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TFL’s Code of Practice for quieter Olympic deliveries


During the Olympics, temporary restrictions will result in many deliveries taking place out of normal operating hours. In the most severely affected areas, deliveries may be limited to 12 A.M. to 6 A.M. Although many delivery jobs already take place ‘out-of-hours’, the increase in activity during the Games means that delivery companies need to be […]

Tax crackdown on online traders


Amazon and eBay have been ordered to hand over tens of thousands of members’ details as part of HMRC’s ongoing crackdown on tax evasion. From May 2nd, regular online traders and those who buy items to sell on at a profit have been receiving letters from HMRC. The letters state that the traders have the […]

Study suggests “compelling” case for UK road charging


A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), funded by the RAC Foundation, has suggested that a “radical overhaul” of road taxes is needed. It says there is a “compelling” case for introducing road charging in the UK to replace the current system funded by fuel taxes. Currently, fuel and vehicle excise duties raise […]

How the bonus bank holiday will affect parcel delivery


To mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign, Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend this summer. The late May bank holiday has been moved to Monday 4 June, and an additional bank holiday will take place on Tuesday 5 June. If you need to use a parcel delivery service during that time, […]

The motorway speed limit debate – 80mph ‘not safe’


Motorways are not suitable to cope with raising the speed limit according to the Road Safety Foundation (RSF). The charity believes England’s motorways do not provide enough protection to drivers for an increase to the current limit. It found that half of the networks barriers are inadequate to cope with the increased speed and that […]

European couriers: Are you prepared for new French breathalyser rules?


From July 1st anyone driving in or through France will be required to carry a breathalyser kit. European couriers and hauliers must ensure they have a single-use disposable kit in their vehicle or risk a fine. The new rule is aimed at reducing drink-driving problems in the country which were responsible for around 4,000 deaths […]

Meeting deadlines safely


Due to the nature of their work, couriers must place a lot of importance on deadlines. Certain same day couriers and parcel delivery companies offer to pick up and deliver goods within the hour – distance permitting. Whether they are doing motorcycle courier jobs, haulage work or offering man and van services, drivers must ensure […]

What is the best way to send items to Europe?


Due to the increasing cost of international postage, it can be very expensive to send parcels to Europe via Royal Mail. The cost of international parcel delivery depends on the size of the parcel and the destination, but using an online marketplace like will ensure that your item gets there in the safest, cheapest […]

How to package a parcel for delivery


Parcel delivery services are ideal for sending parcels quickly and cheaply. However, you need to keep in mind that your parcel will be one of many being handled at once. It is likely to be moved through an automated sorting centre and transferred from one van to another. For this reason, you must make sure […]

DQC’s Green Guide to your Fuel Options


Transport providers have many things to consider when buying a new van. Whether you are experienced in offering man and van services or new to courier jobs, your choice of van is very important. One of the key decisions you will have to make is the type of fuel it will use. Every type of […]