Worst courier firm

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Hermes drivers are all self employed. They get paid per parcel delivered... but Hermes pay so badly it isn't worth the drivers doing out of town or difficult deliveries.

Hence the countless stories around the country of Hermes drivers dumping parcels or just chucking them into gardens etc
My last place was a mile down a single track lane that was usually filthy from the farmers along the lane, the Hermes driver was and is the best courier you could ever hope to have. You could not ask for more, he really is an absolute gem.
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Hermes drivers are all self employed. They get paid per parcel delivered... but Hermes pay so badly it isn't worth the drivers doing out of town or difficult deliveries.

Hence the countless stories around the country of Hermes drivers dumping parcels or just chucking them into gardens etc
It took me a few deliveries before I learnt not to ask our Hermes driver how his day is going, now I just assume the short version of his long answer.... the day is going badly, very badly :ROFLMAO: :X3:
 

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
DPD are brilliant here ,the regular lad knows where to leave stuff and allways happy ,,Amazon drivers are a bunch of idiots ,never get the same driver ,,non of them read the signs on the front windows telling everybody ,,delivery's to back of house with a big arrow pointing the direction
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
My last place was a mile down a single track lane that was usually filthy from the farmers along the lane, the Hermes driver was and is the best courier you could ever hope to have. You could not ask for more, he really is an absolute gem.
Hermes chap here every time. Whole family chip in and get the job done well. Being local they know the cyustomers and locality like Post Office used to
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Around here Hermes/DPD and UPS are awesome around here.
all others are pretty poor. Amazone’s own is the worst of the lot. Had a good chat with the Hermes guy today, he’s fairly local and buys eggs off me every time he’s here, his wife left 2 years ago so my wife made him Christmas dinner that year 👍🏻
 
This self-employed van driver thing is just wrong. I don't really order much online as I feel so terrible that someone is having to do that job. Fudging Amazon. Robs the life out of people and then doesn't pay any UK tax.

I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the DHL offices back when they tried doing grain collections...
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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