Delivery Driver Articles

The last mile: Food for thought

The last mile: Food for thought

The automotive aftermarket has often drawn on the experience of the grocery industry. Its vast array of products and narrow operating margins can certainly serve to inform strategies for the aftermarket, but the growing investigations into last-mile delivery by...

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Getting started: Entry level delivery driver tips

Getting started: Entry level delivery driver tips

While there are certainly many examples these days of auto parts professionals becoming a delivery driver as a way to close out their long career in the aftermarket — and their experience is a valuable thing to keep around — it is also a critical aspect of an auto...

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Heroes won’t go hungry with this speedy recovery hook

It's a great feeling to pull someone out of a ditch, but it's a drag to be late for dinner. The new BOLT Locking Recovery Hook has a 10,000 lb. capacity and is designed to be 99-percent faster than other ¾-inch shackle type hooks. You can be the hero, but not go...

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Delivery driver tips: Winter’s coming . . .

Delivery driver tips: Winter’s coming . . .

With apologies to all who have yet to come to terms with the fact that summer is over, as we head into a winter driving season, the professional delivery driver will be called upon to keep the wheels of the industry, and their community, rolling. As imperative as that...

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Hot weather delivery driver tips

Hot weather delivery driver tips

As the hot weather is upon us, delivery professionals should be mindful of the impact on their personal health and on-road safety. Even in this country generally regarded as northern, temperatures and humidex readings can soar into the high 30s Celsius and beyond with...

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Electronic proof of delivery tech aids contactless delivery

ACERTUS, a tech-enabled automotive logistics and services company, released VINlocity Driver, proprietary electronic proof of delivery technology designed exclusively for their network of last mile and fleet delivery drivers. The mobile application enables drivers to...

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Safety-first delivery practices

Safety-first delivery practices

The COVID-19 crisis has created a heightened awareness of the importance of instituting safe delivery practices designed to minimize contact between persons in the automotive aftermarket. While your business, and those of your customers, will have new protocols in...

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Henry Burdo, well-liked NAPA driver, heads into retirement

Henry Burdo, well-liked NAPA driver, heads into retirement

Delivery drivers are often the unsung but crucial link between shops and their suppliers, and NAPA customers in the Toronto area are sorry to lose a good one, even as they wish him a fun and active retirement. This shop was so appreciative of the contribution, they...

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