Category Archives for Haulage

Aerodynamic Trucks

Aerodynamic Trucks

May
17

It’s surprising how much fuel is required to push a brick-like truck along a road. We’ve already seen improvements in trailer design, with a curved top to help the air flow over the length cleanly, but the cabs themselves have little in the way of aerodynamic structure in place to help facilitate that. Enter the […]

Olympic Lorries

How The Olympics Can Help The Logistics Sector

May
8

The current economy being what it is, streamlining, cutting costs and increasing efficiency is a high priority for many industries, and the logistics sector is no different. Interestingly, new practices for urban centres have been recommended by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), titled Maintaining Momentum: Summer 2012 Logistics Legacy Report. The report […]

Container Homes

YMCA Recycling Containers To Make Homes

Apr
4

While most of us are used to seeing containers as methods of freight transportation, usually on the back of lorries or on ships, there’s a growing movement of alternative uses for shipping containers. For the ultimate in travel, mobile shipping container hotels allow you to fall asleep in one location and wake in another. Entire […]

HGV

Learning To Drive A HGV

Mar
27

HGV driving has the capacity to be a good earner, with road transport making up a good proportion of nationwide – and even European wide – freight transportation. Learning to drive a heavy goods vehicle can offer many rewards. While money is often good, the trade off can be long, tiring hours and an expensive […]

Haulage

Haulage Types

Mar
13

Haulage is a great way to move your goods or items around. The term refers to the business of moving freight, or goods, from one place to another. There are a number of different haulage types to choose from, depending on the destination or type of goods or items that you want to transport. Here’s […]

Hauliers Welcome Possible Speed Increase For HGVS

Jan
14

With the deadline for the Government’s consultation on increasing the speed limit for HGVs on single lane roads fast approaching, the calls for the A9 in Scotland, branded Scotland’s deadliest road, to see an increase have risen. The A9 runs between Inverness and Perth with a number of single carriageway stretches that drop traffic down […]

Haulier Helps Stop The Stowaways

Dec
30

Hauliers traveling through Calais have been warned against stopping within 50km of the port after a group of illegal immigrants were found hiding in a lorry bound for Peterborough. Gangs are known to operate around the Calais area, covering an approximate 100km outside the port, organising passage in exchange for cash from work found here […]

HGV Speed Limit Plans

Nov
9

The Department for Transport released information today on its consultation regarding the speed limit for HGVs. Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are restricted to 40mph on single carriageways, and concerns have risen that this restriction is taking a financial toll on companies involved in freight and logistics, is creating congestion, as well as potentially causing unnecessary […]

International Driving – What Documents Do You Need?

Oct
18

International haulage routes require specific documentation be available for each border you cross, failure to carry those documents could mean you’re turned back. Creating a simple checklist of required paperwork is a great way to ensure you have everything you need to get across every international border you’ll need to cross to reach your destination. […]

Transport providers and the Olympics

Apr
5

It has taken many years to plan, but the London 2012 Summer Olympics is almost upon us. It won’t just be the athletes, their coaches, visiting dignitaries and ticket holders descending on the capital for the Games; transport providers will still be travelling in and out of London as they deliver goods all over the […]