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A Trusted Online Stationery Supplier in Long Island NY

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 Uday Patel (September 16, 2018)  You often go online whence searching for stationery in NY in USA. The action should result in you arriving at the right stationery supplier or distributor. This would mean a timely supply of quality products at affordable rates. New York Burroughs like Queens, Long Island, Staten Island and Brooklyn are commercial hubs of USA. These are not only prime residential premises but .. (Logistics)

Optimise your Supply Chain: Understanding Last Mile Delivery

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 Desiree Michels (June 29, 2018)  “Last mile delivery” refers to the movement of goods from a transportation centre to their ultimate destination and, every day, thousands of courier jobs across the country form part of this process. Why is Last Mile Important? The popularity of online shopping has led to an increase in demand for parcel shipments, and the figure is growing every year. Customers expect .. (Logistics)

So You Want to be a Courier Dispatcher?

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 Desiree Michels (June 29, 2018)  If you’re looking to get additional experience in the logistics industry, one avenue you might want to consider is the position of courier dispatcher. This is an interesting and very important role, which includes assigning courier jobs and ensuring operational processes run efficiently. This article will cover four key skills you must have to succeed in this fast-paced position. . (Logistics)

Keeping Courier Customers: How to Deal With Online Reviews

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 Desiree Michels (June 29, 2018)  Did you know that 90% of customers read online reviews and almost all of them trust these reviews to offer an accurate account of local businesses? Love it or hate it, the influence of social media is stronger than ever. Receiving negative reviews or comments online can be a cause for anxiety for any organisation. But it is especially troubling for companies that depend on word of .. (Logistics)

Growing Opportunities for Courier Drivers in the Online Shopping World

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 Desiree Michels (June 25, 2018)  There’s little doubt that it is an exciting time for anyone working in the delivery industry, with an ever-increasing number of opportunities forcourier jobsthanks to thriving online consumerism. Online purchases are on the rise, which means that an increasing number of customers need delivery services and there areplenty of waysto get involved and ensure you take full advantage .. (Logistics)

Online Subscriptions Mean More Courier Jobs for Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (June 25, 2018)  The courier industry has been a growth area in the last few years, thanks to the increasing number of delivery subscription service users. The opportunities for courier jobs are multiplying, and not only could you be delivering more packages to the increasing number of people who order online, but you could also find work carrying parcels back to retailers should customers be .. (Logistics)

A Peek into the Future: The Futuristic Logistics Seminar

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 Desiree Michels (June 25, 2018)  The 2018 Futuristic Logistics seminar has just taken place. For anyone who works in the courier industry, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the latest changes and technologies, so if you missed the event, read on. Futuristic Logistics Seminar On the 15th of May, Triangle Management hosted the Futuristic Logistics seminar, in London. The event presented the latest .. (Logistics)

Keep it Real in the Rain: Wet Weather Considerations for Courier Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (May 24, 2018)  Anyone in charge of a vehicle in therain should alter their driving behaviour to suit the wet conditions. However, for courier drivers, paying attention to the road conditions is even more important. As couriers drive larger vehicles than many on the road they have to consider the safety of those around them, and as they’re often transporting valuable goods, smoothness is also a .. (Logistics)

Identifying & Treating Sleep Disorders in Courier Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (May 24, 2018)  Of all the issues faced by a courier driver, fatigue is one of the most prevalent. But beyond compliance to legislation (regarding appropriate breaks and rest periods while on the road), sometimes the problem can actually be a physical one. Sleep apnoea is far more common than you might think and, due to the nature of the profession, a courier driver is more likely to develop the .. (Logistics)

LoCity: An Initiative to Help Commercial Vehicles Lower Emissions

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 Desiree Michels (May 24, 2018)  With the imminent implementation of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone in 2020, the transport industry has been given a helping hand in the form of Transport for London’s collaborative LoCity programme. The impact of air pollution and traffic congestion affects everyone, but as all transport (including HGVs and small vans for courier loads) plays a part in the issue of .. (Logistics)

Network Rail’s Bridge Bash Campaign

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 Desiree Michels (December 18, 2017)  'Tis the season to be jolly, but ‘tis also the busiest season of the year for those who carry out delivery jobs for a living. For hardworking drivers, this can quite often entail travelling through unfamiliar regions, which increases the possibility of encountering unexpected low-level bridges. Check It, Don’t Chance It Network Rail has launched a campaign to raise .. (Logistics)

Tackling Telematics: OBD or CAN?

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 Desiree Michels (December 18, 2017)  When it comes to telematics data, these days the question is no longer whether you need it, but rather which system you should choose. Depending on the size and requirements of the operation, fleet managers can choose between a cheaper on-board diagnostics port (OBD) and a more sophisticated and expensive controller area network system (CAN). The decision as to which is most suitable .. (Logistics)

Get More from Your Telematics: Driver Training

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 Desiree Michels (December 18, 2017)  Using telematics data to track fleet vehicles can be a valuable tool for fleet managers, with the analytics technology providing a wealth of information to help with the day-to-day running of operations. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability to identify good and bad driver behaviours in order to offer targeted training and increase profits across the company. Bad .. (Logistics)

New TMS, New Era: Introducing the Kuebix Shipper

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 Desiree Michels (December 11, 2017)  In exciting news for anyone involved in courier work (from management and administration right down to the hardworking drivers themselves), logistic technology innovators Kuebix have just launched the first free transportation management system (TMS): Kuebix Shipper. Since 2008, the software company has been pursuing a vision to build a cloud-based TMS that allows businesses of any .. (Logistics)

Why a TMS is the Best: Benefits for the Courier Industry

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 Desiree Michels (December 11, 2017)  The advent of the cloud-based transport management system (TMS) is creating a virtual revolution within the courier industry. Now, no matter what their size, courier companies can utilise this innovative software to not only provide a better, faster and more accountable service for customers, but to also lower costs and improve their own bottom line. Small Business, Big Service For the . (Logistics)

Literature for Logistics Leaders: Our Top Picks

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 Desiree Michels (December 11, 2017)  For anyone working in logistics management, it's a never-ending learning curve to keep up with the innovations and technologies that keep our industries moving. Networking, seminars and ongoing education are, of course, key to staying ahead of the game, but there is also a plethora of industry-related books that relate to logistics and supply chains, making for very interesting reads. .. (Logistics)

How to Go Green in Daily Business: A Case Study

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 Desiree Michels (November 29, 2017)  Few industries have been affected more by the increasing awareness of our collective carbon-footprint and the rise of climate change than the transport and logistics industry. Armed with the right information, most exchange partners have already taken steps in the right direction to minimise their environmental effects, and many are now finding that winning transport contracts can .. (Logistics)

Championing a Greener Mindset: A Case Study

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 Desiree Michels (November 22, 2017)  Green practices in logistics management processes have been something of a favourite topic of thought for me recently. We’re all familiar with terms such as ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘greenhouse gas emissions’, but how often do we actually translate thought into action? And how often does that action last? If you’re looking for your company to be bold .. (Logistics)

The Great British Freight Off

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 Desiree Michels (November 22, 2017)  I don’t know about you, but my guilty TV pleasure in autumn is always TheGreat British Bake Off. As I watch the finalists battle it out in the last episode, I’m consistently struck by the similarities between freight forwarding and baking. Now, this may sound strange, but don’t laugh! Just bear with me. A Recipe for Success In the same way that you’d follow a .. (Logistics)

Remembering Our Lads: Poppies & Lorries

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 Desiree Michels (November 22, 2017)  I come bearing a heart-warming story, which will make you proud to be part of the logistics industry. In a wonderful display of patriotism and support for Britain’s armed troops, a Yorkshire haulier company has created a new special delivery vehicle in honour of 2018’s Remembrance Day on 11 November. Supporting Our Boys The haulier company YDL, which is part of the APC .. (Logistics)

Click Away: Superb Software for Courier Companies

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 Desiree Michels (November 14, 2017)  In the fast-paced courier work industry, keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest advances in technology is vital for companies that are looking to grow their business and stay relevant in a highly competitive environment. The following software packages are a few of the more popular solutions, which are designed specifically to make the management, analysis and operational .. (Logistics)

Bring It On: Winter Safety Tips for Courier Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (November 14, 2017)  The colder months are often one of the busiest – and most financially rewarding – times in a professional driver's year. The higher volume of courier jobs during the festive season invariably means spending more time on the road and making more money, but the combination of chaotic traffic and inclement weather also increases the risk of accidents. Due to an upsurge in .. (Logistics)

Stay Strong and Stretch On: The Best Exercises for Courier Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (November 14, 2017)  If you drive for a living, you'll be familiar with the double-edged sword of getting to “sit down on the job" all day. On one hand, it's often quite nice to be able to take the load off, but on the other, there are negative health connotations associated with a sedentary job. If you carry out courier jobs, you may be in and out of your vehicle fairly regularly, but there's no .. (Logistics)

5 Areas in Which You Can Improve Your Fleet’s Aerodynamics

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 Desiree Michels (October 24, 2017)  If you're a fleet manager dealing with vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), aerodynamics is not just an impressive term to drop at your next networking function. If your business depends on keeping haulage jobs profitable, it can be a life-changing word. Aerodynamics and the Bottom Line The aerodynamics of fleet vehicles can affect almost every aspect of the supply .. (Logistics)

3 Courier Vehicles That Can’t Be Bested

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 Desiree Michels (October 16, 2017)  If you’re a self employed courier driver, a van is the single most important business investment you’ll make. Such an important decision requires research, which will ensure that the vehicle you buy is best suited to the specific types of courier jobs you do (or would like to do in the future). The best way to ensure that the van you’re considering is right for you is . (Logistics)

5 Wonderful Widgets For Courier Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (October 16, 2017)  Everyone loves a good office gadget – even if your office is a vehicle! In this article, I’m looking at five tech-oriented inventions, which make perfect companions when you’re out and about on courier jobs. From a perfect cup of coffee to a luxurious Heads-Up Display, these will make great gifts for friends in the industry. But why not treat yourself first? .. (Logistics)

4 Outlandish Delivery Stories You Won't Believe

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 Desiree Michels (October 16, 2017)  The weird and wonderful world of same-day delivery courier jobswill be no mystery to my seasoned readers. It’s your mission to safely carry a wide variety of goods all over the UK. After a certain amount of time in the van, you’re bound to come across an odd job or two. Though the varied contents of the thousands of parcels transported every day are fairly predictable, .. (Logistics)

Government Subsidy to Encourage Low Emission Vehicles in UK

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 Desiree Michels (October 02, 2017)  I come bearing great news for both hauliers and mother earth this month: the UK government has announced that they will subsidise funding for low emission vehicles. Better yet, this policy now includes HGVs. That’s right, you could finally be driving around in an environmentally friendly lorry and be free from the usual criticism that HGV operatives receive for polluting the .. (Logistics)

UK Drivers Earn FTA Crowns

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 Desiree Michels (October 02, 2017)  It’s the season of awards – and no, I’m not talking about the Emmys! The FTA has just announced its Driver of the Year in the 18 tonne section, as well as its Van Excellence Driver winner. Yes, that’s right: after undergoing demanding practical and theoretical tests, two highly skilled motorists from two UK haulage companieswere rewarded for their unrivalled .. (Logistics)

FTA Launches New Awards for Supply Chain Excellence

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 Desiree Michels (October 02, 2017)  The FTA has recently announced its latest awards, which will recognise excellence in supply chain leadership. Who knows – maybe you’ll be a winner! About The FTA As you probably already know, the Freight Transport Association, or FTA, is one of Britain’s biggest and oldest trade associations, operating over 200,000 lorries. With their four key priorities .. (Logistics)

Dependable Driving Tips: A Haulier’s Guide to Spain

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 Desiree Michels (September 18, 2017)  As a haulier, it’s great when find that perfect job from your online freight exchange: a full load to take out to Spain and another for your return journey. But before you set off, you should make yourself aware of a few rules and safety guidelines for haulage vehicles and drivers in Spain. As with travel to any foreign country it is important that drivers make themselves .. (Logistics)

How to Reduce Road Congestion: It's Not What You Think!

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 Desiree Michels (September 18, 2017)  As a lorry driver, maintenance of your vehicle should be one of your primary concerns. After all, your vehicle is your livelihood and if you suffer any downtime while fulfilling your transport contractsdue to mechanical or safety issues, the effects come straight out of your own pocket. Tyre Maintenance and Road Congestion While it may seem incredible, one of the leading causes of .. (Logistics)

Safety First: Essential First Aid Equipment for Lorry Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (September 18, 2017)  When it comes to the issue of safety on the job, the haulage workindustry is particularly vulnerable. As in any line of work, things can and do go wrong despite the most stringent safety measures, but the solitary nature of the job for many employees (i. e. lorry drivers) means it's even more important to be prepared for any eventuality. In the UK transport industry, there are strict .. (Logistics)

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)




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