Nearly 1 in 10 UK hauliers recruiting to manage Brexit impact, study reveals

Nearly 1 in 10 UK hauliers recruiting to manage Brexit impact, study reveals

With 66% of UK hauliers concerned about the increased admin required in preparation to cross the border, they reveal the changes caused by the Brexit transition A study reveals that UK hauliers are seeing varying impacts after the Brexit transition period ended on 1st January, including jobs created, redundancies and 6% stating they’re no longer working with EU-based companies. Specialist UK haulage loads platform, Haulage Exchange, asked employees from 32 UK-based haulage companies for their…

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UK commercial vehicle activity stronger during 2nd lockdown as sector gears up for festive retail surge

UK commercial vehicle activity stronger during 2nd lockdown as sector gears up for festive retail surge

UK commercial vehicle activity is performing stronger during the UK’s second nationwide lockdown than the first, latest figures from the Geotab and Webfleet Solutions Commercial Mobility Recovery Dashboard reveal. A comparison of the second week of lockdown (SWoL2), from November 9 to November 15, found activity levels to be 33% higher – averaging 85% of pre-COVID-19 levels – than readings from March 30 to April 5 (SWoL1), when activity plummeted to an average of 52%….

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TrailerLock holds universal key to fridge trailer security

TrailerLock holds universal key to fridge trailer security

TrailerLock, sole UK distributor of the lock range by the same name, have introduced a new universal key for their Fridge trailer door lock, which means that any driver can access any trailer using their own key. Manufactured from solid steel, simple to operate and resistant to bolt-croppers and crowbars, FridgeLock is extendable and fits most types of surface-mounted door furniture. A barrel lock, protected by a coated steel cap, needs just a half turn…

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Labcraft lighting solution helps coach operator to see and be seen

Labcraft lighting solution helps coach operator to see and be seen

Greys of Ely, one of the leading coach hire operators in East Anglia, have installed an external Labcraft lighting system to their luxury coaches in order to improve safety during confined night time manoeuvres and for passengers to more easily locate their awaiting coach at busy locations during poor light or darkness. Designed and manufactured by Labcraft in the UK, the Si6 Scenelite is designed to provide a clean, white light for a brighter, safer…

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Court exemption allows driver with 68 points on their licence to legally drive on the road

Court exemption allows driver with 68 points on their licence to legally drive on the road

One of Britain’s worst drivers is still on the road despite clocking up 68 points on their licence. They are one of 1,728 motorists who have 12 or more points to their name but are still allowed to get behind the wheel. Figures from the DVLA also show that there are 1,024,489 drivers with points on their licence. Although motorists are usually banned from driving after collecting 12 penalty points within three years, many plead…

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Mandata TMS blends well for Scottish whisky transporter

Mandata TMS  blends well for Scottish whisky transporter

B Mundell the bulk spirits and general haulage operator, installed a Mandata TMS in August 2019 and one year on, the company reports easy integration, improved data control and greater transparency for its diverse range of customers. Providing a specialist whisky transport and nationwide haulage service since 1971, the family-owned business operates a mixed fleet from Glasgow with additional depots in Tarbert and the Isle of Islay. With 25 vehicles including tankers, tippers, curtainsiders and…

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Businesses must put delivery driver safety first as traffic returns to pre-Covid levels

Businesses must put delivery driver safety first as traffic returns to pre-Covid levels

Concerns have been raised about van driver safety after Department of Transport data revealed road traffic has risen to 83 per cent of pre-lockdown levels.  It is estimated demand for home delivery has increased by 100% due to Covid-19 as online sales have become a lifeline for small businesses.  According to driver risk management consultant, Adrian Hide, the sudden demand has led to an influx of car drivers becoming van drivers – with no basic…

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Tipper operator keeps the wheels turning with remote tacho download from TruTac

Tipper operator keeps the wheels turning with remote tacho download from TruTac

Trukberry, the Coleshill-based aggregates and muck-away transporter, has switched to TruTac and auto tacho downloading to gain more up-time, improve compliance and speed up DVSA checks. With Volvo FMX 8-wheeler 32 tonne tippers working on major midlands projects, including construction, recycling, site clearance and ground works, owner James Berry was spending valuable driving time downloading each vehicle’s tacho on a weekly basis and driver cards daily and if the DVSA came calling, says James, the…

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Telematics data highlights increased levels of speeding

Telematics data highlights increased levels of speeding

Vehicle data taken from VisionTrack’s IoT platform backs recent motoring research and Police figures that points towards drivers increasingly flouting the speed limit during the coronavirus crisis. In fact, the findings show that fleet and road transport drivers are amongst those speeding during the lockdown, with overall incidents increasing by 2.61% despite a 22.6% reduction in the number of miles driven. The video telematics specialist used Autonomise.ai, its next generation IoT platform, to analyse the…

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New service station information hub for hauliers

New service station information hub for hauliers

Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK can view daily service station updates on the Traffic England website to ensure smoother journeys, thanks to an update from Thales and WSP’s joint venture, Network Information Services (NIS). On behalf of Highways England, the information updates show the current availability of service stations across England to keep people informed when making essential journeys as the nation enters the next stage of lockdown. Thales and WSP have worked…

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