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Accident Buddy and Camera Telematics Create New Technology
When you find yourself out on the road with angry or impatient drivers, courier jobs, and even driving in general, can be a risky and frustrating business. If you’re worried about ever having to make an insurance claim after a road accident, or if you’re ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
London’s ULEZ Already Showing Some Impressive Results
London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was first launched in early April this year, and has so far led to some impressive improvements. Those in the courier network and others in the transport sector will be pleased to hear the great news that 74% of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Spotlight On New Diesel Trucks: Call For Ban From 2040
If you work in the courier industry, you can’t help but be well aware of the push to go green. Of course, this is a positive for everyone – Mother Earth gets the attention she deserves, couriers get cleaner working conditions (running on hydrogen is much ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
The Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles for Couriers
Whilst it is true to say that diesel vehicles have very much been the standard choice for those undertaking courier work, they have become significantly less economical in the last few years. Several initiatives have sought to increase the costs attached to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Tachographic Legislation: Key Changes You Need To Know
The courier industry is constantly being introduced to new technologies and ideas, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with everything that’s changing. You may already be aware of this, but from June 2019 it will become law that every single ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
FTA Logistics Report Reveals Effects of Driver Shortages
A good haulage driver has always been a valuable thing for a transport business. Successful hauliers must be able to keep to tight time schedules and adapt to changing conditions, as well as (of course) being able to drive a large vehicle safely and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Haulage Work Health Risks Part 2: The Solutions
From pollutants such as carbon monoxide and carcinogenic diesel, to injuries related to poor posture and dehydration, there are certainly many health risks associated with haulage work – some of which were outlined in part one of this series. However, you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Haulage Work Health Risks Part 1: The Problems
If your chosen vocation involves haulage work, you probably already know all the pros: you get to regularly interact with lots of different people, you’re always travelling (sometimes even internationally!) and there’s none of the desk-job monotony you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
CNG Fuels Plans to Open New Natural Gas Refuelling Stations
Our industry has a chance to set benchmarks when it comes to going green, and there is no way we can shy away from the fundamental environmental issues that need addressing. We are well supported in this and it’s great news that companies such as LCNG Fuels ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Changes Fast Approaching: Diesel HGVs Could be Banned
With the big push to protect our environment and our industry being one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas production, it is little surprise that changes are afoot. In fact, many changes that will affect the haulage industry have already been ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
A Cashless Craze: The Future of Payments on the Road
It won’t have escaped your notice that our world is moving very quickly towards being one that no longer deals in cash, and those of us in haulage work will soon have no option but to keep up with the times and go cashless. After all, using digital ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Driver Shortage Solutions: Bringing New Blood to the Industry
The driver shortage is one of the main problems currently faced in the haulage industry, and while there are plenty of reasons why young people are becoming less attracted to jobs in the transport sector, there are just as many advantages and reasons to love ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Spend Your Apprenticeship Fund Before It’s Too Late
Many haulage businesses across the country are paying an apprenticeship scheme levy, but there are some that aren’t aware that after two years it reverts to the Treasury if not used. Don’t let what your business has paid towards funding go to waste – ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Cars
Wise Up to the Dangers of Tailgating
Whilst you might think that you are completely innocent of tailgating and believe that you always try to keep as safe a distance as possible between your vehicle and the one in front of you, the truth is that almost a quarter of incidents out on the road are ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
What to Do (and What Not to Do) When Promoting Your Courier Business
If you’re new to the business of freight forwarding, or if you feel you’re going a little stale when it comes to promoting your business, we have some great tips to help get you motivated. It’s a tough and competitive industry out there, so it’s in ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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