COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19

Following the recent concerns for public health, it is important to protect yourself and in doing so, those around you.

To help prevent the spread of viruses and assist our customers, we are advising the following:

WHEN ARRIVING ON CUSTOMERS SITES

there may be several checks, documents to complete or procedures for cleanliness etc to follow to assist with the prevention of its spread.
Please also allow extra time and assist customers in their processes.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for clarification.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU 

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport, using any public facilities or using the bathroom.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Drivers should take particular care due to visiting various locations during their working day
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who appears ill, especially with flu like symptoms
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the bin
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature / fever
  • if you have any symptoms above, of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. Please also contact Advance to make us aware of your situation if you are showing any symptoms so we can advise our customers or anyone else you may have been in contact with.

For further information go to the following:
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Advance Logistics Support & all group companies thank you for your cooperation with the above preventative actions.

Sheron Cummins

Managing Director
March 12th 2020

 

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Ross’s Road Trip

Ross’s Road Trip

Ross’s Road Trip

After a hectic summer

of teaching Driver Training Courses, Ross and his partner Tina embarked on a 2400 mile road trip through the Southern American states with an ultimate destination of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin Texas, what an adventure!

 

The trip began in late October in Houston where a huge RV was hired and the journey began, first stop Baton Rouge, New Orleans where the heavy Southern American accent was difficult to understand! It was an overnight drive to Birmingham, Alabama then onto Nashville for a two night stopover, where alligator was on the menu and was a must to try! The music acts were amazing and great food was enjoyed throughout. There was enough time for a small diversion for a pilgrimage to Jack Daniels in Lynchburg.

 

The journey continued through Memphis, Tyler with a grand total of 168 churches in the town, on to Huntsville with scenic countryside driving. The RV was overtaken by an immense 18 wheeler, despite doing 75mph in a 70mph limit he shot past at astonishing speed! Several other ‘small’ towns were visited and we shared a drink with the locals en route to the Formula 1.

 

Austin Texas was the last destination on the 2400 mile journey, where the Formula 1 was amazing. The racing was excellent, the track was walked and it was the best viewing from around the track, far better than Silverstone or Monza, where everything is restricted. Best of all they love the Brits, oh that and the donuts, so good that two was a must! Finally back to Houston and the long flight home after the trip of a lifetime.

Ross

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Advance 10th Year Anniversary Party

Advance 10th Year Anniversary Party

Advance 10th Year Anniversary Party

We Partied like it was 2009!

10 Years on from our MD Sheron setting up and taking the plunge during a recession to form ‘Advance’ it was time to party and celebrate 10 great years in business. We remembered and raised a glass to the very special and dear colleague Natalie Marsh, who was part of the company’s growth from the start and is very sadly missed.

 

Overstone Park in Northampton was our stunning venue, and what a lucky day with the weather…the sun was shining, and the rain stayed away. We launched the first ever Natalie Marsh Golf Cup Competition and our intrepid golfers played 9 holes, with some who have never swung a club before. Congratulation’s to Mark Toseland who won the overall cup and to Andy Swift who won the booby prize!

Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet, hog roast and tasty cupcakes and the drinks were flowing.

The celebrations continued with guests dancing the night away to the amazing bands, Room 10 and Natalies favourite, Empire, making it an incredible night.

We raised over £200 for our chosen charity- Cynthia Spencer, helped by Ross and Andy’s tuneful version of Elton John and Kiki Dee’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’! An amazing amount for such a great cause.

We would like to thank all our colleagues, drivers, clients and business associates who came along to celebrate with us, for what has been a wonderful 10 years and we look forward to many more!

You can visit

cynthiaspencer.org.uk

if you couldn’t make the party but would like to like to make a donation.

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Events Drivers

Events Drivers

Events Drivers

Did you know?

We have launched an exciting new opportunity to our brand portfolio, Events Drivers by Advance Logistics Support.

Would you like the chance to drive across Europe visiting some of the major cities and amazing views? We have opportunities for experienced drivers working on UK and European tours for major events and music tours.

Call us on 01788 577877 for more information.

See www.eventsdrivers.co.uk for more information and register your interest.

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5 First Time HGV Driver Tips

5 First Time HGV Driver Tips

5 First Time HGV Driver Tips

If you’ve just passed your HGV test, then you are well on your way to becoming a professional HGV driver. After all, you’ve got your qualification, which means you can go out there and get a job. But as a new driver, there are a lot of things you still have to learn. Some of those things will be specific to the type of driving you do, who you work for, or the vehicle you drive. But others are just down to experience – learning on the job and by making mistakes. But since large, heavy vehicles are involved, we want to help you minimise those mistakes with a few hints and tips.

Preparation Is Key

In almost anything in life, a little preparation will go a long way. When it comes to driving a HGV professionally, it’s vital. This isn’t a job that’s purely about hopping behind the wheel and getting from point A to point B. To succeed, there is a lot of planning involved from beginning to end, making sure you account for anything that could go wrong. Make sure you plan out the route you’re going to take, along with any alternatives in case you run into traffic, road closures or other issues that might need you to redirect your plans. You also need to plan out your timings, taking into account time for break, rest stops and refuelling time. The good news is this doesn’t have to be difficult – there are a number of apps you can use to help you plan your journeys, and doing so makes everything run much more smoothly.

Drink Lots

No, not alcohol. Not even coffee. Water. Dehydration is a very real problem for people in general, but for HGV drivers in particular. When you aren’t drinking enough, your body will tell you about it in a number of ways. Some of those include tiredness, dizziness and loss of alertness. Not good news for a HV driver in charge of a multi-tonne vehicle. So HGV drivers need to make sure they are properly hydrated at all times. Our tip? Invest in a big, refillable water bottle, and keep it in your cab at all times. Take regular sips throughout the day (since your body will only tell you you’re thirsty when you are already dehydrated). Fill it up when you need to, and force yourself to stay hydrated.

Check Your Vehicle Height

You’ve probably seen photos of videos of HGV’s that have got stuck in narrow or low bridges, running the vehicle and effectively getting wedged. While these may seem funny at the time, they are a very real problem for new HGV drivers. It’s a big vehicle, and it can be difficult to judge the height or width of it when you’re inside. It’s even harder when it’s not a vehicle you normally drive, or if you change HGV’s a lot. Out best tip to avoid this embarrassing mishap is to check the height and width of your vehicle before you set out every day, and make a note of it (even if that’s just a post-it on your dashboard). It means you won’t panic when you see a lot bridge and it can avoid mangling your HGV at the same time.

Take Breaks Often

You will be frequently reminded by your employer that you are required to take a certain amount of breaks each shift, and those breaks have to be a set length of time. Pay attention and make sure you take them. We know how tempting it can be to just ‘work through it’, particularly if you’re running late or on a tight deadline. But the problem is, without breaks you will get tired, suffer from fatigue and not be able to do your job properly. You will also be opening up yourself and your employer to legal action, since those breaks are actually legal requirements. So when its time for your break, make sure you do actually stop the vehicle and take a break. Walk around, stretch your legs and grab a cup of coffee. And if you start feeling drowsy at any point while driving, don’t hesitate to take a break.

Communicate With your Team

No HGV driver works in a vacuum, even if it can be a bit lonely at times. There will be a team behind you organising what you’re transporting, when you use it and even planning your deadlines – from both your company and the client. As the effective ‘go-between’, you need to maintain clear and regular communication with these people. It might seem like a bit of an effort, but building up a relationship with your traffic managers can make things run smoothly for your day-to-day.

ref: hgvtrainingcentre

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