Posts from June 2023

Understanding the Logistics of Your Removal Company's HGV 
Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but have you ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes efforts involved in transporting your precious belongings? 
Here are the logistics of your removal company's Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) to help you appreciate the intricacies of the process. 
When you hire a professional removal company, they need to go through several hoops, both financial and practical, to ensure a seamless moving experience for you. key points: 
1️⃣ Operators License (O Licence) Application: To operate an HGV, the removal company must obtain an O licence. This process includes a financial check to ensure they have the necessary funds for maintenance and repair. 
2️⃣ Qualified Transport Manager: The company must appoint a qualified person as their Transport Manager. This role incurs a substantial monthly cost but ensures compliance with regulations and smooth operations. 
3️⃣ Parking Facilities: Suitable parking facilities for the vehicles must be provided, incurring additional monthly costs. These facilities ensure the safety and security of the HGVs during the moving process. 
4️⃣ Maintenance and Vehicle Checks: Regular maintenance is crucial. The removal company must have a maintenance provider and implement full vehicle checks every six - thirteen weeks to ensure their fleet is in optimal condition. 
5️⃣ Driver Regulations: Managing drivers' hours, breaks, and rest periods is vital for their well-being and compliance. Drivers are limited to nine hours of driving time per day, with specific overnight and weekly rest breaks stipulated. 
6️⃣ Driver Compliance Monitoring: A robust system must be in place to monitor driver compliance, ensuring that all driver rules and regulations are followed diligently. 
7️⃣ Vehicle Roadworthy Checks: Before hitting the road, drivers must complete a vehicle roadworthy check every day. This ensures that each vehicle is in tip-top condition for your move. 
These are just a few of the many restrictions, rules, and financial costs involved in running an HGV for a removal company. 
By understanding and appreciating the efforts required, you can better value the services we provide and have peace of mind during your move. 
So, when you see that moving lorry arrive at your doorstep, remember the meticulous planning and resources invested to make your relocation as smooth and efficient as possible. A reliable removal company with a well-maintained and properly licensed HGV is truly a valuable asset. 
Choose a Stress-Free Move - Choose us! 
Alltranz offer: 
A flexible service 
Cost effective rates - a service for every budget 
Specialist equipment to move high value items such as cars, pianos, and hot tubs. 
We are environmentally friendly and re use and recycle 
A holder of waste carriers licence 
International CPC holder for those overseas moves. 
Members of governing bodies 
If you are planning your next move call us on 01327 876007 for a quotation and to check availability. 
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