2018 Xmas & New Year Opening Times and Delivery Schedule

2018 Xmas & New Year Opening Times and Delivery Schedule

Xmas & New Year Opening Times

We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm with the following exceptions over the Christmas & New Year holiday period:

  • Monday 24th December - 9am to 1pm
  • Tuesday 25th December (Xmas Day) - CLOSED
  • Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) - CLOSED
  • Thursday 27th December - 9am to 3pm
  • Friday 28th December - 9am to 3pm
  • Monday 31st December - 9am to 1pm
  • Tuesday 1st January (New Years Day - Bank Holiday) - CLOSED


Please note: a small number of parts are shipped direct from the manufacturers and some of them will be closed from the 14th December through to the 2nd January 2018. If you require parts urgently please contact us before ordering. 

  • Friday 21st December - Order before 3.30pm for Same Day Dispatch with delivery on Thursday 27th December
  • Monday 24th December - Order before 12 noon for Same Day Dispatch with delivery on Friday 28th December
  • Tuesday 25th December (Xmas Day) - CLOSED
  • Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) - CLOSED
  • Thursday 27th December - Order before 1pm for Same Day Dispatch
  • Friday 28th December - Order before 1pm for Same Day Dispatch with delivery on Wednesday 2nd January
  • Monday 31st December - Order before 12 noon for Same Day Dispatch with delivery on Thursday 3rd January
  • Tuesday 1st January (Bank Holiday) - CLOSED
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DVSA: Load Securing Vehicle Operator Guide - Updated

DVSA: Load Securing Vehicle Operator Guide - Updated

The DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, formerly VOSA) have updated their Guidance on Load Securing.

The guide provides hauliers and operators with useful information on how the DVSA and other regulators expect loads to be secured while in transit.

Key points on what load restraints should be used from the guide are:

  • Curtain Side Vehicles – Items or pallets under 400kg can be secured with Curtain Side Load/Cargo StrapsAnything over 400kg must be secured with either Ratchet Straps to the bed of the trailer/vehicle or with load rated nets. Whatever method you use, it must be able to restrain half the weight of the load to the side and rear, and the full weight forward.
  • Box Vehicles & Rigids - Vehicles with rigid sides are no different to any other vehicle when it comes to load securing. Load securing requirements still apply. Box vans and rigid-sided vehicles offer some load security, but you need to consider the effect of a load shift on vehicle stability. It is recommended to use one or a combination of the following:
  • Vehicle Transport & Recovery - Vehicles carried on car transporters should face forward, unless the loading scheme says otherwise. Their weight should be distributed evenly across the width of the vehicle so the driver has enough space to work safely on either side.

    Their centre of gravity should be over the lengthwise centre line of the transporter.

    The number of chocks and lashings used depends on the load. But as a general guide, there should be three points of contact between the vehicle and the transporter:

You can check out the full guide here

It is important to adhere to the guide to prevent significant fines, prohibition notices and fixed penalty notices for drivers.

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New Look, Same Great Products & Service

New Look, Same Great Products & Service

Heading into 2019 Nationwide Trailer Parts will be entering into our 10th year of business, so to celebrate this achievement we've rebranded to give the company a new, modern look. 

Established in 2009, Nationwide Trailers Parts has grown into the largest independent supplier of tail lift, curtain side, load restraint and shutter door parts in the UK.

We are also the highest rated supplier in our industry as seen on Trustpilot.

Despite the new look, customers will continue to receive the same great products and service that have been the foundation of our phenomenal success.


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How to prepare your tail lift for winter

How to prepare your tail lift for winter

As winter once again approaches we thought we’d put a few tips together to prepare your tail lift for the coming months. Taking time to check the following could save you time and money in breakdowns by ensuring your lift will deliver the best performance.

Check Oil

In winter, it’s vital that youInspect the condition of the hydraulic oil. If you find it’s gone milky then water has contaminated it which could lead to costly pump and valve damage. Remove as soon as possible and replace with new making sure all the old is flushed out of the system. Always check the oil level with the lift on the ground, this way all the oil is out of the ram(s) and back in the tank.

Check Electrics

Check for corrosion on cables/ crimps/plugs in the power pack, control boxes and junction boxes. Cut back and replace where possible and spray a suitable electrical spray such as WD-40 to protect against moisture. Don’t forget the fuse at the battery, this is easily overlooked and is the cause of many breakdowns due to corrosion. Also, the earth is just as important, check where this attaches to the chassis or follow it back to the battery if connected there.

Torsion Bars

If your lift is fitted with torsion bars in the platform and you’ve noticed it getting heavier chances are they’re going weak. Plummeting temperatures will weaken the metal further causing them to snap – usually at the most inconvenient time! Replacing them before this happens when the vehicle is stood will save a costly call out to a breakdown company and ensure driver safety.

Flags / Lights & Reflective Tape

Check that all of your tail lift flags and LED lights are in good condition, have no damage/wear and are clean. This will ensure your lift is visible on the dark mornings/nights reducing the chances of an accident.

Check your service history

Finally, check your lift has been serviced / weight tested in the past year and has had a LOLER inspection in the last 6 months. Keeping up to date with these is the best way of keeping your lift legal, safe and reliable.

We’re the one stop shop for all tail lift parts, to find out more why not get in touch with one of the Nationwide Trailer Parts team on 0800 14 22 480

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