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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]


Pizza By Drone?

Pizza By Drone?

The world’s leading moguls are still itching for the chance of being first to put their name on a delivery drone. But, watch this space, a pizza business may just pip them to the post on this one. The international enterprise, Dominos, has already teamed … [read more]


Just Drive…

Just Drive...

Research reveals that using a mobile device behind the wheel is more of a distraction than both alcohol and drugs. If caught, legislation currently enables the police to administer 3 points on to a license plus the power to impose hefty £100 fine. So, why … [read more]


Labelling your parcels correctly

Labelling your parcels correctly

  You’ve securely packaged your parcel, ensuring you’ve used the correct size box, sealed it properly and it’s ready to head to the designated destination. But wait! Your checklist is not complete just yet. Labelling your package precisely is crucial before you send any package … [read more]


The Rise Of The Dark Store

The Rise Of The Dark Store

As our shopping habits turn to the online world so are our supermarkets. But does this spell the demise of our groceries trips entirely? Dark stores are specifically designed to accommodate contemporary food collection schemes. Essentially dark stores remove the hustle and bustle as well … [read more]


The Couriering Autolympics

The Couriering Autolympics

The sun finally set on the RIO 2016 Olympic Games and following team GB’s successes it has ended on an exceptional high. However, the Olympic buzz hasn’t waned here at Speed Couriers. We consider the positions of courier vans in a motoring version of the … [read more]


Making Roads Smoother Could help to Save the Planet

Making Roads Smoother Could help to Save the Planet

If you spend any significant time at all behind the wheel of a motor vehicle then it pretty much goes without saying that you’d like to see the surface of the roads upon which you’re driving improved. Think back to the last glitzy car advert … [read more]


It’s not your imagination, the roads are getting worse

It's not your imagination, the roads are getting worse

Every now and again it’s nice to have something which you’re convinced is true confirmed by objective data. After all, most of the time it works the other way round; summers didn’t used to be longer, police officers aren’t getting younger and they do make … [read more]


Transport & Games?

Transport & Games?

We’re certain you’ve come across one person wandering the streets with their eyes glued to their phones and chances are it wasn’t to text or to skim through their Instagram feed. It’s very possible that their fixation lies on the new Pokémon Go app, an … [read more]


Top Gear Reboot

Top Gear Reboot

After fronting the show since 2002, late year Jeremy Clarkson was dropped by the BBC following the altercation with one of the shows producers. In wake of his axing just days later the show also saw the departure of his fellow hosts Richard Hammond and … [read more]


Robot Couriers?

Robot Couriers?

From this month onwards we will be sharing the road with robots. Yes, actual robots. Delivery bots will be dotted throughout Germany, Switzerland and the UK. The autonomous delivery units will be bracing the streets thanks to Starship technology, founded by Skype cofounders Ahti Heinla … [read more]


UK MoT Rates Revealed

UK MoT Rates Revealed

Has your car reached its 3rd birthday? If so then it is time to be taking your car for a Ministry Of Transport Test (MoT). Car management site “Automyze” reveals data taken from one million MoT records that are both UK registered and AA members. It shows … [read more]


Meet Olli

Meet Olli

Autonomous vehicles are constantly surfacing in the news with leading companies hoping to be the frontrunner of their design. But, when autonomous designs hit the roads they won’t necessarily be dubbed for individual usage. Public transportation is a begrudgingly valued commodity in many of our … [read more]


Do you get distracted behind the wheel?

Do you get distracted behind the wheel?

A recent virtual reality experiment reveals just how distracted we can get behind the wheel.  The culprits that divert our attention from what is important come as no surprise. From pedestrians and passengers to our smartphones. A tool has been developed by the manufacturer Goodyear … [read more]


Could convicted drink drivers have to resit tests?

Could convicted drink drivers have to resit tests?

UK roads are identified among the safest across Europe. The current drinking limit stands at 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. This has stayed at this level since the breathalyser test became customary in 1967. However, cases of drink driving are still a problem. … [read more]