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A Guide to Moving Goods by Sea

Nov
14

This guide details the use of sea freight for the transportation of goods. It details how international shipping works and provides you with the necessary information to choose the correct shipping option for the movement of your goods. It also outlines the different vessels used in international shipping; the main considerations affecting sea freight costs […]

Breakdown cover for vans, knowing what you need

Nov
8

Whether you run a fleet of vehicles or are a single man with a van, the vehicles you use are the tools of your trade. However they are complex machines and when they break they can have a lot that needs repairing. Without the proper breakdown cover, you could be left stranded without the means […]

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Garden furniture, more than plastic chairs

Nov
7

One of the joys of being on the internet is watching people fall over in funny ways. One of the classic settings for these videos is the garden. This is the place where people try to jump off of their furniture only for the plastic to give way and end up with their face in […]

Drone Delivery in Australia – revisited

Oct
26

  The press is full on news about drone delivery and how it will revolutionise shopping, it will speed up the process, reduce traffic and pollution. But how close are we? In 2013 we posted an article on Flirtey, a US company that launched a drone book delivery service in Sydney. Flirtey chose Australia as […]

Bonfire Night, transporting fireworks safely

Oct
26

One of the most spectacular nights of the year is Guy Fawkes Night, with the rockets and sparklers and Catherine-wheels going off. However while these fireworks are great to see they are also explosive. Because of this if you need to move them, you will have to take a lot of precautions. Here are the […]

5 spooky decorations for this Halloween

Oct
18

All Hallows Eve is many peoples favourite time of year. It’s an excuse to relish in scary images and spooky stories. For kids it’s the time to dress up and go trick-or-treating. Teenagers have friends round to watch scary movies. For adults it’s usually when you turn off all the lights at the front of […]

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 […]

The three methods of towing, which is for you?

Oct
10

When transporting a vehicle the simplest option is just to drive it to the destination. However, sometimes it’s not practical to do this, or it’s broken down in some way. When you’re in this situation you have multiple options to tow it. Here are three options, flatbed trucks, two wheel ‘dolly’ towing and flat towing. […]

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Electric vans, the right move for transporters?

Oct
9

The trend of vehicles is headed towards electricity.  One day the petrol or diesel engine will be considered luxury items. However, today the engine still rules and is still the obvious choice. But what about the electric vans of today? Are they the better option for transporting? Here are the simple pros and cons to […]