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Is Courier Work Right for You? Find Out Here
If you’re considering getting stuck into the world of courier work, it’s important to know exactly what it entails. This is a fantastic career choice for many people, but you should be aware of all the details of the job before you begin, from the skill ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Look Smart, Be Smart: Hi Vis for Haulage Work
There are plenty of things you need to keep in mind when you take on a career doing haulage work. Delivery times and expectations, timing breaks and rerouting if needs be – all on top of the basic need to keep an eye on the road and operate your vehicle ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Best Foot Forward: Choosing the Right Footwear in the Haulage Industry
Anyone who works in the haulage industry knows driving for a living is not always easy. Between the long hours, the weeks apart from the family and the pressures of traffic and other road issues, there’s more than enough to stress you out. (Although, of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Dance Through Your Delivery Work: The Best Music Apps for Hauliers
As anyone involved in delivery work will know, the biggest issues to deal with when you are spending hours out on the road day after day are boredom and loneliness. Music is definitely one of the best remedies for either one of these problems, and can ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Updated Software from Paragon Software Systems
If you’ve spent much time in the courier work industry, you might already be familiar with Paragon Software Systems. For a while now, the company has provided software for fleet and logistics managers in the industry, helping businesses track and allocate ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Heathrow Looks to the Future with ULEZ from 2020
The well publicised news surrounding Heathrow Airport’s ongoing attempts to add an extra runway might not seem to have much bearing on courier work. But with proposals to bring in an ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) to help offset local air pollution on the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
New HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates: How Will it Affect your Fleet?
Courier drivers and fleet managers alike know how important it is to keep an eye on fuel costs. And this isn’t just true when it comes to buying it at the pump. Employees must expense the company for anything spent on business-related travel, while ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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
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