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At a seminar on 3 February, held by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at the offices of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in London, Jamie Frater, Senior Asset Manager London Container Terminal, Tilbury confirmed that LCT will not be turning customers’ containers away, even if they do not have a Verified Gross Mass (VGM) after the deadline on 1 July, 2016. 


Making FIDI more meaningful for members

Jesse van Sas is the new general manager at FIDI. Only a few months ago he had no idea where his career choice was going to take him. But now, he’s heading up one of the industry’s greatest and most respected networks. Steve Jordan caught up with him for a chat.

Companies need to be even more vigilant on compliance in 2016

According to EY, companies need to be even more careful about compliance issues in 2016 and its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) has announced its top fraud and corruption trends.

The Household Moving Company – from bedroom broker to Ireland’s newest FIDI member

The Household Moving Company was founded in Dublin by Brian Carroll in 2004.

New O Licence guidance

In mid December 2015 the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Beverly Bell released revised statutory documents relating to Operator’s Licensing. Ruth Waring from Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd advises commercial vehicle operators to acquaint themselves with the revised guidance.

Container Weight Verification: the insurance implications

Although The Mover published an in-depth article on container weighing regulations in December 2015, we believe the subject to be of such importance that a further reminder is justified. Here Matthew Gore looks at the subject again and includes his comments on the insurance implications of the new regulation.
It’s been over 30 years since Dale Armstrong bought a moving company in Toronto, changed its name to Armstrong Moving, and started building it into one of the country’s most successful moving organisations. Steve Jordan spoke to him to find out how.

How to recruit and retain telesales people

Many companies have sales leads that need to be followed up by telephone. But how do you find the right people to make the calls? Here, Darren Frostick, a director of Leading Edge Market Solutions gives his advice on how to recruit effective telesales staff.

The importance of online reviews

By Colin Martinho, marketing Head for Buzzmove.



Well fancy nobody spotting the beautiful David Clark, then of Robinsons in Oxford, in last month’s picture. Maybe the picture was a little old. This one is much newer, no more than ten years. But who is lining up the putt? If you know you could be the winner of a White and Company Red and Black watch. Answers please to


Saigon Van International donates moon cake funds to orphanage

Every year, to celebrate the Moon Festival Charity, the Saigon Van team has bought moon cakes to give to their valued clients.

John Mason International wins Graebel award

John Mason International has won the Graebel Relocation Superior Quality Achievement Award at this year’s Graebel Relocation Alliance.  

Low-price AdBlue® throughout Europe from AS 24

With AdBlue® prices in filling stations hitting around €2.00/litre from many outlets, particularly in the UK, when sold in 10L packs, hauliers throughout Europe should expect a better deal.

Arpin Group receives awards from Paragon Relocation

Arpin Group has earned two prestigious awards from industry partner, Paragon Relocation, due to its continued focus on delivering world-class customer service. 

Don’t be swayed by cheaper diesel

For a few months last year the price of diesel at the pumps dropped below that of petrol. That might have encouraged some operators to look towards diesel for small vans rather than petrol

France cancels plans for a truck vignette

French Secretary of State for Transport, Alain Vidal has announced that the government has abandoned the idea of a heavyweight vignette for trucks over 7.5 tonnes.

EUROMOVERS chooses QSS for quality certifications

EUROMOVERS International, the global international moving network, has announced the completion of its first quality certifications performed by QSS (Quality Service Standards Ltd) outside the United Kingdom.

Calais becoming a war zone - RHA

That's the stark warning from the Road Haulage Association Chief Executive Richard Burnett after the RHA received a picture taken on 31 January by a driver on the approach road to Calais.

Doctors to inform DVLA if drivers unfit

The General Medical Council (GMC) has issued guidance for doctors advising them to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) if patients are unfit to drive.

Harrow Green helps conquer Climate Change

Harrow Green has cut its carbon footprint per employee by 12 per cent in the last year, according to The Planet Mark, the certification programme provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project.

My round I think!

Tony Allen's topical monthly column.

74% of road accidents caused by driver error

Analysis of official data by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has shown that human factors continue to significantly outweigh other reasons for crashes on British roads.

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