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Driving on Sunshine: Solar Powered Roads Explained

Driving on Sunshine: Solar Powered Roads Explained

It may sound far-fetched but the possibility of solar powered roads could become the future of our roads. Not only would they produce energy to power cars, they could also provide power for road signs and street lighting. Power would be supplied directly throughout the … [read more]


How To Spot a Postal Scam

How To Spot a Postal Scam

Households across the UK have been warned to be wary of fraudulent missed delivery notices that could see victims scammed out of forty-five pounds. In a post shared more than 60,000 times on Facebook, the fake notice will list a number that the recipient must … [read more]


You Try We Wait

You Try We Wait

Delivery systems and e-commerce sites drive forward on demand operations. Services such as Uber and Deliveroo are becoming increasingly popular. People who use these service expect speed and convenience. However, with the fashion industry more consideration has to be made before a customer makes a purchase. Many factors come into … [read more]


A motorcyclist learns a lesson

A motorcyclist learns a lesson

Recently, a motorcyclist has been caught using a James Bond style licence plate to conceal his real licence plate from the police. The culprit orchestrated this all to avoid receiving a speeding fine. Traffic police in Spain discovered the modified license plate fitted to the bike … [read more]


Road Improvements Underway

Road Improvements Underway

Here at Speed Couriers, we provide you with the latest updates regarding couriering and the roads we use every day. Maintenance of the existing road system might not spark excitement but it is extremely important. We rely on our roads to get to work, to … [read more]


Cyclists and Mobile Phone Use

Cyclists and Mobile Phone Use

In Australia, cyclists could be slammed with massive on-the-spot fines for using their phones while riding. The new rules mean that fines for cyclists using phones will match those for drivers of other vehicles, and police will have the power to issue them immediately. The … [read more]


Beehives For Drones?

Beehives For Drones?

  Retail giant Amazon has filed a patent for beehive like depots that would be used to house the drones. Amazon has been developing and testing these drones as part of their “prime air” service that aims to deliver small packages in less than 30 … [read more]


UK Weather Causes Roads to Melt

UK Weather Causes Roads to Melt

Just the other week Brits were basking in one of the longest periods of sun since 1995 with temperatures reaching 30 degrees and above for five days in a row. Whilst many of us welcomed the heat wave, it left many drivers across the UK … [read more]


The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

Couriering services like us deliver hundreds of parcels every week. With that being said, it is important to remember to think about the negative impact poorly packaged items could have on the environment. Sometimes, you may find that you’re tearing away at numerous boxes and … [read more]


Can Dash Cameras Be Used To Reduce Road Crime?

Can Dash Cameras Be Used To Reduce Road Crime?

  Video technology has made significant headway in making our roads a safer place. In this article, we are exploring the truth behind this statement by highlighting some of the benefits dash cameras can have. Watching your unattended vehicle Some dash cameras can be left … [read more]


#StandTogether

#StandTogether

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Driverless Cars Delayed?

Driverless Cars Delayed?

Many manufacturers have pinned their hopes on 2025 as the launch date for fully autonomous vehicles. Despite significant advances in technology for this to become a reality the roads needed to facilitate them are not up to par. New research from the RAC suggests that … [read more]


Blocking Out Temptation of our Phones

Blocking Out Temptation of our Phones

Using a mobile phone is now branded as an “addiction” in some cases and the number of people using their phone behind the wheel continues to rise. People have a constant urge to keep tabs on what people are saying, doing and posting. Using a … [read more]


Study Highlights The Problem With UK Roads

Study Highlights The Problem With UK Roads

Roads across the UK are facing closure due to their poor condition and lack of maintenance. Potholes being a problem isn’t breaking news, however, a new study conducted by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has found that approximately one in six roads may need to … [read more]


Are your delivery expectations fufilled?

Are your delivery expectations fufilled?

Leading brands always aim to improve customer satisfaction levels, as this is one of the most important goals of any successful enterprise. However, one Asda customer has been left utterly stunned – but not in a good way. Online shopper Claire Lewis discovered that a … [read more]


Diesel Scrappage Scheme

Diesel Scrappage Scheme

Studies have revealed that an estimated 40,000 people die in the UK each year as a result of air pollution. Older diesel vehicles have been found to be particularly polluting as they contribute high quantities of nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere. The owners of old … [read more]


Speeding Fines Increase

Speeding Fines Increase

Recently, harsher punishments for those caught using a mobile device behind the wheel were made public. However, this isn’t the only change that UK drivers should be expecting this year. The rules on speeding fines will be changing next month. The new guidelines reveal that … [read more]


Planning Those Special Deliveries

Planning Those Special Deliveries

We know just how much time and effort you spend finding a gift to give during special occasions. That is why we have put together a few tips to ensure there are no foreseeable hiccups when it comes to ordering online and arranging a delivery. Our … [read more]


Self Driving Cars Tested on UK Roads

Self Driving Cars Tested on UK Roads

We have previously written about the concept of autonomous vehicles and when we are expecting to see them on UK roads. Recently, it has been released that Nissan is testing their autonomous prototype vehicle called “Leaf” in London. Nissan plans to test all of their … [read more]


Harsher Fines For Using Mobile Phones Whilst Driving

Harsher Fines For Using Mobile Phones Whilst Driving

Today (March 1st) marks the start of a major crackdown on the issue of using a mobile device when driving. Following an announcement by the Department of Transport it has been released that offenders will face new, harsher consequences. Drivers will now risk obtaining a … [read more]