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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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ABE looks forward with Truckfile digital recording

Herefordshire-based ABE Transport is enjoying smooth and easy recording of all vehicle maintenance data thanks to Truckfile digital worksho ...more

BIFA welcomes HM Treasury funding for customs training

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has welcomed ...more

New commercial vehicle lubricant reduces emissions, fleet downtime and component wear

Specialist oil, lubricants and treatments manufacturer, Millers Oils, has launched an advanced new, fully-synthetic commercial vehicle engi ...more

Teesport secures long-term deal with major UK manufacturer creating new jobs and investment

PD Ports, one of the UK’s major port groups, has signed a multi-million pound, five-year contract with British Gypsum, creating new jobs ...more

Lorry drivers sentenced to 18 months jail for Tabacco smuggling

Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed ...more

Collett & Sons deliver Willenhall Super Grid Transformer

A third girder bridge project in a four week period, this time the Collett & Sons team were off to Willenhall Substation. Having alread ...more

Agility to Invest $100M in ‘Shipa’ Digital Logistics Platform

Agility, one of the world’s largest logistics companies, said it will invest $100 million over three years to launch Shipa.com, a digital ...more

PD Ports looks to create future leaders with new degree apprenticeship

PD Ports has launched a new bespoke Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) with Teesside University to support the development o ...more

Christmas comes early for logistics operators after FTA pressure

The axing of the tolls at the Severn crossings this morning (17 December 2018) marks a historic moment for Anglo-Welsh logistics, according ...more

Toll free Severn provides festive boost for communities and business as UK Government brings an end to over half a century of charging

Drivers can travel for free across both the Prince of Wales and original Severn Crossing for the first time in 52 years from this morning ( ...more

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

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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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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

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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

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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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