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£100 million made available to tackle pothole damaged roads

Despite the fact that the UK is now basking in the sunshine and warmer weather, roads across the country still bear the marks left behind by the severe winter weather of earlier this year. Following extended periods of bad weather and numerous storms, including the ‘Beast from the East’, there are countless potholes marring the [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|

The importance of keeping drivers updated on plans for road improvements

For the driving and logistics industry effective planning is a key component to ensuring processes are streamlined and productive, from warehouse through to a driver reaching their destination. There are numerous things that must be established prior to a journey, not least ensuring that the route a driver is scheduled to take is clear. The [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|

How to ensure your HGV is ready for the journey ahead

Prior to the commencement of any journey using a Heavy Goods Vehicle, there are a number of things that a driver must check to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive. Government guidance states these inspections should be undertaken at the beginning of each driving day by the driver, or alternatively another responsible person. [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|

What could a HGV pay-per-mile scheme mean for the driving and logistics sector?

The Government is currently considering a pay-per-mile scheme to replace the current levy, which raises funds to cover the cost of wear and tear on our roads. The current UK Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Road User Levy is based on time spent on the entire UK road network, whereas other methods of charging HGVs, implemented [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|

How has next day delivery impacted the logistics sector?

The way we purchase products is changing, and logistics companies are having to work increasingly harder to keep up with the demands of modern consumers, who have come to expect much more from their delivery services. Gone are the days when businesses could state that deliveries will take place within a certain timeframe or by [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|

How to prepare your business for the Christmas driver demand

The logistics and driving sectors have already faced challenges that the end of each year brings, with Black Friday once again a huge success. However, as Christmas gets ever closer, businesses within these sectors must ensure that they are fully prepared for the Christmas period with regards to their driver and logistics requirements. This task [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|

EU Drivers’ hours and working time

EU drivers’ hours and the working time rules can be complex and how they work together has been a topic of extensive discussion within the industry. Even the gov.uk site admits the rules are complicated, yet it is crucial that those in the driving industry understand them fully and adhere to them. With this in [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|

DriveForce Welcomes New Managing Director

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Birkby as the new Managing Director for DriveForce.   Chris brings with him a wealth of experience from the recruitment sector, gained after serving for a number of years in the Royal Navy. Chris loves the fast paced, target driven environment combined with the buzz and team [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|

Refresh your knowledge of GB domestic rules on drivers’ hours

Are you as familiar as you should be with the rules on drivers’ hours? For many of us in the industry they are second nature but it is always worth refreshing your knowledge and ensuring you are adhering to the current rules as there have been changes during the last decade. For anyone new to [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|

What benefits will the planned road & motorway upgrades have for professional drivers?

A £6.1 billion programme has recently been announced by Transport Minister Jesse Norman for improvements to major roads across England. These improvements form part of the Government’s plan for upgrades to the road network in England, with £23 billion allocated to making the improvements. The improvements will go a long way to easing congestion on [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|