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Get Smart: Jargon Busting on the Road

Youivers. Known as the National Roads Telecommunications, the plans include the installation of a high-speed-fibre-optic cable network. It will provide internet connectivity to road signals, speed limits, beam traffic information and CCTV cameras. The final goal is to connect it to smart vehicles, too. As an owner driver, it V2X: Vehicle-to-Everything V2X is an all-encompassing term that describes the standards that are being set for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, for connectivity protoc ...


Key Experts Share Key Skills for 2018

With an anticipated 45,000 skilled driver deficit looming in the not so distant future, the potential impact on the transportation industry at all levels must be addressed now. Whether you are an independent owner driver or the HR manager of a large fleet, the massive changes ahead caused by Brexit will likely be felt soon. However, although this issue can be seen as an industry-wide headache, it also has the potential to be beneficial and quite lucrative if tackled correctly. Key experts from a ...


Driver Safety: Choose the Right Shoes

Courier work for owner drivers can sometimes feel like a minefield of safety legislation and regulations, and keeping track of them can be tricky at times. But one of the most important safety aspects for a driver is often overlooked because it’s not covered by legislation, and that’s what kind of footwear drivers should wear. We’ve all driven off to a barbecue on a sunny day wearing a pair of flip-flops, or even slipped off our shoes altogether because they hurt or our feet are swollen. While ...


The Ultimate Van Maintenance Guide for Owner Drivers

For every owner driver in the courier industry, there are real concerns relating to the expensive maintenance of vehicles and the chances of a profitable resale of a van. There are a few easy ways to keep costs low and profits high and avoid the headaches that can come with the job. While losing money in a resale is a big fear for many couriers, there are also issues of security, engine reliability and legality to take into account. These are my top tips for the main areas of van maintenance. ...


All About Van MOT | An Owner’s Driver’s Guide

Becoming an owner driver of a van in this industry comes with significant responsibilities. You are legally obliged to ensure your vehicle is safe to be on the roads and this is also important for the smooth running of the courier industry. The best way to do this is with a Ministry of Transport test. What is an MOT? This test ensures that your vehicle meets the minimum standard for both environmental and road safety requirements. It confirms that your motor is or is not roadworthy at the time ...


The Weirdest Owner Driver Jobs Ever!

For most small business entrepreneurs, especially in the haulage and logistics industry, it is wise to choose a niche in the market for the sake of simplifying your business model. For example, focusing on one product type such as medical linens, office supplies or restaurant supplies helps you target customers and businesses and lets you choose the right vehicle that suits all your jobs. However, the appeal for many drivers striking out on their own is the exact opposite of this advice. The f ...


Defining the Industry Sector

In our ever-evolving world of transportation and courier work it has been deemed necessary to refresh the definition of our particular industry sector. The question that has arisen in recent years, and the one being tackled by The Taylor Review, is how do we legislate for employment practices in our world of new business models and customer demands? Given the growing the growing number of owner-driver operations and those engaging in ‘gig work’ the need for equal representation and an audible vo ...


The 2017 Commercial Fleet Awards

In November of this year, heavyweights of the transport and delivery industry will come together at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel for the glittering black-tie gala event – the Commercial Fleet Awards. The awards not only recognise the integral role the industry plays in keeping the British national economy on the move, it''s also a very valuable networking opportunity for anyone working in the many related sectors of this wide-ranging industry. Bigger and Better than 2016 The ...


FTA Calls for Fairness Regarding Unsafe Vans

In a move that will no doubt be welcomed by the majority of its members – particularly self-employed owner driver operators – the FTA (Freight Transport Association) has called for the Government to charge individual owners of unsafe or unroadworthy vehicles for their non-compliance rather than penalise the entire sector for the unscrupulous actions of a few. Government Consultation As it stands currently, UK taxpayers cover the cost of enforcing the compliance of dangerous vehicles on the ro ...


Owner Driver Tips: Buying a Courier Franchise

For the owner driver working in the courier industry, whether to buy into an established franchise or go it alone is a decision not to be taken lightly. Investing in a depot-based or courier franchise of an established brand can offer an instant leg-up to success in a crowded market, but there are plenty of things to consider before taking the plunge – not the least of which is the financial commitment. What is a Franchise? In a nutshell, there are two different kinds of courier franchise: a ...


Need to Know: Using a Van for Owner Driver Jobs

For anyone planning to enter the world of delivery work, the rewards are many – especially if you''re considering self-employment as an owner driver. Jobs in the industry can take you all over the countryside, you''ll enjoy autonomy, variety and, the ultimate lure for many, the freedom of the open road instead of being chained to desk from 9-5. For self-employed couriers, taking on owner driver jobs means that, in effect, your vehicle is your mobile office and indeed your li ...


Courier Van Review: The UK''s Best City Vans

For an independent courier driver, the single most important investment you''ll ever make in your business is the purchase of your vehicle. Your van is your office, meeting room, despatch, depot and sometimes even your lunchroom, so being able to rely on it to be both comfortable and functional is vital to the smooth running of your business and your peace of mind. If you work on owner driver jobs delivering in an urban area, a smaller type ''city van'' that does w ...


Courier Tips: The Benefits of Installing a Dash Cam

While there are any amount of apps and gadgets on the market to make a courier''s life easier, there''s one that no professional driver should be without these days: the dashboard video camera – colloquially known as the ''dash cam''. An Investment Worth Considering Around three million motorists in the UK are estimated to have installed dash cams, with those used for commercial applications making up the majority of that number. When you consider the ...


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