Category Archives for Shipping

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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 […]

Thermometer at high temperature

The importance of temperature in transporting

Sep
27

When transporting a delicate item across a country or internationally, you have to make sure it’s in the right hands and packed correctly.  When packing a lot of things are obvious. You want it protected against any bumps and scrapes that can happen as it’s getting moved around. However one thing that can be overlooked […]

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, […]

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 […]

Trotter Independent Traders Van

Getting a good value for your vehicle

Sep
12

We all know that your car or van is an incredibly important part of many peoples life. However, maybe now it’s time to move on to something new. You’ve been looking around and found the perfect vehicle. The only problem is, what are you going to do with the old one? It’s not going to […]

airfreight

Moving internationally, packing properly

Aug
30

                      Moving house is a stressful time, there’s so much to manage, money, legal documentation and of course items for transport. It’s difficult enough to manage moving from county to county, imagine doing it from country to country. There are many more things to worry […]

transporting large boats

Transporting Boats, making sure it’s clean sailing

Aug
26

Boats are one of the world’s main shipping vehicles, from goods to people to even other ships. Sometimes though, boats need to get somewhere that doesn’t have water and they need to be transported. This is where the DQC transporters can step in. Boats come through Delivery Quote Compare surprisingly often and our drivers have […]

Shed in garden

Moving a shed, How to make it easy

Aug
20

Every garden needs a shed. It’s a simple rule really. You need a place to put your garden tools because they’ll only clutter up the house.  However, moving house presents a unique problem. What if the new place doesn’t have one for you to use? Well, you can buy a new one but they’re expensive […]

Clock and Calendar

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 […]

Snooker table

Snooker tables, The bulkiest sports equipment

Aug
13

Pumps, Dart boards, Slot-machines. All things you can find in your local pub. You can find of course as the centrepiece of the far corner empty space, the snooker table. It’s a staple of times out drinking with buddies and missing the easiest shots. It’s also a sport worth millions with tables that have to […]