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UK Delivery Drivers at Forefront of Battle to Keep Up With Demand

Delivery drivers are at the forefront of the current battle to keep up with the surge in demand for products across the UK.

As countries throughout Europe begin to impose extreme measures in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the UK Prime Minister refuses to rule out a China-style lock down.

And it seems that preparations are already well underway, with supermarkets including Aldi and Sainsbury’s being forced to undertake extreme measures to ensure stores do not run out of essentials such as groceries and baby products.

Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe advised the business would be “focusing all of our efforts on getting as much food and other essential items from our suppliers, into our warehouses and onto shelves as we possibly can“.

Similarly, online giant Amazon has prioritised the stocking and shipping of medical supplies and household staples, as capacity constraints force the limitation of non-essentials from taking up vital warehouse space.

Front line in the effort to keep the country’s necessities in supply, delivery drivers are heading out in full force to ensure retailers, pharmacies and other services such as hospitals and surgeries do not run out of fundamental items. From life-saving essentials including ventilators and medication, to tinned produce and toilet paper, delivery drivers are working at full capacity to keep up with the surge in demand.

Same day courier supports delivery effort

Crown Couriers currently has over 600 professional delivery drivers across the country who are working tirelessly to fulfil urgent, same day courier service requests. Experienced with healthcare & pharmaceutical deliveries, utilities and across a wide number of other sectors. Crown Couriers has trained courier drivers at the ready 24/7 to provide, at short notice, a reliable collection and delivery service.

Tim Seagers, Managing Director of Crown Couriers comments “As one of the businesses able to offer additional support at this time, we urge those in need of back-up vans to get in contact. The ability of our fleet to provide flexible, ad hoc support enables us to cover your requirements at short notice, whether that is down to sickness within your own fleet or simply to react to increasing demand”.

Crown Couriers has the capabilities required to assist with pharmacy home deliveries, medical equipment transportation and works with retailers to support their supply chain. Crown’s services can also assist utilities businesses, who will also be feeling the pressure at this time, with a fast response to deliver urgent parts to engineers.

“As we seek to support other businesses at this time, we also seek to continue to offer work to the self-employed drivers who are still out there and working hard to keep our economy moving”.

Crown Couriers continues to follow the advice of Department of Health and Public Health England in order to comply with the safety measures in place, prioritising the health of its staff, drivers and customers whilst operating a 24/365 same day courier service.  

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