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.
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…
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…
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…
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
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.
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.
Almost all businesses need to send a parcel to a client or customer at some point and, due to advances in technology, parcel delivery and courier services have significantly improved over the last few years. It’s now easier than ever to get your package to where it needs to be and, more often than not, they arrive on time and without any complications. But what happens if you need to transport hazardous goods and potentially dangerous materials? This type of transportation comes with numerous strict regulations and heavily policed rules and, suddenly, things aren’t so simple…