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Part 2 of the Managing Fuel Costs Guide for Owner Operators
In my last article, ‘The Owner Operators’ Guide to Managing Fuel Costs: Part 1’, I discussed two methods of buying fuel for those engaged in haulage jobs. The first, bulk buying, had various potentially difficult issues attached, including cash flow and ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Owner Operators’ Guide to Managing Fuel Costs: Part 1
As all owner operators will know, fuel costs are a constant concern – whether you’re just starting out or whether you’re an old hand at haulage. Jobs both big and small need fuel, and that costs money. However, owner operators don’t have the same ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
FTA Rewards Carbon Reduction Efforts in the Logistics Industry
Many haulage companies today are well aware of the importance of implementing environmentally sound practices across their business. From increasing recycling in the office to using sustainably sourced products, most haulage companies have policies in place ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
From Freight to Fame: Celebrities Who Were Once Truckers
Not all famous people begin their lives in the starlight. Many start their careers doing something completely different to what they end up becoming famous for. Here is a list of some of the most famous celebs who used to do haulage work before Hollywood came ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Telematics & Emissions: The Green Approach to Haulage Work
Telematics are becoming a crucial weapon of fleet management in an increasingly competitive and regulated business environment. As the EU and other domestic and international bodies seek to target emissions in haulage work over the coming years, telematics ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
5 Ways to Protect Your Palletised Freight
Making sure that freight remains undamaged and in pristine, original condition is the most essential operating target of palletised delivery work. If cargo is lost or damaged, it can lead to large future costs due to missed deadlines and sometimes even staff ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
5 Steps to Technological Success for Your Haulage Company
Every haulage company must invest in technology if they wish to survive in the present and prosper in the future. When making decisions on which technology to leverage, or whether or not to take on cutting-edge technological solutions and processes, haulage ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Safety First! Tips for Decreasing Danger on the Road
Being involved in an accident on the road, whether it’s a small bumper bash or something more serious, is a haulage worker’s worst nightmare. Not only can it lead to injuries or discomfort, but you could also be looking at time off work and costly ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Haulage Drivers, Perfect Your Work-Life Balance!
Haulage work is often associated with long, unpredictable hours, late nights, lots of travelling and being away from home for extended periods of time. It goes without saying that this isn’t great for those who want to spend time with their families. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Why Courier Managers Should Have a Code of Practice
With what seems like most of the world on Twitter and Facebook, simple mistakes can often lead to a lot of bad press. Whether it’s about a badly cooked burger or a dodgy haircut, disgruntled customers can easily make their complaints heard in a very public ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
The Benefits of Franchising for Owner Drivers
The benefits of becoming an owner driver are well known: you gain control over your working life and have the potential to become very successful. However, when you are just starting out on your own, the transport industry can seem like a daunting business. ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Top Reasons to Develop Your Soft Skills as a Courier Manager
Different industries demand different skill sets, and working in the courier industry requires specific abilities. Excellent driving habits go without saying, and yet an owner driver must also learn how to keep accounts and deal with clients. However, there ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Five Phrases Every Driver Dreads to Hear
The experienced courier driver is calm, not easily flustered or frustrated. After all, you soon get used to having to deal patiently with other people’s mistakes if you spend a lot of time on the road. However, these long-suffering drivers can occasionally ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
A Guide for New Couriers - Estimating Your Rate
When you are starting up a courier business or moving into a new area, it can be tricky to know what – or how – to charge your new clients. These straightforward tips will help you start building your business in no time. Tools of the Trade There ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
Getting More Courier Contracts
One of the hardest aspects of setting up as an owner driver is the responsibility of securing work for yourself. Although you gain freedom and the opportunity to make more money if you venture out on your own, you also accept the struggle and frustration of ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Automotive, Trucks
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