At North Notts Networking event this morning, Retford Golf Club, shame I’m not a golfer or I could have taken advantage of the venue. Marilyn in the office if anyone has a courier enquiry
Latest EU Regulations – Whole Vehicle Type Approval for light vans could cause chaos for van operatorsCourier Services, Europe, Light Haulage, Networking, Newark, Nottingham, Same Day, Uncategorized | No Comments
From 29th April next year, all light commercial vehicles will be subject to further inspection and will need to pass additional requirements for any modifications made to them.
from 29 April 2013 all light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes will come into scope of ECWVTA, requiring additional approval for any modifications made to them.
Almost all panel vans will have been modified in some way to equip them for work, whether it is ply lining, racking, lamp beacons or side-steps.
The BVRLA – the UK trade body for companies engaged in the leasing and rental of cars and commercial vehicles – is concerned that each vehicle would have to undergo individual re-inspection, testing and approval when the new regulations come into effect, causing chaos for traders and SME business van operators.
Another satisfied customer after our delivery to Bristol!
Thank you again for taking on the job yesterday at such short notice but I imagine that’s the name of the game & you’re well used to it! It’s very rare that we have to get samples delivered same day, probably about once a year, but we’ll certainly ask you next time.
Good advice from the AA
Winter motoring checklist
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best
Good morning every one, cold and icey out there – if you are travelling wrap up warm and take extra care
1)Batteries rarely last longer than five years. Replacing one near the end of its life can save a lot of time and inconvenience at the side of the road.
2)Antifreeze costs only a few pounds, but a frozen and cracked engine block will cost hundreds of pounds to repair
3)Keep the windscreen and other windows clear and top wash bottle up with wash/wipe antifreeze– if your vision is obscured through dirt, snow you could face a fine.
4)Make sure that all bulbs are working and that lenses are clean. In winter and Autumn you might need to clean lights after every journey
5)At least 3mm of tread is recommended for winter motoring, and certainly no less than 2mm.
6)Don’t reduce tyre pressures to get more grip – it doesn’t work, and reduces stability
7)Allow yourself extra time to prepare the car before you set off
8)Don’t Use a cigarette lighter to warm a key for a frozen lock. Don’t breathe on the lock, as the moisture will condense and freeze
9)Carry a blanket and shovel and make sure that your mobile phone is fully charged in case of emergencies
10)Remember Gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving – stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow.
Top ten tips for using a Sat Nav
- You’re driving, not the sat nav
If you commit an offence or have an accident It’s your fault, you can not blame the sat nav.
- Trust your eyes
Sat navs are a guide, People have been marooned in fords, driven into rivers and down railways because their sat nav told them to. If the road looks wrong, don’t take it.
- You know what you’re driving,
If you have a large vehicle or a caravan, don’t think that a road is suitable just because the sat nav tells you to go down it. Look at the road signs.
- Watch the road not the sat nav
A sat nav can give all sorts of information about where you are going, but is no substitute for watching the road.
- Don’t block your view of the road
The sat nav should be in your line of sight – You don’t want to have to look down or turn your head a long way, but it should not block your view of the road.
- Don’t try to programme the sat nav while driving
Always pull over before adjusting settings Programming on the move takes one hand from the wheel, two eyes off the road and a brain away from driving.
- Use all of the features
On a complicated, busy roundabout, spoken instructions are much better than taking your eyes off the road to look at the sat nav,
- Check the route is practical before you go
Is the sat nav taking you to the right place there may be more than one Farnborough? Hampshire, Warwickshire or Kent? If you put in the wrong destination, it will take you to the wrong destination. Does the route look right?
- Update the sat nav regularly
Keep it updated it needs to know about new roads, new traffic systems.
- Thieves like sat navs too
If it’s detachable, always take it out when you leave the car. Mounts or suction cap marks also attract thieves as they know that drivers who remove the sat nav from the window tend to leave it in the car.
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