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Keep calm, don't panic

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 action in place to minimise your legal exposure.

Liquid assets

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

Avoiding own goals

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.

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.