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Opening Doors into a New Career

At HGV Driver Training Centre we are committed not only to helping our trainees to gain their licences but also to getting them into work. There is nothing more satisfying to us than knowing that one of our trainees has got their foot on the ladder of their new career and being safe in the […]

Telescopic Forklift Training and Qualification

Ever been stuck behind one of these on a country road or walked past a building site and thought how did that guy even get that licence? I know I have! Well, actually it all starts here! First of all, what actually is it and why is it different from a forklift? Telescopic Handler (also […]

SDC Lands £10m Trailer Deal With Hireco

Trailer manufacturer SDC has secured a £10m order from trailer rental company Hire. The trailers, which include a range of box vans, double-deck step-frame curtain siders, and urban trailers, will be manufactured across SDC’s three engineering facilities at Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield over the next six months. Mark Cuskeran, director SDC, said: “Hire have been […]

DVSA Confirms Approval of New Load Restraint Design

The DVSA has now confirmed that it does approve of the new design of load restraint for the upper deck of double-deck curtainsiders developed by a Road Haulage Association (RHA)-led working group with input from various vehicle operators and trailer manufacturer Montracon. Apparently reversing a statement last week in which it told us it “does […]

Few Fleet Operators Plan to Invest in Electric Vehicles

Six percent of fleet operators intends to invest in electric vehicles, a week-long poll by comparison website TrackCompare has revealed. electric_powerpoint picKjell Anderton, a director of the company, said, “We were surprised to find that only six per cent would consider investing in electric vehicles. We don’t believe EVs have become mainstream enough for them, […]

Load Restraint Guidance, not System, Approved by DVSA

The DVSA has told Commercialmotor.com it has not given its approval to the load restraint system developed recently for the upper deck of curtain sided double-deck trailers by a Road Haulage Association-led working group in conjunction with Montracon. Announcing new guidance in late April on the retention of palletised goods on the upper deck of […]

Morrisons Selects Burnt Tree’s Refrigerental

When Morrisons unveiled its long-term plans to expand its M Local convenience store network and home delivery operations, the supermarket chain began working with Burnt Tree’s fast growing temperature controlled vehicle rental business Refrigerant for the ongoing supply of refrigerated vehicles to handle deliveries in these new multi-channel business operations.Burnt Tree Refrigerental Morrisons LoRes 05.14 […]

RHA Issues DVSA Approved Load Retention Advice for Trailers

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has issued guidance on load retention that should, if correctly implemented, help operators of curtain-sided vehicles pass DVSA roadside checks without any load safety issues. The DVSA-approved guidance notes cover the securing of palletised freight on curtainsiders, and include a solution for improved securing of pallets on the upper deck […]

What a Great Review!!!

This review came in from Mr Irfan and we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a great review. I have had no issues with your company, Sam Pepper has been great, every time I spoke to him about anything he was excellent. I think Sam P (Training Consultant) should get […]

Rob Flello MP Visits FTA at CV Show

MP Rob Flello chose to take time out of his tour of the 2014 CV Show today to visit the Freight Transport Association (FTA) team at their stand. During his meeting with FTA’s Managing Director of Policy and Communications – James Hookham, Mr Flello who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Freight, […]

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