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Read the latest transport industry news from around the UK with specific focus on couriers and related services, with articles for all levels of professional delivery providers. From newcomers to the seasoned veterans – we believe everyone can improve by keeping up to date with the latest developments in the transport industry.

We make it our business to find out what’s happening with the 22,000+ courier services operating in Britain, whilst also sharing up to date articles about services and products that can shape the future of express logistics.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Who Uses Courier Services and What For?

Courier services offer a faster, personal and more secure alternative to standard mail and postal delivery services. Traditional mail services can often have slow delivery terms. The sender may also incur costs for faster deliveries or to send large or heavy items. It’s here that courier companies can step (or

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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How to become a courier driver (and succeed)

Being your own boss sounds like a dream right? If there’s one thing we’ve realised lately it’s that pursuing the self-employed life isn’t actually that risky of a career choice. There are currently 4.56 million self-employed people in the UK. If those 4.56 million people can pursue the dream of

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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

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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

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