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Accident Management: What You Need to Know
All fleet managers know that accidents can happen, but are you prepared for when they do? Do you know what to do to prevent any unseen ramifications for your company or for your driver? Briefing your drivers on exactly what to do and what details to record ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Happy 90th Birthday, Fagan & Whalley!
Haulage company and logistics provider Fagan & Whalley marked their 90th anniversary in style last month. Celebrating both its past and its future, the company invited its customers, guests and suppliers, along with the staff and their families, to join in ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Commercial Drivers’ Hours: Play by the Rules or Pay a Fine!
If you’re a lorry driver or haulier, you’ll surely be aware of how dangerous it is to drive if you’re tired. This is why the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is going to introduce new penalties, which could fine drivers for both new and old ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Listen To Lady Law: 2017’s Phone & Driving Regulations
When carrying out courier work, it can be tempting to glance at your phone to check your messages, especially if you’re stuck in traffic. If you do give in to temptation and pick up your handset, the trouble is that you’re not only putting yourself at ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Hello, Impulse Buys! UK Parcel Market Booms
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you will have noticed that the amount of available courier work has continued to grow. If you’re wondering what has caused this considerable increase, you’ll be interested in a recent study ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Becoming A Courier Driver: Do You Have What It Takes?
If an office job isn’t your thing and you’d prefer the independence of life on the road, then courier jobs could provide a perfect opportunity for you. If you think that you may have what it takes, check out this overview of what makes an ideal courier ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
3 Courier Vehicles That Can’t Be Bested
If you’re a self employed courier driver, a van is the single most important business investment you’ll make. Such an important decision requires research, which will ensure that the vehicle you buy is best suited to the specific types of courier jobs you ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
5 Wonderful Widgets For Courier Drivers
Everyone loves a good office gadget – even if your office is a vehicle! In this article, I’m looking at five tech-oriented inventions, which make perfect companions when you’re out and about on courier jobs. From a perfect cup of coffee to a luxurious ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
4 Outlandish Delivery Stories
The weird and wonderful world of same-day delivery courier jobs will be no mystery to my seasoned readers. It’s your mission to safely carry a wide variety of goods all over the UK. After a certain amount of time in the van, you’re bound to come across an ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Vans
Government Subsidy to Encourage Low Emission Vehicles in UK
I come bearing great news for both hauliers and mother earth this month: the UK government has announced that they will subsidise funding for low emission vehicles. Better yet, this policy now includes HGVs. That’s right, you could finally be driving around ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
UK Drivers Earn FTA Crowns
It’s the season of awards – and no, I’m not talking about the Emmys! The FTA has just announced its Driver of the Year in the 18 tonne section, as well as its Van Excellence Driver winner. Yes, that’s right: after undergoing demanding practical and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
FTA Launches New Awards for Supply Chain Excellence
The FTA has recently announced its latest awards, which will recognise excellence in supply chain leadership. Who knows – maybe you’ll be a winner! About The FTA As you probably already know, the Freight Transport Association, or FTA, is one of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Tyre Management: Get it Right
One of the most important aspects of a fleet manager's job is monitoring the cost efficiency of their vehicles' tyres. For a medium to large haulage company, the cost of maintaining the fleet's tyres represents a major source of expenditure. It's estimated ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Lorry Drivers’ Top Bugbears on the Road
Due to their presence on the roads, hardworking lorry drivers who travel the length and breadth of the country doing delivery work are often, and quite unfairly, at the receiving end of complaints from other motorists. But there are most definitely two sides ...
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Celebrating Lorry Drivers: The Norfolk Hero
The HGV drivers that make up the transport industry's massive workforce are known to be a staunch and solid group. These hardworking men and women are an integral cog in the UK's economical wheel, keeping the country moving in more ways than one. In fact, a ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks