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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 […]

Courier insurance – is your vehicle covered?


Running a courier service can be complicated. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as buying a van, finding work and making a profit. You also have to consider the other obligations that go with courier work, and one of those obligations is insurance. You will need courier insurance in order to run your business. This should […]

What is the best way to transport a piano?


Whether you’re moving house and taking the piano with you or simply selling it, you must ensure you use a courier service that meets your requirements. On, you can choose between standard courier services, which are suitable if you are willing to move the piano yourself, or man and van services if you want […]

A beginners guide to courier marketplaces


Many transport providers use courier marketplaces to find work. These online services provide an easy way to increase your return loads and make more money. Whether you specialise in parcel delivery, courier services or man and van jobs, you can use to find work. Unlike other online courier marketplaces, works on a simple […]

Using an animal courier


Are you moving house or simply looking for a stress-free way to transport your pet to a holiday destination? You may even be an animal breeder or welfare group looking for a way to move animals safely. If you need to transport live a live animal, you will require an animal courier. This is a […]

Tips for lifting goods safely


Working alone is often the main attraction of providing a man and van service, but this does come with certain health and safety hazards. Your health is your most important asset, so you must remain aware of potential dangers when lifting goods. Check the object before trying to lift it A small size object does […]

Health advice for couriers travelling to mainland Europe


Travelling to mainland Europe is commonplace for many UK couriers, but you still need to make sure you have had the correct immunisations for continental European travel. Couriers should also familiarise themselves with the standard health precautions to take when travelling abroad. The health risks of travelling will vary between individuals, and many issues need […]