How Much Will Brexit Disrupt The Haulage Industry?

How Much Will Brexit Disrupt The Haulage Industry?

Back in December 2020, Richard Burnett, CEO of the Road Haulage Association, predicted that Brexit would cause “significant disruption” for six to 12 months. That prediction was, however, made before the Brexit deal was signed. What difference, if any, could the trade...

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How to Avoid Sleeping on the Job

How to Avoid Sleeping on the Job

In the UK, late autumn to early spring is a period of short days and cold temperatures.  These are challenging conditions for drivers, especially HGV drivers.  It’s vital that drivers stay alert when they are on the road.  Here are some tips to help. Actively monitor...

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How To Keep Your Drivers CALM

How To Keep Your Drivers CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to help raise awareness of mental health issues amongst commercial vehicle drivers.  It is backed by Highways England.  Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about it and how you can help. The basics of CALM...

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Endurance

Endurance

Here at Trade Freight we love it when we get the opportunity to ship goods that have a story to them. Our latest being this Ocean Rowboat for our valued customer New Ocean Wave Ltd. https://youtu.be/e12xOOfYXp4   When this came into the yard I was intrigued as I...

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The End of an Up and Down Year for Hauliers

The End of an Up and Down Year for Hauliers

It’s probably safe to assume that hauliers, like just about everyone else, are now counting the days to the end of 2020.  Admittedly, 2021 looks set to have an interesting start, namely Brexit (and probably COVID19 as well).  Hopefully, however, the worst is now...

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The Cabotage Roadblock

The Cabotage Roadblock

European hauliers currently move 85% of the volume of goods that come into the UK.  You might therefore think that the EU would be very happy with the UK’s suggestion that cabotage arrangements be kept in place.  You would, however, be wrong.  Here is a quick guide to...

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Is going global right for you?

Is going global right for you?

When the internet first came along, many business experts became very excited about the fact that it opened the door to smaller businesses to compete on a global basis in the same way as bigger companies had been doing for years.  Some companies grabbed this new...

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The Freight Industry Counts Down to Brexit

The Freight Industry Counts Down to Brexit

At present, the UK government’s position is that Brexit will go ahead as planned regardless of the outcome of negotiations.  This means that the freight industry has to assume that it needs to be prepared to exit the EU on 31st December.  Here are some of the concerns...

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What does the future hold for the haulage industry?

What does the future hold for the haulage industry?

With COVID19 now fading away, hopefully never to return, (although that is definitely not guaranteed), the UK can now start finding its way to a new normal.  Of course, it has Brexit to negotiate first.  This seems a good moment to think about what the future might...

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Freight trends for 2020 – What’s left of it!

Freight trends for 2020 – What’s left of it!

For many businesses, the effective new year is in April, when taxes close and people really start to emerge from winter hibernation. However, this year April was more lockdown than business growth, but as we emerge more and more, now seems like an appropriate time to...

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Preparing for post-Brexit border checks

Preparing for post-Brexit border checks

With Brexit less than six months away, the haulage industry now faces a race to prepare for what it brings.  What’s more, it has to make its preparations while still dealing with COVID19 and facing the possibility of a second wave of the virus.  Here are some thoughts...

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Do all roads lead to recession?

Do all roads lead to recession?

The global lockdowns may have saved lives, but there can be little doubt that this has come at the expense of livelihoods.  There is nothing can be done to change the past, so it makes sense to focus on finding a path into the future.  This needs to balance keeping...

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The Camel Trophy

The Camel Trophy

When they said everyday was a school day they were not kidding. Since joining the team at the International Logistics Centre I have had so many opportunities to learn about historical events from around the globe. This latest shipment was by no means any different....

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McLaren MP4-22 Mercedes

McLaren MP4-22 Mercedes

  When we were asked by one of our key customers based in Shanghai to assist in the shipment of a McLaren MP4-22 Mercedes Formula 1 ® we could not wait to get involved. The MP4 – 22 is the 2007 model as driven by Lewis Hamilton was loaded into our specially...

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Can the UK export its way towards growth?

Can the UK export its way towards growth?

News headlines are full of the damage the Coronavirus is doing to the UK.  Headlines talking about infection rates, the R rate and the recovery rate sit alongside headlines about the suffering experienced by small businesses and the damage to the UK’s economy.  This...

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Current challenges in shipping

Current challenges in shipping

The good news is that, for all the challenges brought by the Coronavirus, the global haulage industry has been holding up impressively well.  It does, however, have to be said that there are still issues which need to be addressed urgently if the haulage industry is...

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