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This page has links to useful and interesting resources on other sites.

Codforum has no connection with any of these sites (except my own), and I am not implying any recommendation of them by listing them here.

the people here are very friendly and helpful

books and guides

I do not include links to sites that make unrealistic claims about possible income.

  • the courier handbooks
    A Free, MUST READ real world practical guide to running a business as a courier owner driver in the UK, with a comprehensive glossary. Don't spend your money on buying a guide when all you need is on codforum and sites like this link above.
  • the courier's glossary
    Part of the courier handbooks site — explains the meanings of courier–related terms.
  • courier info
    Answers to a few FAQs and a few useful tips as well as templates for PODS's, invoices, CMR's and much more
  • How to become a courier
    A free guide on the KDC Couriers site.


directories and listingstop


  • The Despatch Association
    The Despatch Association is an independent trade association which exists to protect the interests of its members and to set and maintain standards in the industry.
  • European Express Association
    The EEA represents express delivery companies and associations, both large and small, in Europe.
  • The Professional Drivers Foundation
    The Professional Drivers Foundation provides support and financial help to professional drivers.
  • Road Haulage Association
    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) provides dedicated campaigning, advice, information and business services specially tailored for the haulage industry.

out and abouttop

  • Off Motorway
    A guide to facilities within 5 minutes of motorway junctions. Fuel, food, hotels, services and much more
  • Driving abroad
    All you need to know about driving in a foreign country, from finance, to safety, to leisure
    For road transport industry news, truck and van road tests, legal and compliance information, used trucks for sale and jobs.
  • BRAKE Road Safety
    Road safety information.
  • Tyre and wheel bible
    A site with everything you need to know about wheels and tyres.
  • MSA Trivia
    Lots of interesting stuff you didn't know about the motorway service areas.
  • PCN Appeals
    A parking ticket (PCN) appeal service for all commercial vehicles. You pay half the PCN charge if they're successful, nothing if they're not.
  • Traffic Answers
    Information, advice and discussion about aspects of driving.
  • RoSPA Road Safety
    The road safety section of the RoSPA site.
  • Society for British Road Enthusiasts (SABRE)
    Everything to do with roads: “the history, geography and structure of the British road network”.

traffic news and informationtop

maps and route plannerstop

  • Tomtom route planner
    TomTom Route Planner calculates the smartest route, using actual road speed data, real-time traffic information and daily map updates.
  • Postcode Search
    Find the postcode for a partial address, direct from Royal Mail.
  • RAC Route planner
    Plan a route, get step-by-step directions, be alerted to traffic issues, calculate fuel costs & locate hotels & restaurants.
  • Google Maps
    Route planning, address finding from a postcode or grid reference, satellite views and more. Covers most of the planet.

vans vans vanstop

  • Norflex
    Information about the Norflex van rental service - for hire bases see next link!
  • Norflex hire bases
    A list of the hire bases around the UK where you can rent a van from Norflex.
  • Van Tax
    Details about different vans, and tax information.
  • What Van?
    The What Van? magazine site, with reports on different vans, and technical specs.

cars and motorbikestop

rules and regulationstop

it's the businesstop


general interesttop


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