Xpres Logistics is licensed by VOSA; we are licensed to own and operate commercial vehicles and trailers over 3500kg for hire and reward within the UK.
Xpres Logistics Limited carries a standard £100,000 goods in transit insurance, this covers your vehicles during transportation and for loading and unloading. Additionally, we also carry £1m of public liability insurance cover and our vehicles are covered on fully comprehensive policies.
Our vehicles are modern with Euro4 Compliant engines. As part of our operator’s licence our vehicles undergo regular safety checks as well routine vehicle servicing, this maintains maximum vehicle reliability. Tachograph's which record driving time, speed, rest breaks, etc. are fitted as standard and are a legal requirement as is driver sleeper bunks for our long distance vehicles.
Our vehicle transporters have payloads in excess 2.5 tonnes; so safe and legal payloads for even the largest modern vehicle is accommodated, whether it's a 4x4, MPV, even light commercial vans and chassis cabs.
Our business definition is Vehicle Collection & Delivery and not Vehicle Recovery. A recovery vehicle over 3.5 tonne can only legally transport broken down or accident damaged vehicles from the place of breakdown to a place of repair or scrapping or removing a disabled vehicle from repair premises to other premises for repair or scrapping. Any other purpose would be illegal unless they comply with laws applicable to non recovery car transport services, such as use of tachograph, operator’s licence, etc.
Recovery vehicles operating within a 100 km radius of their base are exempt from using a tachograph to record hours of driving, but must still comply with domestic driving hours rules. If a recovery vehicle operates the outside the 100km radius (even occasionally), it comes under the requirements of the EU Regs No 561/2006, EC Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive and must use a properly calibrated tachograph.
Vehicle Recovery companies enjoy many benefits but are not allowed to deliver working vehicles. BEWARE, unless your car or van is going to a repair garage or vehicle recycling centre it may not be correctly insured and the transporting company may not be trading legally.
Never automatically assume your vehicle is safe, ask questions. A good delivery company will always be helpful.
We would like to point out that there are many responsible, law-abiding companies transporting vehicles on a daily basis. It is a minority that seek the unfair advantage to gain profit.
VOSA, The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency sponsored by the Department for Transport provides enforcement services with the aim of improving the roadworthiness standards of vehicles ensuring the compliance of operators and drivers with road traffic legislation. VOSA’s traditional focus remains on Heavy Goods Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles and Light Goods Vehicles. They have the power to stop vehicles and check the relevant required laws are complied with.
Q. A transport company says they have a operators licence, can this be verified quickly?
A. On the windsreen close to the vehicle road fund licence a 'Goods Vehicle Identity Disc' should displayed. This should clearly identify the vehicle registration number, the operators licence number and a valid expiry date. No proof means there is no guarantee the operator can legally carry your vehicle.