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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]


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]