Picture of a porch pirate. This is a warning to online shoppers - porch piracy increases in the UK during Christmas

Porch Parcel Thefts Increase Ahead of Christmas

Porch Piracy: Expect Doorstep Parcel Thefts Ahead of Christmas Are you ready for the holiday season? Beware because thieves are targeting your deliveries right from your porch. Parcel theft is increasing in the UK, especially with Christmas approaching. It’s important to stay alert and take preventive measures to safeguard your packages from these bold criminals. …

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Are Self-Employed Courier Jobs Worth It? Self-employed courier jobs and delivery driver jobs have great earning potential across the UK.

What you need to know about being a UK self employed courier driver

Being a UK Self Employed Courier Driver Self-employed courier drivers embrace the freedom and earning potential that many can’t – or don’t want to!  Be your own boss, and create a career that suits your needs and ambitions. Here we give valuable insights on how to become a successful self-employed courier driver and take control …

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Lease vs. Finance Your Vehicle

Vehicle Lease vs. Finance: Expert Advice In today’s competitive business environment, several delivery drivers are considering leasing vs purchasing their vans. Here, Pegasus Couriers Director Martin Smith provides advice into your options.  Van Leasing and Expert Advice Did you know that several UK businesses choose to lease or rent their vans instead of purchasing them …

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bike couriers and deliveries

Are Courier Bikes the Future of Urban Delivery? Learn how they reduce congestion, pollution, and costs, and why they’re quickly becoming the preferred choice for enterprises and cities alike.  Here we discuss teething problems and how electric cargo bikes can transform urban transportation.  The Rise of Cargo Bikes in Urban Delivery Cargo bikes, especially those …

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driver shortage

Shortage of Drivers a Real Issue The industry faces a significant challenge, from the shortage of skilled courier drivers to retention and recruitment issues. As consumers become more accustomed to doorstep deliveries, businesses are under immense pressure to meet expectations.  Here Pegasus Director Martin Smith discusses challenges facing delivery driver recruitment and retention. Courier Service …

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DVLA turns electronic

DVLA Goes Digital – Good News? Do you ever worry about when your road tax is due and the consequences if it lapsed? Well, it could land you in trouble with the law and also impact your work – depending on your job. Here, Martin Smith explains why this forewarning electronic system is a benefit, …

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Van Costs Set To Soar

Van Costs Could Rise, Report Warns As businesses continue to rely heavily on van fleets for various operations, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the costs associated with maintaining and running these fleets are on the rise. Don’t miss out on valuable insights from Pegasus Couriers director Martin Smith as he discusses the mounting expenses that …

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electric van fleet information

Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure and Business The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining traction in the UK, with businesses increasingly looking to reduce their carbon footprint and take advantage of the cost savings. Here Pegasus Couriers director, Phil West, explores various aspects related to electric vehicle demand, EV infrastructure, challenges and opportunities in this market. The Demand for …

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Hot Weather Tips For Drivers

Stay Cool and Enjoy the Ride!🌞 Did you know hot weather can strain your vehicle and increase the risk of mechanical failures or accidents? With the current European heatwave, it seems vital to highlight tips for a cool and safe ride.  Here are some tips from Pegasus Couriers director Phil West to help you stay cool and safe …

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breakdown tips

UK Summer: Avoid a Vehicle Breakdown Summer is here! That means it’s time to hit the open road. But before you hit the motorway, it’s important to take some time to prepare for the summer driving season. Here Pegasus Couriers MD Martin Smith gives some tips to help you avoid a vehicle breakdown. Prevent a …

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tyre pressure

The Significance of Correct Tyre Pressure One critical aspect of vehicle maintenance that often goes overlooked is the correct tyre pressure. Many drivers underestimate the significance of tyre pressure in maximising their vehicle’s performance and improving safety. In this article, I will discuss the benefits of maintaining correct tyre pressure and give some fuel-saving tips. Facts About …

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Medical Conditions and Driving

Driving with a Medical Condition Do you have a medical condition that might impact your driving? The DVLA has updated the list of medical conditions drivers that drivers declare. In this article, Pegasus Couriers MD Martin Smith discusses these medical conditions and their implication on insurance and business compliance. Driving with a Medical Condition The …

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customer service is vital

Customer Service in the Courier World As a longtime serving industry professional, I’ve seen first-hand the importance of customer service to end consumers. In today’s competitive marketplace, clients have more choices than ever, so it’s important to provide clients’ end consumers with a favourable experience. From tracking down missing parcels to answering queries – these …

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crime and technology

Cyber Crime in the Courier Industry The courier industry has been through a lot in the last few years. There have been numerous advancements in technology that have changed the way we live and do business. This has led to significant consumer benefits but also new opportunities for fraudsters to exploit. Despite these challenges, there …

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Future of courier industry

Future of the courier industry Changing with the times The courier industry is vital to the global economy, transporting goods to consumers worldwide. It’s a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry, and how we deliver goods is constantly changing. I’ve been working in the courier industry for over 20 years, and I’ve seen many changes. When I …

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New Director Appointment

Pegasus Couriers promotes Operations Manager Courier Industry & Logistics Expert Phil West has been promoted to Director of Pegasus Couriers Leading logistics company Pegasus Couriers has promoted Dedicated Service Provider (DSP) Operations Manager to Director. The former DSP Operations Manager, Phil West, will step up to assist the existing Directors of the family-owned business. Asked …

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Use your handbrake

Use your handbrake – it could save a life Handbreak safety is becoming increasingly important, given the severity of the injuries that a rollaway vehicle can cause. In the case of rollaway vehicles, handbrakes can be the difference between a minor incident and a tragedy. It is vital drivers know what to do to prevent …

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Inverness Depot Celebrates Anniversary Milestone

Pegasus Couriers Inverness Celebrates Anniversary Milestone Pegasus Couriers Inverness is celebrating its second anniversary this month. The depot, known as the delivery station for the Highlands, was officially opened in 2019 – only months before the Covid-19 pandemic.   Pegasus Couriers took over the depot in 2021 to streamline the operation. MD Martin Smith said that …

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Possible MOT Regulation Changes – Bad or Good? Keeping your vehicle in top condition is essential for ensuring it is safe to drive on the roads.  Recently, the Government proposed changes to the MOT regulations – causing waves in the fleet and logistics industry. In this article, I will discuss the proposed changes and what …

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road safety

Businesses Should Promote Road Safety Campaigns Martin Smith explains why businesses and individuals should promote road safety awareness.  Whether driving to work, cycling, catching a bus or walking on the pavement – road safety is paramount. Road safety, directly and indirectly, impacts all industries, from staff getting to work to the delivery of products and goods. …

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Pegasus Couriers explains what to do if you put the wring fuel in your vehicle

fuel mistake

Top up with the Wrong fuel – what to do Martin Smith explains the consequences of misfuelling a vehicle and how it could seize your engine, costing you a fortune to repair. Here we discuss how to limit damage, warning signs of topping up your vehicle with the wrong fuel and what to do if …

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Pegasus Couriers sponsor youth Football team

Pegasus Couriers sponsor youth football team Edinburgh City under-14 football team is sponsored by Pegasus Couriers. Pegasus Couriers MD Martin Smith explains the significance of companies supporting youth development s in their neighbourhoods. Pegasus Couriers is proud to sponsor the under-14 Edinburgh City football team as part of a youth development community initiative. We are …

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Delivery route mapping is good for delivery drivers in the UK

Route Planning Software and why it works

Delivery Route Planning Software Helps Save Martin Smith explains the advantages of route planning software – an optimisation routing software that benefits novice courier drivers. In today’s technology-driven world, there are many ways to improve delivery operations. No longer is there a need to use expensive and outdated hard-cover map books or manually plot your routes …

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Finding the right courier insurance for a delivery driver.

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Finding the right courier insurance is daunting for any delivery driver In this article, industry expert and Pegasus Couriers MD Martin Smith discusses the three main courier insurance types delivery drivers need. Getting started as a courier driver can be a great way to make money, be your own boss and meet new people daily. …

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Pegasus Couriers van rental costs could cripple the industry

UK van shortages impacts courier industry

UK van shortages impacting courier industry growth The nationwide van shortage is hampering the courier industry’s growth amid increasing vehicle rental costs.  Experts remain optimistic that delivery van shortages will “ease”; however commercial rental contracts continue to increase due to ongoing supply issues. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that while the UK’s new …

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Pegasus Couriers steps up a gear to reach snow-trapped areas

Pegasus Couriers steps up a gear to reach snow-trapped areas With only a week before Christmas, UK delivery company Pegasus Couriers now has a four-wheel drive truck to reach remote snow-trapped areas. This comes as treacherous blizzard-type conditions sweep across the north of Scotland, causing travel disruptions and parcel delivery delays – just days before …

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Pegasus Couriers delivery driver rescues a woman in Aberdeen Dundee flood

Pegasus Couriers driver ‘rescues’ woman during floods

Pegasus Couriers driver ‘rescues’ woman during floods A good samaritan courier driver helped ‘rescue’ an elderly woman whose car broke down on a flooded road near Laurencekirk in Scotland on Friday night. (18/11/2022). The incident comes after several roads across Aberdeenshire were shut down due to flooding. Pegasus Couriers Dundee UPS Site Manager David Aitken …

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Pegasus Couriers signs Armed Forces Covenant

Pegasus Couriers signs Armed Forces Covenant Leading UK courier company, Pegasus Couriers, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant as part of a forces-friendly workplace initiative. The pledge has seen the company receive a certificate of recognition for their commitment and support of the government initiative. The certificate comes less than a week after Remembrance Day on November …

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Courier driver transports donations to help Ukraine refugees

Driver helps transport donation to help Ukraine refugees Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram Several Inverness residents have joined together to donate clothing and food to fleeing Ukrainian citizens. While thousands flee the war-stricken country, Inverness residents have been collecting parcels to send to Poland – a neighbouring country to Ukraine. In a bid to get bags …

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Delivery driver feeds Deer

Delivery driver feeds deer

WATCH: Delivery driver talks to animals in the Highlands Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram An Inverness delivery driver made an unlikely friend when he stopped to chat with a deer on the way to the Isle of Skye. Pegasus Couriers contractor, Marcin Witaszak, nicknamed by co-workers as Dr Dolitte, says that he often stops along the …

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Pegasus Couriers driving in the snow

storm Eunice Scotland

Storm Eunice delays deliveries across Aberdeenshire Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram Delivery operations across Aberdeenshire were halted on Friday afternoon as Storm Eunice swept through the North of Scotland.By midday, Pegasus Couriers asked their 25 drivers travelling across the Aberdeenshire area to return to the depot.The driver recall was issued after several main bypasses closed, leaving …

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Cash for Kids

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