Top 7 Road Tips for Your Courier Jobs and Deliveries


Safe and efficient courier jobs ride on how you travel the roads. This is why it is important that you clarify all the details before heading out, pack a few light snacks, take note of gas stations, carry emergency numbers with you, work out a deal with backup rental services, bring a few spare tyres with you along with some extra gas, and to get as much sleep as you can.

Here are a few tips to better help you better adjust to the road:

Clarify everything before heading out - you really don't want to drive all the way back to your home or the freight company just because you forgot one tiny, little thing. Check and double check everything before going on the road.

Pack some light snacks - you don't know where you will end up while out delivering an item, so bringing some food that you can munch on can help stave off those hunger pangs when they crop up. Just make sure that the food is easy to eat and doesn't spill all over the seat of your car.

Take note of all petrol stations - petrol stations often provide three things: fuel, food and toilets. These reasons alone make it worth mentally noting where all the stations are in a given location, especially if you are delivering items or documents in areas you are not completely familiar with.

Carry a list of emergency numbers - a lot of things can happen while out doing courier jobs and delivering packages, so it definitely pays to have access to emergency numbers when you need them the most. The numbers for police, medical and even auto repair services should always be within easy reach. Set them to speed dial on your mobile phone if possible.

Work out a deal with a rental service - some vehicular breakdowns can happen when you can least afford to be late. Getting in touch with a rental service to quickly bring a vehicle to your location is a pretty good idea if the repairs on your own vehicle will take too long.

Bring some gas and spare tyres with you - you would be surprised at how many drivers don't bring extra petrol and tyres while out on their courier jobs. Sure, some accidents will do enough damage to knock your bike, car or van out of service, but something simple like a blown tyre or empty tank can easily be remedied.

Get as much sleep as you can - this is especially true for those who regularly take rush courier jobs round the clock. You need to be as rested as you can in order to quickly react to any sudden calls, and you really don't want to have dust in your eyes while rushing to deliver that passport or legal document.

Keep these tips in mind and you'll be able to do better (and stay safer) on your courier jobs!

Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world's largest neutral trading hub for same day courier jobs in the express freight exchange industry. Over 2,500 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe 'wholesale' environment.

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