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I am often surprised at the things we are asked to ship abroad. I was even more surprised to be asked by two different clients to ship sleds for them.

As you all know, we like a challenge and the packing up of the sleds and their freighting was pretty straightforward and the processes were similar. Their destinations could not have been further apart, however.

I was concerned to learn that Western European road transport firms have a shortage of nearly 150,000 qualified drivers and that the UK leads the way with unfulfilled jobs waiting for 52,000 drivers.

Supply chain analyst European Road Freight Transport published a report last month showing that of that 150,000 total, 127,500 jobs are available in just six countries; the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
In the report it states that Germany has a shortage of 45,000 while France has 20,000 vacancies.

I read recently about an unfortunate driver who was seriously injured when a full pallet landed on him as his truck was being unloaded.

Newport based Freight Movement was fined a total of £84,000 as a result of the incident as the driver, their employee, was hurt when a pallet loaded with 920kg of cardboard packaging toppled onto him from a forklift. He suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries.

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Important Notice 

Just to let you know we are open as usual following the Government guidelines.

We can continue to ship any goods we can at this present time although with flights, ships and trucks permitting. 

If you wish to deliver in or collect any goods, please just give us a call on the office number below, we’ll be happy to help. 
Stay safe and we’ll speak to you soon.

01452 729915