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Posted 21.03.2018

What’s the blue label all about?

You may have noticed the blue label sewn into each part of Cargo Stop’s Ratchet Straps? These labels must be present for the strap to conform with the UK and European standard. Ratchet Straps do not comply with EN12195-2:2001 without a visible intact data label securely sewn to all detachable sections. This secures all the critical identification in case of a

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Posted 21.03.2018

Carrying out a load risk assessment

It is vital for businesses to do all they can to ensure employees are safe in their workplaces.

As with all areas of the health and safety law the employer has a duty to carry out risk assessments of employees. In order to protect the company and the health and safety of employees it is a legal duty of vehicle operating businesses to carry out

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Posted 21.03.2018

Taking care of ratchet straps

Ratchet straps are one of the best ways to secure loads during transport. They’re relatively easy to use and care for, and as ratchet strap experts, at CargoStop we know how to best take are of your ratchet straps properly to extend their life for as long as possible.

Our strong, yet lightweight, polyester straps are ideal for a

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Aquarius IT to sponsor FORS Members’ Conference 2019

Tachograph analysis software specialists Aquarius IT has been revealed as headline sponsor of the FORS Members’ Conference 2019. The comp ...more

UK businesses concerned about transition to alternative fuels

Allstar Business Solutions, the UK’s leading fuel management company, has revealed (18 September) that nearly 88% of fleet industry ex ...more

Bolton Brothers’ 50 years success

Paper and plastics recycling business, Bolton Brothers celebrated their 50th anniversary at Trinity Park in Ipswich where clients, supplier ...more

Licence lending spells end of vehicle operations for two businesses

Agreement between existing operator and licence applicant revealed payments for borrowed vehicle disc. Pay close attention to your licence ...more

Manoeuvrable Mercedes-Benz Arocs vacuum tankers clean up for Lanes Group Plc

The latest, highly specialised additions to the fleet of wastewater utility solutions and drainage leader Lanes Group Plc are based on 32-t ...more

RT Keedwell Group adds more curtainsiders to its vehicle fleet

Leading national transport operator RT Keedwell, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in business this year, has recently added 13 Cartwri ...more

Port of Tyne strikes new deal with Ringtons Coffee

A new deal with the Port of Tyne is already brewing up. 45 tonnes of coffee beans – enough to make 4.5 million cups, once roasted, have b ...more

A fleet of 32 new Volvo trucks are better by design for D Morgan plc

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire-based, D Morgan plc has added 32 new Volvo trucks to its fleet. The vehicles benefit from a number of new design i ...more

Launch of RAC Approved Dealer standard for used vans creates “new kind of proposition” in LCV sector

The launch this week of an RAC Approved Dealer standard for used vans and other light commercial vehicles creates a “new kind of proposit ...more

How tyre telematics maximise fleet efficiency

The transport industry is undergoing a digital transformation, with more and more technologies available to improve logistics performance. ...more


The ProHeavy Plus Edge Protector is the ultimate paper reel protection to be used in conjunction with the ProPole System. #LoadProtection


The ProSqueegee is dual action with a microfibre pad on one arm and soft rubber 250mm squeegee blade on the other.… https://t.co/yPtqoF6Vh2


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The ProScraper 45 has all the features of the standard ProScraper plus a head angle fixed at exactly 45° so that it… https://t.co/QjgKTQ5Fai


Pre slung loads can now be disconnected from a crane hook after loading a truck with 'Boots on the Ground!' Contact… https://t.co/5xjP5k296G

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