Following the introduction of the most recent national restrictions on movement and business activities, we would like to provide clarity regarding Backline’s operations during this period. The government’s guidance on which businesses can open includes the Transport and Recruitment services sector supporting supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations, post offices and banks. This decision will enable Backline… Read more »
Do you have what it takes to become an HGV driver? Whether you’re ‘tramping’ across Europe or multi-dropping here in the UK, there’s nothing quite like the independence and pride that comes with being out on the road; the king or queen of your cab. HGV drivers are the backbone of our economy, keeping goods… Read more »
Since the company’s inception many moons ago, Backline has sought to establish itself as a specialist provider of temporary staff – providing unparalleled service to both its clients and workforce. Through concentrating its efforts within a specific sector, and by offering complimentary services such as industry relevant training and the use of its two… Read more »
To help you decide if the South West is right for you, here’s a detailed overview of driver jobs in each of our counties!
Having delivered Materials Handling Equipment training for many years under the ITSSAR banner, we have taken the decision to transfer our accreditation to another of the four Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) members. The ABA was originally set up in 2012, and works closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to produce recognised standards… Read more »
Our HGV driver recruitment tips give you a complete guide to finding and keeping the best driver jobs in the South West This easy-to-use guide covers the following: Finding your nearest HGV recruitment branch How to apply Employee benefits: what to expect Training and upskilling opportunities Top tips for career progression The… Read more »
When it comes to logistics and supply chain partnerships, supply chain managers are facing an unprecedented set of challenges as we learn to live with the profound changes and disruption caused by COVID-19. Whilst the economy has slumped by 20% and logistics sector has dropped by as much as 50%, we are also seeing… Read more »
Having done lots of HIAB work previously, I was fairly confident that I’d be able to handle a skip loader, although things weren’t quite as I’d expected! 07:20 I arrive on site, report to the transport office and get the keys to my wagon – a 2004 ‘reg Hino. Off I go to start… Read more »
The Good I suppose I should start this with a disclaimer: the multi-drop palletised delivery experience will vary massively between companies. Some are better organised than others and/or simply deal with less volume, which makes planning a much less onerous task and reduces the possibility of complications. This was one of the good… Read more »
We’re excited to announce that Online Driver CPC Training is here to stay. But how do you book in, and what other rules have changed?
Bag packed the night before, ready to head out the door for 05:45. My shift doesn’t start until 07.30 but I’ve got a 75-mile journey to do first. For some reason the construction and DIY sector seems to be booming right now, meaning we’re struggling to get enough crane qualified drivers to fill all the… Read more »
When it comes to Covid-19, it is worth remembering that the logistics industry is no stranger to disruption. Logistics operations for a large organisation can be vast, spanning dozens of countries and potentially hundreds of suppliers. These huge supply chains are endlessly optimised and, in many cases, can be driven to the point of… Read more »
Online Driver CPC Training Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have allowed training providers to move their training courses online. In a move that was welcomed by training providers and the Transport & Logistics sector alike, drivers now have the opportunity to attend training remotely. … Read more »
Let’s be honest. The COVID-19 outbreak has presented many individuals, companies and even the government with both numerous and significant challenges. The Logistics sector is a unique one – but one in which we have been operating for many years. Our understanding of it, including the people who make it what it is, continues… Read more »
Wondering how to become an HGV driver? For the right person, HGV driving offers excellent career opportunities. The online shopping and home delivery boom mean logistics has never been more in demand. And, with a national shortage of drivers out there, the good ones are never out of work [OK – we’ll make an exception… Read more »