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Whether techie, practical or comfortable – here’s a list of things that couriers didn’t know they couldn’t live without ….


Cotton socks lose their insulating power when they get wet. So, if you are getting in and out of your vehicle in wet and snowy conditions or prone to sweating, you’re going to end up with cold, damp feet.

Wool on the other hand is a great insulator, can absorb a high amount of moisture and has natural anti-bacterial properties (odour control!).

You can get 4 pairs of Merino blend wool socks for under £20 on Amazon.The Wool Company  has got 100 per cent Merino knee-high socks for £17 a pair if you want to push the boat out.


Professional drivers have an increasing need to carry more gadgets than ever before. It’s tricky keeping everything charged and ready to use, but this nifty little gadget can top up your sat nav, smartphone and tablet simultaneously.

The rapid charge technology also means that if you have a device which is able to accept faster charging, then this will be able to supply it. The sleek design is neat and unobtrusive although some devices may need a sync cable.

Available at £14.99.


Be “powerfully dressed” with the Ion Belt. It doesn’t just keep your trousers up, it also charges your phone!

The ultimate in portable charging comes in the shape of a stylish leather belt that includes a 3000mAh battery which will fully recharge most smartphones at least once.

The USB recharger is built into the buckle pin and the LED charge indicators show how much power you have left.

This is a Kickstarter project, on target to achieve full funding and will hopefully be available in June 2016 at a cost of $139 (about £90).

Motorway-and-lorryMOTORWAY BUDDY APP

The app allows users to locate the nearest place to stop overnight, giving key information such as price, spaces available and other facilities, as well as ratings from other drivers.

The app also enables drivers to pay for any expenses with their mobile phone and provides a real time view of all incidents on UK roads provided by the highways agency.

For haulage companies, incidents of vehicle or load damage are reported instantly with digital driver checklists that automatically upload to audit compliance.

Expenses are also made simpler, with the app allowing digital transactions.

Cost: FREE!  Download the app via googleplay or itunes

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