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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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Don-Bur assist the John Lewis Partnership with rebrand of vehicle fleet

Last month saw the exciting release of new livery on John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners commercial fleet which took to t ...more

Tructyre ATS formed to focus on heavy tyre operations

ATS Euromaster is to merge its heavy tyre operations with Eastleigh-based Tructyre, creating the largest national heavy tyre business in Br ...more

DAF XF gives extra lift to Askey fleet

H.Askey Transport has taken delivery of a DAF XF 480 6×2 tractor with single-mounted trailing axle, plus a PM 38.5SP crane to increase ...more

Welshpool logistics company secures Tabilo contract

Powys-based Speed Welshpool, a leading UK transport and third-party logistics specialist, has secured a contract with commercial furniture ...more

Continental Tyres appoints new Head of Fleet Sales

Tony Stapleton has been appointed as Head of Fleet Sales for Continental Tyre Group, with responsibility for all fleet business across the ...more

Ford & Slater apprentices pull DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer Trust

Last month fourteen apprentices from across DAF Trucks dealership group Ford & Slater, took part in a charity truck pull at Bruntingtho ...more

New FORS Standard unveiled

FORS has revealed the new FORS Standard at its annual Members’ Conference.   The new FORS Standard is the fifth iteration of the docume ...more

Volvo Group has detected premature degradation of emissions control component

The Volvo Group has detected that an emissions control component used in certain markets is degrading more quickly than expected, which cou ...more

New telematics integration capability combines real-time fleet information in a single interface

TomTom Telematics has launched a new version of its fleet management Software-as-a-Service solution WEBFLEET 3.3 which allows fleet operato ...more

Yodel’s customer feedback programme receives milestone six millionth response

UK parcel carrier Yodel is celebrating the six millionth response to its ‘Have Your Say’ customer survey. Over 7,000 Yodel customers a ...more


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