It doesn’t matter whether you drive for business or pleasure, the roads are a busy place to be! It’s a sad fact of life that the risk of being in an accident remains a prominent one, so it’s best to protect yourself as much as possible in the likelihood of having to make an insurance claim in the future.
Our Guide to Driving Safely for Work will help you understand how both employers and employees have responsibilities under current road traffic legislation when driving for work as to the hours and policies they adhere to, and how this leads to safer roads and less accidents (and risk of accidents).
Our Van Loading Safety Guide will help you understand why it is so important that loads are safely secured before transit, and who is responsible for ensuring this happens correctly. If a load is not correctly secured, it can lead to a road impact accident and penalties against the driver!
The latest EU nitrogen oxide emissions standard, Euro VI, is due to come into law on Feb 19th 2019 and from that date, any haulage vehicles that do not meet this standard will be see 20% added to their road tax. This penalisation may see smaller companies struggling in what are already hard times for some in the sector
No matter what it is you’re sending, you want to make sure it arrives with the recipient securely in one piece, and at times that does mean adding additional packaging to protect the contents inside. Read our guide for further advice on securely packaging fragile and awkward items.
We see a lot of pallets in our job; it’s to be expected really, but we probably overlook them these days and don’t put a lot of thought into where pallets come from and how they can be recycled and/or reused moving forward. Do you put a lot of thought into any pallets you encounter?
It’s common knowledge that if you are caught illegally driving in a bus lane you will be subject to a £90 fine (a Bus Lane Penalty Charge Notice, to be precise), but where do motorists stand if road layouts have recently been changed?
Only three months to go until the new MOT changes come into force, on 20th May, 2018. Designed to make the test stricter, these changes are set to ensure the cars on our roads are safer than before. These will also ensure the MOT test adheres to the ‘EU Roadworthiness Package’, with closer scrutiny on the particulate filters of diesel cars and a new way of categorising faults; Minor, Major or Dangerous.
With speeding fines at an all time high, is it fair for the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on road parking to call for motorists to be fined for even going 1mph over the speed limit (and, is it even possible to enforce?)