Category Archives for Haulage

Transporter tips: How to write a winning profile

Oct
24

How to write your winning profile So you’re set up on Delivery Quote compare and ready to bid on the huge number of jobs listed daily, however you’re new to the site and don’t have feedback yet to give our consumers confidence. A winning profile goes a long way to give customers more information about […]

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The Most Powerful Trucks In The World

Dec
30

Trucks come in different sizes, configurations, and load capacities. There are two companies that have come out with trucks so powerful that they could put even super cars to shame. These two companies are Scania and Volvo, and they have been fighting for the title of the most powerful truck in the world as well […]

5 Best Rest Stops In The World

Dec
13

For every trucker one of the most important things on any road trip is rest stop accessibility. No trucker wants to spend any longer on the road than he has to before his next break. Fortunately, not every rest stop in the world is limited to just fuel, food, and toilets. Some are a little […]

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Driving safely in the wind – DQC tips

Dec
5

The weather is making national news this week across the UK with a wide range of road accidents occurring due to the extremely blustery conditions. Scotland has been the worst affected home nation as a Lorry driver’s truck was blown on top of two cars. Storms of up to 100 mph have been reported in […]

The World’s Most Efficient Delivery Service

Dec
1

With deliveries hotting up in the run up to Christmas, and the level of service expected by customers at an all time high, Delivery Quote Compare takes a look at the busiest delivery company on earth and asks the important question on everyone’s lips; How does Santa Claus deliver presents to every child on the […]

HGV drivers plan protest on A9 during busy Christmas period

Nov
29

  A group of Lorry drivers in Scotland are planning an imminent protest on the A9 to show their opposition to the plans to introduce average speed cameras and not increase the speed limit for HGVs. The A9 is an important trade route connecting the large Scottish conurbations of Dunblane and Inverness, and the drivers […]

How to prepare your vehicle for bad weather conditions

Nov
27

With ice on the roads seemingly becoming more frequent, the severe weather the winter can bring has become more apparent. The potential challenges drivers can face are many, as drivers can find themselves stuck on even the most familiar of roads. Here are some tips for winter driving for drivers trying to make their deliveries […]

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Highways Agency to open up use of hard shoulders

Nov
4

In a potentially beneficial move for Road Hauliers and motorists in general, The Highways Agency (HA) has announced they will temporarily be opening up the hard shoulders of certain areas of motorways to road users.One of the areas involved is the stretch between junctions 19 and 20 on the M4 near Bristol. The trial period […]

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French Ecotax could cause chaos for UK hauliers

Oct
28

The French authorities are planning to introduce a new Ecotax from the 1st January 2014 for any vehicle using the French national road (N’ Road) network. The Road tax will affect all freight vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, and could affect a significant number of UK based hauliers. The charges will be levied in […]

hgv road safety

Department for Transport encourages haulage, freight, and similar enterprises to study safety techniques.

Oct
11

With a large proportion of Britain’s supply chain made up of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging any organisation working with small businesses to help spread the road safety message, and has the backing of the Department for Transport. Brake wants to achieve this through a series of […]