Category: Backline News

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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 »

Avonmouth Upgrades Site Due To Success

Backline Avonmouth Thanks to continued growth, and a high demand for training, we are pleased to announce our Avonmouth branch has completed its move! Now based in a self contained unit on the Avonbank Industrial Estate, full details of the Branch can be found here.   The larger unit comprises a spacious office, with two… Read more »

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Christchurch Lands Branch of the Quarter Award

Congratulations Christchurch! We would like to say a massive well done to Harriet Morgan, Branch Manager, and Kate Higgins, Regional Manager (both pictured), for achieving the prestigious Branch of the Quarter award for Q3 2018!   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Christchurch branch officially opened its doors in June. It has already enjoyed significant… Read more »

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Nathan Cashes Out

Trés Bien! Congratulations to Nathan Dawson (Senior Sales Consultant, Plymouth) who fought off competition from 15 colleagues and randomly drew France in the Backline World Cup Sweepstake.   When France finished their World Cup campaign in style with a 4-2 victory over Croatia, Nathan was waving his newly acquired Tricolour furiously in celebration. With the… Read more »

Offshore Antics

AyeAye, Cap’n! Friday 6 June was an absolute scorcher! Temperatures across the South West were approaching 30oC and the breeze was comparable to the drag created by a large butterfly passing at a few hundred metres.   It was also the date of Backline’s Summer social event which, this year, was a trip on the… Read more »