Category Archives: courier

Brake to run fleet driving safety forum

Tuesday, 9th October, 2012

09 October 2012 Tweet A safety conference will be held by Brake for fleet managers who are being asked to consider the dangers which are posed by young drivers. The Fleet Safety Forum will be held in Nottingham on December 6th and will include Read the full article…

Liverpool courier wins company of the year award

Monday, 7th December, 2009

Liverpool-based firm UK Couriers has been named the company of the year at a recent industry awards ceremony. Online marketplace Courier Exchange was in charge of organising the event, which saw the Merseyside company recognised for its growth and successful development into a nationwide business. Other locations in which it has been able to establish Read the full article…

Scottish courier firm uses red decals to rebrand white vans

Thursday, 1st October, 2009

A Scottish courier company has been able to expand its fleet of red vans by commissioning a design firm to create decals for white vehicles. Eagle Couriers has hired Glasgow-based Rapido Print & Design to create wrap-around red decals as a creative solution to the recent Europe-wide shortage of vehicles of this colour. Red vans Read the full article…

New safety guide launched for courier insurance customers

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2009

Courier insurance customers could be set to undergo safety training for driving at work, following news that a new programme has been launched. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has introduced a revised edition of its Guide to Driving at Work Manual, which it hopes will be used by management as a tool Read the full article…

Van drivers urged to step up security measures

Tuesday, 23rd December, 2008

A spate of thefts in Durham has prompted police to urge motorists and tradesmen into stepping up their security measures to avoid a claim on their van insurance. Police in the north-east of England reported eight van thefts between November 10th and December 15th. Every van stolen during the spree was a Ford Transit that Read the full article…

Fiat Fiorino named van of the year

Wednesday, 10th December, 2008

Courier drivers have been given guidance on the best vehicle to purchase after What Van? announced the Fiat Fiorino as the winner of its Van of the Year award. The van, launched in May this year, was designed for easy and efficient driving in cities and towns. What Van? editor Neil McIntee said: “Even when Read the full article…

Delivery driver suspended after Royal Mail van theft

Wednesday, 22nd October, 2008

Royal Mail has suspended the driver of a delivery van that was stolen last Wednesday as he posted a parcel just yards away, it has been reported. The driver had left the keys in the ignition of the van containing 26 parcels as it was parked at Wyngate Drive in Westcotes, This is Leicestershire reports. Read the full article…

Sat nav owners told to be wary of thieves

Friday, 10th October, 2008

Courier insurance customers who rely on their satellite navigation systems (sat navs) ought to consider following new advice and keep them out of sight. Kama Wager, crime reduction adviser for Alyesbury Vale at Thames Valley police, reminded sat nav owners to ensure they do not leave such devices on display. “Don’t tempt the opportunist thief Read the full article…

Modec to work with UPS

Wednesday, 1st October, 2008

Modec is set to announce a new agreement with UPS at this year’s Courier and Parcel Logistics Expo in London, courier insurance customers may be interested to learn. The firm, which manufacturers zero-emission light commercial vehicles, is planning to use the event to showcase its solutions for courier companies seeking to reduce their impact on Read the full article…

Motorcycle test delayed

Friday, 12th September, 2008

The introduction of the new motorcycle test has been postponed until next year, those training to be motorcycle couriers may be interested to learn. Originally scheduled for the end of this month, the new test has been delayed until March next year, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) announced. The news follows pressure from a number Read the full article…