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Are You Europe’s Best Truck Driver? Take on the Scania Driver Challenge

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

There’s precious little recognition for the truck drivers who ply the roads of the UK and Europe, delivering everything from the smallest tech component to the food and goods that stock the shelves of our supermarket giants. Which is fairly inequitable in the big scheme of things, as they’re the ones who quite literally keep …

How the Rise of the Gig Economy Has Changed the Face of Courier Insurance

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

The buzz phrase on everyone’s lips at the moment is ‘gig economy’. No industry is feeling the effects of the trend towards temporary and short-term engagements more so than the delivery industry. There are plenty of positive aspects for a courier driver using their own vehicle to deliver goods, but there are also many additional …

Don’t Miss A Trick When Selling Your Van: Courier Driver Top Tips

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Fraud is frustratingly common when selling goods online, and can cause major problems if you’re retailing high-value products such as vehicles. If you’re a courier driver looking to offload your van, play it safe and learn what suspicious behaviour looks like when it comes to online transactions. Dodgy Payment Services Sneaky tricks have left many …

Call for Clearer Legislation to Cover Courier Drivers

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Government policy and practices haven’t always kept up with our changing economy and lifestyles and, sometimes, bad policy can have tragic consequences. But from these tragedies some good can still come by bringing awareness to the need for changes to legislation. Read on to learn about calls for better legislation, why that’s important and how …

How Blood Tests Will Put Drowsy Driving to Bed

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

It’s no secret that not getting enough sleep makes you feel truly awful. You’re slow, sluggish and completely off the ball. Considering how important alertness is to a courier driver, and indeed to all road users, it’s a little worrying that it’s still not properly understood. Luckily, science marches on, and some recent developments could …

Eye, Eye, Officer: Police Focus on Drivers’ Defective Eyesight

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Visualise this: you’re driving along, keeping an eye on other drivers, when some car makes a wildly unpredictable manoeuvre. You avoid a crash and maybe lean on your horn. ‘Did he even see me?’ It’s happened to everyone. But it’s especially worrying for those involved in courier work, if only because couriers spend so much …

Keeping Courier Businesses on the Move: Technology Matters

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

The impact technology has on any business in today’s increasingly competitive world is huge. Managers and business owners, regardless of their industry, need to stay abreast of how advances in high-tech tools might benefit their operations, improve staff welfare and increase profits. The courier industry is no exception, and today’s mobile technology, in particular, has …

Introducing the Early Introduction of Longer Semi-Trailers

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

The haulage industry is ever-changing and always evolving. Changes come in many forms, from revolutionary new technology and innovative gadgets to incremental improvements in practice. Some of the best improvements, though, come from the simplest ideas – the tiny alterations to existing equipment that let you fulfil a transport contract that little bit quicker, more …

Looking to the Future: Trials Begin for the New MAN E-Truck

February 4, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

Several large HGV manufacturers are looking towards ways in which they can help commercial transport customers build a sustainable future while still maintaining a sufficient influx of delivery contracts to improve profits. One of these involves converting a fleet to electric vehicles, and MAN has reached a milestone in doing just that. Delivery Contracts Made …

LoCITY’s Emission Ambition: Supporting the Use of Alternative Fuels

February 4, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

The projected five-year LoCITY programme has been running since 2016, with plans to evolve and adapt throughout the second half of its course. Its aim is to help commercial vehicle fleets comply with the Ultra-Low Emission Zones that will be in place in central London next April. These new exhaust emission standards will require courier …

Colossal Congestion Returns: How to Deal with September’s Traffic Influx

February 4, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

If you’re an owner driver, a long-standing and seemingly unavoidable issue is traffic congestion. Statistics from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute confirm that rush-hour commuters in the United States lose an average or 42 hours each week due to road delays, and it probably isn’t a lot different in the UK. Understandably, the worst of …

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