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  • Keep calm, don't panic

    • 07 March 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    It is, surely, the call every fleet manager dreads… but when one of your drivers rings to tell you they’ve been involved in a cyclist fatality, it’s important you have a plan of … more

  • Liquid assets

    • 03 March 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Companies that specialise in the transport of bulk liquids must adhere to some of the strictest hygiene standards in haulage.

    Tanks must be in good repair, without defects, checked regularly and … more

  • Avoiding own goals

    • 19 February 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Many keen football fans may be tempted to take time off work during the World Cup to support England or another team, even if this means they have to do so through unauthorised absence.

    While there … more

  • Corrupt practices

    • 11 February 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    It is thought that some logistics companies may still be putting themselves at risk of prosecution by their failure to implement adequate anti-bribery policies and procedures.

    But with still no … more

  • Where there's a will...

    • 04 February 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    It may not be as simple as stating in a will that you want your business to pass to your children, particularly if you are in business with other people.

    The two main questions that spring to mind … more

  • Whistle test

    • 23 January 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    You have concerns about serious wrongdoing in your haulage company but don’t know what to do. 

    There is the fear that if you blow the whistle then you will be seen as a troublemaker, … more

  • Lease of life

    • 14 January 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Before entering into any lease arrangement of land or buildings, whether it be a yard or a warehouse, a tenant needs to give careful consideration to a number of issues both legal and practical. … more

  • Business plan

    • 23 December 2013
    • By Roger Brown

    In a competitive and highly regulated market, choosing the right business structure is an essential decision for a haulage operation to make. 

    It is vitally important for any haulier to … more

  • Age concerns

    • 17 December 2013
    • By Roger Brown

    With hauliers finding it increasingly difficult to attract younger drivers, the issue of age discrimination is likely to gain greater prominence in the years ahead as the industry grapples with the … more

  • Chemical reactions

    • 05 December 2013
    • By Roger Brown

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

    Something has ripped through his trailer curtain and punctured the container inside, toxic chemicals are now spilling … more

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