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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
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
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a… Flying Car?
It’s a little hard to believe that we are now seriously considering the prospect of flying vehicles as a real mode of urban transport, but we really are. In fact, just recently, Airbus and the RATP Group came together to make plans to produce a study on how ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
New to Courier Work? Know What You Can and Can’t Carry
If you’ve just taken the leap and joined the ranks of the UK’s ‘man and van’ courier work brigade, you probably already know that it’s not simply a matter of getting out there, doing a bit of fast talking and hoping for the best. There are quite a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
A Brief Introduction to the World of Fleet Management
This important role of a Fleet Manager might seem an easy one to understand but there is more to it than first meets the eye. To be in charge of a fleet of vehicles several specific skills are required, and anyone taking on the role will need to have the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
An Overview of the 2019 Microlise Transport Conference
This year’s Microlise Transport Conference was held on 15th May and, true to form, was another successful event. A free one-day event open to anyone involved in the road transport industry, the conference offered an excellent opportunity for attendees to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Supporting the Future with Slower Speeds on the Square Mile
In a bid to support the changing living and commuting habits of today’s Londoners, the City Corporation are pushing a new 15mph speed limit around the Square Mile. For those in courier work, this could not only mean a safer working environment, but a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
A Brief Introduction to the Courier Industry
We’re here to tell you all about something you didn’t realise you needed to know: couriers. Now, if you’re a part of the logistics industry slinging courier loads to and fro, we’re sure you’re scoffing at us right now – after all, this is what you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Capitalising on the Weakest Link in the Supply Chain
It is crazy to think that businesses in the UK are losing up to £180 billion a year due to something referred to as ‘machine downtime’. This is what has been shown in a recent survey carried out by OneServe. There is no denying the huge reliance placed ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Fast Track to Success: The Benefits of Offering Fast Delivery Services
In today’s fast paced retail world when everyone wants what they want NOW, waiting is not an option, and being able to provide a same day delivery service makes you an attractive prospect for a customer or client. Why though is offering a same day service ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Green Courier Jobs Could Mean More Business for Your Logistics Company
Over the years, the movement to go green has become more and more mainstream. The general population are more concerned about the environment than ever before, and are taking steps in their everyday lives to improve how they treat the earth – recycling, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Courier Work in Film: Our Top 5 Movies
All the greatest professions have films made about them: doctors, lawyers, firefighters… and, of course, couriers! From fast-paced documentaries to award-winning fictional hits, there’s a whole catalogue of movies that display courier work on the big ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
What Couriers Keep in Their Vehicles in Case of Emergency
When you’re out on the road doing courier jobs day in and day out, the law of averages tells us that somewhere, at some time, you’re going to run in to a spot of bother. This can take the form of anything from the merely annoying to a highly critical ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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