Traffic Returns : How This Will Affect Same Day Courier Services

By: The Same Day People
03 June 2020

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As many people will have already noticed, the traffic has begun to return to the roads around the UK, same day couriers have somewhat benefited from the lack of traffic being present over the last few months.

Businesses, organisations and individuals will have also benefited from this as the lack of traffic will have significantly reduced transit times when using our services.

As the current situation begins to repair , we expect some changes which could potentially impact expected load times, delivery times and transit times which our customers are used to.

In this article we are going to cover some potential aspects which could affect the above , as this is new ground for everyone we are aware these changes may occur or may not but is food for thought to bare in mind when using same day courier services, particularly in larger cities below are just a few:

Aberdeen
Birmingham
Bristol
Cardiff
Chelmsford
Colchester
Coventry
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Guildford
Leeds
Leicester
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Milton Keynes
Newcastle
Northampton
Nottingham
Oxford
Preston
Reading
Sheffield
Slough
Southampton

Aspects which we would advise to take into consideration when using any same day courier services moving forward are:

  • As businesses return to “normal working life” they will have in place their own in house protocols to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19 , this could include but not limited to temperature testing for anybody arriving on site, this will present changes with regards to load times, delivery times when using courier services.
  • Before arranging collection or delivery and paying the transit costs, make contact with both parties and ask them if they have any specific protocol in place , this will prove useful in avoiding any issues with regards to the punctuality of your chosen courier and provide you with expected time of arrival which is realistic.
  • Outline any social distancing or contact free collection/delivery requirements prior to your booking , this will ensure the courier driver is instructed to practice social distancing when making collection/delivery.
  • If you are collecting/delivering to a business then ensure their opening times remain the same as prior to the outbreak, a large number of businesses have changed their trading hours in an effort to repair financially and to remain operative , this will prevent any unexpected surcharges when using same day courier services e.g. waiting time , failed collection/delivery, re delivery costs.

The above are just a few things to bare in mind when or before using any courier services after the outbreak , as the situation gets better businesses and people will naturally begin to lax their COVID-19 protocols however with the effect this has had globally we expect it to be a while before these protocols will be non existent.

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