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The Courier Network in Modern Freight Transportation

Posted by Gertie on 15-Jan-2015 12:55:15

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Hello dearies! we are again! Another week, another post. I can't believe I'm still doing this so long after I started the blog and, more importantly, that you're all still reading it. It's enough to warm an old lady's heart.

But enough prattling on – we have issues to get to! Issues regarding courier work and being a delivery driver and all those good things you all love so much. Specifically, today we will be talking about one aspect of being a courier driver nowadays, one that was brought up on last week's post when I asked – precisely – what it meant to be a courier in 2015. And what aspect is that, you might ask? The courier network.

Yes, if you recall, one of the readers featured in that post brought up the courier network as one of the main innovations that had helped make haulage and delivery work easier for modern-day drivers.

I think none of you out there would disagree with this point really, so instead of asking you if you feel as though our friend was right or not, I've decided to take a slightly different approach and ask you why? Or, if you prefer, how? How does the technology and infrastructure of a courier network help make life easier for freight drivers? How important is it to modern-day haulage, and why? Could hauliers and courier drivers working in the field nowadays do without it, or has it become an invaluable part of the profession?

Yes, yes, I know, a little more technical and dull and a little less light-hearted this time around. But it's as I always say: sometimes we have to get serious for a minute, and for this month, this is our minute.

Answers to the usual place, please. Looking forward to reading them!