Goods Transit Insurance – What Amount And Types Of Insurance Is Required As A Haulier?

Goods in transit insurance is insurance cover that protects the goods being transported as a haulier.  The insurance normally covers the haulier against the following: Loss Destruction Damage Theft Delays in delivery Loss Consequential loss for items delivered incorrectly The sum insured can include the value of the goods being transported, either by way of…

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Guide To Transporting Hazardous Goods As A Haulage Operator

For any haulage operator transporting hazardous goods by road, there are certain transportation regulations they must comply with.  The regulations are in place to minimise and risk and damage to the driver and others. The UN Model Regulations have classified the various transportation methods and assigned dangerous substances a class that defines the level of…

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Transporting Goods By Lorry From the UK To Europe – And Vice Versa – Post Brexit

The UK has officially left the European Union and this means the haulage industry has seen some significant changes post Brexit.  Since the 29th March 2019 HGV drivers in the UK are required to carry additional documentation to drive in the European Union. The following guide sets out the driver and haulage operator requirements and…

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New Start Operators – All You Need To Know About HGV Insurance

As we have seen in the last 18 months, HGVs are an essential and integral part of many businesses.  The transportation of goods has become a critical part of the successful running of the country, and it is therefore important that HGV operators ensure that they have appropriate insurance policies in place to cover their…

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How To Get An HGV Operator’s Licence

If you want to obtain an HGV operator’s licence it is likely that you have put things in place to start and operate your own HGV business.  Obtaining an HGV licence ensures that the HGVs within your business operate in a safe and proper manner, ensuring that goods are transported safely and in accordance with…

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Lorry driver shortage means bottleneck of ships at major UK ports

The current shortage of UK lorry drivers is resulting in cargo ships being rerouted from UK ports as they cannot be off-loaded quickly enough, sometimes meaning that that cargo ships are in UK ports such as Felixstowe for as long as seven days waiting to be offloaded. Huge international shipping companies such as Maersk are…

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HGV driver shortage down 17% say ONS stats

ONS publish their latest statistics on the HGV driver shortage which shows a 17% plunge in HGV drivers The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published their latest findings on the shortage of UK HGV drivers on the 19th of October 2021. Whilst the headline figures show a total shortage of well over 100,000 HGV drivers…

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How Can A Camera System Help Reduce HGV Insurance Costs?

Running and managing large or small commercial fleets is an expensive and detail focused task.  Fleet operators are under constant pressure to minimise operational costs whilst ensuring performance targets are met.  In-vehicle camera systems can help to reduce HGV insurance premiums. How Does CCTV Reduce Insurance Costs? CCTV can not only reduce insurance premiums but…

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Self-Driving HGVs – Are They The Future?

The Road Haulage Association have been issuing warnings about a shortage of HGV drivers for some time.  As the HGV driver shortage seems likely to continue, the question arises – are self-driving HGV’s the future, and can they plug the gap?  When self-driving HGV trucks were first mentioned many years ago they seemed to be…

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How Much Do HGV Drivers Earn In The UK?

The recent shortages of groceries, fuel, building supplies, and products across the UK have highlighted the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK.  Prior to this, the National Careers Service estimated that the average salary per year for an HGV driver was in the region of £19,000 for starters and £39,000 for drivers with experience. …

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