer the ...


22.08.2017

Summer Safety Tips for Livestock Hauliers

Carrying out delivery work in the summer heat can be challenging enough, but when you are carrying livestock it becomes even more necessary to ensure that you take precautions to keep your vehicle and your load as cool as possible. Here are my tips for keeping your load healthy when undertaking delivery work during the hottest periods of the season. Before You Load Before you load your vehicle make sure that the environment is suitable for the transportation of animals in the heat. Things to ...


22.08.2017

Young Engineers Hit the Sweet Spot With the Lorry of the Future

When you’re making a long journey, it can be easy enough to start daydreaming about the future and what it might be like for drivers in a few decades time – how will vehicles look, and how will they run? But have you ever considered that we might be driving lorries powered by honey? No? Well maybe you should start thinking again! A group of young students have come up with a vision for lorries of the future which won’t need to rely on petrol or electricity to get round the roads, but on the fr ...


13.07.2017

Taking Your Lorry Abroad

Getting delivery work abroad can be a great opportunity to clock up thousands of extra miles but you’ll need to make sure that you have all your paperwork in order before you set off. Here is my overview of some of the permits and authorisations you’ll need to take your lorry abroad for delivery work. Passports, visas, driving licences It may sound obvious but while many drivers think about the permits they need for their vehicles, it can be easy to overlook the documents you’re going to need ...


17.02.2017

The Long Road to the Future: Long Range Fuel Cells by 2020

There’s nothing more frustrating when you’re on the road doing delivery work and clocking up a good time than having to stop for fuel. So just imagine a massive class 8 truck that only needed to refuel every 1,200 miles. Well, thanks to innovative US truck company Nikola, you may not have to imagine for too much longer. The company recently unveiled Nikola One, a semi-trailer truck driven by a fully electric drivetrain powered by lithium batteries and charged by a hydrogen fuel cell. According ...


17.02.2017

Safety First: Direct Vision Standards Being Set for HGVs

Anyone who has carried out delivery work in HGVs around the capital will know how challenging the constant traffic, combined with cyclists and pedestrians, can be on London’s busy streets. But now Transport for London (TfL) is attempting to do something to help HGV drivers avoid collisions with ‘vulnerable road users’. Following research carried out by TfL which noted the quicker response time in drivers with direct vision rather than indirect vision (ie. through mirrors), a new Direct Vision S ...


17.02.2017

Fit 2 Drive – Making Medical Checks Easier for Truckers

Delivery work means spending long hours on the road, far from home and family. This can make it hard to organise a trip to your local GP, who might assign you an appointment at a time and place that doesn’t suit your workload. Fit 2 Drive are a company that offer swift, easy-to-organise medicals to truck drivers for a very reasonable price. HGV Medical Any physician can conduct your HGV medical examination. But what will they be examining? Eyesight – eyesight requirements for HGV and deliver ...


19.12.2016

Volvo’s Flight of Fancy in their Latest Promo

Working in the haulage industry, I find that it is important to keep afloat of all the new trucks coming to the market to see how they can make delivery work easier, safer and more efficient. One new vehicle which has caught my attention is Volvo Trucks’ new beast, the FH complete, with unique powertrain with I-Shift Dual Clutch. Volvo is pulling out all the stops to advertise this new truck with an incredible Live Test promo video titled ‘The Flying Passenger’. This video has premiered on the ...


19.12.2016

Pain but no gain for workers suffering with poorly designed barcode scanners

52% of workforce suffering from RSI. Time off work costing employers an annual average of £338 per person BRACKNELL, UK. 13TH October 2016 - Logistics and delivery workers say the pressures of work and poorly designed mobile barcode scanners are affecting their health and productivity, according to latest research. 63% reported they suffered from wrist or arm aches and pains with 69% forced to take time off for an average of two and three quarter sick days in the past year – costing their empl ...


13.10.2016

HGV Roadside Facilities Finally Getting Attention

Almost any experienced HGV driver engaging in haulage and delivery work will tell you that the roadside facilities in the UK for this class of vehicle can be appalling. That’s why the independent Transport Focus group’s report, arguing that more must be done, has been so widely welcomed in the industry. Some Improvement – But Insufficient Anybody who can remember back to the haulage business of the 1960s-80s will remember just how bad things were in terms of roadside facilities then. Yes, ...


15.08.2016



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