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Author: Lee Mabbutt

A great opportunity for experienced vehicle inspectors

VQS are looking for vehicle inspectors that can be based out of Huntingdonshire for an April 1st 2022,start. Applicants with considerable experience are required to fulfil an exciting long-term contract for a major global Manufacturer. Working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday operating normal office hours. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a full… Read more »

Using the chase car model is delivering a strong solution in 2022.

Trade plate drivers are important team members. Good drivers are in short supply. They deserve to be treated fairly. VQS believe the days of relying on lift sharing, using public transport, or using a client’s vehicles for shuttling drivers should be discarded into history. Both road and rail transport is still inconsistent in its timetabling… Read more »

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VQS Expands Its Vehicle Transporter Fleet

The UK Fleet industry continues to increase demand for vehicle transporter services, specifically with moving Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV’s). To help meet their client demands VQS have expanded their transporter operations with additional truck and trailer combinations. The trailers are fitted with electric winches, full width tail panels, assistor ramps and the triple axle configuration… Read more »

VQS Are Looking For Vehicle Inspectors

VQS have an enviable reputation for delivering high-volume high-quality inspections for blue chip clients that include vehicle manufacturers, leasing companies, vehicle remarketing suppliers and finance institutions. As our operations expand, we have multiple opportunities to join our team of 40 experienced and qualified inspection staff. We have an immediate requirement to expand our coverage in… Read more »

A return to normality?

The last two months has seen slow but significant return of PCP, PCH and Business Lease contract returns. Great…we are getting back to normal. Not quite. The recent hike in used vehicle values has put inventory owners under increasing pressure to return stock to the marketplace with increased vigour. Contract extensions which have historically bee… Read more »

VQS are looking for opportunities in Scotland.

Our logistics operation moves vehicles from Scotland and the Borders into England daily. We have a dedicated, Glasgow based, team of experienced full time trade plate drivers who have flexibility to move vehicles into the M8 corridor from England and the Borders. We are also looking for a small amount of space in a secure… Read more »

Are you willing to pay up to 35% more for your trade plate movements?

2 weeks ago, we asked this question on LinkedIn It received over 1,000 views….and 1 response… (thanks Mark) It appears everyone is keeping their opinions private whilst the industry waits for the forthcoming BCA test case verdict.With the recent rulings affecting Uber and Deliveroo it is becoming clear the judiciary is currently cutting little slack… Read more »

Inspection Audits – A good time to take a close look at inspection performance and refurbishment spend?

We have recently carried out a spot audit for a large UK based vehicle fleet. Our audit team physically inspected, reviewed, and compared inspections supplied by the client’s current providers. Why were we asked? Our client’s Director of Fleet Operations has a pro-active stance to formal auditing. There has been concern with “project creep” and… Read more »

IR35 – Compliance is Key

6th April 2021 ushered in the postponed IR35 implementation, seemingly unnoticed by many. The original concept to capture white collar workers working on a self employed basis to Govt Agencies has spilled into the blue collar private sector. It’s not new, having been on the Statute books since 2018. The question of “can trade plate… Read more »

Growing Logisticaly

A further 20 sets of trades plates have arrived and another batch on order! Amazing to see the continued growth of our logistics division! Great effort and work by the team here at VQS. 🙌🙌 We always need good drivers to be part of the team.