Category Archives for Courier

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What can you do if your delivery is lost?

Oct
11

Here at DeliveryQuoteCompare.com we work with businesses based around delivering your stuff. The top companies in the UK ship items around the world on a daily basis. With such scale some items may be lost in transit, if rarely. Here are ways to help lower the chance of this happening to you, and what can […]

Cardboard box

Why cardboard is the gold standard of packaging

Sep
14

When seeing packing tutorials there is one constant no matter what you are transporting. This is of course the cardboard box. But why is the humble box made out of slightly stronger paper the best choice for transporting? There are other options: wood, plastic, even metal. Yet, cardboard beats them all in nearly every category, […]

Traffic Jam

Driving a van and keeping to the rules

Sep
14

When you’re a van driver on the roads you have a lot to deal with. The weather, your cargo, other drivers being frustrating. One thing you don’t want to have to deal with is legal trouble. In the UK over 60% of business trips are done in a car or van. Across the miles and […]

Driving at Night, some safety tips

Sep
13

In 2017 the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) found that 40% of collisions happen at night. 20% of serious accidents on motorways happen because of someone falling asleep behind the wheel. However, sometimes it needs to happen. When transporting, after a long day of driving the best idea is to park up […]

Broken van

The importance of walk around checks

Sep
7

As a van driver you have a highly practical machine that doesn’t get the same level of checks as an HGV. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take car to make sure your van is in top condition. Making sure your van is suitable for work and long journeys should be a priority. This helps […]

Helping with the stress of moving

Sep
5

We know that moving house can be a stressful and time consuming effort. Delivery Quote Compare offers a service that removes a lot of the issues when it comes to finding quotes from removal companies across the UK. We also have blog articles on multiple ways to plan and carry out transportation jobs. However stress […]

Cost of Vehicle fuel W/E 17/08/2018

Aug
20

The cost of vehicle fuel fluctuates regularly, unfortunately it seems to go up more than down. The transporters placing bids on www.deliveryquotecompare.com are impacted by the cost of vehicle fuel directly affecting the cost per mile for collections and deliveries.     Average Fuel Prices Petrol 129.9 Pence Per Litre (up 0.3p since last week) […]

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Timing your collections and deliveries

Aug
17

Transportation is, like many things, time sensitive. Say you’re a student moving out of halls, you can’t exactly hang about until you’re kicked out. Maybe you’re selling something, the buyer is going to want it sharpish. The importance of timing can’t be understated. It is in every step of using a transporter. 1 Putting an […]

Delivery Quote Compare: How to get more quotes

Aug
15

Delivery Quote Compare allows customers easy access to transporters across the country. Because of this we get a lot of items put up for them to make quotes on. Following certain steps, you can get the highest number of quotes possible, and the best deal.   Be flexible on timing: The basic overview of this […]

Planning a day’s journey, transporters running efficiently

Aug
14

As a transporter, you know that the more jobs you can do, the more money you can bring in. However, picking too many is how you end up spinning too many plates and disappointing customers. Get your journey to maximum efficiency with these simple ideas.   Plan your route: Fail to plan, plan to fail. […]