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Corrupt practices

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.

Where there's a will...

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.

Whistle test

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

Lease of life

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.

Conditioned Thinking

The standard undertakings listed on the GV79 form include observing drivers’ hours rules, tachograph laws and vehicle speed limits; that vehicles are kept in a fit and serviceable condition, are not overloaded and that any defects are reported promptly.

Business plan

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

Age concerns

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 challenges of an ageing workforce.

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.