4 Courier Resolutions for 2016

When it comes to providing our courier insurance, the whole team at insureCOURIER continually strive to offer only the finest service; whether that’s through providing our industry-insider blog or through our insurance provision, we always aim to only offer the best.  As such, with the New Year hot on our heels, we wanted to offer you something to take with you into 2016.

Based on information acquired from working alongside our customers, we wanted to list a couple of resolutions that we find seem to be fairly commonplace among couriers. With the heavy amount of driving that is undertaken and the amount of time spent on the road, it isn’t the easiest of professions, so join us as we take a look at some possible resolutions to help with those long hours on the road.

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Stretch Your Legs

We understand that time can be of the essence as a courier, but all those hours sat upright in a van can take its toll on your body. Take some time out to go for a mini-stroll, even if it’s just for a walk around the car park!

Plan Your Free Time

Being a courier can be an extremely time consuming profession. As such, it’s important to try make the most of your free time with your family and friends. By planning something for your weekend you can not only get in that important one on one time with the people you love, but it’ll give you something to look forward to at the end of a particularly testing drive. Also, it’s a horrible feeling going back to work and feeling like you’ve wasted your weekend, so don’t make that mistake.

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Exercise a Little Patience

All those hours on the road can grind a little, and you’re forgiven for getting a little frustrated. However, we often hear stories of people getting irate at the most mundane of things; if you’re one of these people, maybe exercise a little patience! Getting angry about it won’t achieve anything. In two minutes time you’ll wonder what you were all worked up about! Put yourself in the shoes of two-minute-older you and keep your mind on the road; road rage is never the answer!

Get Some Rest!

Finally, one of the more common complaints is tiredness. It’s draining spending hours on the road, so make sure you get a decent amount of sleep before work. Equally, if you feel tired behind the wheel, pull over and take a rest; tiredness is one of the most common causes of road traffic accidents, so don’t become a statistic.

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It’s important to look after yourself and keep your mind on the road; the above resolutions will hopefully help you along with this mantra. A further way to protect yourself is through making sure your company has the appropriate vehicle insurance… that’s where we come in! If you would like to discuss your requirements, or even if you have a general query, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us on 0333 202 3172, where we are always eager to help.

Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with all the insureCOURIER goings on throughout the New Year via our Facebook and Twitter; see you there!

Have a wonderful 2016!

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