Stay safe on the roads this winter


Snowy Lorry

In recent years, around two thirds of the Highways Agency’s gritter activity has taken place from mid-January onwards and the past two weeks have already been extremely busy.

Now is a good time to reflect on your company’s winter preparedness and look at ways you can reduce the impact of severe weather to your operation. Looking ahead to February and March, weather to prepare for includes high winds and heavy rain, as well as snow and ice.

There is general advice from the Highways Agency, with regular updates on their Twitter and Facebook pages. More specifically, for the freight and coach industries, the Highways Agency has produced winter information sheets for distribution to drivers, plus posters to display in depots and fleet management offices.

As well as the information sheets there are posters you can display. One aimed at drivers and one for fleet managers.

Depot / truck stop poster: “Keep on trucking”

Poster for fleet offices: “Don’t get taken by surprise”



Remove My Car recycling target service recognised by BIS



Release date: 2nd February 2015

Vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car has had its ELV recycling target service recognised by the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
As of January 1st this year, a more stringent legal requirement was introduced to vehicle manufacturers and Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) requiring them to meet 95% recycling targets on end of life vehicles (ELVs).
Remove My Car has launched a new system dedicated to helping ATFs achieve 95% recycling targets. This is being made possible by providing an enhanced vehicle reporting system and significant post shredder residue contributions to Remove My Car’s extensive recycling network. Furthermore, this comes at no cost to affiliate members.
Remove My Car has been working with BIS who have recognised that the company has put sufficient processes in place to ensure that increased recovery targets can be achieved for obligated parties in 2015.
On a recent visit to inspect the post shredder processes by which this is achieved, Paul Hallett from the BIS environmental regulations team confirmed the recycling routes Remove My Car has secured to help ATFs meet their targets. Remove My Car’s network will now contribute significantly to the achievement of 95% recycling targets.
Remove My Car Managing Director Steve Queen said: “It’s a great achievement to gain this confirmation from BIS, which demonstrates Remove My Car’s ability to guarantee recycling targets for its members. We will continue to support and work with the ATFs within our network to improve the achievements of the recycling industry”.





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