UDCL ESTD. 1993
See below how UDCL have lead the way for others to follow
UDCL were the first to introduce many of today’s leading courier practices
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
UDCL were the first to introduce trainee licensed taxi drivers to courier work, by offering them an earn while you learn job sharing scheme
PROOF OF DELIVERY
UDCL were the first to introduce a live computerized record of each and every proof of delivery within seconds of completion.
UDCL were the first to introduce “ESP” flexible pricing to all our clients, thus giving both large and small customers the opportunity for real choice, real control and real value for money.
Although we established ourselves as a main stream courier operator in 1993, the original Licensed Taxi business of Jaconelli Taxis was actually launched some 30 years earlier in the East End of London, by Emilio Jaconelli, father of the current Managing Director Derwent.
With his roots firmly embedded in the Licensed Taxi Trade, Derwent decided it would be a good idea to offer customers a brand new “Vetted” Courier Service by utilising people who were training to become a Licensed London Taxi Driver (commonly known as The Knowledge of London). Derwent formed a large team of “Knowledge” Couriers on a split shift programme which he called “Earn While You Learn” and became an immediate hit with both customers and couriers alike!
Over the years the business has won the courier and transport accounts for some of the most demanding clients who, were so impressed by the high levels of service, that they are still customers to this day.
As part of our expansion, we now offer a range of additional services that include, Cycles, Motorbikes, Small and Large Vans, HGV, Licensed London Taxis, Private Hire Vehicles including people Carriers, Minibus and Coach Services, UK Next Day, International and International “On Board”, Contract Couriers, Courier Desk and general temporary staff.
We are the founder members of the National Same Day Delivery Network, which is basically a large group of independent courier operators who have joined together to provide a reliable and cost effective National “Same Day” Service.