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Bill Hockin representing RHA Members hands over a cheque to Caroline from Transaid

CV Show – RHA members raise £26k for Transaid

RHA Board Member, Bill Hockin today presented international development organisation, Transaid with a cheque for more than £26,000 representing funds raised by RHA members over the past twelve months. Transaid is an organisation that improves the quality of life in the developing world by making transport more readily available, affordable and sustainable. The presentation was made to the Chief Executive

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YouTube celebrity Chunkz put through his paces on RHA truck simulator

The RHA truck training simulator proved a hit with students and a YouTube celebrity in Manchester today (19 April). The JD Foundation organised the interactive careers fair in Manchester Central Conference Centre to showcase career opportunities at JD Group, including haulage. Students aged 14-18 engaged with representatives of multiple industries as potential future careers. British YouTube sensation and MOBO Award

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RHA Digest March 2024

11th March 2024 RHA welcomes A66 Trans-Pennine improvement scheme The RHA welcomes the Planning Inspectorate announcement that the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine improvement scheme can go ahead. This scheme will see an investment of £1.3bn to ensure 50 miles of carriageway is duelled in its entirety. The A66 is the key strategic road link between the M6 and the A1 for

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RHA Spring Budget reaction

We (The RHA) are pleased to see the Chancellor has listened to our calls to help haulage, coach and van businesses in his Spring Budget. Continuing the freeze on fuel duty and maintaining the 5p-cut for a further 12 months will help firms deal with economic challenges. The decision to extend full expensing to leased vehicles and assets should prove

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British businesses benefiting from a return to pre-Brexit transit times

On the fourth anniversary of Britain’s departure from the European Union (31st January), road freight operator Europa Road has successfully returned to offering guaranteed pre-Brexit delivery times across Europe. Europa Road, the European road freight division of pioneering independent operator Europa Worldwide Group, recently welcomed MP Gareth Johnson to its multimillion pound European groupage hub and headquarters in his constituency

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Newsletter February 2024

Welcome to Couriers TV’s latest digital newsletter It’s February and a lot of you are probably happy to finally get January over and done with, right? It’s not a lot of people’s favourite month, but we all have to go through it. But now it’s the month of love. And we want to know if last month showed you any

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Newsletter November 2023

Welcome to Couriers TV’s latest digital newsletter It’s November already!? How on earth has that arrived so soon? There’s even Christmas ads on the TV already and that’s just not right. At least one thing. We all know it’s earning season. Get out there and get winning some work because there’s going to be lots of it around. If you

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DHL Express Relaunches International Same Day Service

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, has relaunched its international Same Day Service for customers in the UK with emergency delivery needs, or with items that cannot be sent through the Express network. Opting for the Same Day service ensures a shipment will be sent via the fastest available mode of transport, utilising DHL’s trusted specialist

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Ratchet Straps

Ratchet Straps can be a couriers best friend at times. No matter what kind of work you plan on doing, it makes sense to always have some available. Okay, so the exception is if you are a parcel multi-dropper then you won’t have much of the time or inclination to bother tying anything down. And it won’t be as necessary.

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Newsletter July 2023

Welcome to Couriers TV’s latest digital newsletter We’ve made it to July and been off-radar for quite a lot of 2023 so far, but that’s mostly down to how much has been going on behind the scenes. In March/April we had a full redesign of our insurance section and created some all singing, all dancing landing pages for our advertisers.

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An exterior photo of the new HVS Hyrdrogen-Electric HGV

HVS Invites Fleet Operators to Trial UK’s First Zero-Emission Hydrogen-Electric HGV

• Supported trials are set to commence Q4 2025 once the exhaustive pre-production prototyping phase is completed and the HGVs are ready to enter volume production.
• Fleet operators offered extensive trial periods to test & evaluate the HVS hydrogen-electric HGV
• Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) is a new UK-based hydrogen vehicle emerging OEM and innovator in the heavy-duty commercial vehicle segment

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Unipart announces 2022 financial results

• Revenue increased by 11.6%
• Profit increased by 27.1%
• Strong net cash position at year end
• New contract wins with JCB and Airbus, and expansion of existing business with Jaguar Land Rover, will see around 2,000 people joining Unipart’s UK workforce in 2023
• Darren Leigh appointed Chief Executive Officer
• John Neill continues as full-time Executive Chairman

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Two women employees working for The APC

The APC releases its Gender Pay Gap report, announcing it pays women £1.03 for every £1 a man earns

• The delivery network’s mean Gender Pay Gap is -3.2%, equating to women earning three pence more per pound than male colleagues.
• Women make up 40% of The APC’s Senior Leadership team and 50% of its Executive team.
• Yet, the company is looking to attract and retain more female employees across the business, including delivery and warehouse roles.

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Industry Experts To Share Their Insights At Vans Today 2023

Logistics UK’s popular Vans Today event is returning for 2023 with an unrivalled line-up of speakers, including industry experts from National Highways, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Aviva. The half-day briefing, which aims to outline potential solutions to some of the key operational challenges currently facing van fleet operators, will be held on 27 April 2023

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Britain’s Best Courier Company To Work For (As a Sub-Contractor)

As awards go, this is a fairly niche title to hold. But being Britain’s Best Courier Company To Work For is probably a more important title than many transport companies might realise. Have you ever heard a celebrity use the line “This award means more because it’s voted for BY THE PEOPLE”? Well this is what we’ve done here. From

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February 2023 Newsletter

A Belated Welcome To The New Year It’s been a strange, and somewhat frantic, start to the new year for us here at CTV. And that kind of explains why it’s already February and we’re only just wishing everyone a Happy New Year for 2023. We’ve had a lot on our plates so far as we’re preparing some new video

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Cara Frayling of Encore Personnel

Encore Quadruples Female HGV Drivers in a Year

Leading Midlands recruitment agency Encore Personnel is tackling the societal stigma around women in logistics head on and in less than 12 months, the business, headquartered in Leicester with six driving divisions across the UK, has quadrupled the amount of female HGV drivers on its books.

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Houses of Parliament in London England after Autumn statement

Comment On Today’s Autumn Statement From Logistics UK

In response to today’s Autumn statement, business group Logistics UK is encouraged that the government has prioritised stability for the economy after a period of volatility, which will help restore confidence for businesses. However, as Kate Jennings, the organisation’s Policy Director explains, there is also disappointment that some of the measures announced could stifle the switch to greener energy

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Response To Government Financial Statement From Logistics UK

News that the government is taking steps to stabilise the economy have been welcomed by business group Logistics UK, which represents the organisations that move all the goods which the UK economy needs. However, as Kate Jennings, the organisation’s Policy Director, says more detail is required to reassure business and provide time to enable effective planning and budgeting.

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Courier Prices And Work Levels As 2022 Enters Q4 And The Busy Season

The Fourth Quarter. No, this isn’t an article about American Football. It’s about the last part of each year where couriers across the UK brace themselves for the ‘busy season’. Q4 is the last 3 months of the year. And for those of us that do delivery work, they’re (usually) the busiest. Especially where services like the Courier Exchange and

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DHL Van Driver Courier Post Office Click and Collect

Post Office partners with DHL Express to provide Click and Collect services

• DHL Express UK will deliver parcels directly to Post Offices, providing a convenient location for consumers to collect packages
• DHL is the world’s leading international express service provider
• Partnership is further demonstration of Post Office strategy to open its network to new parcel carriers and drive footfall for Postmasters
• Click and Collect services already rolled out to 5,000 Post Offices in under a year

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What’s on the road ahead for Couriers TV?

It’s September. The kids have gone back to school and the weather has changed. Autumn is definitely underway. This new season brings new opportunities for couriers, and especially for visitors of Couriers TV.

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Logistics UK staff Craig Foulkes, Ian Wright, Martin Candish, Ian Dunn, Mark Jones - Hermes House Tunbridge Wells cycle ride for Macmillan cancer support.

Logistics UK Team Pedals Cross Country To Raise Money For Macmillan Cancer Support

A five-man team from Logistics UK has today (28 July 2022) completed a 130-mile overnight cross-country bike ride, raising £2,600.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Starting at the business group’s offices in Leamington Spa on 27 July 2022, the team rode through the night via central London before arriving at the organisation’s ’s head office in Tunbridge Wells, completing the ride in a total of ten hours.

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Ford Electric Van making deliveries at The City of Londons Billingsgate Market

Sustainable Deliveries From London’s Historic Billingsgate Market Help Cut Carbon Emissions in the Capital

• Forty traders at Billingsgate Market, in London, are taking part in a sustainable deliveries pilot – a partnership between the City of London Corporation, DHL Supply Chain and Ford Pro

• To date, the pilot has resulted in an estimated 37 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions from deliveries with 949 fewer vehicle journeys on central London’s congested roads, helping reduce air pollution

• Traders at the historic fish market save time and money by pooling deliveries using a shared fleet of Ford Pro connected vehicles, including an all-electric Ford E-Transit

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Fuel Tax Cut Vital To Remove Inflationary Pressures On Delivery Costs, Says Logistics UK

As the inflationary pressures on business costs continue to soar, Logistics UK has called on Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi MP to take decisive action to protect the nation’s supply chain and prevent price rises in all sectors with the immediate introduction of a 6p per litre reduction in fuel duty. Kate Jennings, Logistics UK’s Policy Director, explains that the use of fuel is key in the delivery of goods across the UK’s economy, and the knock-on effect of sustained prices will be increased costs for consumers and businesses:

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YDL Distribution and Logistics team standing in front of one of their trucks

Local delivery firm YDL invests for the future, following the continued success of SMEs across Yorkshire and County Durham

YDL records 6% overall growth in a year that evolved the shape of distribution. The local delivery firm invests in 13 new job roles following significant growth for the business and to better serve local SME customers at a time where high demand for delivery services continues. 13 July 2022: YDL, part of The APC delivery network – the largest

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Posties now deliver NHS prescriptions to the doorstep

Royal Mail Health has teamed up with Pharmacy2U, the UK’s leading online pharmacy, to deliver NHS prescriptions reliably and safely. Delivery is free* for patients and simply requires registration online. In order to use the service, download the Royal Mail Health app or visit online at www.royalmail.com/health/pharmacy2u Royal Mail Health is committed to improving access to patient’s healthcare needs. Working

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Packed Agenda For Logistics UK’s Next Generation Van Conference

Logistics UK’s Next Generation Van conference – to be held at Doubletree by Hilton in Coventry on Thursday 07 July 2022 – boasts an expert speaker line-up including Tim Campbell, Managing Director of Campbells Consultancy and Jackie Hewson, Alternative Fuels Implementation Manager at John Lewis Partnership.

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Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2022

Paul Simonds of G4S Cash Solutions has today (11 May 2022) been crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2022 following a competition day held at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre alongside ITT Hub and the Future Logistics Conference. Mr Simonds fought off tough competition from 10 other finalists, also winning Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2022 – supported by Bott – and three individual tasks.

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Deadline Extended To Enter Van Driver Of The Year 2022

Due to popular demand, Logistics UK has extended the deadline for submissions to its Van Driver of the Year contest to Friday 29 April 2022. This follows a surge of late enquiries and will give more companies the chance to enter their leading professional drivers into the competition.

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Logistics UK’s Policy Manager For Northern Ireland Meets President Joe Biden

The impact of Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol on NI’s supply chain were top of the agenda last week when Logistics UK’s Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus Leheny, met with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, at the White House St Patrick’s Day Reception. As part of a week-long visit to the US capital, the meeting gave Leheny the opportunity to outline Logistics UK’s work to support the country’s supply chain and pinpoint areas of concern.

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Volta Truck driving on snow during winter test trials

Volta Trucks concludes its demanding winter testing programme.

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has concluded its demanding winter testing programme, undertaken by the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. The cold weather testing programme was part of a rigorous regime of vehicle tests designed to ensure that the full-electric Volta Zero will deliver the highest levels of quality, reliability, and durability when series production of customer specification vehicles starts later this year.

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Courier Working-Life Survey 2022

Here at Couriers TV we try our best to learn everything there is to know about Courier work so that we can help delivery professionals improve their businesses and their quality of work life. Each year we try to get feedback on how things are going for couriers. That’s where our 2022 work-life survey comes in.

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Shiply reaches eBay delivery milestone

Shiply has now successfully facilitated the delivery of more than half a million eBay items since 2008, marking a significant milestone in the company’s official integration with the online auction platform

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Pete Taylor Encore Personnel MD

Encore Examines 2022 Recruitment Outlook Post-Covid

The candidate-driven market place is here to stay, according to leading, award-winning Midlands recruiter Encore Personnel – and so it is forging into 2022 with a reinvigorated commitment to exceptional candidate attraction and in doing so, to ‘price with pride’.

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Europa Road Newcastle Team with board directors Dionne Redpath and Adrian Redmile

Europa Robust Growth Continues

Newcastle logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group is on track to achieve record turnover and profits in 2021, with 2022 forecast to be even more successful.

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Members of the team at Europa Warehouse Corby

Kind-hearted Colleagues £22k Charity Donation

In memory of a valued colleague Graham Dezelsky, who was Head of Operations at Europa Warehouse, in Corby has raised £22,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Graham had worked at Europa for 11 years (originally at the company’s Northampton site) and he was a key member of the team, with responsibility for opening the £60m Corby facility in 2020. Graham sadly

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Highway Code Updates: Impossible Mission for Drivers?

The Highway Code, the guide which we’re all supposed to follow in order to maintain some level of safety on our roads has been updated for 2022 and there’s one major factor. The ‘hierarchy of road users’ has changed, and drivers have been booted down the list. You NEED to read the full guide and make yourself aware of the

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Volta Trucks Zero Electric Truck

News: Volta Trucks, The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics partner to decarbonise Central London retail distribution.

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has partnered with The Crown Estate, one of the West End of London’s largest property owners, and Clipper Logistics, its distribution provider, to decarbonise and consolidate deliveries into London’s world-famous Regent Street retailers, improving air quality and congestion in the city centre.

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News: DPD UK announces acquisition of CitySprint

DPD UK, part of DPDgroup, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network and CitySprint, the UK’s premier same day delivery company, today announce that CitySprint will become part of DPDgroup, subject to regulatory clearance. This follows a period of growth for CitySprint, which has seen continued demand for its services as businesses require more urgent and time critical same day deliveries. Once

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2022 New Year Writing on Window

A New Year Brings New Opportunity

Happy New Year to all our fantastic visitors, partners and anyone else who might not be covered in those two categories. Yes, here we are. It’s 2022. And after the last couple of years the world has faced, we’re fairly hopeful that this year can only go one way… UP! Surely things have to ‘get back to normal’, whatever that

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Fleetmaxx Maxx Control Fuel Card

Promotion: Bounce back your vending operation with Maxx Control Fuel Card

Post-pandemic lockdown our Maxx Control Pre-Pay Fuel Card is our latest product that will let you and your drivers fill up wherever and whenever for less. We know you have had to get creative to keep your business running during the past year. You have done the right thing by being a Couriers TV member, during these challenging times, and

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Couriers TV Top 5 Reasons to be a Courier

Top 5 Reasons To Be A Courier

The world has changed significantly over the past 12 months during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Whole industries have shifted and it’s caused a lot of changes in the way many people work. Many of those unfortunate enough to have lost the jobs they had before 2020 may now be looking at courier work. But what are the best reasons to be

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Where to find more courier work online (September 2020)

Being a self-employed courier means one thing – you’re always looking for where your next job is coming from. If you work hard enough and have a bit of luck, you’ll get some regular customers. But for the vast majority, delivery work apps are the way to top up your earnings. The events of 2020 have hit everyone hard and

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Courier Exchange: Misleading Drivers During Uncertain Times?

We created Couriers TV to do something to help those in the transport industry, and those looking to be a part of it, get the right information. With that in mind, we’re doing what we can to investigate companies. Especially those that provide goods and services, to see if they are misleading drivers. We’ve just had a conversation with someone

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Huge Increase in People Wanting to Become a Courier.

The Coronavirus, and more specifically the UK lockdown that was put in place to slow the spread of the virus, has caused huge upheaval and seen thousands of people lose their jobs or their businesses collapse because of the restrictions and loss of trade. Most likely as a cause of this, we are witnessing a huge rise in the number

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News: Advice for Drivers During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve all surely heard about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and around the world. Whilst it does pose a risk to some, for many people it may not be as much of an issue. That being said, it’s still important to heed medical advice and put precautions in place to protect yourself and others at this time.

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News: Statement from Same Day Courier Network (SDCN)

Good afternoon SDCN members past and present, Firstly happy new year, although the festive period seems like a long time ago already!  I just wanted to give you all a quick update on SDCN, where we are and where we’re going.  Strong start to 2020 for network memberships For SDCN it has been a very strong start to the year

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Download Free Delivery Notes for Couriers

Need some stationery for your delivery business? Well that’s great, because we’ve just added free downloadable delivery notes to our site. If you’re looking at becoming a courier, or you recently became one, then we hope by now you’ve got the idea that Couriers TV is a place where you can get answers to all your industry-related questions. With that

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The Best Time to Be a Courier

I often get asked by people looking to become a courier ‘When is the best time to start out?‘. They usually want to know how much work is available at any given moment. I’m not a psychic and I can’t perfectly predict what’s going to happen, but there are seasonal trends. Courier work, and logistics in general, works around the

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Courier Work Exchange Websites Reviewed.

When I started out as a courier I was as green as it gets. I knew virtually nothing. I came from a background of print and web design. The main reason I moved to transport was because I had made a website for a friend and he wasn’t bothering to use it, so I did. Plus, I’d had enough of

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New Year, New Design

Ok so there’s nothing new in using the phrase “New Year, New ….”, but I couldn’t think of a better title for this short post just to update people on where things are at currently. It’s 2019. Couriers TV has been in the works for just over 2 years now. It’s taken longer than expected to progress because I have

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March 2018 update

This is just a quick post to let visitors know about the progress being made and new things happening with Couriers TV up to March 2018. We’ve started to put the ‘TV’ in Couriers TV For those of you that haven’t seen it yet (and I don’t know how that’s possible at it takes up most of the homepage), we

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It’s Almost Time To Push The Button

That’s right. After months of hard work it’s almost time to hit the launch button on the Couriers TV project. Right now we’re 80% excited, 20% nervous, but those figures could change at any moment. Luckily the check sheet of jobs to do is being ticked off quickly now and there are just a couple of big items left to

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The Foundations

Before you ask, ‘The Foundations’ isn’t the name of some dreadful pop band from the 90s. Well, it might be, but I’ve never heard of them. To me it’s just a blog post title, one that signals the very beginning of what I hope will eventually become something worthwhile. I’ve always tried my best in life, no matter what it

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