A startling bit of research this month has shown that almost 2,000 lorries plough into the UK’s bridges every year. One particular bridge in Ely, Cambridgeshire, has been struck 113 times in the last eight years. Apart from the sheer embarrassment for the drivers involved, this is bad news because of the cost attached to Continue Reading
Archives for October 2017
‘Value for money’ has a bad reputation. When they hear the words ‘value for money’, a lot of people think of supermarket own-brand bread, which costs 35p and goes mouldy in three days, or cheap baked beans which are all sauce and no beans! Too many companies promise ‘value for money’ which is cheap enough, Continue Reading
It’s always encouraging when a customer who’s used one of our same day couriers comes back to us for repeat business. It’s even more encouraging when that customer trusts us with important and sensitive material. A while back, Rock Solid Deliveries took on a job for a data security company, moving some equipment from Scotland Continue Reading
‘Faraday Avenue?’ The driver of the articulated lorry leaned down out of his cab and handed me a delivery sheet, pointing to the address at the top. This seemed an unlikely destination for a pallet-load of freight. The driver couldn’t say much more than that in English, and my Bulgarian isn’t much good either, but Continue Reading
Earlier this year, a massive cyber-attack affected 200,000 organisations in 150 countries. The victims of the ‘Wannacry’ attack included 47 NHS trusts, leading to patients’ data being compromised, operations being cancelled and patients being turned away from A&E. It was a complete nightmare. Against the background of this kind of cyber-attack, there’s quite a bit Continue Reading
There was a disturbing item in the news this week, reporting that hundreds of lorry drivers are exceeding the limits on the hours they are supposed to drive. In other words, many lorry drivers are driving tired.