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Fuel strikes – the saga continues


It already seems as though the threat of fuel strikes has been hanging over us for some time now, but the news this week that an offer has been rejected means it is yet to last. As the AA revealed today the price of petrol is back on the rise, ACAS announced that talks aimed […]

Choosing Between the Different Types of Deliveries Available


When you need to have an item or a number of items transported, it can be difficult to know which service you require. Here is Delivery Quote Compare’s quick and easy guide to the options available. Parcel Delivery Service A parcel delivery service is the cheapest delivery option. It is often cheaper than Royal Mail, […]

Alternative fuel vehicles?


A shocking report out yesterday suggests that pollution is ‘twice as deadly as traffic accidents’. Whilst the comparison is somewhat alarmist  – pollution contributes to long-term illnesses which cause deaths, whereas road traffic accidents kill instantly – there is no doubt that the figures are worrying. There are many arguments both for and against commuters […]

Sending a parcel for the first time


Using a parcel delivery service for the first time doesn’t have to be complicated. If possible, don’t leave it to the last minute. Allow yourself time to package the item and find a suitable delivery service. Read our top parcel delivery tips and you’ll be an expert in no time! Cushion your items properly. Protect […]

Top tips for setting up as a courier


When starting out as an owner-driver courier, there are many things you must consider to ensure you get work and make a profit. Here are some of the basics: The best way to start out as an owner-driver courier is by finding work with courier companies in your area. Find the contact details of local […]

Green Issues: A greener future for air freight?


Like all human activities involving combustion, most forms of aviation release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. This contributes to the acceleration of global warming and ocean acidification. In the European Union, greenhouse gas emissions from aviation increased by 87% between 1990 and 2006, which is of great concern to those […]

Top tips for fuel-efficient couriering


Fuel is a huge overhead cost for all transport companies, but by learning some easy fuel-efficiency techniques, you can reduce the amount of money you spend on petrol and help the environment at the same time. As well as reducing our CO2 emissions, the way we drive can cut annual fuel consumption by 10%, which translates […]

What is a dedicated courier?


There are several types of courier service available, so ensure you know which one you need for your delivery. If you need to transport a particularly fragile, important or valuable item, you may decide to use a dedicated courier service. This is similar to a same day courier service, but your goods will be transported […]

How do your first aid skills stack up?


Would you stop if you witnessed a car accident? April 11th marks the beginning of First Aid Awareness Week. As a courier, you could be one of the first people at the scene of a car accident. You have the potential to save someone’s life. A survey conducted by DK found that only one in […]

Transport providers and the Olympics


It has taken many years to plan, but the London 2012 Summer Olympics is almost upon us. It won’t just be the athletes, their coaches, visiting dignitaries and ticket holders descending on the capital for the Games; transport providers will still be travelling in and out of London as they deliver goods all over the […]