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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
Symbols on Packages in Your Courier Loads and What They Mean
Courier loads can be made up of packages, parcels and papers of all shapes and sizes and sometimes you might be moving literally hundreds in a week. If you’re going to stay in business and provide top quality customer satisfaction, you need to ensure that ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
How to Make Your Courier Business More Appealing to Customers
If you run a business offering courier work, in order to be successful and remain relevant in the ever-changing delivery landscape, you need to give customers what they’re looking for. If you want to stay ahead of the game you also need to be able to adapt, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Tech Triumphs: Making Long Drives Simpler for Couriers
A career doing courier jobs can be quite challenging, and if you find yourself feeling tired or lethargic during long drives it can become a serious safety risk. Thankfully, new technologies are being introduced every day and, with the help of these devices, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Waste Not Want Not: Being Efficient with Fuel
Anyone who does courier work will know that being efficient is a huge part of the job, but what about being efficient with fuel? If you’re yet to jump on the electric or ultra-low emission vehicle bandwagon, there are still a few ways that you can ensure ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Keeping the UK Haulage Industry on the Road to Sustainability
The UK Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF) is attempting to get the haulage industry on the road to sustainability. The Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities, along with organisations in the transport sectors have come together and, with the help of a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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