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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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Pedal power carries big-hearted Mercedes-Benz Vans cyclists to a new charity triumph

The Mercedes-Benz Vans ‘chain gang’ have done it again, pedalling the gruelling 62 miles between Manchester and Blackpool to net anothe ...more

Samskip picks Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as Group CEO to lead customer-focused logistics strategy

Pan-European transport service provider Samskip appoints Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as the Group Chief Executive to execute growth plans based on ...more

Fairport goes against convention with DAF hook-loader

Fairport Containers, part of the Fairport Engineering Group, has taken on its first ever DAF. The XF 450 FAR – a 26-tonne GVW, tag-axle, ...more

Highways England goes multilingual with roadworks signs

Electronic message signs have gone multilingual in a ground-breaking initiative to improve roadworks information for lorry drivers. Highway ...more

Volvo Trucks go west with Loch Shiel Garage

Located in the most westerly peninsula on the British mainland, Loch Shiel Garage of Acharacle, Argyll, has taken delivery of a high specif ...more

Women take the helm of FTA’s Northern Ireland Freight Council

Two women are leading the fight for the logistics industry in Northern Ireland, following their election to FTA’s national Freight Counci ...more

Lynn Star chooses new DAFs from Ryder as contract hire package ‘too good to say no to’

Norfolk-based logistics operator Lynn Star Distribution has sourced 13 new DAF vehicles under contract hire from Ryder, a leading independe ...more

Multimodal another triumph for Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport Ltd once again had a significant presence at Multimodal 2019 following its successful attendance at the exhibition last ...more

Downton bolsters Tiger fleet with 100 tri-axle curtainsiders

Leading UK logistics fleet operator, CM Downton, is midway through a programmed delivery of 100 new tri-axle curtainsider trailers from Tig ...more

Removal company’s 30 years success in global relocations

Removals company, Matthew James, celebrates 30 years of service in the global relocations sector.  The company started in 1989 and has sin ...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


Give us a call! You can call the office anytime from 6:30am - 4:30pm and one of the team will be very willing to as… https://t.co/enXOYandIY


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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