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(December 18, 2017) 'Tis the season to be jolly, but ‘tis also the busiest season of the year for those who carry out delivery jobs for a living. For hardworking drivers, this can quite often entail travelling through unfamiliar regions, which increases the possibility of encountering unexpected low-level ..
(December 18, 2017) When it comes to telematics data, these days the question is no longer whether you need it, but rather which system you should choose. Depending on the size and requirements of the operation, fleet managers can choose between a cheaper on-board diagnostics port (OBD) and a more sophisticated and ..
(December 18, 2017) Using telematics data to track fleet vehicles can be a valuable tool for fleet managers, with the analytics technology providing a wealth of information to help with the day-to-day running of operations. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability to identify good and bad driver ..
(December 11, 2017) In exciting news for anyone involved in courier work (from management and administration right down to the hardworking drivers themselves), logistic technology innovators Kuebix have just launched the first free transportation management system (TMS): Kuebix Shipper. Since 2008, the software ..
(December 11, 2017) The advent of the cloud-based transport management system (TMS) is creating a virtual revolution within the courier industry. Now, no matter what their size, courier companies can utilise this innovative software to not only provide a better, faster and more accountable service for customers, but ..
(December 11, 2017) For anyone working in logistics management, it's a never-ending learning curve to keep up with the innovations and technologies that keep our industries moving. Networking, seminars and ongoing education are, of course, key to staying ahead of the game, but there is also a plethora of ..
(November 29, 2017) Few industries have been affected more by the increasing awareness of our collective carbon-footprint and the rise of climate change than the transport and logistics industry. Armed with the right information, most exchange partners have already taken steps in the right direction to minimise their ..
(November 22, 2017) Green practices in logistics management processes have been something of a favourite topic of thought for me recently. We’re all familiar with terms such as ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘greenhouse gas emissions’, but how often do we actually translate thought into action? ..
(November 22, 2017) I don’t know about you, but my guilty TV pleasure in autumn is always TheGreat British Bake Off. As I watch the finalists battle it out in the last episode, I’m consistently struck by the similarities between freight forwarding and baking. Now, this may sound strange, but don’t ..
(November 22, 2017) I come bearing a heart-warming story, which will make you proud to be part of the logistics industry. In a wonderful display of patriotism and support for Britain’s armed troops, a Yorkshire haulier company has created a new special delivery vehicle in honour of 2018’s Remembrance Day ..
(November 14, 2017) In the fast-paced courier work industry, keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest advances in technology is vital for companies that are looking to grow their business and stay relevant in a highly competitive environment. The following software packages are a few of the more popular solutions, ..
(November 14, 2017) The colder months are often one of the busiest – and most financially rewarding – times in a professional driver's year. The higher volume of courier jobs during the festive season invariably means spending more time on the road and making more money, but the combination of chaotic ..
(November 14, 2017) If you drive for a living, you'll be familiar with the double-edged sword of getting to “sit down on the job" all day. On one hand, it's often quite nice to be able to take the load off, but on the other, there are negative health connotations associated with a sedentary job. If you carry out .
(October 24, 2017) If you're a fleet manager dealing with vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), aerodynamics is not just an impressive term to drop at your next networking function. If your business depends on keeping haulage jobs profitable, it can be a life-changing word. Aerodynamics and the Bottom .
(October 16, 2017) 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 do (or would like to do in the ..
(October 16, 2017) 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 Heads-Up Display, these will ..
(October 16, 2017) The weird and wonderful world of same-day delivery courier jobswill 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 odd job or two. Though the ..
(October 02, 2017) 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 in an environmentally friendly ..
(October 02, 2017) 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 theoretical tests, two ..
(October 02, 2017) 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 Britain’s biggest and oldest trade ..
(September 18, 2017) As a haulier, it’s great when find that perfect job from your online freight exchange: a full load to take out to Spain and another for your return journey. But before you set off, you should make yourself aware of a few rules and safety guidelines for haulage vehicles and drivers in Spain. ..
(September 18, 2017) As a lorry driver, maintenance of your vehicle should be one of your primary concerns. After all, your vehicle is your livelihood and if you suffer any downtime while fulfilling your transport contractsdue to mechanical or safety issues, the effects come straight out of your own pocket. Tyre ..
(September 18, 2017) When it comes to the issue of safety on the job, the haulage workindustry is particularly vulnerable. As in any line of work, things can and do go wrong despite the most stringent safety measures, but the solitary nature of the job for many employees (i. e. lorry drivers) means it's even more ..
(August 17, 2017) As a courier driver, you’ll know that expanding your customer base whilst providing the best service you can is a costly, stressful and often very tiring job. However, joining a courier exchange could be your chance to make your job a lot easier and your business more successful. Here are ..
(August 16, 2017) Whether you are thinking of undertaking courier work for the first time or it’s time to renew your current van, weighing up whether to lease or buy a delivery vehicle outright can be a tricky decision. Of course there are pros and cons on both sides. Buying a van will mean that you own the ..