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That’s right – a different greeting than usual! Because – surprise – it’s a different person writing!
How’s everyone doing? I’m Stevie. Yes, THE Stevie, Gertie’s nephew, often mentioned but rarely (if ever!) seen across this blog.
What am I doing here all of a sudden, you ask? Well, as you can probably guess, my aunt comes to me all the time for suggestions on what to write – you know, because I’m involved in delivery work and I know what’s going on, as opposed to her. I am usually pretty game for letting her write about the subjects herself, but this week was the exception.
See, this week I had the perfect subject for a blog post about delivery work, but felt like Auntie Gertie might not do it justice. No offence Auntie! It’s not because it has to do with car modding or anything – well, it IS, but not JUST for that; I just feel that this should be a post a courier driver should write himself. So I asked permission from my aunt to take over the blog for a week, and here I am!
Modifying Your Van
So, let’s talk delivery van modification. Or, in more casual slang terms, how to ‘”trick out your ride”. Now, this may sound a little boy racer-ish, but work with me here – because the fact is, modding your van, if done correctly, can have a huge positive impact on your delivery work. Really.
So, what are some of the things you can do to ensure your van is souped-up enough to leave the competition eating dirt? You may be cringing at the thought of neon lights and decals, but have no fear – the modifications I suggest are a lot more sensible, and make a lot more sense. We’re talking van linings, carpet walls for insulation, or plywood interiors for extra resistance – or even something as simple as a mud flap or roof rack can make a real difference.
“Hey, Stevie,” I’m hearing you ask. “Since when is that ‘tricking out’ a van? Those are really minor things!” Well, yes – but that’s the point. Modding a courier van does not have to involve putting in a new engine or fluorescent side-decals. It’s much easier and less expensive than that, and what’s more, it works out great in terms of cost to benefit ratio. Most of the things I just mentioned are very affordable (if not outright cheap) and you’ll definitely see a difference in performance once you add them to your van. How do I know this? Because I’ve seen for myself!
See? THIS is why this post needed to be written by someone who actually does delivery work. I know Aunt Gertie will forgive me.
My work here is done now, though, so I shall leave you in the clutches of my Auntie. Don’t let her feed you too many muffins!
See you later, everyone.
– Steven W.
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