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Why we didn’t go to Multimodal this year


We feel the need to mention the reason we didn’t make it to Multimodal this year. The reason was………..we were just too busy! It really was a case of all hands on deck, which we love...

Our OM Donna is walking the (very long) walk for breast cancer


Why bike when you can run? Well if you're going from London to Brighton I'd probably choose the car or train. But our Office Manager has raised the bar and set herself a new goal this year of...

A duty which could ruin you


It appears HMRC is increasing its attempts to target warehouse keepers and hauliers who, unbeknown to them, are handling excise goods where the duty is unpaid. News from Lloyds List quotes the UK...

London Gateway gets a lift


It was announced this week that the new London gateway port, currently taking shape for a Q4 opening, is installing the first of 40 state-of-the-art automated cranes. One of the key points we noted...

Winter tyres are snow joke!


Do you have winter tyres yet? If not don’t worry, you’re in the majority. But with many European counties having compulsory use of winter tyres, should we in the UK be having a think about it...

Snow warnings across UK


We've been waiting for this and now it's finally here. Serious snow! The Met Office has issued a rare red warning for some areas in the western regions. We're busy updating customers of any...

Xmas opening hours


We are working with skeleton staff over the Xmas period. All operational staff are on mobile call and our main office hours are as follows:- 24th December 2012: 08.00 hrs - 13.00hrs 25th...

Thank you to all for a great 2012

Dear Customers, suppliers, ladies and good fellows, We would like to thank you all for your exceptional support in 2012. It proved to be a very exciting and fast moving year for us here with...

3p rise in fuel duty scrapped


Chancellor George Osbourne has announced today in his Autumn statement that the troublesome hike in fuel duty has thankfully been axed. Followers of our news feed and various editorials will know...

The customer survey form heads out


Yes it's that time of year where we eagerly await the results of our customer surveys. These forms contain such vital information from our customers in shaping how you experience our service in the...

The dawn of the HGV Road User Levy


Next Tuesday 20th November sees the HGV Road User Levy Bill revisited with a second reading in Parliament which, should it continue to receive support from MPs, see it become law from April 2014...

RIP Mr Dempsey Boyd – Recognising a true gentleman in the transport world


I received an email today about an 85 year old man I knew nothing about who passed away on 29th October 2012. His name was Dempsey Boyd, Chairman and founder of Boyd Bros. Transportation located in...

TECH: The race to translate phone calls heats up


It seems the holy grail for firms working globally, where everyone can discuss business in their native tongue regardless of language barriers. In Japan, NTT Docomo looks first to market with an...

Webtrack take up increases in 2012


It was last August 2011 that we began trials of our Webtracking software. One year on and we're happy to report the uptake has been fantastic and the software has been freeing many of our customers...

UKTI is Open to Export


For small and medium sized companies looking at international markets, now could be the time to start investigating. The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) supported by our PM David Cameron has...

Signing off from a hugely successful games


We're almost at the end of an intense but worthwhile logistical awareness and planning campaign. Having seen quite possibly the best Olympics and Paralympics in history it is essential that we, as...

The Paralympics are coming – 29th August 2012


Hot on the heels of the hugely succesful London 2012 Olympics come the London 2012 Paralympics. An event promising to display true grit and the determination of the human spirit. It is already a...

A fantastic Olympics ends with a new beginning for us


It's a glorious Monday morning here at our new office. With the Olympics finally under our belt we can be satisfied and proud that all the logistics preparation paid off. Whether in the transport...

Emergency numbers for 10th August 2012


Tomorrow 10th August 2012 we are moving into our new premises. During the day we expect to lose landlines temporarily as our main number itself is being moved to a new exchange. See you on the...

Gremlins surface but ORN now in full swing


There's gremlins and there's gremlins. Our website is currently experiencing a few animation difficulties which is being attended to as we speak. We hope to have it back in all its Olympic glory...

We are moving! Friday 10th August 2012


Yes it’s true, we’ve finally purchased a nice two floor unit which will allow for future expansion as well as road access for trailers. It’s also within very close proximity to Felixstowe...

UK preparations roll into motion


The first of the ORN (Olympic Route Network), the M4, opens today. If you’ve been following us you’ll know that one lane of road on the ORN gets exclusive use for members of the ‘Games...

Olympic preparation rundown


Don't tell us you haven't started planning yet??!! We understand, it's easily done when you're busy concentrating on your day to day business and from the many calls we have made to customers it...

Planned 3p fuel duty rise scrapped

In a move which is sure to give a sigh of relief to UK hauliers everywhere, the government has announced it will not go ahead with the planned 3p fuel duty rise this summer and will freeze it for...