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What You Need To Know As A Self-Employed Delivery Driver


Setting up in business as a delivery owner driver entails quite a bit of work before you can really get started. If you’re looking to start your own delivery business there are a number of things you need to organise before you can be considered legitimately self-employed and suitably covered for the type of courier […]

Coping With The Winter Roads


There’s never more of a divide around the UK than during winter; weather varies wildly between different areas and affects the roads in many ways as a result. For those who spend their working hours out on the roads, being prepared for the types of weather that can affect your area is just common sense. […]

Moving House With A Man And Van


Moving home needn’t involve a circus parade of vehicles and people, nor does it need to cost a fortune. For those moving house for the first time, students or those with only a flats worth of possessions can move far cheaper than a four bedroom family with a little help from their local man with […]

Christmas Deliveries

Decorated Lorries


We’ve all seen the adverts featuring Coca Cola’s Christmas trucks bringing seasonal cheer to the masses as they pass through town, but did you know that you can actually see their trucks on tour throughout the UK this winter? Coke’s 18 wheeler vehicles are covered with over 30,000 bulbs to give them that Christmas feel, […]

Dealing With Increased Christmas Traffic On The Roads


Christmas is fast approaching, and with the end of the school year not too far away, coupled with the frantic need to shop for presents, roads across the UK are going to be filling with more and more drivers. For those who’s job is on the road, this time of year can be a struggle […]

Top Tips On Sending Kids Toys


So, if you’re unaware that Christmas is only a number of days away then you’ve obviously been living in a cave somewhere. Everyone else should, theoretically, be well on their way to either being completely organised or nearly so, with frantic last minute present buying no doubt on the horizon for at least some of […]

Stobart Drivers on Strike in Doncaster


Over 180 drivers are threatening continuous strike action from 6th December after proposed cuts by haulage firm, Eddie Stobart, threatened job losses just in time for Christmas. This long running dispute means this is the third strike action this year for drivers based at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. Talks with drivers union, Unite, have failed to […]

Scottish Truckers Protest Speed Restrictions


Inverness lorry driver, Conor McKenna, is at the forefront of a protest against the speed limit imposed on HGV drivers on single lane A roads. Currently set to 40mph, motorists can often get stuck behind law-abiding truckers following the speed limit, causing tailbacks, frustration and potentially dangerous overtaking as a result. Conor McKenna is asking […]

Cutting Carbon Emissions


With Government legislation working towards cutting carbon emissions, the road freight sector is just one area of the transport and logistics sector looking for ways to cut back on emissions. A report, commissioned by the Transport Knowledge Transfer Network and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, has identified ways for the road freight sector to reduce […]

Freight Forwarding Basics


If your company is looking to expand in to international imports/exports, then sourcing yourself a good freight forwarder is going to be within your best interests. To those new to freight, essentially a term to describe cargo being loaded on to a transportation vessel, freight forwarders will make all the difference to your logistic needs. […]