The life of a courier or haulier often comes with increased risks due to extra mileage to sometimes unknown destinations, fragile or perishable cargo, tight deadlines and the transport of goods that may be prone to theft.
The courier service industry continues to expand rapidly, providing round-the-clock service for the burgeoning online retail market.
According to research by the Local Government Association, Christmas markets attract out of town visitors into cities, promote spending in bars, restaurants and hotels and contributed as much £500m to the economy in 2017.
With the worrying statistics that a van is broken into and the tools stolen every 23 minutes in the UK, it’s no wonder that tradesmen are concerned.
A 2019 UK survey by Driving for Better Business (DfBB), has found that some UK employers might be putting the safety and wellbeing of those who drive for them at risk.
The arrival of the Beast from the East in February 2018 sent temperatures plummeting to a chilly -10°C, with significant snow fall and the ensuing road chaos.
With the rise of home delivery services such as Deliveroo and Ocado and the massive growth in online ordering via mobile phone applications.
As thieves become more sophisticated, protecting your tools and van from theft or damage is becoming ever more of a challenge.