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Hong Kong Freighter Service Is Welcomed At Manchester Airport

Dec
20

One of the world’s largest commercial freighters, the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8F was welcomed at Manchester Airport on Thursday, as it landed from Hong Kong. The new aircraft will fly on a regularly on the Manchester-to-Hong Kong route and can carry more than 130 tonnes of cargo. Graeme Ferguson, commercial director for cargo at Manchester […]

Unusual Deliveries

Top 5 Sat Nav Voices

Dec
18

A survey of 1,000 motorists by the motoring website Motors.co.uk has revealed the most popular satnav voices to direct you to your destination. While some are performed by the people themselves, some of the voices have been provided by impersonators. Either way, these top 5 are sure to provide you with a laugh.   1. Brian […]

Strange Deliveries

Top Christmas Packing Tips

Dec
16

The festive shopping season is now well and truly underway, but while consumers are busy shopping and spending time with their families, delivery companies and retailers are working  hard to meet customer demand. As well as delivery companies and retailers making sure shipments are dispatched in time for the big day, it’s also up to […]

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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Threat Of Royal Mail Christmas Strike Averted With ‘Landmark Deal’

Dec
11

Royal Mail workers will receive a three-year pay rise worth around 9% and legally-binding employment protections in an agreement between the company and the Communication Workers Union (CWU). This new agreement means the threat of a Christmas strike has now been averted. Royal Mail’s boss Moya Greene said the deal would provide “long-term stability and certainty […]

What to do if your order doesn’t arrive

Dec
9

With deliveries of all manner of goods being at a year high during the month of December, it is perhaps unsurprising that a handful will not make their intended destination. It is important that both consumers know their rights and those responsible for the delivery know their obligations.  Late delivery Good online retailers should give […]

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Network Rail to trial specialist parcel service at commuter stations

Dec
6

Soon, train passengers will be able to deliver and collect parcels at certain major commuter stations. Network Rail have announced the trial project aimed at diversifying the use of the stations beyond just a place to catch a train. The parcel “shops” will be give customers the opportunity to carry out their delivery needs before […]

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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 […]

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Amazon announce plans for delivery drones

Dec
4

Back in October, Delivery Quote Compare brought you an article about Australian start-up firm Flirtey launching its flock of book delivery drones on the unsuspecting Sydney public. Now, retail giants Amazon – the world’s largest online retailer – have announced plans to provide similar delivery methods to customers. The Octocopeter drones have the capacity to […]

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 […]