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Response alarm

Keeping on top of paperwork is an essential job for any freight transport operator, but one important form sent out over a year ago appears to have been ignored by thousands of firms.

Cut to the chase

Late payment continues to be a problem for all UK hauliers and if neglected can result in serious cash flow problems, falling profits and ultimately affect the liquidity of a business.

Grandfather clock ticks

In the 1970s traffic commissioners (TCs) issued grandfather rights' certificates to transport managers to exempt them from the new  CPC qualification.

Time to intervene

Nobody wants to go back to the dark days of low safety standards in the workplace which resulted in far too many needless deaths and injuries.

Tell the TC

A material change at a transport business is an important change which, if brought to the attention of the traffic commissioner, may lead them to take a different view of a firm's O-licence.

High noon

Why has it taken so long to sort out the scrap over trailer height? For more than a year the European Commission and a handful of member states, including the UK, have locked horns over a proposal to limit new build single trailers to 4m.