Posted on 15th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop
We are please to announce our further expansion plans by strengthening their southern support services network. Together with industry specialist Munihire we unveil our plans to add a purpose-built service centre in Horsham, Surrey.
Steve Hurd VT’s MD shares his expansion plans “We have a historically strong partnership with the team at Munihire. They are leaders in their field and have been at the forefront of safety for many years. Over the years our collaboration with Munihire has resulted in numerous awards, most recently the Chairman’s Awards for Excellence in Safety at the Highways England award. Our new plans are a natural progression for this partnership to strengthen our coverage in the south.
The company’s alliance will provide the southern region with a state-of-the-art workshop with the latest diagnostic equipment and manufacture trained technicians will carry out the installations and repairs of Vision Techniques innovative vehicle safety systems.
Lawrence Webster Munihire’s Operations Director commented “Service and maintenance are key priorities for us, all our vehicles meet the highest safety standards, our workshop caters for the full spectrum of vehicles specialising in road sweeper repairs. Our technicians have been working with VT products for many years and makes sense for us to work in partnership with Vision Techniques”
The new service centre will provide installation, service and repairs for vehicles within the waste, highways and construction sectors across the southern region by a team of qualified engineers. For more information call 01254 679 717
Posted on 5th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop
HGV drivers are actually some of the most careful drivers you’ll find out on UK roads. To qualify as an HGV driver, candidates must undergo extensive additional training to help them accurately judge and handle the vehicle’s significant size and weight.
Although this means they’re typically responsible, careful drivers, they’re not immune to human error, and one unfortunate but fundamental fact of HGV driving is that even the rarest and most simple mistakes have a much greater potential to cause harm than those of any other drivers.
Posted on 2nd Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop
We are currently looking for a project coordinator to work alongside our sales and services departments to ensure that our high customer service levels are maintained.
The applicant will need to have experience in coordinating resources, equipment and information as well as passing that information on when required, with the goal of organizing projects and getting them completed on time and within budget.
On a day-to-day basis, the project coordinator’s key responsibilities will typically involve maintaining project documentation, such as plans and reports; assigning tasks and controlling schedules; liaising the project’s progress to customers, team members and other stakeholders, providing a managed service and supporting our internal sales team.
We are looking for a reliable team-player to join our team with a strong work ethic who is eager to learn. This person should see themselves as a self-motivator who is quick to assimilate information with the ability to use their initiative.
Previous customer service, project planning, coordination & administration experience would be beneficial and a confident and affable telephone &email manner essential.
Must be numerate, computer literate, comfortable with Microsoft Office, Business Intelligence & CRM software’s.
This position is a key part within our business, so the right ‘can do’ attitude is crucial.
The role is full time, working Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm.
Typical job roles including but not limited to;
– Designing and controlling the project schedule – while ensuring deadlines are met
– Presenting updates to team members and end user representatives on the projects progress and value
– Delegating tasks through team members
– Tracking and communicating project risks and opportunities
– Proactively working with other project team members to understand the level and status of their workload
– Liaising with clients to determine the project’s objectives.
– Managed service
– Sales & service support
What we’re looking for;
– Strong analytical and logical thinking skills
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Have a positive approach; always looking for solutions
– Highly driven with exceptional attention to detail
– Passionate about technology and quality
– Excellent organisation and time management while being proactive with reporting
– Good inter-departmental communication
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
Project Planning & Coordination: 1 year (Preferred)
Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
GCSE or equivalent (Required)
UK Drivers (Required)
Posted on 2nd Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop
FTA has announced the 58 finalists in the running to win an accolade at the prestigious FTA Logistics Awards 2019, following a record number of entrants this year. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry and have become acknowledged as the ultimate celebration of one of the UK’s most important industry sectors.
We are excited to announce that our innovative STOPSAFE braking system has been shortlisted for the Most Innovative Product award.
The date is fast approaching for FTA’s 3rd Annual glittering awards. With full multimodal representation in the entries from road, rail, sea and air including operators, manufacturers, retail, logistics and supporting industries, it really is set to be the event of the year.
Steve Hurd tells us how excited he is about the nomination “ This is our second nomination for these awards, last year with BANKSMAN AUTOBRAKING and this year with STOPSAFE.
We’ve got to admit we were a little disappointed we didn’t win last year, however, we can’t win them all and we are hopeful that this will be our winning year. Being shortlisted again is very exciting and it’s fantastic that our new innovations are being recognised by the industry.
STOPSAFE will now be judged by the FTA’s boards which represents some of the country’s most influential logistic leaders, before the winner of each category will be announced at a celebratory reception and gala dinner at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Thursday 24 October 2019.
Table bookings are now open for the 2019 Logistics Awards Gala Dinner. To find out more, and book your place at the event, please visit