Bill Avatar Gertie

Why Telematics Are Important for Courier Jobs

Hello all. Steve here!

That’s right – it’s me again. We sure have been seeing a lot of each other lately, haven’t we? Don’t worry, though – I am still not planning to take the blog away from Aunt Gertie any time soon. I just ask (very politely, may I add) to pop in whenever I have something important to say or discuss. And in that regard, this week is no exception.

And just what is today’s relevant topic, I hear you ask? Well, today we are going to be discussing telematics, and the many ways in which they can influence the way we carry out our courier jobs. (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

Heated Roads: The Ultimate Working Conditions for Courier Jobs

Photo by Aleksandr Kozlovskii on Unsplash

Hello all! Steve here!

Now, before we begin, I have to warn you: if I make any typos in this blog post, it’s because my hands are too numb to type. I’ve just been out all day doing courier jobs in freezing weather (not always fun), and the hot chocolate currently going through my system is taking a while to start working! So, sorry in advance if anything comes out wonky! (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

Why Transport Management Systems Benefit Courier Work

Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

Hello all!

Steve here, wishing you a great start to 2018!

And it really does seem like it’s going to be a good year – not least for those of us who do courier work. There are a lot of exciting and useful innovations coming through the pipeline and for my money most (if not all) of them are worth getting excited about. Perhaps the ones worth getting most excited about are the Transport Management Systems, or TMS. (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

Courier Work by the Book

Photo by Bruce Dixon on Unsplash

Hello, dears!

I hope everyone is having the best possible start to their New Year, and that all those post Christmas blues are as good as gone!

I personally had a quiet one, and I mostly spent time with family over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year. The rest of the time I was indoors, curled up on the couch with a book, recovering from all those huge meals! (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

The Amazon Key, and How it Will Affect Courier Jobs

Amazon boxes” by Global Panorama published under CC BY-SA 2.0

Hello, all!

It’s me, Steven, covering for Aunt Gertie for the last official week of 2017! Christmas wore her out a bit, what with cooking and the grandkids, so I offered to help her out and throw in my own tuppence for the final blog post of the year. (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

The Oddest Courier Deliveries

Hello, darlings!

Not many sleeps left until Christmas now and I’m so excited I can barely contain myself! And because I know all (or at least some) of you will be in as festive a mood as I am, I thought I’d do a little throwback with my post for this week and go for a more light-hearted topic, like we used to have back in the day! It IS Christmas, after all – ’tis the season of merriment and cheer! (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

Reducing the Stress of Courier Work – Gertie’s Tips

Hello, darlings!

Well the countdown to Christmas continues (it’s almost here!) and, while for some, like me, that’s a cause for joy, for many of you out there it’s probably a reason to start gnashing your teeth and ripping your hair out! (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

How to Eat Healthy When Doing Courier Work

Hello, dears!

I hope everyone is doing well and is as excited as I am about the official countdown to Christmas. That’s right, winter snuck up on us and it’s apparently here to stay – at least judging by how nippy the weather has been lately. But hey, I shan’t complain – after all, the cold weather brings more customers in from the cold, looking for that perennial favourite, the bacon butty! (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

Three Vans to Trust for Courier Jobs

Hello, all.

That’s right, it’s your boy Steve, flying solo once again!

I know, I know – I’ve been imposing on Aunt Gertie a little too much lately. I’ll be the first to admit it. It’s hardly my fault, though. There’s been so much to discuss lately on the technical side, only someone who actually works in the field could talk about it properly. (more…)

Bill Avatar Gertie

Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Owner Driver?

Hello, dears!

Well, after two posts where Stevie either took over or helped me write, I finally get to spend some one-on-one time with you all. Long overdue, if you ask me! (more…)

Increase your profits through Integration!