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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
The Possible Reality Of Self-Parking Vehicles In 2021
If you work in the delivery industry you no doubt spend a lot of your day getting in and out of your vehicle. Imagine a world, though, in which you don’t have to panic about parallel parking in a really tight spot because your vehicle smoothly parks itself ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
On Guard On The Road: Security Extras For Your Courier Van
While it’s important for all drivers, security is crucial for anyone doing courier work. Your vehicle is your livelihood, so replacing or repairing it can affect your earnings severely. Worse than this, thieves can steal or damage the goods you’re ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Why Now Is The Time To Invest In A New Courier Van
Every courier driver knows how important it is to make the right choice when buying a new vehicle. It’s usually the biggest expense of your business, and it’s also where you’ll be spending a lot of your time until your next upgrade. On top of this, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Wise Buys: 5 of the UK’s Top Vans for 2019
When you’re making a living doing delivery work, it’s important to have the right equipment – and no piece of equipment is more important than your vehicle. On top of this, for most couriers their van is by far their biggest single expense. It’s ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
New Van Market Growth: A Sign of a Flourishing Courier Industry
This January, the market for new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) has increased by 8.6%. Compared to January 2018, this is quite significant, with 22,000 new vans and pick-ups being registered (an uplift of 1,761). Since last year, all sectors have seen ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Recognising Achievements at the FTA’s Van Excellence Awards
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence Awards have recently taken place, and many owner drivers and operators have been recognised for their significant contributions to the industry. The ceremony was held in Birmingham at the Hyatt ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Could Potholes Become a Thing of the Past?
One of the biggest problems drivers face when completing courier jobs is potholes. At their worst, these serious defects on the road surface can be impossible to predict and very difficult to avoid. But all that could be about to change. Under pressure ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Ice, Ice, Baby: Top Tips for Safe Driving on Icy Roads
As anyone in the transport industry knows, driving in poor weather can be anything from annoying to downright dangerous. The standard advice to stay off the roads unless your journey is absolutely necessary just doesn’t work for those doing courier work. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Look After Your Van: Driving Habits to Avoid
If you’re in the business of delivery work, or indeed are an owner driver with your own courier vehicle, chances are you’ll want to look after your van, either for the company’s sake or to avoid repair costs coming out of your own pocket. Though ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Knowing These Warning Signs Will Tell You When You Need to Visit a Mechanic
A serious mechanical fault can be one of the biggest problems transport industry workers have to deal with. Often, when your van is in for unexpected repairs, you simply can’t work and those lucrative courier loads will just go to other drivers. And, if the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Use Mobile Apps to Improve Efficiency of Courier Jobs
Technology is becoming more advanced by the day, and with the easy availability of new systems and mobile applications for tracking, capturing data and performing safety checks, anyone working in the courier industry is in luck. It’s an exciting ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
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
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