Save the Planet on Your Courier Jobs

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Hauliers and people working courier jobs are missing out on opportunities to cut their carbon footprint, warns Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk).

Mr Cresswell is surprised that so many people working courier jobs are passing up on the opportunity to save both money and the planet, by needlessly running trucks and vans empty on return journeys across the UK.

With private motorists being urged to drive five miles less per week and play their part in cutting the UK's carbon emissions, Lyall believes that the least those on courier jobs could do is ensure that they are not wasting return journeys. Sending trucks and vans out on the road without a full load is simply wasteful, especially when the technology now exists to match loads that need transporting with empty vehicles that are heading out on the same route.

The Courier Exchange is extremely easy to use and the simple, swift and secure software even enables loads to be matched at short notice, so there's no reason to miss out. The system, which was set up ten years ago, alerts people on courier jobs by text or email when a load or journey that fits their requirements is posted. This enables them to react quickly and pick up business.

Courier Exchange vets their members carefully and offers 'chat' forums where members can post comments on the services they received from other members. Checks are also carried out on operator licences, training certificates and other statutory documentation

The system not only enables those working courier jobs to reduce their carbon footprint, but it also allows businesses to save money. Hiring a sub-contractor can be expensive and time-consuming, especially when compared to going through the Courier Exchange system which has members throughout the United Kingdom, and throughout the world. In fact, with over 2,000 members worldwide, Courier Exchange is the world's largest trading hub for the same day courier and express freight industry.

About The Transport Exchange Group

With offices in London and Nottingham, The Transport Exchange Group operates two of the largest haulage exchanges in Great Britain. Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk), is the UK's biggest exchange for express and same day movements and is now in its ninth year of trading, while its sister site, Haulage Exchange (http://www.haulageexchange.co.uk) is one of the UK's leading independent haulage exchanges for the 7.5 Tonne market and beyond.

Membership of the exchange is limited to accredited transport professionals, and offers them the chance to buy and sell domestic and international road transport industry services such as full loads, backloads, return loads, freight forwarding, and road haulage.

For further information contact Century Public Relations (Tel: 024 7622 8881).

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