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Top Tips for Those New to the Courier Business
Taking on owner driver courier jobs can be difficult in more ways than one; so if you’re a newbie, the industry may seem a little daunting at first. Whether you’re worried about staying sane in your van all alone every day, or remembering all ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
The Cost of Missing a Delivery to Owner Drivers
We live in a world where it people seem to have lost all patience – they want what they want immediately, if not sooner! However, this doesn’t necessarily apply to the courier industry. As you go about completing your owner driver jobs, there ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
The Dos and Don’ts of Handling a Traffic Jam
When you work in the logistics industry, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually end up in a traffic jam. Not just slow moving traffic, but a full on jam that you may be stuck in for hours – complete with bumper to bumper vehicles at a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
Creepy Courier Routes: Haunted Roads in the UK
Have you ever been driving around dusk and seen something strange out of the corner of your eye that disappeared when you took a better look? Or perhaps you’ve been the only one on the road and felt an icy chill run down your spine despite your van ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Classics
New Training Requirements Introduced For Fleet Managers and Drivers
The Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) is looking to improve operational standards within the haulage industry by introducing new training requirements for both fleet managers and drivers. These new requirements span all levels of accreditation ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Strive to Drive Conservatively: Top Fuel Reduction Tips
There’s a lot to think about when doing delivery work. In addition to the usual concerns about timings, reliability and costs, haulage companies and drivers also need to consider the environmental impact of their work. Too often, environmental issues ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Take Back Your Comfort: How to Reduce Back Pain While Driving
According to the charity Back Care, between 30 and 60% of drivers report spinal pain caused or made worse by driving. And it’s not just sitting down for a long time that does it. Driving exposes your body to a lot of forces, including acceleration, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Hydrogen vs Lithium: Which is the Fuel of the Future?
With environmental concerns mounting and traditional fuels increasingly expensive, the transport industry is changing fast. Governments, haulage companies and manufacturers are all investing in the future, usually placing their bets on one of two contenders: ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
What the Pre-Brexit Budget Means for the Haulage Industry
The pre-Brexit budget for 2018 has been finalised and Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has stated that “Britain is open for business”. It’s a bold statement, but what does this actually mean for the UK logistics and haulage ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Clean Air Revolution Hits the Roads of London
The future is looking greener for haulage companies, with more new technologies being tested on large trucks. Waste disposal vehicles in Westminster have been fitted with a replacement exhaust system that has been successful in significantly reducing ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Ford Predicts a Future Free of Traffic Lights
Traffic lights and stop signs can be a real bugbear, particularly if you’re in haulage work and most of your days are spent on the road. In fact, research has revealed that the average driver spends about two days per year waiting at traffic lights ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Ford Predicts a Future Free of Traffic Lights
Traffic lights and stop signs can be a real bugbear, particularly if you’re in haulage work and most of your days are spent on the road. In fact, research has revealed that the average driver spends about two days per year waiting at traffic lights ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
What’s in a Name? How to be a Haulage Hero!
Having a killer business name is a crucial factor when starting up a new company, and it’s something that can be difficult to get right. If you’re setting up a trucking business but aren’t sure how to get the ball rolling when it comes to ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How to Make an Owner Driver Courier Business Work
More and more people, in the courier business and elsewhere, are becoming their own boss. Think you have what it takes to be an owner driver? Read on to find out. Why Become an Owner Driver? There are many reasons an individual might choose to strike ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
How to Quote a Profitable Courier Job
For an owner driver just starting out, quoting a job can be challenging. There’s a fine line between underpricing to attract new customers and selling yourself short. Remember, you want to be making a profit. Building a client roster is important, but ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
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