Category: Backline News

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Celebrating Success With Greg & Dean

April has been a fantastic month for Backline, with an array of successes to shout about. But we wanted to concentrate on two of our office-based staff this time.   So, with that in mind, we’d like to introduce Greg and Dean!   Greg Hyams Greg joined the Backline family in mid-2017 as a consultant… Read more »

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Driver CPC Set To Be Scrapped?

Is The Driver CPC Qualification Being Scrapped? Well, in short, no.   Sorry if we’ve disappointed you.   There has been plenty of speculation that, thanks to a number of factors, including the HGV driver shortage and the dreaded “B” word (Brexit), the Driver CPC qualification would be brushed aside to ease the path of… Read more »

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7 Simple ways to Accelerate your HGV driving career

Looking for some easy ways to accelerate your HGV driving career? We’ve put together this quick list of seven tactics to focus on now, to get immediate and powerful results.   Need more advice? Make sure you speak to one of our team or check out some of the great HGV training packages we have… Read more »

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Jamie Celebrates

Backline’s Bridgwater branch is proud to announce more training success with yet another of its core drivers passing their class 1 practical test.   Jamie Makin, one of the Bridgwater office core drivers was recently identified as a prime candidate to benefit from the Backline Elite Driver training programme. The objective of this scheme is… Read more »

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15 Top Logistics Events to put in your Calendar for 2019

Whether you’re a logistics company or supplier, Trade Shows and conferences are great places to meet new business prospects, catch up with old clients and learn about best practices.   They allow you to streamline your business by utilising current and new technologies, create efficient workflows and minimise costly errors.   So, we have put… Read more »

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Backline Branches: A Focus on Christchurch

The Latest Addition Backline’s Christchurch branch opened its doors in July 2018. Now that it’s well established, we’ve spoken to Harriet and Ian to find out a little bit more about what makes them tick so you can get to know the people you’ll be dealing with.   Off to a Winning Start – Congratulations!… Read more »

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Why we Love Reliable HGV Drivers (and you Should Too!)

Reliable HGV drivers; they are the unsung heroes of business. The backbone of UK Plc.   Committed and experienced drivers are integral to making sure deliveries arrive on time. This means customers get their orders, that materials are in the right place at the right time. They also ensure the supply chain runs smoothly, without… Read more »

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Driver CPC: Do You Know What You’re Getting?

What is Driver CPC? Let’s start with the basics (which you’ll already know). “Driver CPC“, aka “DCPC“, “CPC“, “Periodic Training” or, in some instances, “that [insert chosen combination of expletives] we’ve got to do on top of everything else” is the mandatory qualification required of all professional drivers of heavy goods and passenger carrying vehicles.… Read more »

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7 Myths About HIAB Training

Once you’ve got your HGV training done, you might be wondering whether it’s worth getting yourself HIAB qualified.   However, this is often thought of as an unnecessary expense. Old hands will tell you that the best way, no, the only way, is to learn is on the job. They might tell you it’s expensive… Read more »