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Essential Tools For a Courier Driver

Posted by Gertie on 02-Nov-2014 11:30:27

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Hello, my dears!

I hope you had fun last time with Stevie at the helm of the blog. I'm sure you did, but now it's time for Aunt Gertie to make a triumphant comeback!

And what better way to do so than with our favourite activity – a good old reader interaction?

I'm not exaggerating when I say that, either – these are by far my favourite types of posts to do, and judging by the kind of reception they always get, they seem to be a hit among my reader base as well. But judging by what Stevie told me happened last month, you lot only seem to like to do them with me...oh well, whatever the case may be, here's one to satisfy your longing.

"So, what is this month's topic, Gertie?" I hear you ask. Well, it's actually a good'un, and one we haven't ever done before. What I want you lot to tell me is what – in your humble opinion, of course – are the 'must-haves' for a courier driver.

Now, I realise that simply saying it like this makes it sound a little too general. I may not be involved in the field myself, but after four years of writing about it I am, of course, aware that the definition of 'courier driver' is far from straightforward. Firstly, because you can just as easily consider a bicycle courier under this term as a van driver; and secondly, because the field in which both of them move is one of the fastest-growing – both in terms of technology and scope – in the whole of the Western industrial world. So I'm leaving it entirely to your discretion whether to talk about bike couriers or van men – just please make sure to specify what kind of courier driver you are talking about when you write in, or Aunt Gertie will be dreadfully confused!

I look forward to reading your answers, as always. Until then, ta-ra!

- Gertie