Acclaim Invests in Brand New Collection & Delivery Vehicles

New Fleet June 22

Acclaim Logistics has expanded its fleet with two new 12 tonne collection and delivery vehicles which will support our palletised freight distribution service throughout the mainland and the Isle of Wight. Built upon Adams Morey chassis with bodies constructed by Solent Bodybuilders, the two new trucks are part of a continual refurbishment of vehicles at…

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The Importance of EU Drivers post-Brexit

brexit impact on businesses

The current HGV driver shortage is one of the most significant challenges facing the transport sector, with an estimated deficit of 59,000 drivers. Reasons given for the shortfall include an ageing workforce, low unemployment and difficulties in attracting younger people into the industry; however, a significant and growing reason includes a reduction in EU net migration, specifically in response to the UK’s proposed immigration policy changes, post-Brexit. We are not immune to these pressures at Acclaim, with our team of drivers including several EU nationals who will be affected by the policy changes resulting from Brexit.

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Why Are More Areas Banning HGVs from Driving on Rural Roads?

It is not uncommon for news articles to be published focusing on the chaos caused by HGV drivers attempting to drive on country lanes. In recent years, the number of issues reported has increased, with an equal rise in calls from the public to penalise those that break traffic regulations. For hauliers like us, this…

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Wightlink Warriors Go From Strength to Strength

As proud sponsors of Isle of Wight Speedway team, the Wightlink Warriors, we were delighted to hear that 2019 is shaping up to be their best season yet! The Warriors’ National League side has done incredibly well so far this year, winning the Cliff Peasley trophy in a high-profile meeting against Oxford and the Silver…

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Report Finds Increased HGV Speed Limits Have Improved Road Safety

What was the aim of the lorry speed limit change? Collisions involving heavy goods vehicles regularly result in road casualties, and one contributing factor has been found to be the difference in speed between HGVs and other road users. Following a series of reports reviewing data on road traffic accidents, the legal speed limit for…

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