Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133297)
 Advice (160829)
 Affiliate Programs (34734)
 Art and Culture (73673)
 Automotive (145656)
 Blogs (75029)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17128)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328337)
 Business News (426310)
 Business Opportunities (366258)
 Camping (10960)
 Career (72763)
 Christianity (15841)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115054)
 Computers (241950)
 Construction (38993)
 Consumer (49679)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20383)
 Dating (45774)
 EBooks (19685)
 E-Commerce (48195)
 Education (185189)
 Electronics (83491)
 Email (6390)
 Entertainment (159824)
 Environment (28933)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5445)
 Ezine Sites (1554)
 Family & Parenting (110898)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196384)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310266)
 Fitness (105930)
 Food & Beverages (62851)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30218)
 Gardening (25085)
 Government (10513)
 Health (629292)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44032)
 Home Business (91544)
 Home Improvement (251324)
 Home Repair (46116)
 Humor (4816)
 Import - Export (5450)
 Insurance (45126)
 Interior Design (29545)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190974)
 Internet Marketing (146310)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80460)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20840)
 Marketing (98750)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26999)
 New to the Internet (9476)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129613)
 Organizing (7802)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38081)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12671)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126613)
 Recreation & Leisure (95259)
 Relationships (87450)
 Research (16157)
 Sales (80313)
 Science & Technology (110163)
 Search Engines (23447)
 Self Improvement (153090)
 Seniors (6230)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49280)
 Software (82968)
 Spiritual (23461)
 Sports (116075)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34064)
 Travel & Tourism (307206)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13422)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56804)
 Website Promotion (36557)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35762)
Author Spotlight
ANISH SAH

My Name is Anish Sah, I am an Internet Marketing and SEO Expert, Social Media Guru and young Entrepr...more
JENNIFER HISIR

The artisans of copperreflections.com have been making handmade copper jewelry and unique gift ideas...more
SHWETA SINGH

This article has been written by a verified author, Shweta Singh. She has been in the business of wr...more
AMIT TIWARI

Amit Tiwari is a Digital marketing expert with over 4 years of experience and a wide variety of know...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more


Getting More from Highways England by Laura Jeeves






Getting More from Highways England by
Article Posted: 11/28/2018
Article Views: 290
Articles Written: 3762
Word Count: 550
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Getting More from Highways England


 
Automotive
Highways England is one of the most important professional bodies for those making a living as a courier driver, as it controls all the major motorways and main A-roads in the UK. Sadly, according to a recent survey by the watchdog, Transport Focus, many in the industry are unhappy with the work it does. Read on for a list of issues and some information on how Transport Focus intends to work moving forward.

The Survey

The 2018 Logistics and Coach Manager Survey: England’s Strategic Roads was put together by Transport Focus to examine how those working in the industry rated the performance of Highways England. Business representatives at all levels were asked for their opinions, and were able to identify key problems as well as expressing general levels of satisfaction and dissatisfaction. The responses are likely to be unsurprising to a courier driver with experience of the issues.

Key Findings

The results are not pretty for Highways England. Over a quarter (26%) of managers were dissatisfied with how Highways England served their business, and only just over half (52%) reported themselves satisfied. Even worse, two out of five organisations said disruption on the roads threatened their business.

Road Surface

HGV operators were especially unhappy with the quality of UK road surfaces. As any courier driver knows, poor surfacing can push up operating costs significantly, increasing wear and tear on vehicles and leading to increased need for repairs. In addition to harming business, all this can make operators’ lives difficult, leading to long waits for maintenance and scrambling to make up for delays. Unsurprisingly, Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith drew attention to this in his remarks, noting that ‘almost one third’ of managers surveyed commented on this problem.

Roadworks

Complaints about roadworks came in a close second, with businesses and managers demanding more, better and quicker information on disruptions - both before the fact and in real time. Any professional driver knows the stress of recalibrating routes and timings while on the road. Moreover, as Smith points out, many works extend journey times ‘at night when so much freight is on the move.’ And all these problems are made worse by the need to take into account regulations governing how many hours a driver can spend on the road.

Services

The survey also found dissatisfaction with the quality of roadside services, which are seen as too expensive and with too little parking and insufficient security to ensure a HGV or courier driver could safely leave their vehicle during a rest stop.

Looking Ahead

It would be easy to view all this as simply an indictment of Highways England’s road management. But Transport Focus insists there is a silver lining. The group is determined, it says, to pressure Highways England to take account of these issues going forward, especially ahead of the next road investment period (2020-25).

While these responses clearly raise issues, they also give Transport Focus the data it needs to make demands of Highways England.

Author Plate Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world's largest neutral trading hub for same day courier driver work in the express freight exchange industry. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

Related Articles - Courier, driver,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
LANCE CHAPMAN

An experienced, resourceful and highly motivated IT professional, with a proven record of success in...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
ANITA WAGGONER

Anita Waggoner grew up in a small town in Eastern Washington. She attended business-college in the S...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more
MICHAEL MIFSUD

Michael Mifsud was a House of Commons Commonwealth correspondent at the age of 16. He published Brit...more
TREENA MURPHY

Warm greetings to you!! Hello there, my name is Treena (Smiley) Murphy I am a part time blogge...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license