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(February 05, 2018) Still looking for an ideal new year’s resolution? Here’s one of our favourites: creating an emergency kit for your vehicle. I don't need to remind you that the winter months can make courier jobs pretty tough. Make sure that you're prepared for every eventuality 2018 can throw at you ..
(February 05, 2018) As a courier driver, it can sometimes be difficult to stay healthy, particularly if you’re working longer jobs or erratic hours. It’s easy to give in to the temptation of picking up something quick and greasy in a fast-food restaurant when you’re on the road. I should warn you, ..
(February 05, 2018) You may have spent years making sure that your small courier company is cost-efficient, well-managed and customer-friendly, but unless you let the industry know that, you’re never going to get the volume of courier work that you deserve. The trouble is often that, as a small firm, ..
(August 17, 2017) For every owner driver in the courier industry, there are real concerns relating to the expensive maintenance of vehicles and the chances of a profitable resale of a van. There are a few easy ways to keep costs low and profits high and avoid the headaches that can come with the job. While losing ..
(August 17, 2017) Becoming an owner driver of a van in this industry comes with significant responsibilities. You are legally obliged to ensure your vehicle is safe to be on the roads and this is also important for the smooth running of the courier industry. The best way to do this is with a Ministry of Transport ..
(May 19, 2017) In haulage, jobs are not exactly thin on the ground; in the UK, it’s estimated that there is a current shortage of around 60,000 HGV drivers, and this could be as high as 150,000 by 2020. Those are some staggering figures that will have a heavy impact on the industry’s ability to ..
(May 19, 2017) When you look around you at work you can see that everyone from drivers to managers are working hard, but the question for on-going success is… are they working efficiently? Most haulage companies will have already made efficiency changes around fuel saving, the age of their fleet and route .
(October 17, 2016) You may be interested to hear that change is afoot when it comes to car parking costs. Local authorities have now been given the technology to inflict higher parking tariffs on vehicles that produce greater levels of CO2 emissions. On the flip side, drivers of ultra-low emission vehicles, such as ..
(October 17, 2016) As most fleet operators will be aware, running this kind of business has its challenges. The main issue for the operators is keeping control of the whole fleet, and the bigger the fleet you manage, the tougher that job can be. Thankfully there is an innovative solution now available on the market ..