63 Brexit, COVID-19, and the Logistics Industry

Zero Lives Left Business, Career & Life Podcast

31-07-2023 • 36 min

In Episode 63, Wayne sits down with Lyn Warde who owns and operates Transport Compliance NI

Lyn's primary goal is to help companies stay compliant and navigate the complex regulatory landscape. We discuss the challenges that many companies face in the haulage business and share valuable insights on how to overcome them.

Lyn's business offers both training and fleet management. Transport Compliance NI educate and train businesses to upskill their staff and provide external support for companies without dedicated compliance teams. Their services include handling compliance tasks, filing, and providing regular updates on a company's compliance status. In a world with increasing regulations, it's essential for businesses to ensure compliance to avoid potential penalties that could jeopardize their livelihoods.

But compliance isn't the only topic explored in this episode. Lyn and Wayne also touch on the ever-evolving landscape of renewable energy in the transport industry. While digital technology has been embraced by most companies, the feasibility of fully autonomous vehicles is still being questioned. Instead, the focus is shifting towards finding the ideal renewable energy source for heavy-duty vehicles (HGVs), particularly in the context of large HGVs and the debate over using renewable energy.

Lyn shares some of their experiences with electric vehicles (EVs) and highlights the logistical challenges of charging infrastructure, especially in rural areas or extreme weather conditions. They express a preference for hydrogen engines as a potential solution for HGVs, although they acknowledge the challenges related to hydrogen storage and transportation.

Throughout the episode, Lyn emphasizes the importance of their company's personal approach and their commitment to being easily accessible to clients. They take pride in developing a close relationship with clients, understanding their specific needs, and providing personalized assistance. It's clear that their passion for helping others sets them apart from other companies in the industry.

During the interview, Lyn also discusses the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on the transport industry. These recent events have led to challenges such as an increase in paperwork and administration, shortages of drivers, and heightened demand for goods. Nonetheless, Lyn's company remains dedicated to supporting their clients and navigating these obstacles together.

In addition to the interview, Lyn offers valuable advice for anyone interested in starting a business or pursuing a career in the HGV space. They share insights on the importance of software progression, driving automation, and the flexible career path that truck driving offers.

To connect with Lyn on LinkedIn click here

To find out more about Transport Compliance click here

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