A Day With St. Christopher’s School At Platts Transport

safety

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of enthusiastic students from St. Christopher’s School in Wrexham, eager to explore the world of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and road safety. At Platts Transport, we take pride in our commitment to knowledge dissemination and advocacy, especially in the realm of HGVs and road…

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National Lorry Week

National Lorry Week is back for its ninth year, brought to us by the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Every year, the RHA dedicates a week to celebrate the incredible contributions of the haulage and logistics industry, and to raise awareness with those from outside the industry too. RHA National Lorry Week is an event that…

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Truckfest 2023

Truckfest North West took place on Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th of September 2023 at the Cheshire showground near Knutsford – a transport festival in the UK centred around trucks and the haulage industry . Established in 1983, Truckfest has been delivering a great day out for families with car-crushing monster trucks, stunning lorries,…

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Platts HGV Visit with Mark to Sunray Day Care Nursery

We recently took a trip down to Sunray Day Care Nursery, local to our Wrexham HQ, to show the children one of our Volvo FH 500’s lorries. The children have recently been learning about different modes of transport at nursery, including lorries! You can never start them too young! Surely there’s no better way to…

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Chris shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur Of the Year FSB 2023

A huge congratulations to Platts Agriculture Director and Platts Transport MD Chris Whittaker for being shortlisted for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in Wales 2023! Chris Whittaker is 3rd generation Family Director at the Platts Group, and Managing Director of Platts Transport Limited. Platts Transport Limited was born…

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HGV walk-around checks  

This week’s blog focuses on the importance of safety whilst operating an HGV and more importantly the walk-around checks you must do before entering in the vehicle.  The walk-around checks consist of a series of specific observations of a certain part of the vehicle to ensure it’s all safe and compliant. There are 21 checks…

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The Top 6 Truck Gadgets Platts Transport Recommends…

HGV’s are full of modern technology which makes for more efficient driving, safer and more comfortable journeys. Our units at Platts Transport are well customised, with up-to-date gadgets and features… Read on to find out our top 6 picks…. Sat Nav  Firstly, the trusty sat-nav. It gets you from A to B quickly, efficiently, and…

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Wyke x Platts Collaboration

We recently received an invitation to visit Wyke Vehicle Wrap in Manchester, where Platts Transport lorries go from dull to dramatic, wrapped in their recognisable livery. Wyke Vehicle Wrap is a service that provides corporate signs and vehicle wrapping to clients all across the UK. They work with businesses to understand their requirements and produce…

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Some Changes in the Transport Office Team!

We’ve recently seen some changes in our Office Team, with some ‘congratulations’ in order! Tom Mortimer has recently been promoted from Operations Supervisor to Group Transport Manager – Congratulations Tom! Tom first joined Platts Transport back in 2021 as a Class 2 Driver, delivering animal bedding for sister-company Platts Agriculture Nationwide across the UK. Within…

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