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New “Not worth chasing” service gets small delivery debts settled

We’re recovering thousands of pounds’ worth of small "nuisance" debts for our customers - with no fee unless we're successful.

2019 financial trends in the haulage industry

Is business confidence and borrowing by haulage businesses going up... or down? And what impact is Brexit having?

£450k invoice discounting deal keeps Sussex haulage business on track for growth

 

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.

“Traffic light system” for persistent late payers welcomed… but Government needs to go further to protect SMEs

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? 

Beware the “Lazarus Businesses” that will fool you into giving credit

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

Why unpaid bills are every business’s Achilles heel… and how to avoid them

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.

Government looks at late payments again… but will it be enough?

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

Warning to haulage and delivery businesses to “keep tabs” on their customers’ finances as company liquidations leap

30,000 reasons why border tracking ‘is a non-starter’

Hauliers' concerns over No-Deal Brexit for Irish border

Insolvency Service’s powers to be strengthened

Insolvency Service’s powers to be strengthened

Revealed: the best transport cafes in the UK

Top ten tips to make sure your remain solvent

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.

Crisis looms as haulage industry needs 50,000 HGV new drivers

Even without Brexit the haulage industry is urgently in need of recruiting thousands of more drivers and logistic professionals.

Polish registered trucks travelling to the continent out number British ones

Government statistics report that there are now more foreign registered vehicles travelling from the UK to Europe than British ones.

Glittering night of awards set for transport industry in November

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

FTA weighs into debate over HGV testing

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for a review of the way HGV testing is carried out.

Transport firm has Operator Licence cut

A Somerset haulage firm has had its Operator Licence curtailed following a public enquiry in Bristol.

10 ways to refinance your haulage business

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.

Planners – what truckers want when parking: toilets, washrooms and safety

Finally the Government may have listened to the industry when it comes to new planning applications for lorry parks.

 

Channel 4 Dispatches causes a stinking row over diesel emissions

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 heads west with new dealerpoiint

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.

Operator licence: traffic commissioners consider hike in financial levels

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.

FTA anger mounts over Government’s Brexit plans for transport (or lack of them)

 

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have slammed the Government’s Brexit plans after it has failed to address a list of concerns.

No deal Brexit means trucks will park on the motorway

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.

New name for major NEC fleet event

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.

Finally long awaited green light for A Road upgrade

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.

The strange story of the Trucker, the Mafia and the Beatle

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.

Brexit fears prompt slowdown in investment

The latest report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) reveals a mixed picture of business confidence with the logistics industry.

Examples of how Big Rig Finance can help

Clamp down on truckers using mobiles

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The Road Haulage Association report that Kent Police have had a campaign on lorry drivers using their mobile phones by using an unmarked lorry.

 

Easter traffic warning

Highways England to suspend roadworks

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry

Highways England say they will suspend roadworks across the UK over the Easter holiday period.

Video: keeping your trucks on the road

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry

VIDEO: How BiGRIG Finance can help expand your business.

Fleet News reports that the average price of diesel per litre is 123.62

  

 

 

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry

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.

The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC is on 24-26 April

 

      

  

Date for your diary: The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC is on 24-26 April (Tuesday-Thursday).

 

 

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry

The Road Haulage Association exposes the Department of Transport

 

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.

 

 

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry

New truck registrations are down say the FTA due to delays with London

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry

 

 

The trade organisation Freight Transport Association (FTA) has drawn attention to the Mayor of London’s plans to clean up the city’s air.

Fast forward into the future with Scania’s new city trucks

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAULAGE INDUSTRY NEWS from BIG RIG FINANCE: Finance for the Haulage Industry