Category: Backline News

Backline Exeter Outbase Renovations

TEAM PROMOTION BOLSTERS THE OUTBASE EXETER EXPERIENCE

While the team prepares to unveil the refurbishment and renovation work that’s been happening on site, Kelly Hughes, Manager at Outbase Exeter is pleased to announce that there’s a new addition to the team.   Tony Oldham who started his journey as a Van Driver with Backline over two years ago has recently re-trained as… Read more »

BUSINESS CONTINUES TO GROW AT OUTBASE EXETER

A long-standing client that has been using Outbase Exeter for over 10 years will be increasing their service requirements from March onwards, demonstrating the importance of cultivating key client relationships.   As well as using Exeter as their Outbase facility, this particular client – a national distributor of DIY goods – will also be parking… Read more »

Backline Kat Goff

CELEBRATING LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH

TRANSGENDER LORRY DRIVER, KAT GOFF TELLS US ABOUT HER GENDER TRANSITION JOURNEY   The transport and logistics business is often seen as a very masculine industry, with the nature of the work and the driving conditions deemed as not suitable for women, although if you read our interview with Nicky Ryder you’ll know that these… Read more »

Backline Exeter Outbase Renovations

NEW YEAR, NEW YARD

The health and safety of drivers is always a priority at Backline, but especially at Outbase Exeter which is used as a stop-gap for long distance HGV drivers working within EU regulations.   The transport and logistics industry regularly comes under scrutiny for the working conditions of HGV drivers, but for the team at Outbase… Read more »

OUTBASE EXETER: THE #1 CHOICE FOR THE BUSY CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Outbase Exeter is working around the clock to support their clients where needed this Christmas to ensure deliveries aren’t disrupted at the most crucial time of the year.   Despite the twists and turns we’ve all navigated this year, the retail and distribution sectors are incredibly busy, keeping shelves stocked and fulfilling the increase in… Read more »

The 9 best (AND WORST) locations to be an HGV driver

There are more than 183,000 HGV driving jobs in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).That’s plenty to go around.   However, each region has different job opportunities with different industries playing key roles in local economies.   This means that while demand for drivers in the UK is certainly up, not… Read more »

Topps Tiles

Backline Comes Out On Top For Topps Tiles

Once again, the team at Backline Outbase in Exeter is proving how important it is to maintain a strong reputation, after signing a minimum six-month contract with Topps Tiles, thanks to a referral from a contact at Wincanton.   Topps Tiles is the UK’s largest tile specialist and will be using Exeter Outbase as a… Read more »

Flying the Flag for Female Truck Drivers

The haulage industry is traditionally seen as a male dominated industry and the figures speak for themselves. Out of the 315,000 registered truck drivers in the UK, only 2,200 are female and only 1% are HGV drivers.   However, this is starting to change and at Backline we’re proud of the female truck drivers we… Read more »