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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 […]

HGV drivers plan protest on A9 during busy Christmas period

Nov
29

  A group of Lorry drivers in Scotland are planning an imminent protest on the A9 to show their opposition to the plans to introduce average speed cameras and not increase the speed limit for HGVs. The A9 is an important trade route connecting the large Scottish conurbations of Dunblane and Inverness, and the drivers […]

How to prepare your vehicle for bad weather conditions

Nov
27

With ice on the roads seemingly becoming more frequent, the severe weather the winter can bring has become more apparent. The potential challenges drivers can face are many, as drivers can find themselves stuck on even the most familiar of roads. Here are some tips for winter driving for drivers trying to make their deliveries […]

2013 Global Freight Awards

Nov
25

Last week, on Wednesday November 20th, the winners of the 2013 Global Freight Awards were announced during a fantastic evening of drinks, dinner, entertainment, and awards, hosted by funnyman Rufus Hound. The event was a celebration of the continued improvement of the sector, and participants also managed to raise more than £2,700 for international development […]

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Giant iceberg potential threat to internationalshipping lanes

Nov
22

A group of researchers in the UK have been given an emergency fund to enable them to track a huge drifting iceberg that could threaten shipping channels. The grant totals £50000 and will go towards a six-month long project designed to track and predict the iceberg’s movement as it drifts away from Antarctica through the […]