Safety & Security
As a green OCRS (Operator Compliant Risk Score) transport company, Cargo Express take priority in keeping material, drivers and vehicles safe and secure always. FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) accredited for three years running, we go above and beyond the legal standard.
We ensure we do everything required, and more, in order to maintain our high levels of vehicle safety performance as well as driver tacho compliance.
With an in-house work shop and trained staff, including a dedicated fleet manager, our vehicles are always running to the highest standard.
Cargo Express operate a wide range of vehicles and trailers, with over 90 owned vehicles on the road at any time.
Whether in our in-house work shop, or outsourced to more specialised garages, we inspect and maintain vehicles above and beyond the standard.
Vehicles are inspected every 5 weeks, a week earlier than the legal requirement set out in the “DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Guide to Roadworthiness”. Providing vehicles that are safe and roadworthy for our drivers.
Trailers are inspected every 8 weeks, four weeks earlier than the legal requirement. Safety and security are crucial for delivering material day in, day out.
Vehicles below 3.5 tonnes are also inspected every 8 weeks, although there is no legal requirement, we have pride in our fleet and want to ensure they are to the best standard possible.
Walk around checks on vehicles are completed by drivers at the beginning and end of each shift, electronically sending every report to the transport team to analyse. These reports also sync to the driver’s tachograph records to provide transparency to everyone looking into our vehicle safety.
All drivers are assessed and inducted before setting foot in a vehicle. Cargo Express allow only the best drivers to join our team.
All our drivers abide by the EU tachograph and working regulations laid down in the EC Regulation (EC561/2006) rules.
Cargo Express provide all drivers with opportunity to renew their CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training, ensuring everyone is up-to-date with the laws and have clear understanding of how to be safe while working and on the road.
Many members of staff are also International CPC compliant, with regular training sessions provided.
Drivers are trained through the Drive Compliance Reporting System (DCRS) to ensure EU tachograph and working regulations are kept to standard.
After driver and vehicle safety, the customer goods are priority. Making sure material is in the same condition from the moment it is collected to the moment it is delivered.
Material is always strapped and secured by drivers as part of their legal duty to ensure the safety of the load.
Vehicles are maintained and inspected to a high standard, ensuring once goods are collected, they are travelling in the most secure possible manner.
Goods that enter our warehouses are scanned and identified, with weighing scales available to ensure they are loaded onto the most appropriate vehicle for our clients.
Our customers are welcome to visit and inspect our warehouses and vehicles for ease of mind that their product is in safe and secure hands.
TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS &
Cargo Express are one of the UK’s leading logistical transport companies, we design and implement flexible, efficient and industry-leading solutions bespoke for each client.
24 hours a day 7 days a week, our trained and skilled transport managers are on call to assist with customer requirements to provide logistic, transport and warehousing solutions to ensure our customers receive maximum benefit from an integrated logistics and transport solution.
Cargo Express take pride in our knowledge and understanding of customer’s requirements, providing honest and accurate information for each delivery, pallet and consignment.
FORS accreditation shows that Cargo Express achieve exemplary levels of practice, in safety, efficiency and environmental protection. We are audited annually by FORS to make sure we are still providing this impeccable service.
We provide our drivers with a safety induction at the beginning of their time at Cargo Express, this is regularly reviewed and done. We provide drivers with CPC training at our cost, as well as management international CPC training for our office staff. Our fork lift drivers are also put through regular training and tests. We frequently put our best and most dedicated drivers through their various C1, C and C+E tests.
We are proud of our long standing and maintained green OCRS score, this stands for, “Operator Compliance Risk Score” which is used to calculate the risk of an operator and their general road-worthiness by the DVSA.
You benefit from our experience in delivering effective solutions to the complex global supply chains of some of the world’s biggest corporations.
You benefit from every innovation, whether it involves a simple extension to our logistics solutions, or development in warehousing.
All of which explains why you’ll find the team of outstanding support at Cargo Express are ready to apply their passion for solutions in support of your business.