Collaborative Working on Courier Jobs Sees Great Benefits

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The collaborative approach to courier jobs ( employed by the Transport Exchange Group is proving to be highly beneficial both for the Exchange and for its 2000-plus member companies.

The Transport Exchange Group is the largest freight exchange in the United Kingdom, servicing those doing both haulage and courier jobs. The exchange began 2010 in a particularly good position, with a record year-on-year growth.

Figures show that in January 2010, there was a significant increase of 52% in the number of loads that were posted, compared to the number posted in January 2009. Figures based on the same period also show that van loads filled on courier jobs had increased by 46%, and haulage loads had shot up by an enormous 96%. These figures show that the concept of the exchange is beginning to take off, and indicate a growth pattern which looks set to continue.

There have been several factors influencing these figures; for example, the reduction of fleet sizes which has caused a greater demand for outsourcing. These factors have then in turn been reflected in the growth levels the Exchange has experienced. Managing Director of the Transport Exchange Group, Lyall Cresswell, states that the clear benefits of a collaborative approach have been increasingly recognised, as those working in haulage and courier jobs begin to see the clear advantages of cost savings, improved working practises, and a reduced carbon footprint.

The use of a freight exchange provides a secure environment, in which owner drivers and courier jobs operators can work together, sharing the burden of increasing congestion charges, fuel prices and the costs of complying with various legislations. Mr. Cresswell draws parallels between the ways in which pallet networks came to prominence and the way in which the exchange is not facilitating growth.

He commented that "Our exchange offers more than just better utilisation of vehicles, enabling member companies to trade securely and increase their offering to their customers at the same time. This can only be a benefit to those doing haulage and courier jobs."

He goes on to say that the exchange is a winning formula, and one that they are confident will grow further as the exchange concept progressively becomes a crucial part of the transport 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 (, 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 ( 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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