Courier Blog

Subcontracting within the Courier Market

Occasionally courier companies can require a subcontractor in order to meet increasing customer demands and requirements. This can be due to many reasons, from broken down vehicles, an increase in bookings, driver shortages, holidays, distance of the job –  there are...

NX Courier expands into Northampton town

This month we are excited to share with you that NX Courier have expanded into a new home in Northampton. As the NX Group continue to grow, NX Courier have expanded into a new location with great connections to all the major motorways, and access into London and...

Courier meets Creative

At NX Courier we have a wealth of experience in same day delivery across the UK, delivering goods of all sizes from all different markets. We work with companies across the country, providing them with a high level of customer service and meeting bespoke requirements...

Carrier vs Courier Services: What’s the difference?

Confused about the difference between same day carrier and same day courier services? This blog is here to bust through the jargon and set out what each one does. When goods need to move from A to B there are different options, depending on what your requirements are,...

Diesel Scrappage Scheme

Cars and vans that run on diesel are officially seen by the state as a significant contributor of harmful emissions, and a diesel scrappage scheme is now being discussed as a possible way to encourage motorists to make the switch to petrol. After it emerged that some...

Breakdown Companies

The major 3 breakdown companies in the UK are the AA, the RAC and Green Flag. Whilst most insurance policies have a breakdown and recovery option, the membership-based breakdown services market is dominated by those with yellow, orange or green livery. The AA is...

Petrol vs Diesel

News emerged this week that councils are going to increase parking fees for diesel drivers by 50%, in order to address the effects of diesel emissions. This comes a decade after former Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced tax breaks on diesel cars because of lower CO2...

Underground Heating

January is the time in Britain when gritter lorries are sent out across Britain to address the hazards caused by icy roads. However, if roads had underground heating it would make gritter lorries a thing of the past. The principle of heated roads and surfaces is not...

Motorway Services

There are three companies in Britain operating the majority of motorway services in the UK. The largest of these is Moto with 58 roadside locations, as far North as Kinross in Scotland, stretching all the way down to Saltash in Cornwall. All of Britain’s major...

History of the Ford Transit Van

Ford is the most popular van manufacturer in the world, and the history of the Ford Transit Van reads like a history of British business, let alone British motoring. The applications are too numerous to list, but Transits are used to carry items, transport people,...

Uber Rush

Uber Rush is a live courier system from the company behind Uber taxis. At present, this service only operates in the US, and is in fact limited to San Francisco, Chicago and New York. The principle is very similar to Uber taxis in that any individual can register as...

Delivery Costs

Every time the Royal Mail increases the price of a stamp, there is a certain amount of annoyance at having to pay a few pence extra for sending a letter. Delivery costs are massively dependent on the size of the item, where it is going and how quickly it needs to get...

Who Uses Sameday Couriers?

Most courier deliveries and palletised consignments are done on an economy 2-day or next day service. However, there are times when sameday couriers are required. But which occasions warrant the extra cost involved in such a premium service? Lots of business in the UK...

Same Day Courier in Northampton

Sometimes tomorrow isn’t soon enough. If you have goods that need delivering in a matter of hours rather than days, then our same day courier service is what you need. The NX Group has a comprehensive suite of logistics solutions which also includes same day...

Amazon Drone Delivery

In 2013 online retailer Amazon announced plans to develop drone delivery as an alternative to using courier or Click & Collect. Amazon Prime Air aims to enable customers to receive their goods within 30 minutes of ordering, which is a tall order. It’s technically...