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3 Incentives to Becoming a Self-Employed Courier

Though working for somebody else has many positives, there are also many benefits to being self-employed. It Perhaps you are ready to say goodbye to strict dress codes, clocking in and out and listening to the same awful radio station day in and day out. Then read on! Today I am giving you three reasons why you might want to consider looking for self-employed courier jobs in the future. 1. Financial Gain Itoyed by a company. Even accounting for deductions (now made by your employer), you st ...


26.02.2018

Improve Your Business with Flawless Customer Service

Customer service skills are essential for anyone who deals with clients on a regular basis. These skills can help you build a good relationship with a client and encourage regulars to recommend you to a friend or business contact. Though client interactions may seem like a small part of your courier jobs, they can have a massive impact on the future of your business. After spending many years in this industry, I know what it takes to create positive and professional relationships. So, keep rea ...


26.02.2018

Top Tips: How to Keep Works of Art Safe in Transit

Courier jobs in which you are asked to transport valuable artwork can be a great source of income, as clients will pay premium rates to ensure that their precious art is delivered safely. But this is not a job to take on lightly: some of these artworks cost thousands of pounds, and any damage can dramatically decrease their worth. If you know what you So, before you commit yourself to this kind of work, take a look at these transportation and packaging tips for courier jobs involving works of a ...


25.01.2018

Driving in London Can be a Challenge: It Pays to be Prepared

Does your heart sink when you have to carry out courier jobs in and around London? Driving in the Capital presents some unique difficulties to those who drive for a living, but with a little bit of forward planning, there Plan Your Route The first thing to think about when youbecause the Capital, more than any other UK city, is likely to throw diversions, road closures, accidents and even political demonstrations in your path, seemingly just to prevent you from getting to your destination. Th ...


24.01.2018

Why a Dash Cam is a Smart Purchase for Couriers

There are endless gadgets, apps and pieces of technology in the motor industry today that can be of great use to couriers. For self employed drivers, there is one piece of kit without which you should never hit the road, as it yields a handful of benefits. Of course, we These cameras sit on your dashboard and record audio and video of what is happening on the road ahead, to the side and behind you. In addition to recording your beautiful singing voice, these devices are handy, as they can provi ...


24.01.2018

Tips for Driving Safely on Smart Motorways

A large percentage of courier jobs involve lengthy stretches on motorways, and every courier will have has his or her share of stressful experiences on chock-a-block roads. However, you may also be familiar with smart motorways, which are much quicker and safer to drive on, making your job easier and stress-free. Smart motorways have been around since 2006, with the M42 in the West Midlands be-ing the first to open. The scheme uses Active Traffic Management (ATM) thatrways. Smart motorways ar ...


24.01.2018

Establishing and Improving Cost Per Mile to Land Work

Any courier who has been around the block a few times knows just how competitive the industry is. Courier jobs can be difficult to land when you are competing against both in-dependent operators and major contractors, and when everyone is looking to get the contract by lowering their prices. When competing for courier jobs, it is vital that you provide an entirely accurate assess-ment of your operation So, what determines your cost per mile figure? Let Fixed Costs These are expenses that you ...


24.01.2018

Sweet & Salty Snacks that Couriers Should Pack

Driving for a living is challenging, and maintaining a healthy body is one of the most important tasks of a successful courier. Jobs will keep you on the go for several hours every day with very few breaks. As a result, it is important to sustain the energy required for this kind of work with nutritious snacks. To resist the lure of the convenient fast food establishments, be sure to pack healthy snacks that are both tasty and easy to consume. Where to Start So, how do you go about getting the ...


20.11.2017

Reduce Stress with Success: Relaxation Techniques for Couriers

Carrying out courier jobs is not for everyone. It takes a particular set of skills to be truly successful in the transportation field, with patience and a fairly calm attitude being a top priority. The stakes are quite high when you are on the job, especially if you are self-employed, and losing your cool behind the wheel will only contribute to your stress. So, just how do you keep in the ‘zen zone’ during rush-hour traffic with a tight schedule to keep? Here is some practical advice, along wit ...


20.11.2017

Food for Thought: The Amazon Key and the Courier Industry

Amazon has done it again with an innovative, yet controversial idea that has stirred up lots of debate. Their latest business advancement plan could potentially change the nature and description of courier jobs as we know them. Amazon is proposing a new service whereby their delivery drivers will be able to access a customer’s home to place their order safely inside. The industry’s and the public’s initial reaction has been a collective raised eyebrow. However, upon further consideration, it see ...


20.11.2017

Bring It On: Winter Safety Tips for Courier Drivers

The colder months are often one of the busiest – and most financially rewarding – times in a professional driver''s year. The higher volume of courier jobs during the festive season invariably means spending more time on the road and making more money, but the combination of chaotic traffic and inclement weather also increases the risk of accidents. Due to an upsurge in online shopping around this time, it also means that many courier jobs take drivers to residential addresses, rather ...


14.11.2017

Stay Strong and Stretch On: The Best Exercises for Courier Drivers

If you drive for a living, you''ll be familiar with the double-edged sword of getting to "sit down on the job" all day. On one hand, it''s often quite nice to be able to take the load off, but on the other, there are negative health connotations associated with a sedentary job. If you carry out courier jobs, you may be in and out of your vehicle fairly regularly, but there''s no getting around the fact that you''ll spend a lot of time in the driv ...


14.11.2017

Becoming A Courier Driver: Do You Have What It Takes?

If an office job isn’t your thing and you’d prefer the independence of life on the road, then courier jobs could provide a perfect opportunity for you. If you think that you may have what it takes, check out this overview of what makes an ideal courier driver. Why not determine if this could be the career that you’ve been looking for? The Ideal Personality Let’s start with the basics: this is a service job, so you’ll be picking up and delivering freight throughout your day on various courier ...


16.10.2017

3 Courier Vehicles That Can’t Be Bested

If you’re a self employed courier driver, a van is the single most important business investment you’ll make. Such an important decision requires research, which will ensure that the vehicle you buy is best suited to the specific types of courier jobs you do (or would like to do in the future). The best way to ensure that the van you’re considering is right for you is to think long and hard about a few key questions. • What kind of products will you be delivering? Firstly, consider what kin ...


16.10.2017

5 Wonderful Widgets For Courier Drivers

Everyone loves a good office gadget – even if your office is a vehicle! In this article, I’m looking at five tech-oriented inventions, which make perfect companions when you’re out and about on courier jobs. From a perfect cup of coffee to a luxurious Heads-Up Display, these will make great gifts for friends in the industry. But why not treat yourself first? Handpresso Wild Espresso Maker This first gadget is a bit of an indulgence, although it might seem like a necessity if you’re a coffee fa ...


16.10.2017

4 Outlandish Delivery Stories

The weird and wonderful world of same-day delivery courier jobs will be no mystery to my seasoned readers. It’s your mission to safely carry a wide variety of goods all over the UK. After a certain amount of time in the van, you’re bound to come across an odd job or two. Though the varied contents of the thousands of parcels transported every day are fairly predictable, I’ve heard some great stories over the years about especially unique and interesting freight. Here are four of my favourite t ...


16.10.2017

Want to Get More Courier Jobs? Join a Courier Exchange!

As a courier driver, you’ll know that expanding your customer base whilst providing the best service you can is a costly, stressful and often very tiring job. However, joining a courier exchange could be your chance to make your job a lot easier and your business more successful. Here are four reasons why it works so well. Expand Your Business If you want to grow your capacity, the most obvious solution would be to buy more vehicles and hire more drivers. Yet this move can cost thousands of po ...


17.08.2017

What Can Courier Exchange Do for Me? Ask Dortudor Dot Com

After retiring, Mike Tutor wanted a change and – in answer to a local advertisement for courier jobs – began a second career. We look at the journey he has taken in this new venture and why he credits Courier Exchange with playing an important role in the success of his business. Humble Beginnings Mike’s start in courier jobs came when he responded to an advert in a local newspaper searching for drivers. Mike joined the company and worked for them for a year, a period in which he learnt the e ...


08.08.2017

Grow Your Courier Business Without Buying New Vehicles

Many small business owners will be familiar with the desire to grow their business without having to commit to the serious expense and responsibility of new staff and equipment. Today I’m looking at sub-contracting as a solution; how it can enable a business to grow, complete more courier jobs and increase profit. Go2Day’s Story Today, Go2Day Ltd has a fleet of three 3.5 tonne curtain-siders with tail lifts and assists with an eight-vehicle fleet for the recycling company Ecosystems. Howeve ...


08.08.2017

Kangoo Can Do - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Doubles Range

For environmentally-conscious UK drivers and fleet managers looking for a green alternative to help reduce the carbon footprint of their courier jobs, the news that the popular Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 electric van has doubled its range to an impressive 250 miles per top up is an exciting development. The possibility of a zero-carbon operation looks one step closer to reality. Fuel Cell Extender The reason for the breakthrough is the addition of a hydrogen fuel cell extender, which has been produc ...


31.05.2017

Courier Driver Tips: Protecting Your Goods in Transit

If you''re a self employed driver making a living from courier jobs, the goods you transport (no matter how large or small) are what, in effect, constitutes your livelihood. So it follows that protecting those goods while they''re in your possession is of the utmost importance. As well as getting the right insurance, there are other steps you can put in place as preventative measures so, as much as possible, you can ensure the goods you''re moving arrive safe and so ...


31.05.2017

A Ghost in the Machine - Intelligent Protection Against Vehicle Theft

Electronic vehicle theft is becoming a serious issue. Anyone who makes a living doing courier jobs is at risk of having their livelihood threatened by the new breed of commercial vehicle thieves who can make off with a car or van without ever needing to physically break into it. Hi-tech Theft Today''s criminals are using hi-tech methods to over-ride electronic security systems to gain access to a vehicle''s Engine Control Unit (ECU). It''s big business and the va ...


31.05.2017

Councils Give Incentives to Green Vans

The highly anticipated Government whitepaper on improving the UK’s air quality is almost here. Earlier this month a teaser ‘draft’ of the final product was published offering those in the logistics industry a tiny glimpse into the thinking and direction the Government hopes to go. Although there are no finite rules or regulations cited in the document, it should give cause for a sigh of relief from most self-employed drivers and smaller organisations that fund multiple courier jobs. Time for Ac ...


30.05.2017

Fleet Driver Training: The Benefits for your Company

An Introduction to Fleet Driver Training Fleet driver training is pivotal for any business that operates a driver fleet. It can ensure that your operations run more efficiently and safely by minimising the risks that your drivers can face while out on the road. Things such as fuel costs, accidents, or even insurance premiums can not only rack up the bills, but they can adversely affect the image of your brand as your drivers represent your company whilst on the road. After all, your company h ...


11.05.2017

Courier Van Extras and Modifications

The day to day demands of courier jobs can take their toll on your van. Whether it’s inclement weather or heavy and loose loads, you’d do well to protect your investment. Ranging from strong interior linings of wood to sturdy roof bars, or even some rear parking sensors, any of the items in this list will be an invaluable addition to your van, and will keep you on the road for longer. Van Linings A lining is perhaps one of the most major modifications you can make on your van. However a prem ...


11.05.2017

Government Grants for Plug-in Vans: Are You Eligible?

Let’s talk about maximising your income and minimising your expenditure. Make your courier jobs as profitable as possible by getting a plug-in grant which covers 20% of the van’s cost. Interested? You should be! The Plug-in Van Grant First things first: what is the plug-in van grant? Basically, you could get funding from the government towards the cost of a new electric van. The amount of the grant is automatically deducted from the basic price of the vehicle (including vehicle excise duty, ...


11.05.2017

Time for a Pat on the Back: The 2017 Annual Members’ Transport Awards

For the last 15 years the Transport Exchange Annual Members’ Transport Awards has celebrated the very best of the courier and haulage industries from owner drivers and new members to the best performing companies within the field. But as well as the serious business of announcing the winners of our prestigious awards, the night is a great chance to rub shoulders with others in the industry, as well as make new friends and plenty of new business connections. Visitors to previous award nights hav ...


20.02.2017

Talk the Talk: Courier Terminology to Take You from Go to Pro

Starting any new job is challenging with new things to learn and new systems to put in place but courier jobs throw up the extra complication of demanding what seems like a whole new language of haulage terms. Don’t stand out from the crowd because you don’t know your DG from your DK – get on top of all the terms you’re going to need with our handy guide. Accessorial Charges A courier’s charge for services provided as part of delivery such as loading or unloading. Consignor The person or compa ...


20.02.2017

The Evolution of the Logistics Industry – the Future is Here

I find the current situation in the logistics industry to be truly fascinating. Consumer behaviour, politics, technology and the economic climate are all causing the industry to evolve and develop; this means that it is important to be aware of the issues that are changing the shape of logistics. This will help you to embrace change and stay ahead of the curve. Before taking a closer look at trends that are affecting how business is done, it is worth defining the supply chain as this is so cruc ...


17.01.2017

E-Commerce and the Changing Face of Logistics

E-commerce has completely revolutionised consumer demand. This has resulted in the logistics industry having to become more sophisticated and advanced than ever before. Long gone are the days of visiting your local high street for products – instead, it is the online retailers who are thriving. This switch to online shopping instead of high street shopping has also resulted in a change in customer expectation; nowadays, the consumer expects to be able to track their purchase right through to d ...


17.01.2017

Loading Bay Makeover – Is Your Dock Operating Optimally?

I strongly believe that any courier company can drastically improve operational efficiency by taking the time to optimise their loading bay/dock. This is a key area of the entire operation and helps courier jobs get off to a great start, so it is worth assessing how you can streamline the dock and keep things running smoothly. Not just this, but streamlining the area is also a great way to eliminate any potential dangers and implement important safety procedures for everybody onsite. If you wer ...


17.01.2017

The Top Courier Technologies of 2016

Fortunately, we live in a day and age where advances in technology and software have made many jobs much easier and safer. This is certainly the case for courier jobs and there are a few pieces of software which can greatly benefit any company in the industry. These all have great features that can streamline the operation, minimise error and help a business to reach their potential. There are many different software systems on the market, but these are my personal recommendations. OnTime 260 ...


12.12.2016

Parcel Technology Management: Never Lose a Package Again

It is no secret that Christmas can be extremely hectic for courier companies. More and more consumers are swapping shopping on the high street for shopping online (who can blame them?), which means that forwarders certainly have their work cut out for them over the festive period. There are now more courier jobs than ever before during this time of the year, which can make it difficult to manage logistics and get a clear overview of operations. Not only is there a sharp increase in courier jobs ...


12.12.2016

Ever Wondered How Santa Delivers All His Presents?

There is a question that everybody has pondered at some point, but anybody in the transport and logistics industry is likely to have given serious thought to – how does Santa manage to deliver presents to children all over the world in just one night? Well, today we are going to crunch the numbers and figure out just how Saint Nick plots this mammoth logistical feat and puts even the most complex of courier jobs to shame. The Children So, firstly we need to identify how many homes he must visi ...


12.12.2016

Getting Around Smart Motorways

If you do courier jobs that involve long periods on motorways, then you are most probably familiar with what are known as smart motorways. What is a “Smart Motorway”? Well, it’s got nothing to do with mobile technology like a “smart phone” – but it does, just like your phone, provide the user with more possibilities for a quicker and safer drive. First introduced on the M42 in the West Midlands in 2006, the scheme uses what is known as Active Traffic Management (ATM) to regulate the flow of t ...


09.09.2016

Cheaper Fuel Equals Lower Costs, Lower Prices and Higher Profits

Running a haulage business and doing courier jobs is an expensive operation, what with wages, buying and maintaining vehicles, insurance, and fuel. In fact, depending on the vehicle type and its annual mileage, fuel costs can be anywhere from 17% to a whopping 32% of your annual running costs (FTA - Fuel as a percentage of HGV operating costs). Technology Lowers Fuel Costs Over the years, new technologies have come onto the market that improve truck fuel efficiency. But in the highly competiti ...


09.09.2016

A Congestion-Free August Bank Holiday (Almost)

Well, the August Bank Holiday is behind us. If you or your drivers were on courier jobs which included stretches of motorway or major “A” roads, then you will probably have noticed the almost total absence of road works. This was thanks to the efforts of Highways England, which made a special effort to get major routes open and free of clutter so that the increased traffic loads associated with public holidays would be able to flow as smoothly as possible with less congestion and fewer jams. And ...


09.09.2016

Inside the World of Legal Couriers

If you are self-employed, courier jobs can be a lucrative market to get into. You’ll find that there are a few areas of subspecialisation within the courier market sector. One of these is legal courier work - also known as court messenger work. What is a Legal Courier? A legal courier, or court messenger, is a crucial part of the legal system. Legally sensitive or time sensitive (or both) packages can’t be sent through ordinary mail services. Solicitors, judges, police officers and anyone else ...


22.07.2016

Inside the World of Medical and Lab Couriers

Medical and lab work generates a huge amount of courier work. Whether it’s moving equipment, reagents, samples, medicines or paperwork, this sector has its own logistics work. Some labs employ couriers, but many contract work out to external firms, which either employ their own couriers or offer self-employed courier jobs to drivers in their fleet. While it is a specialised sector of the industry, the skills possessed by a good courier are directly transferrable to those needed by a good medica ...


22.07.2016



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