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National Export Week


This week is National Export Week, and UK Trade & Investment have organised over one hundred events across the UK, inviting small and medium sized enterprises to participate in any local events of interest. UKTI is the Government Department responsible for helping UK-based companies expand into overseas markets and can give advice on whether your […]

Do you know a great Transport Manager?


There’s always a lynchpin to any business, the person who organises, who sorts out the logistics, and who is indispensible to the day-to-day success of a company. For the logistics sector, that person is the Transport Manager, often an overlooked and under appreciated role without whom there would be no logistics in a very real […]

HGV Speed Limit Plans


The Department for Transport released information today on its consultation regarding the speed limit for HGVs. Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are restricted to 40mph on single carriageways, and concerns have risen that this restriction is taking a financial toll on companies involved in freight and logistics, is creating congestion, as well as potentially causing unnecessary […]

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Delivery Jobs In London


As of 2011, approximately 8,174,100 people lived in London, an area covering 1,570km2 of land and the UK’s capital city. Not bad for a place where the official City is just under a mile square and contains no actual roads (streets, yes, but no named roads). With innumerable businesses, streets and residential areas, the potential […]

The Cost Of Customs


When purchasing items from abroad, as well as the cost of the item and postage, it’s important to remember that customs charges may also be applicable. Here in the UK, it’s the HMRC that control what can and can’t be imported in to the country, and how much it will cost you to have that […]

How to use Delivery Quote Compare


Delivery Quote Compare is a fabulous resource for anyone looking for cheap courier, man and van, home removals, pallet or parcel delivery services, but there are a number of ways you can ensure you’re reaping the benefits in full that you may not be aware of. It may sound simple, but remember to check your emails. […]

Technology you couldn’t live without on the road


Technology can make a delivery driver’s working day easier and more enjoyable. Here are the top 3 gadgets many couriers can’t live without: Sat navs We would literally be lost without them! Car dealer Motorpoint did an online poll of over 2,700 drivers which revealed that nearly 14 per cent of them would have no […]

Calculating running costs for transport companies


Many people who start transport companies approximate the cost of running a vehicle without taking into account all aspects of its operation and upkeep. Consequently, the vast majority of new owner-driver couriers tend to underestimate the amount. It is important to be as accurate as possible when assessing your overheads because you don’t want any […]

Staying safe when climbing in and out of vehicles


National Falls Awareness Week begins on 18th June, so this is a good time for transport companies to think about their risk management strategies. A number of hazardous activities can cause couriers to fall from their vehicles, and transport companies have a legal duty to attempt to prevent this. The most common causes of falls […]

Remaining calm and courteous on the road


As far as courtesy on the road goes, the image of the professional van driver is not a good one. If you run a man and van service, consider whether you are contributing to the aggressive “white van man” stereotype. By being more considerate and reducing your anger behind the wheel, you will not only […]