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Cowboys & Indians?

As you know, I send out stories, ideas and anecdotes every week. And I get a lot of replies. Sometimes people share their own stores with me in return. A few weeks ago I sent out an email about how gangs have found a new way to capitalize on the current COVID situation – smuggling fake medicines and PPE into …

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Who’s Steering The Ship?

Ever watched one of those “car-crash” type videos? You know the ones where you can see something is going to go terribly, terribly wrong… but you can’t do anything to stop it? Earlier this week I came across a video of a container ship crashing into a crane at Busan New Port terminal. It was painful to watch. It all …

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Stick to What You’re Good At

Now, I don’t know about you but I have a long, long list of “one day” jobs. One day I’ll paint the fences. One day I’ll pressure wash the pathway. One day I’ll repaint the garage door… you get the gist? So last week I decided to put this quarantine time to good use and get some of these “one …

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Are you going to hit the ground running?

I’ve been speaking to a lot of business owners this week. We’ve all taken some serious hits with this Coronavirus sceanrio. Many have lost clients, had new projects put on hold and some have had to shut up shop completely until the lockdown is over. But there’s something interesting that I’ve noticed. Some business owners are feeling pretty beat. They’ve …

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Dig In. Dig Deep.

ell, that changed fast. A few short weeks ago Coronavirus was just an inconvenience impacting the freight industry from the other side of the world. Fast forward to today and I’m writing this from my kitchen table at home. I went to pick up a prescription the other day and it was like something out of a zombie movie! The …

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6am Wake Up Call?

Things have changed. Over the last decade, the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have taken over the world. More and more people have started to network online – and I can see why. It’s easy – you don’t even have to leave your desk to do it. It’s time-efficient – no travelling, no big chunks of time taken out …

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Like a Kid in a Sweet Shop

I love a good trip to Poundland. If you don’t know, Poundland is kind of a discount surplus store. They sell everything from toothbrushes and deodorant to fancy dress and dog treats, all for £1. But I don’t go for the cosmetics. Every 3 or 4 months I make a quick trip to stock up my sweet supplies for my …

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Update: How Coronavirus Will Impact Your Freight

Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare, not only for the millions of Chinese people who have been locked up in their homes but for the businesses that are on shutdown too. In response to the disease, the Chinese Government closed down factories, ceased shipments and locked down the ports in a bid to help stop the disease spreading. It’s like …

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What does freight and football have in common?

If you know me, you’ll know that I love what I do. There’s not many people that can say they’re genuinely in love with freight. But I can. Aside from my family, there’s only one thing I love more than freight. Football. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered that freight and football are coming together to create …

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That Was Close…

You hear about scams on the internet all the time. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like it will never happen to me? Well, this time it nearly did. Last week we sent an invoice out to a regular customer of ours. Just a standard invoice covering his customs, duty etc. We sent it from my usual …

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