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How Brexit will affect the haulage industry

How Brexit will affect the haulage industry

The sad fact is, we still haven’t reached a deal with the EU. With Brexit feeling very real and coming into effect on 1st January 2021, the small possibility of a “no deal Brexit” that was on the table as little as a year ago, is now looking like the most likely scenario.

So what does this mean for the haulage industry? As we’re sure you’re aware, haulage to places outside the UK will look very different next year and incur costs that we have never previously had to deal with. After a year dominated by COVID-19 and a hugely different landscape than what we are used to already, Brexit presents yet another challenge that UK and European haulage companies will have to face head on. Here are some changes to our procedure that will occur next year.

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How haulage companies tackle the Christmas demand

How haulage companies tackle the Christmas demand

In many fields, Christmas is not only the most wonderful time of the year, but also the busiest! Unless you specialise in swimsuits and sunglasses, it is likely that your demand will be heightened during the December period, so it is important to keep organised and efficient in your service at all times.

This is especially true in haulage, where many companies are placed under more strain than usual, with a 20% increase in online sales and shipping in the month of December. Whatever your freight may be, if you run a high quality pallet delivery service or deliver Christmas gifts to homes (just like the big man himself), sticking to some basic principles will help you to deal with the increase in traffic.

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Qualities to look for in an expert haulage company

Qualities to look for in an expert haulage company

Many haulage companies are in a very privileged position. Clients place a lot of responsibility on them to ensure that their load gets from A to B in a way that is safe, quick and efficient. Often freight can be in huge volumes and can cost a pretty penny! This is why all haulage companies should strive for the best possible service at all times, to keep our customers happy, and to allow their workflow to continue as seamlessly as possible.

One costly mistake from your haulage company could mean that more people are put at a disadvantage than you might think. With this in mind, we thought we would bring you some of our most valued qualities in an expert haulage company…

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Keeping safe on the road during long distance haulage journeys

Keeping safe on the road during long distance haulage journeys

Long-distance journeys can be exciting if you have the company of your family and you’re off on holiday. But, if you are an HGV driver, you very rarely get the luxury of companionship, and you can often be driving across the continent for long stints, alone.

As a result, it is important you keep your safety in check and take the necessary precautions to prevent losing concentration and, potentially, putting the safety of yourself and other road users at risk.

With this in mind, let’s discuss how you can best keep alert behind the wheel…

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Long Distance Haulage

Feeling nervous about your long distance haulage delivery?

Choosing the correct haulage company for your long distance delivery is not just ideal in ensuring your load reaches it’s required destination in adequate time and condition, but also gives you peace of mind. After all, this delivery could be crucial in ensuring that a process is done on time, so if you are concerned or have any reservations about the status of your delivery, then it is likely you have assumed correctly.

Here at John K. Phillips, we ensure that you will be in a position of comfort throughout the whole journey, so you can turn your attention to other more pressing matters. Here are some key fundamental qualities of our reputable St Helens transport company that can put your mind at ease when trusting us with your delivery…

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Why using a haulage company you can trust is so important

Here at John K. Philips, we have worked in the trade of haulage and transport for long enough to know that choosing the right company for you is the most important decision you will have to make. Trusting someone else to handle your products in a long-distance journey is sometimes necessary, but it doesn’t make it any easier!

Over our many years as a company, we have seen customers come to us with horror stories about how their products have been misplaced and lost forever, severely damaged, or even stolen. Which is why we can forgive you for being cautious about which company you decide on!

Here we take a look at some of your main concerns and how we address those concerns, here at John K. Philips. Continue reading

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How John K. Phillips has kept transport safe during COVID-19

As we start to return to a “new normal” after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies, including John K. Phillips, are now introducing hygiene practices that are here to stay. This is no different in the field of transportation and haulage, which has been tasked with “business as usual” whilst many other companies have come to a standstill. And, due to the sheer nature of the job being centred around transport and communication with others, we’ve had to change the way in which we do things to ensure the safety of both our drivers, and our customers.

Slight adjustments to our daily work have ensured that we can continue providing logistics solutions to the usual high standards, whilst adapting to the ever-changing times that we are living in.

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The do’s and dont’s of pallet delivery

If you’re new to the world of distribution, then you could be forgiven for thinking that pallet delivery is an optional extra. However, you may be surprised to know that pallet delivery services, like the ones we offer here at John K Philips, are actually the bread and butter of goods distribution all over the world.

If you’re a company or business owner that deals with importing, exporting or simply the delivering of goods, you are almost guaranteed to require palletised delivery at some point. But, without proper knowledge and understanding of these services, you could be unknowingly doing your business, and customers, a disservice.

As leading pallet delivery specialists in St Helens, we’re well placed to advise you on the common mistakes and misconceptions people make about the pallet industry. That’s why today we’re sharing with you some of the most important do’s and don’ts of pallet delivery services.

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Three ways the transport industry is becoming greener

Three ways the transport industry is becoming greener

There’s no getting away from the fact that freight services are absolutely vital for our survival as a country. Not only imperative for the business world, the transport industry is just as crucial for people from all parts of the globe to share, communicate and thrive. But how is this vital service impacting the world we live in?

As we become more aware of the impact that the travel industry as a whole is having on the environment, you could be forgiven for assuming that transport companies such as ours at John K Philips are part of the problem. However, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to protect the environment and have certain stringent rules in place to ensure our impact is as minimal as possible whilst being able to maintain the vital services we provide.

So, if you’re considering using a distribution company but are concerned about the impact it could be having, check out three ways we are working to lead the way in green transportation.

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Where to find wooden pallets for sale

In today’s world, recycling, reusing and upcycling is more important than it ever has been before. As a result, we are seeing more of a demand for materials which are both practical and economical – and wooden pallets are by far and away one of the most popular.

Typically made from pine, wooden pallets are fantastic for reimagining into quirky furniture. But what’s more, is their ability to offer a secure platform for holding and distributing goods.

Here at John K Philips, we have specialised in pallet transport for a number of years, and we’ve seen first-hand the range of benefits pallets have to offer. So, whether you’re planning on getting creative, or are looking for wooden pallets for sale to be used in the distribution of goods – you’ve come to the right place as we give you the lowdown on where best to obtain wooden pallets for your business needs.

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