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Need to Know: Using an LGV for Owner Driver Jobs

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 Desiree Michels (April 26, 2017)  For anyone planning to enter the world of delivery work, the rewards are many – especially if you're considering self-employment as an owner driver. Jobs in the industry can take you all over the countryside, you'll enjoy autonomy, variety and, the ultimate lure for many, the freedom of the open road instead of being chained to desk from 9-5. For self-employed couriers, taking on . (Logistics)

Courier Van Review: The UK's Best City Vans

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 Desiree Michels (April 26, 2017)  For an independent courier driver, the single most important investment you'll ever make in your business is the purchase of your vehicle. Your van is your office, meeting room, despatch, depot and sometimes even your lunchroom, so being able to rely on it to be both comfortable and functional is vital to the smooth running of your business and your peace of mind. If you work on owner .. (Logistics)

Courier Tips: The Benefits of Installing a Dash Cam

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 Desiree Michels (April 26, 2017)  While there are any amount of apps and gadgets on the market to make a courier's life easier, there's one that no professional driver should be without these days: the dashboard video camera – colloquially known as the ‘dash cam’. An Investment Worth Considering Around three million motorists in the UK are estimated to have installed dash cams, with those used for .. (Logistics)

Hauliers' Tips: Driving in the Republic of Ireland

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 Desiree Michels (April 11, 2017)  For the long distance lorry driver, being able to adapt to the road rules, regulations and legislation of different countries is an essential part of working cross border haulage jobs. It might be tempting to think that a road is a road is a road, and that taking haulage work in a foreign country is just a matter of moving over to the other side (or not), organising some return loads to . (Logistics)

Demystifying the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

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 Desiree Michels (April 11, 2017)  It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about rising pollution, and it seems as though diesel is always the villain of the piece due to the high level of emissions which come from diesel vehicles. The government turning around from telling us diesel was the cleanest source of fuel to the very worst pollutant on the roads has hit haulage companies hard, but there .. (Logistics)

Could Truck Platooning Change the Transport Industry?

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 Desiree Michels (April 11, 2017)  While it's currently only under development throughout Europe (not including the UK), experts say that the method of transportation/communication called ‘truck platooning’ has the potential to change the face of the transport industry in the future. What Is It? Put simply, truck platooning is more or less what it says on the tin. A number of lorries equipped with .. (Logistics)

Logistics Industry Event Calendar 2017

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 Desiree Michels (March 30, 2017)  To stay relevant in today’s market, it’s vital for haulage companies to keep abreast of the current state of the industry. Sending representatives to industry conferences, shows and expos remains one of the best ways to do so while remaining well-networked. Here is our pick of some of the European trade shows to watch out for in 2017: 3rd – 5th April 2017 – .. (Logistics)

Tinting Your Courier Van Windows

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 Desiree Michels (March 30, 2017)  As a self-employed driver it’s always important to make sure that your van looks at its best. You may have already considered giving it tinted windows to improve the way it looks, but did you know there are a number of other benefits to tinting too? Added Privacy/Security If any of your courier jobs are undertaken in urban areas you’ll be aware that street crime can be a .. (Logistics)

Best Sunglasses for Courier Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (March 30, 2017)  After a long, grey winter we are at last getting some days of real sunshine. However, with the sun comes the need for those working in haulage or doing courier jobs to make sure they are protecting their eyes from damaging UV rays. While undoubtedly drivers are the lucky ones who get to see the very most of the blue skies and wonderful spring and summer sunshine, the sunlight can take .. (Logistics)

Mercedes Benz Launches Electric e-Truck

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 Desiree Michels (March 28, 2017)  Mercedes Benz Electric e-Truck The concept of goods distribution and return loads is characterised by heavy-duty trucks which are loud, inefficient, environmentally taxing and a little archaic. Fortunately, Mercedes have plans to tackle these issues in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Urban e-Truck series of vehicles which will specialise in short-range delivery. After its unveiling as a .. (Logistics)

Truck Racing Around the World

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 Desiree Michels (March 28, 2017)  Truck Racing: A Different Kind of Spectacle Truck racing makes for some of the most spectacular events in all of motorsport. There are huge waves of noise that rattle your eardrums as well as strong odours of fuel and singed rubber. And visually you can’t beat the sight of huge trucks spluttering to life, spewing smoke and debris in all directions. It’s a feast for the .. (Logistics)

Feel at Home on the Road: Dashboard Gadgets You Won't Want to Do Without

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 Desiree Michels (March 28, 2017)  Making Your Truck a Home Away From Home The 40-tonne monsters which barrel down motorways at all hours of the day are home to something a little more personal than just a set of pedals, a driving seat, and a wheel. They are bastions of a lifestyle: a cornerstone for the concept of good old fashioned hard work. But, behind the gauges and switches of those hulking dashboards is a second .. (Logistics)

Time for a Pat on the Back: The 2017 Annual Members’ Transport Awards

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2017)  For the last 15 years the Transport Exchange Annual Members’ Transport Awards has celebrated the very best of the courier and haulage industries from owner drivers and new members to the best performing companies within the field. But as well as the serious business of announcing the winners of our prestigious awards, the night is a great chance to rub shoulders with others in .. (Logistics)

Trailerlock: A Revolution in Hold Safety

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 Desiree Michels (February 17, 2017)  We have had some laughs this month, but now it is time for a serious talk about safety. In haulage work, protecting your goods against theft is of primary importance. No one wants their freight stolen! To ensure your vehicle’s safe-keeping, try using the new revolutionary safety device that guarantees protection against theft and potential stowaways. Trailerlock: Protection .. (Logistics)

The Best Place Names in Britain

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 Desiree Michels (February 17, 2017)  Time for a little monthly entertainment. I know that long journeys are sometimes tiresome and monotononous for truck drivers, so why not make your travels more amusing by tracking down streets, towns and cities with funny names? As I am sure you have already noticed, the UK is full of place names that range from the fantastic to the frankly ridiculous. It has been a tough competition, .. (Logistics)

Telematics and the Era of Connectivity

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 Desiree Michels (February 17, 2017)  This month’s focus is on telematics and communication, both of which have revolutionised the haulage industry. Long gone are the days when trucks left the haulage yard and weren’t heard from again until the cargo was delivered. Every step of the delivery process can now be tracked remotely through a telematics system through which individuals, companies and freight exchange .. (Logistics)

E-Commerce and the Changing Face of Logistics

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 Desiree Michels (January 17, 2017)  E-commerce has completely revolutionised consumer demand. This has resulted in the logistics industry having to become more sophisticated and advanced than ever before. Long gone are the days of visiting your local high street for products – instead, it is the online retailers who are thriving. This switch to online shopping instead of high street shopping has also resulted in a .. (Logistics)

Courier Upskilling: Drone Piloting Takes Off

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 Desiree Michels (January 17, 2017)  Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s a drone. Much like any industry, there will always be exciting and innovative developments in the courier field that have the potential to transform the working landscape. In recent years, anyone related to trucking will have been keeping a close eye on drone piloting and how it seems that this could be the future of delivery. It is .. (Logistics)

Courier Tips: Don’t Leave Your Profits on the Road

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 Desiree Michels (January 17, 2017)  There is little doubt that a courier’s vehicle is the most important tool of their trade. They rely very heavily on their vehicle to get them from A to B, so it is vital that steps are taken to maintain the truck. Much like a good pair of trainers is essential for an athlete, a truck must have high-quality tyres and the haulier should know how to get the most life out of these. .. (Logistics)

Motorways are Getting Smarter and Smarter

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 Desiree Michels (January 09, 2017)  Haulage work increasingly relies on cutting-edge technologies to keep the UK’s logistics wheels turning. We usually associate technological innovations with the lorries used to transport goods from A to B. But now modern technology is spreading into the roads we drive on, and, in particular, the UK’s motorway network. The Birth of the Smart Motorway The prototype smart .. (Logistics)

Cutting Fuel Duty Will Boost the Economy and the Industry

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 Desiree Michels (January 07, 2017)  Owners and managers of haulage companies, whether large businesses serving the entire country or small local companies, are very aware of rising fuel costs and how they have an impact on their business and profitability. Fuel duty varies according to the type of fuel your trucks are using – petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol: 57.95 pence per litre; liquefied petroleum gas .. (Logistics)

A Brief History of Britain’s Road Signs

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 Desiree Michels (December 12, 2016)  A courier will drive past thousands of different road signs on UK highways and not give the design of these a second thought (much like most motorists). The history of British road signs is actually an interesting one; you will never look at them the same way once you know the story behind them. Time for Change A key date in the history of our road signs is 1958, when the government .. (Logistics)

Trucker Films You’ve Got to Watch

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 Desiree Michels (November 24, 2016)  The wide open road is used in fiction constantly as a metaphor for adventure, self-discovery and change. Nobody understands the open road better than a lorry driver; every single haulier that I know has a handful of great stories to tell about their experiences behind the wheel. There have been many terrific trucker movies over the years across a variety of genres which have tackled .. (Logistics)

Lorry Literature: Books for Truckers

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 Desiree Michels (November 24, 2016)  Every lorry driver will have moments of boredom whilst on a long-haul, whether they are stopping for lunch in a roadside café or in the cabin at night. Fortunately, there is plenty of fantastic truck-related literature which any trucker or haulage enthusiast will find fascinating. Here are a few of my personal favourites and books that are sure to keep you entertained the next .. (Logistics)

Should You Trade in Your Diesel Delivery Van for an Electric Model?

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 Desiree Michels (November 16, 2016)  I have to admit to finding the idea of a fleet of silent, non-polluting, cheap-to-run electric delivery vans very tempting. But while, like most drivers, I lust after the new Tesla Model 3, I can’t help but wonder if EV technology is actually far enough advanced to make it work for commercial vehicles. The Pros The biggest cost for a delivery van is the fuel and maintenance .. (Logistics)

Leaking Fluids Could be a Vehicle’s Way of Saying Something’s Wrong

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 Desiree Michels (November 16, 2016)  When you see a patch of liquid on the floor where your delivery van has been parked, it can be tempting to just ignore it, hoping it came from someone else’s vehicle instead. But ignoring problems with your engine’s vital fluids can be a dangerous decision: a leak left unchecked can lead to much more expensive damage to your engine. Know What to Look For The modern delivery . (Logistics)

Gear up For Increased Courier Business During the Festive Season

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 Desiree Michels (November 16, 2016)  Glad tidings and Christmas cheer are all very well, but for those of us in the courier industry the festive season means a flood of seasonal work with a sharp increase in holiday delivery jobs. In our line of work it is always a good idea to be aware of forthcoming retail trends and, thankfully, the researchers at the market research firm Mintel have come up with a report which tells .. (Logistics)

Cargo Delivery Companies vs Professional Couriers: What Would You Go for?

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 Nataly Perekhrest (July 19, 2016)  Understanding the difference between cargo delivery companies and professional couriers is important when it comes to parcel shipment. To make the best and the most reasonable choice, you should consider both options in detail to find out, which of them currently meets you needs and preferences better. So, let us think each option over to understand the benefits of all of them. .. (Logistics)

Get best and Trusted Movers and Packers Pune Bill For Claim

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 Debasish Pramanik (March 24, 2016)  Pune is the one the most top class cities of India. Pune is growing and developed so fast. Lots of big branded companies looking towards Pune for stabilizing their business. And we all know that necessity is the mother of invention. For example once the numbers of multinational companies increases it increases the man power and lot more job opportunity too. So being the top level city .. (Logistics)

Get Excellent Services From Packers and Movers Pune.

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 Debasish Pramanik (March 04, 2016)  Whenever a thought of moving or relocating to another city ran across your mind, your mind is hovered with lots of tension and suddenly you remain stressed out. These tensions includes packaging, budgeting and other type of stressful works which requires lots of your personal attention. Give a break from this struggling task and hire packers and movers Pune. The professional services of . (Logistics)

A Jest to Choosing Packers and Movers Pune.

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 Debasish Pramanik (March 04, 2016)  The job of picking up packers and movers is like picking the right fish at a shot. It’s not like shopping wherein you pick up couple of things then try it and finally decide what suits you and what not. You have to do lot of research and calculations before coming with the choice in Pune. It’s a matter where necessary and valuable items are to be relocated so it is very .. (Logistics)

Supply Chain KPI's - understanding supply chain metrics

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 Brijesh Singha (January 18, 2016)  Obtaining your supply chain administration right could give your business competitive benefit by decreasing prices, greater performance and improving client fulfillment by obtaining items to customers much faster. . Getting your supply chain management right could give your company competitive advantage by decreasing costs, higher performance and boosting consumer satisfaction by .. (Logistics)

Logistics Transport - Select very carefully for ideal results

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 Brijesh Singha (December 17, 2015)  Logistics transport services are obtaining upgraded with the incorporation of modern-day innovation that ultimately aided logistics companies ahead from errors as well as late shipments. This is since the secret to success in transportation company largely depends on timely distribution and absolutely no item damage. The information technology has aided business to realign the scenario . (Logistics)

Hiring Movers Company in Dubai

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 Aa Jan (December 03, 2015)  Planning to move your office? Or shifting home within city or to some neighboring city? Shifting house and moving an office are both tiresome tasks that involve a lot of planning and physical exertion. Realistically speaking, shifting a house or office alone is not possible. In any case you need help of your friends and family to make the shifting process smooth and easy. But even your .. (Logistics)

Modern International Logistics Services - Logistics Asia Expo

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 Brijesh Singha (November 27, 2015)  Global logistics services play essential function in the worldwide trade. Manufacturers need timely and safe transportation of their products inside the nation as well as abroad. Nowadays there are a bunch of business which provide their logistic solutions to business and also entrepreneurs. These solutions consist of a transportation of payload by air, sea, railway or roadway to any .. (Logistics)

What to Look For When Hiring Transportation Company

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 Aa Jan (November 11, 2015)  A company working in the transportation industry should be equipped to handle all of your ground passenger/product transportation needs. The company should be able to plan and execute hotel shuttles and all sorts of meet & greet programs. It is also important to hire a transportation company which offers vehicles of all types with a proper staff. Hiring Transportation Company? While it . (Logistics)

The Northwest Seaport Alliance progresses with FMC authorization

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 Brijesh Singha (September 08, 2015)  Since they have the full blessing of the The Federal Maritime Compensation, port leaders state they will start working together in earnest. The when bitter rivalry in between the ports of Tacoma and or Seattle appears to have actually concerned an end as both events have entered into a joint advertising and marketing program developed to take advantage of the Puget Sound's logistical .. (Logistics)

Why You Need Logistics and Warehousing Services

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 Sunil Jaipur (January 14, 2015)  Nowadays the marketplace of civilized warehouse services is undergoing a rapid growth and brash. Manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, logistics, transport companies and government agencies in India feel the need for storage services that meet their specific needs. Warehousing is a complicated multi-organism task that requires periodic optimization. Across many industries .. (Logistics)

How Logistics Solutions Help Your Business to Improve and Success

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 Sunil Jaipur (January 12, 2015)  Every business needs to grow through the implementation of smarter and analytics so that it can flourish amongst its competitors decisions. Often the bad decisions hurt the company, taken by unqualified people and businesses who have no idea over the market and competition. In this rising economy, it has become important for enterprises, start-ups and firms to invest in smarter .. (Logistics)

Better office chair improve employee productivity

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 Emilio Vargas (December 16, 2013)  Office chair improve employee productivity To look for an appropriate office chair that can increase employee productivity and work quality depend on office tools used. One tool that play important role in office is chair. The ideal office chair feature would include the following: A deeper seat if you are taller and shallower one if not so tall. The employee can sit with their back .. (Logistics)

Advantages of Getting Serviced Office in Malaysia

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 Deanie Canales (August 28, 2013)  A lot of aspirant entrepreneurs wish to set up their business ideas but they are discouraged with high costs of staffing needs, furniture and office equipment. The excellent news is, there are actually serviced office in Malaysia that hopeful business entrepreneurs can consider in order that they no longer have to put up a new building and get brand new equipment. These days, serviced .. (Logistics)

Shipping from US to Australia: Do online shoppers find it hard to deal with?

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 Rajib Dam (January 31, 2013)  Even a few years back, online shoppers from Australia used to plotz when they had to shop a product from US stores. The reasons behind their fear were more or less known to everybody, shopping regularly online. Before we delve into the back number pool of reasons, let’s assure you that online Australian shoppers do no more need to worry about how to get home delivery of their .. (Logistics)

Employing an advanced same day courier

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 Simon M. Williams (January 31, 2013)  The internet may have enabled us to fire off various digital copies of documents, but in various fields this is no substitute for a same day courier. A courier is responsible for transporting physical items that cannot be transported in this manner for whatever reason, and there remains a vital role for a same day courier to play. Couriers deliver packages, documents and messages, and .. (Logistics)

Use International Logistics & Expand Your Business In Countries

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 Rajib Dam (October 26, 2012)  International Logistics Essential For Logistic Support Logistic support is highly essential for expansion of a company from one country to another. The international logistics work brilliantly to plan, negotiate or implement logistic arrangements within countries, agencies and forces. The service includes furnishing end services, items or materials. It receives required logistic support . (Logistics)

Managing Waste as a Resource Caterpillar Logistics Services

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 Diane Forster (May 16, 2012)  Recycling Services was selected by Caterpillar Logistics Services (Cat Logistics) to provide the waste removal and recycling management for their Desford site. The Recycling Services team completed a full waste compliancy and efficiency investigation, discussing operational waste concerns with site managers to determine their requirements and developing a custom solution for the site. .. (Logistics)

Integrated Logistics for Trucking Industry

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 Richard Williams (April 03, 2012)  Integrated logistics is the one stop solution to the shipping and logistic requirements of the company. The fast and secured transportation is the key requirement of any business. The transportation of raw material as well as the finished products is the important part of the development of all businesses. The proper planning and arrangement of integrated logistics is therefore required . (Logistics)

Growing economy and rising consumption boosts the Logistics market in China

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 Sachin Thorat (March 06, 2012)  The market is expected to get impetus amid growing Chinese economy coupled with increasing domestic consumption, resulting in increased demand for logistics. The report begins with an introduction section which comprises of an illustration of the logistics industry framework wherein it depicts the structure of the market, including the regulator, infrastructure, carriers, delivery type . (Logistics)

India-US collaboration in shipping and logistics on an upswing

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 Swetha Ganesan (February 21, 2012)  Chennai, February 20th, 2012: Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Tamil Nadu today successfully hosted a first of its kind B2B meet on “US – India Business Growth opportunities in Shipping and Logistics”. Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U. S Department of Commerce presided over the event as the Chief Guest and Jennifer .. (Logistics)

IACC to host US shipping & logistics delegation looking at Indo-US collaboration

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 Swetha Ganesan (February 16, 2012)  IACC to host US shipping & logistics delegation looking at Indo-US collaboration Over 12 leading US companies to meet Indian industry on February 20th in Chennai Chennai, February 16th, 2012: Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Tamil Nadu is for the first time hosting a delegation of more than 12 leading ports, shipping and logistics companies, from the U. S to discuss and .. (Logistics)

Web Based Freight Management Tools Improve Logistics

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 Kevin Germain (December 08, 2011)  Rock Solid Business Solutions is an industry leader is freight management and mode optimization. Using new and revolutionary technology they are able to offer their customers the use of web based programming. This software allows companies to review, track and control shipments inbound and outbound, international and local. In an industry as ever changing as the supply chain industry up . (Logistics)




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