Compliance

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Chemical reactions

Your phone rings; one of your drivers is on the other end and he sounds panicky.

Load on your mind

It may seem obvious to any driver that an unsafe load constitutes a danger to themselves, warehouse staff and other road users.

Roll with it

It's a beautiful day and you're driving along the motorway pulling a rear-steer double-deck trailer: there are pallets on board ready for offloading at your destination 50 miles or so down the road.

Mind the gap

With the number of women in the haulage industry growing, the traditional picture of the transport and logistics business being a man’s world is fading fast. 

Passport to safety

The transportation of heavy loads and the need to ensure safe deposit at the final destination is a challenging task, regardless of the goods involved.

Parking problems

Planning consent is rarely easy to secure, whether you’re building a new housing development or simply adding an extra room to your own home.

Upfront villainy

Few aspects of lawbreaking infuriate legitimate operators more than fronting, where a haulier without a licence uses another haulier’s licence to run his business.

Crime doesn't pay

For many years, the authorities have had the power to seize or detain an operator's vehicles where the business is suspected of using its vehicles in criminal activity.

Balancing the scales of justice

A recent poll of commercialmotor.com readers found that a large majority (68%) were in favour of on-the-spot fines for careless driving offences.

Illegal fuel - a mug’s game

It might seem cheap and it might be easy to get hold of, but using fuel on which the correct duty has not been paid for normal road use is unwise for several reasons - not least of which is that it can put your operating licence in jeopardy.