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Is business confidence and borrowing by haulage businesses going up... or down? And what impact is Brexit having?
A successful South East based haulage business is harnessing invoice discounting from BIGRIG Finance to fuel its growth plans after their bank failed to support them.
Will new plans to name and shame late payers be enough to reduce the figure of 50,000 suppliers who go out of business each year as a result of this widespread practice?
Thousands of businesses go under each year… but only a tiny fraction of the people running them are disqualified. That allows them to set up again – which should ring alarm bells for anyone giving a “new company” credit
Every business owner will know that bad debts can bring down a company – and business debts are currently at their highest ever figure. That’s why taking action at the first sign of trouble could be vital to your future, says Ian Carrotte, founder of ICSM Credit.
A recent announcement from the Government asking for feedback from businesses on how to tackle late payments has been given a “5/10” rating from one of the UK’s leading specialists in bad debt prevention.
Warning to haulage and delivery businesses to “keep tabs” on their customers’ finances as company liquidations leap
Hauliers' concerns over No-Deal Brexit for Irish border
Insolvency Service’s powers to be strengthened
With a business climate in which major firms such as Carillion or House of Fraser have been hitting the rocks, there is only one policy to adopt if you are a supplier: tight credit control.
Even without Brexit the haulage industry is urgently in need of recruiting thousands of more drivers and logistic professionals.
Government statistics report that there are now more foreign registered vehicles travelling from the UK to Europe than British ones.
Commercial Fleet has announced their awards night for the industry is set to take place this November.
Reflex Vans won an award for Rental Company of the Year in 2017
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for a review of the way HGV testing is carried out.
A Somerset haulage firm has had its Operator Licence curtailed following a public enquiry in Bristol.
Once you had to go cap in hand to the bank manager with a business spread sheet showing how you could develop your business with a loan.
Finally the Government may have listened to the industry when it comes to new planning applications for lorry parks.
The headlines ran ‘Blood on their hands’ following a Channel 4 Dispatches programme that highlighted how some haulage firms fiddle the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions levels from their lorries.
Volvo have pushed west with a new dealer point set up in the heart of Somerset in the market town of Bridgwater known for its annual carnival and as the supply base for Hinkley C power station that is under construction.
The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain are considering whether to amend the financial levels which restricted operators must show in order to gain and continue to hold an operator’s licence.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have slammed the Government’s Brexit plans after it has failed to address a list of concerns.
If Britain fails to get a Brexit deal and the barriers come down on cross-Channel transport next year then the Government have a cunning plan.
In October there is an event at the NEC that will appeal to many in the industry. Fleet Live is the rebranded name for Fleet Management Live promoted by the media organisation behind it: Fleet News.
Northern Ireland’s A6 will finally get a long awaited upgrade between Derry and Dungiven with a consortium set up to deliver a dual carriageway scheme.
Sir Paul McCartney was made a Companion of Honour this week in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Best known as a member of the rock bands The Beatles and Wings he was with his wife Nancy Shevell who has a strange and unconventional history in the haulage industry.
The latest report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) reveals a mixed picture of business confidence with the logistics industry.
The Road Haulage Association report that Kent Police have had a campaign on lorry drivers using their mobile phones by using an unmarked lorry.
Highways England to suspend roadworks
Highways England say they will suspend roadworks across the UK over the Easter holiday period.
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Fleet News reports that the average price of diesel per litre is 123.62 with the most expensive region to buy it being 126.9 in the south west of London although as truckers will tell you it is around 133 or more at motorway services.
Date for your diary: The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC is on 24-26 April (Tuesday-Thursday).
A Freedom of Information request made by The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has discovered that the Department of Transport (DoF) has been renting a disused airfield in Kent as part of Operation Stack.
The trade organisation Freight Transport Association (FTA) has drawn attention to the Mayor of London’s plans to clean up the city’s air.
Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction, the focus is now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions says the Swedish manufacturer.