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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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Business Deals and Partnerships

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 The UK prescription

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Finance

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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Driving and Logistics Laws

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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Driving and Logistics Laws

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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Commercial Vehicles

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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How to be a Courier

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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Fuel and Emissions

Checking the pulse of your organisation’s fuel

You are probably already feeling the squeeze in your business every time you fill up at the pump. Fuel prices and energy bills were already high due to the uncertain recovery from Covid-19 lockdowns. Now there are rising oil prices due to the war in Ukraine.

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Transport Services, Websites and Apps

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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Job Vacancies and Recruitment

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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Warehousing and Logistics

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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Opinion

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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Driving and Logistics Laws

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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Fuel and Emissions

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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Warehousing and Logistics

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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Opinion

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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Driving and Logistics Laws

Trust in telematics – how to insure (and improve) driver behaviour.

Adopting telematics technology by the Business Owner, CEO, COO, and CFO of a business is clear-cut when looking at investment return. The commercial benefits include savings on fuel and vehicle wear and tear, putting telematics firmly in the category of cost savings. However, once the decision leaves the boardroom, how

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How 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

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How to be a Courier

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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Transport Services, Websites and Apps

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, work exchange websites are the way to top up your

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Driving and Logistics Laws

Is Your Van MOT’d?

This is 2020. The year that just keeps on giving. Although not all the things it gives are good. The latest present we’ve been given is confusion over the MOT rules. Back in March or April when Britain was first introduced to the new-found ‘lockdown’ scenario and our lives were

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Opinion

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

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How to be a Courier

News: 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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Driving and Logistics Laws

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

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Transport Services, Websites and Apps

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

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How to be a Courier

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

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Opinion

What’s to come for Couriers TV in 2020?

Did anyone else out there blink and almost miss the Christmas break? Wow. It seemed to fly by here at CTV Towers. There we were just putting our feet up and enjoying a turkey sandwich, when it’s suddenly the new year and everyone’s back to it. Welcome to 2020! I

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How to be a Courier

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

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