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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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Multi-million-pound warehouse expansion bolsters Port’s market leading role in the UK steel industry

PD Ports has announced a multi-million-pound investment at Groveport in partnership with one of Europe’s fastest growing international st ...more

Speed Welshpool invests in team to grow the business

One of the UK’s leading transport and third-party logistics specialists, Speed Welshpool, has expanded its workforce with the appointment ...more

New e-Learning course for Warehouse beginners

A new e-learning course in Warehousing Fundamentals offers those joining the industry a comprehensive introduction to the basics in just 8 ...more

NewCold fills UK’s biggest deepfreeze Hunt is on for second UK facility

In the Spring of 2018, NewCold unveiled its newly-completed deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is the lar ...more

Channon chooses another tough Canter tipper from Rygor Commercials

The rugged reliability of his previous, “indestructible” 3.5-tonne FUSO Canter tipper meant that Craig Channon had no hesitation in tur ...more

Wincanton wins eFulfilment brief for Homebase

Wincanton has won a contract to provide a fully managed customer order delivery service for Homebase. The deal involves the provision of ca ...more

FORS golden hat-trick for Swain Group

Swain Group companies R Swain and Sons, Gatwick Group and Hallett Silbermann have delivered a golden hat-trick after all three achieved FOR ...more

Best CV Show to date for Aquarius IT

Aquarius IT has confirmed that the level of interest in ClockWatcher Elite at the 2019 CV Show has surpassed previous years, with lots of e ...more

Bibby Distribution drivers named UK’s best by Microlise

Two HGV drivers from Bibby Distribution have triumphed at Microlise’s Driver of the Year Awards, in recognition of their excellent perfor ...more

Carrier Transicold Vector® HE 19 Helps Castell Howell Put Emphasis on Efficiency

Carmarthenshire-based food wholesaler Castell Howell has become one of Carrier Transicold’s first UK customers to take delivery of the Ve ...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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