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FTA Looks for Support on the Black Route
As champions of the UK logistics industry, the FTA (Freight Transport Association) provides a much-needed voice to the government on behalf of the sector. The association carries out vital on-going work that benefits the haulage industry and one of its latest ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
New Rules for Trailer Registration for UK Hauliers Heading to Europe
For any HGV drivers that travel to Europe to do haulage work, the fact that a new ruling on the registration of trailers has recently come into effect is extremely important. At the end of March 2019, the UK ratified the UN 1968 Vienna Convention on Road ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Learning Programme Promotes Optimal Sleep for Haulage Drivers
With the affects of sleep deprivation one of the leading causes of accidents for haulage drivers, the issue is understandably a high profile one. While mandatory rest breaks and highly visible roadside campaigns are going some way to reduce the worrying ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Introducing ADT and Sfara’s Driver Safety Solution
Safety is paramount for company managers and owners, but controlling a fleet of courier drivers when they’re out on the road can be tricky. Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) and Sfara have introduced a change in fleet telematics that aims to create a driver ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
New Speed Cameras Catching Red Light Runners
Merseyside owner drivers need to be aware that a new speed camera is being trialled by police. This camera not only catches speeding vehicles but has been designed to catch red light jumpers too. Known as ‘speed on green’ cameras, they are part of a new ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
How to Avoid Tired Tyres and Prevent Unexpected Mishaps
For anyone who makes a living transporting courier loads across the city, nothing is more important than keeping your vehicle (or fleet) maintained and in good working order. Making the ‘daily walk around’ a habit is the best way to ensure you’re ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
EV Market Progress: What’s Changing in the Industry?
Everyone knows our industry is thriving, but we can’t deny the impact the companies we work for have on the environment. Air pollution is a hot topic and evidence suggests that many of the UK’s cities have air so dirty that it exceeds the legal limits. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Gridserve Glory: Changing the Face of EV Charging
How green is your courier work? If you’ve already switched to an EV (electric vehicle) good for you! If you haven’t, you’re probably at least considering it – or thinking that one day soon you’re really going to have to start considering ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
The Industry Knock-on Effects of Rising Fuel Costs
Courier drivers face many problems, but the rising cost of fuel is a recurring issue causing knock-on effects year after year. Due to the ever-increasing prices, some delivery companies are forced to make drastic changes, resulting in drivers being out of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Intralogistics: Are You Prepared to Keep Up With the Future?
Things are always changing in the delivery industry, and it’s important for courier companies to be on the lookout for developments in order to keep their business moving with the future. For companies to keep on top of the ever-growing consumer demand ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Say Goodbye to Unforeseen Maintenance Problems with These Top Tips
If you’re in the business of courier work, then one thing is certain: your vehicles are your livelihood. You want to take care of them as best as humanly possible. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: prevention is the best cure, and the best way ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
How DAVIS Can Help You Out with Your Grey Fleet
Ever wondered what a grey fleet is? If you’re an owner driver or manager, there’s a chance you may already know (or even be a part of one!), even if you weren’t aware there was a name for it. The terminology refers to companies with employees who are ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Safe And Sound: How To Up Your Courier Van Security
If you are a man (or woman) with a courier van, you want to be a man (or woman) with a plan – a security plan, that is. There’s nothing worse than falling victim to a criminal breaking into, damaging and/or stealing from your vehicle, especially if you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
How Online Shopping Is Changing The Courier Industry
With the world’s obsession for letting our fingers do the walking – aka online shopping – those of us who do courier jobs for a living are reaping the benefits. Even despite the advent of automated drone deliveries from retail giants like Amazon, the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
You Can Now Find Electric Vehicle Charging Points on Google Maps
While it is quite environmentally friendly to use an electric vehicle (EV) for courier work, there are some practical challenges. One of them is trying not to run out of power during the day, which could become a hassle and leave the consignment stranded ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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