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The Importance of EU Drivers post-Brexit

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 ...
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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. ...
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Hospice Wedding Plea Answered by Acclaim and Friend of the Animals

Earlier this month, we were delighted to assist with an urgent appeal from Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull, Birmingham to deliver two wedding dresses from the Isle of Wight to the Hospice in time for a very special wedding. Newport-based charity Friends of the Animals was made aware of a ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Brexit Impact on Businesses in the Logistics Industry

For the transport and logistics industry there has been endless speculation on how Brexit will impact the way we trade with the EU, with potential repercussions cited across all areas of the supply chain. Although Brexit discussions are ongoing, the FTA has reminded logistics businesses not to be ‘lulled into ...
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Where should you begin your logistics career?

Most people would automatically assume that a logistics career means a life on the road as a HGV driver. However, we know that this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, the transport and logistics industry offers an incredible range of roles. There is always something to suit your ...
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Meet our new office manager, Luke Adams!

Acclaim’s recently appointed Office Manager, Luke, tells us about his new role, how he came to be appointed to this position and why he loves working at Acclaim Logistics!   When did you first join Acclaim Logistics? I’ve been working for Acclaim for over 5 years now but have actually ...
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Are you confused about pallet sizes?

With pallet networks typically defining pallet sizes (and therefore prices) according to different weights and dimensions, it is not always easy to establish the correct (and most cost-effective) way to declare your freight. For example, your consignment may be classed as comprising one or more of any of the following ...
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We’re expanding our fleet!

We’re delighted to have taken delivery of another new trailer to support the continued growth of our UK and European pallet delivery and Isle of Wight operations. 2018 saw Acclaim’s UK distribution services go from strength to strength with rapidly increasing volumes of freight passing through our distribution centres both ...
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