Archive for the Removals News Category

DVSA Tester Shortage

DVSA Tester Shortage Movers are increasingly finding it difficult to book annual vehicle tests, which has resulted in some trucks being taken off the road. Scott, from Central Moves said, “I’ve never had this before. I tried booking annual tests and couldn’t get booked in for several […]

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ULEZ Expansion

ULEZ Expansion On the 8th April 2019, an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in central London. Most vehicles will need to meet the tighter exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel within the ULEZ area. This area will be expanded to […]

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Social Media v Company Website

Social Media v Company Website   Recently, there have been discussions on social media about the value of company websites and the increased reliance on social media platforms for marketing. The argument against investing in a website is usually something like; “Everyone is on Facebook, so that’s […]

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Clean Air Zones

Clean Air Zones On the 11th May 2018, the London Mayor set out his “bold strategy to make London the greenest global city”. This, of course, primarily means stricter controls over vehicle emissions. The Mayor’s Environment Strategy includes bringing forward the introduction of zero-emission zones (ZEZ) from […]

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction According to a 2018 survey by consumer watchdog Which?, 10% of home movers experienced problems with their removals company. As with most surveys, there is likely to be a degree of bias in the data (and Which? subscribers may not be a precise representation of […]

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GDPR – Website Enquiries

GDPR  – Website Enquiries Most movers have a website that they use to gather information about prospective customers. Whether this is by means of a simple enquiry form or a more detailed quote request form, the data gathered can be used to identify an individual, so it […]

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A Quiet Year, So Far

A Quiet Year, So Far   For most UK domestic movers, business has been slow this year. The reasons are not entirely clear, but there seems to be too little interest in moving home, so not enough work to keep us all busy. We can only guess […]

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MOT Rule Changes – 2018

MOT Rule Changes – 2018   On 20th May 2018, the MOT will change to include three new defect categories. The new defect categories will be; Dangerous – A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. FAIL. Do not […]

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Driver CPC Training | Free Membership Offer

Driver CPC Training The Driver CPC is here to stay and the end of the first 5-year cycle is approaching. The next deadline is September 2019, which may seem distant, but to avoid repeating the last-minute panic of 2014, it’s a good idea to prepare now. Drivers […]

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AIM Membership Offer 2018

Join AIM and get the first year’s membership free.   The Association of Independent Movers is offering a full year of free membership to new members. This is a time-limited offer and is only available until 31st August 2018. New members will have access to the Members’ […]

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