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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]


Postal or Courier Services?

Postal or Courier Services?

Both courier and postal services serve similar functions. However, the roles that they perform are carried out in very different ways. In this article, we see how courier services weigh up against postal services. Convenience One frustration that many people face when sending a parcel … [read more]


Last Minute Deliveries

Last Minute Deliveries

  Valentine’s day is upon us. Some of us are scrambling to prepare gifts right now. Last minute deliveries could leave you in a state of panic. So, how can you stop this from happening in the future? Disappointing your loved ones in the future … [read more]


Retail and the Benefits of Couriering Services

Retail and the Benefits of Couriering Services

Retail environments are becoming increasing fast paced and this is only driven forward by online opportunities. With that said, we can’t stress the benefits of using a fast and reliable couriering service enough. This article celebrates what couriers can bring to small and large businesses … [read more]


Couriers and Transporting Dangerous Goods

Couriers and Transporting Dangerous Goods

Selecting the right courier is always important but it is even more crucial when it comes to the transportation of dangerous goods. When sending items that could be deemed as dangerous the quality of a couriering service should be assessed to ensure necessary precautions are … [read more]


Non EU Exports

Non EU Exports

When you are sending a shipment having the correct invoice attached is crucial for it to be cleared at customs. One common question arises and that is what is the difference between a commercial invoice and a pro forma invoice? Proforma invoices are written proposals … [read more]


Same and Next Day Delivery

Same and Next Day Delivery

Delivery is a vital component in online retailers’ efforts to ensure that their brand stands out in a growing market. There is always room for improvement when it comes to boosting customer experience. So, without further ado, we are highlighting some of the advantages same … [read more]


Returning unwanted gifts

Returning unwanted gifts

Despite being given with the best of intentions there’s bound to be that one gift that for whatever reason you don’t want. The good news is you may still be able to shift this in one way or another. So, can you return your gift … [read more]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As we say hello to 2017, we would like to kick off the New Year by reviewing our 2016 highlights! 2016 was a big year for us with the launch of our brand new online guest booking courier service. This allows you to book a … [read more]


Merry Christmas from Speed Couriers

Merry Christmas from Speed Couriers

There are only a few more sleeps until Christmas! We are taking the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and big thank you for reading our blog! Speaking of our blog we have been working throughout the year to compile the best … [read more]


Protecting your parcels during the festive season

Protecting your parcels during the festive season

Despite being a time to celebrate the holiday season is also the time parcel thieves begin to pick up the pace. We don’t want for you to get all excited about a parcel only to find its content has been tampered with. That is why … [read more]


The benefits of using couriers for pharmacy deliveries

The benefits of using couriers for pharmacy deliveries

Each and every parcel is important. In this blog post, we focus on pharmaceutical couriering, a service that requires a lot of attention. There are a wide variety of requirements relating to those who handle specialist pharmaceutical shipments due to the importance of these goods. … [read more]


Black Friday Weekend

Black Friday Weekend

Today is Black Friday, which means the majority of people are searching for the offers in preparation for Christmas. But, it isn’t just our local shopping centres that will be met with a swarm of potential customers. Instead, businesses are anticipating an upsurge in online … [read more]


Driverless trucks?

Driverless trucks?

  Driverless cars and trucks essentially carry the same purpose. However, there’s something different about the prospect of lorries embracing our roads freely. They bring a whole host of implications, as this not only impacts commercial procedures; it also harbours a certain amount of uncertainty … [read more]


Parcel MIA

Parcel MIA

Black Friday is fast approaching and the majority of us are looking to find deals whilst remaining in the comfort of our own homes. We know just how notorious these sales have become! Have you ordered an item online and it hasn’t arrived yet? If … [read more]


Speed gain FACT Certification

Speed gain FACT Certification

Following a stringent audit of both our information security and physical security processes and procedures, Speed Couriers have been awarded FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) Certification. From the FACT website “The FACT Certification Scheme currently covers over 110 companies of all sizes and is administered … [read more]


The Benefits of Online Guest Booking Systems

The Benefits of Online Guest Booking Systems

Online guest booking services are no stranger to the world of transportation. Booking a taxi to get you from pillar to post is as simple as entering a postcode and hey presto, your taxi has been dispatched. Most firms offer suggestions of places based on … [read more]


Our New Service

Our New Service

As the largest independent couriering company in the Northwest, our team prides itself in ensuring flexible and reliable couriering services to our clients. Generally, courier services and delivery windows both vary. Therefore, finding options to suit you can be easier said than done. This will … [read more]


Learner drivers forced to hit their brakes?

Learner drivers forced to hit their brakes?

The thought of a driving test is enough to muster up significant stress. A pass seemingly hangs in the balance. Coming down to a certain extent to the actions of other drivers and the presence of an instructor analysing your every move; daunting to say … [read more]


Sharing Our Road

Sharing Our Road

The long-standing debate; who truly owns the roads? Is it motorists or cyclists? When mentioned, this quarrel leaves many at loggerheads but it isn’t unexpected. Bikers and motorists are divided on the roads itself and that plays a part in what fuels this fire… The … [read more]