Courier Industry News

Find the latest news and helpful guides wrote for the courier industry. If you have a courier business, keep on to with courier insurance news.

Is your courier business future ready?

2018-07-09T09:32:58+00:00May 15th, 2018|

Is your courier fleet business future ready? April 2018 saw UK high street retailers suffer the biggest drop in sales for 22 years (in fact, since records began). This follows news earlier this year of household names like Toys R Us and Maplin collapsing. And, a number of others such as House of Fraser [...]

How has the gig economy revolutionised courier insurance?

2018-07-09T09:33:22+00:00May 1st, 2018|

How has the gig economy revolutionised courier insurance? There is little doubt that the offer insurance companies provide to couriers has seen great changes in recent times. This is mainly down to the so-called 'Gig' economy which many couriers are employed in now. This way of working sees couriers picking up work when they [...]

Shoppers’ demands boost courier firms

2018-07-13T13:38:17+00:00April 10th, 2018|

Shoppers' demands boost courier firms Whilst many consumers regularly use online shopping, it seems that an increasing number of people are looking for faster delivery times. According to a study carried out by Whistl, almost 1 in 5 want same or next-day delivery services when they’re shopping online. Although consumers in large cities are [...]

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system

2018-07-11T10:04:00+00:00March 20th, 2018|

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system Intelligent Telematics has announced that Commercial Vehicle Show in April will see the launch of its new 3G multi-camera system that offers complete evidence for use in fleet insurance claims. Perfect launch choice The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport [...]

The self employed courier insurance minefield

2018-07-17T13:24:42+00:00March 15th, 2018|

The self employed courier insurance minefield If you’re getting started as a courier, and using your own vehicle to transport parcels, you’ve probably struggled to find insurance which covers you during working hours. The phrase you’re probably fed up with hearing is “Hire and Reward”. Essentially, the courier company is hiring your services and [...]

What to look for when taking out courier insurance

2018-07-13T13:40:49+00:00March 7th, 2018|

What to look for when taking out courier insuranceIf you are setting up in business as a courier then arranging courier insurance is vital. You may even be working for an employer who expects you to sort this out yourself. Whatever the reasons you are needing to take out courier insurance, knowing what to look [...]

Are electric vehicles money-savers for taxi drivers and couriers?

2018-07-13T13:45:19+00:00January 3rd, 2018|

Are electric vehicles money-savers for taxi drivers and couriers? Taxi drivers and local van couriers have been among the most enthusiastic adopters of electric and hybrid vehicles as they bring significant lower costs per mile. New models will spread those benefits to more commercial vehicle users. Although getting the best value for money for [...]

Uber announces new courier insurance plans

2018-07-13T13:45:37+00:00December 19th, 2017|

Uber announces new courier insurance plans Breaking news in the world of courier insurance revolves around Uber. The global tech transportation company has revealed that independent couriers working for Uber Eats will be able to access free insurance cover in nine European countries. This free insurance package will be available to any independent couriers [...]

Do dash cams bring fleet insurance premiums down?

2018-07-13T13:50:51+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Do dash cams bring fleet insurance premiums down? Sales of dash cams have doubled in the last 12 months. There have been various headlines about drivers slashing 20% from motor insurance costs by having one installed. Not surprisingly then, organisations requiring fleet insurance or even those running courier services, could be excused for getting [...]

9 Ways to better manage your Fleet and Reduce Fleet Insurance Costs

2018-07-28T10:33:24+00:00October 29th, 2017|

9 Ways to better manage your Fleet and Reduce Fleet Insurance Costs Fleet Insurance is by far one of the most expensive forms of insurance out there. Having said that, it doesn’t need to be! Fleet cover is typically expensive due to poorly managed fleets and un-vetted drivers. A combination of these 2 things lead [...]

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea

2018-07-11T10:06:19+00:00October 29th, 2017|

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea Living in a faster paced society, and commonly having to work harder for our money than we did 10 years ago. Many people look at their insurance as a quick way to make some money when the smallest of accidents happen. With people being quicker [...]

Hermes Guarantee Christmas Deliveries

2018-07-13T13:52:50+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Hermes Guarantee Christmas Deliveries Hermes, the consumer courier delivery specialist, has offered both its clients and the consumers of their clients a money back guarantee on deliveries not made in the build up before Christmas. This will be the 5th year that Hermes has made its 'Hermes Guaranteed Christmas Delivery Promise' which helps retailers [...]

Van market declined by 4.2% in September 2017

2018-07-13T13:53:10+00:00October 10th, 2017|

Van market declined by 4.2% in September 2017 The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) released figures for the registration of new LCV’s on 4th September 2017 with sales of 57,368 vehicles being registered, this is a full 4.2% down compared with September 2016. The LCV market saw division in September with the [...]

Much Tougher Emissions Tests for New Cars

2018-07-13T13:57:08+00:00September 25th, 2017|

Much Tougher Emissions Tests for New Cars In an attempt to produce more realistic emissions and fuel economy data for new cars, the next few months will see the introduction and overhaul of emissions testing for new vehicles. The new tests will measure fuel consumption rates, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide presence, particulates by [...]

Van Mayhem – Van Registrations Hit an All-Time High

2018-07-13T13:57:31+00:00September 25th, 2017|

Van Mayhem - Van Registrations Hit an All-Time High August has seen a healthy increase in the registrations of vans throughout the UK, and the 1.5% increase has cemented its position as the best August performance in 12 years. Whilst overall registrations have increased by 1.5%, smaller vans in the category of 2.0-2.5 Tonnes [...]

Mayor of London unveils new proposals for London Road Charges

2018-07-28T10:23:14+00:00July 7th, 2017|

Mayor of London unveils new proposals for London Road Charges The Freight Transport Association (FTA) stated that the new road charge proposals announced by the Mayor of London could prove to have a positive impact for freight operators. The scheme is said to measure road charge rates based on several different factors, including the distance [...]

Amazon’s Logistics investment – Has it paid off?

2018-07-13T13:58:30+00:00June 9th, 2017|

Amazon’s Logistics investment – Has it paid off? International e-delivery company ParcelHero comments on Amazons quarterly profit report, stating that the “Jam tomorrow” transport plans have paid off. Amazon have recently announced a healthy return of $1.07 per share in its most recent report for Q1. ParcelHero have attributed this profit growth to its [...]

How Will London’s Toxicity Charge Affect the Courier Industry?

2018-07-13T13:58:51+00:00March 17th, 2017|

How Will London’s Toxicity Charge Affect the Courier Industry? There has always been the mumbling of environmental and ecological concern surrounding the growing courier industry. With such a vast network of vehicles almost always active, technological advancements are trying to steer us towards the use of more environmentally friendly vehicles, and away from older [...]

What insurance should couriers have?

2018-03-16T16:24:12+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

What Insurance should Couriers have? As of 2016, it’s estimated that 80% of Britons shop online, and the digital shopping industry is now said to be worth in excess of £52 billion per annum. Of course, this means that there are now an increasing number of couriers on the roads in order to fulfil deliveries [...]

Knowledge Is Power – Know Your Courier Insurance

2018-04-02T10:37:53+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

Knowledge Is Power – Know Your Courier Insurance If you have been a courier already, then you may be well aware of the insurance requirements that come along with the business. If you are looking to venture into the industry than this may be your first time reading up on how courier insurance works. In [...]

Could you courier for cash this Christmas?

2018-04-17T08:48:02+00:00November 30th, 2015|

Could you courier for cash this Christmas? As online shopping grows in popularity, the influx of parcels on the postal service over the festive season gets bigger year on year. For many retailers, the solution has been to contract the services of a courier company, and that means that there are plenty of couriering jobs [...]

Why new couriers shouldn’t overlook the need for insurance

2018-04-02T10:36:30+00:00October 5th, 2015|

Why new couriers shouldn't overlook the need for insurance For those who strive for independence in the workplace, courier work is often an attractive option. Couriers go motoring around the country's streets and motorways, through the sun and rain, day and night. It can be a rewarding profession, both financially and personally, but as with [...]

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