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Get Discreet Airport Pickup Dropoff Air Side Limo Service In Calgary Alberta With Belvedere Limo

Belvedere Limo, of Calgary, Alberta, has launched a new VIP airport pick and departure service for clients looking for discretion when travelling to and from the local area. For VIP clientele, air side pick up service can help to ensure they enjoy maximum privacy when travelling. More information can be found at: http://belvederelimo.com/calgary-airport-limo.html. The site explains that the Calgary Airport limo company prides itself on its high quality service. Whether clients are looking to get discreet travel options when they arrive in the area, or want to travel in style to the airport, ...

18.10.2017

Smarter Driving with a Tachograph Smart Card

Digital technology has the potential to radically transform haulage work, and one of the latest developments to cause a buzz in the industry is the Tachograph Smart Card. If you’re not entirely sure how this innovation works or how smart it really is, here’s the lowdown on why you should have one and how to go about applying for it. What Is It and When Is It Needed? All drivers and people employed in haulage work will be familiar with tachographs, and will know that they’re used to monitor drivers’ hours in line with EU or AETR rules. Most notably, these tools record driving times, speeds an ...

18.10.2017

Your HGV Licence Goes Digital

I’ve been looking with interest at the recent announcement that trials of using a digital driving licence are set to begin in the UK. The DVLA have been busy developing an electronic version with the aim of providing an easier, quicker and more secure service. The scheme is still being tested and will roll out in September 2018, so in the meantime, I’ve been considering what this will mean, and what key benefits this development will have for those who drive for a living. Smartphone Access The main way you will be able to access your digital driving licence is via your Smartphone, which wil ...

18.10.2017

Logistics Industry Embraces Brexit’s Transition Period

I come with exciting (and hopefully relieving) news this month. In her recent speech in Florence, Theresa May suggested delaying a full Brexit until 2021. Instead, she’s in favour of implementing a two-year transition period, during which all free-trade agreements would be maintained. This is great news for the transport industry, as it would give haulage companies and freight forwarders more time to put new policies and procedures in place and maintain steady trade after Britain leaves the European Union. Why is the Transition Period Important? In case you are wondering how this transition ...

18.10.2017

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Lorry Driver

Juggling a career as a lorry driver and maintaining a successful family life can seem a bit tricky at times, particularly when you’re assigned long-haul delivery work. That’s why I’m here to give you a few pointers on how to create a balance between the two that best serves both your family and your driving commitments. Be Open with Your Family Discussing the challenges of your job, whether it be the long hours or the time spent away from home, can only help. By getting your loved ones’ input on your work schedule, you can plan your assignments around family commitments. Knowing that your d ...

18.10.2017

Connexxion uses IVU standard solution to provide e-ticketing

Berlin/Hilversum, 17 October 2017 – Connexxion passengers will soon have a choice: debit card, credit card or “OV-chipkaart” smart card? E-ticketing or a paper ticket with a barcode? A new framework agreement between the Dutch Transdev subsidiary and Germany-based IVU Traffic Technologies paves the way for all current and future bus concessions of the company to be equipped with an overall system for fleet management, cashless payment for paper tickets and e-ticketing. With bus services, train connections and ferries in 17 transport regions, Connexxion is the leading transport operator in urb ...

17.10.2017

Volvo''s Heads Up for Liquefied Gas for the Long Haul

Volvo has put itself on the record, stating that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), otherwise known as biogas, is the best alternative to diesel for the transport industry if it is to improve its CO2 emissions. The company has said that it will intensify its development programme for gas-powered trucks as an alternative to diesel for long-haul and heavy regional deliveries. This is because LNG has major environmental benefits, compared with the largely discredited ecological claims for diesel. Lars Mårtensson, director of environment and innovation at Volvo Trucks, said: “Liquefied gas is the best ...

16.10.2017

Accident Management: What You Need to Know

All fleet managers know that accidents can happen, but are you prepared for when they do? Do you know what to do to prevent any unseen ramifications for your company or for your driver? Briefing your drivers on exactly what to do and what details to record at the time of an incident can dramatically reduce the cost of an accident. What’s more, additional costs can be saved by ensuring that repairs are carried out as quickly as possible, so income is not lost from one of your vehicles being off the road. There are so many things to consider at the time of a collision that many companies will ...

16.10.2017

Happy 90th Birthday, Fagan & Whalley!

Haulage company and logistics provider Fagan & Whalley marked their 90th anniversary in style last month. Celebrating both its past and its future, the company invited its customers, guests and suppliers, along with the staff and their families, to join in the festivities. Over a two-day celebration, the haulage company held events to showcase its impressive recent advancements, and to entertain those who had made their success possible. Day One: Thanking its Customers and Suppliers Fagan & Whalley kicked off the anniversary events by inviting some of its customers and suppliers to ...

16.10.2017

Listen To Lady Law: 2017’s Phone & Driving Regulations

When carrying out courier work, it can be tempting to glance at your phone to check your messages, especially if you’re stuck in traffic. If you do give in to temptation and pick up your handset, the trouble is that you’re not only putting yourself at risk of a fine, but are potentially risking your licence and your livelihood. This is because new and more stringent rules about the use of mobile phones when driving were implemented in March 2017. To make sure that you remain on the right side of the law while carrying out courier work, here is a breakdown of current regulations on using a ...

16.10.2017

Hello, Impulse Buys! UK Parcel Market Booms

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you will have noticed that the amount of available courier work has continued to grow. If you’re wondering what has caused this considerable increase, you’ll be interested in a recent study by the global technology company Pitney Bowes. According to the Pitney Bowes’ Parcel Shipping Index, the amount of parcel deliveries has increased by a staggering 12% last year, amounting to a total of 2.5 billion parcels. All of this activity was caused by an 8% increase in spending, resulting in a record of £10 billion over this 12-month peri ...

16.10.2017

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 jobs. As a result, you’re going to need a pleasant, customer-friendly demeanour. You’ll be amazed ho ...

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 kinds of deliveries you will or are focusing on, taking their average size into account. This step will ...

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 fanatic. Handpresso’s espresso machine is totally portable, so you can wave goodbye to watery cups of ...

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 tales of incredibly outlandish courier jobs! No Leg To Stand On The medical community often relies ...

16.10.2017

Flexible ticketing in Schweinfurt

Berlin/Schweinfurt, 11 October 2017 – Straightforward, flexible, customised – Stadtwerke Schweinfurt’s flexi-ticket was launched at the start of August. IVU.suite by IVU Traffic Technologies is the basis for the new e-ticketing system. Until recently, people in Schweinfurt still had to buy block tickets when getting on the bus, but since August, they can travel using one of the most advanced e-ticketing systems in the country. Thanks to the new flexi-tickets, customers have maximum flexibility with complete control over cost, whether they use the bus only once a month or every day. Place the ...

11.10.2017

Reduce Downtime With This New York Plane Repair Specialist for Bombardier Learjet 60s & ABS-B Installations

Ventura Avionics, based at Republic Airport, in the New York Metro area, has announced that it can offer affordable ABS-B (Out) installations for Bombardier Learjet 60s that limit the downtime to around seven days. Ventura uses Garmin Internationals world class products, and the work is done using Butler Aviations STC kit (ST2455SE) for Lear 60s, making approvals very simple. More information can be found at: [http://www.ventura.aero](http://ventura.aero). The retrofit installs the Garmin GTX 3000 transponders, the GDL 88 GPS/WAAS Sensor and an optional Flight Stream 210. Ventura Avionics ex ...

05.10.2017

Government Subsidy to Encourage Low Emission Vehicles in UK

I come bearing great news for both hauliers and mother earth this month: the UK government has announced that they will subsidise funding for low emission vehicles. Better yet, this policy now includes HGVs. That’s right, you could finally be driving around in an environmentally friendly lorry and be free from the usual criticism that HGV operatives receive for polluting the planet. Why Has The Package Been Put In Place? This is very exciting news – some might say that it’s about time, too. As I’m sure you know, the road haulage sector is currently somewhat frustrated with the government, wh ...

02.10.2017

UK Drivers Earn FTA Crowns

It’s the season of awards – and no, I’m not talking about the Emmys! The FTA has just announced its Driver of the Year in the 18 tonne section, as well as its Van Excellence Driver winner. Yes, that’s right: after undergoing demanding practical and theoretical tests, two highly skilled motorists from two UK haulage companies were rewarded for their unrivalled competence behind the wheel. About The Annual Competition Just in case you haven’t heard about this contest, let me fill you in. The FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year competition took place from September 12 to 14 in Wentworth Park ...

02.10.2017

FTA Launches New Awards for Supply Chain Excellence

The FTA has recently announced its latest awards, which will recognise excellence in supply chain leadership. Who knows – maybe you’ll be a winner! About The FTA As you probably already know, the Freight Transport Association, or FTA, is one of Britain’s biggest and oldest trade associations, operating over 200,000 lorries. With their four key priorities (representation, campaigning, compliance and training), the FTA has been delivering “safe, sustainable and efficient logistics” for almost 130 years. The New Awards The FTA Logistics Awards celebrate the best transport industry leaders, ...

02.10.2017


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