Category Archives for Parcel delivery

Preparing your vehicle for cold weather

Oct
12

The weather is turning, the air turns colder, the sky darker and the roads wetter. Winter is coming and the earlier you can get your vehicle prepared the safer you can be. Even if the snows and ice don’t come there are still things to take care of. Things such as: The fluids In colder […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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. […]

Can I buy that eBay item? – collection and delivery

Jul
24

Want to buy on eBay but the item is miles away – get transport quotes to make sure you’re getting a bargain fast quotes from real transporters and couriers eBay is the world’s car boot sale with anything from mopeds to mops and sofas to shirts, bargains can be had turning other people’s excess into […]

Self Drive Deliveries – The van with no man?

Feb
27

Are Self Drive Deliveries really coming and can we do without our friendly man and van?  At CES in January a big focus was put on self drive technology revealing new steps in technology, safety and comfort. In the UK at last Novembers Wired conference automotive tech company, Charge, revealed plans for a new type […]

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 […]

What does 2015 hold for former City Link owner drivers?

Jan
2

Much has been written in recent days about the demise of City Link and whilst redundancy is a bitter blow to all, of particular concern is the impact it will have on the 1000 strong army of self-employed owner drivers classed as “unsecured creditors” by Ernst & Young and therefore not entitled to any form […]

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Wellington Newsagent Takes On Royal Mail

Dec
23

Local shop owners Lorraine Lettley, and daughter Trish, have set up their own postal service after customers complained about the rising cost of sending mail. The service is half the price of a first class stamp, guarantees next day delivery by hand and the team is now posting 250 items a day since launching the […]