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Couriers Advised to Keep German Doors Open After Brexit
We’re all sick of hearing about Brexit, but no matter how hard we try to steer clear of the topic, for those working in the delivery industry, it always seems to find a way back into our lives. If you’re an owner driver you might be wondering how your ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
More Online Shopping is Good News for Couriers
For some, browsing busy high-street shops, wading through reams and reams of sale items and waiting in long queues for the checkout is not an enjoyable pastime. These people must have grown in number, because online shopping is become increasingly popular, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Should Courier Operators Make Dash Cams Compulsory?
Dash cams are becoming very popular among road users. They’re near-standard in some countries and are being increasingly embraced in the UK. This has led many fleet operators to wonder if they should be compulsory for anyone doing courier jobs. In this ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Safety Tips for Driving in Winter Fog
Fog-related accidents cause more than 500 fatalities yearly, but advice to avoid the roads in poor conditions doesn’t work for those doing courier work. Read on for our top tips to help keep you safe when you’re out on the roads in winter. Seeing the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Green Future: New CO2 Targets for Vans
As exhaustive discussions come to an end, the EU is getting ready to roll out its new CO2 targets. Part of a wider ‘green future’ project, these targets will have a big impact on courier jobs. Read on for the key takeaways. Cutting a Deal Like ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Will Birmingham’s New Clean Air Policy Affect You?
When you’re a haulier, you have the luxury of getting to travel all over the country (and sometimes even internationally). As you complete your deliveries and pick up your return loads, you get the opportunity to meet people from all different walks of life ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Looks Like We Got Us a Convoy: HGV Platooning Trial is Go!
The term ‘truck platooning’ refers to a number of haulage vehicles, equipped with high-tech driving aid systems, closely following each other. Driven by smart technology, with their onboard computers in constant communication, predictions are that this ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Big Rig Rookie: Beginner Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make
Starting any new career can be tricky and that’s true for the heavy goods transport industry perhaps even more than many others. There are a number of mistakes that new haulage drivers make time and again. By following this list though, and avoiding the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
HGV Platooning Trials Take to the Roads in 2019
For those making a living in any sector of the transport industry, keeping abreast of technology and infrastructure advances is a vital part of staying relevant and profitable in a challenging environment. The word on a lot of industry lips at the moment ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
FORS Standard Version 5: What Are the Changes?
While mandatory training within the transport and logistics industry is nothing new, it’s important that fleet managers for haulage companies not only ensure their drivers are correctly certified in the first place, but also that they are up to date ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
Deal or No-deal Brexit: Bidding for International Haulage Permits
Anyone in the UK with a pulse is probably heartily sick of the B-word, but for the haulage companies whose profits rely on the passage of trade in and out of Europe, it’s vitally important to keep a vigilant eye on how their businesses may have to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
Haulier Helpers: Bringing Your Pet on the Road with You
Haulage work can involve long days on the road with little to keep you entertained, but there’s no excuse to be bored during your time on the road if you can take you pet along with you! What may seem like an ordinary drive to you will be an exciting ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
The Technology of Change: Staying Relevant in the Courier Industry
Fleet managers must tackle many new challenges as evolving technology makes its impact on the logistics industry. Not only must they handle this high level of technological change themselves, they also need to make sure all their staff are enthusiastic and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
Courier Conduct: Lesser Known UK Driving Laws
If courier work is your bread and butter, it is likely that you already know the rules of the road very well. However, some UK driving laws are not so well known. As a driver, your whole career depends on sticking to the letter of the law. We have gathered ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
Leave Loneliness Alone: How Lonely Hauliers Can Cope
A recent study has found that many in the transport sector often experience loneliness. For those working in the haulage work industry, this might not come as too much of a surprise. Yet the fact that over half the people in the logistics and transport sector ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
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