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How to Make an Owner Driver Courier Business Work

More and more people, in the courier business and elsewhere, are becoming their own boss. Think you have what it takes to be an owner driver? Read on to find out. Why Become an Owner Driver? There are many reasons an individual might choose to strike out on their own. Some are dissatisfied with their workplace, colleagues or boss, while others are responding to an unexpected redundancy. One thing they all have in common is a desire to make some money on their own terms. While you shouldn The bigger benefit, though, is the level of control self-employment gives you. Independent drivers set ...

09.11.2018

How to Quote a Profitable Courier Job

For an owner driver just starting out, quoting a job can be challenging. There Here are some helpful tips to get you on the right track to quoting profitably. Hourly Charge An hourly rate is a good place to start when it comes to providing a quote. To get an average, check out what other service providers are charging for the same 20-minute delivery, and from there you can work out how much they This figure is useful for an owner driver wanting to introduce additional charges for special circumstances, something that is advisable. For example, you can add an extra charge for waiting time i ...

09.11.2018

Can Do Courier: Solutions to the Most Common Problems

In any business, problems are inevitable - and being a courier driver is no exception. However, being self-employed means that you can also be in charge of the solutions. There are a number of issues that you Here are some common problems you may face as a courier driver, along with some very simple solutions. Lost on the Job You may think you know your area, but the first thing youble time and is costing you money! If you invest in a reliable GPS unit, it may seem pricey at the start but will realistically be one of the best investments for your business. Marketing on a Shoestring While ...

09.11.2018

The Owner Operators’ Guide to Managing Fuel Costs: Part 1

As all owner operators will know, fuel costs are a constant concern als and offers. Today, I am going to give some advice on the different methods of buying diesel that are available to the smaller operators and explain the pros and cons of using these methods to get your vehicles out on the roads on haulage jobs. To Bulk Buy or Not to Bulk Buy Most big businesses bulk buy. This is the cheapest way of getting a product, as the more you purchase, the less it costs. Therefore, it can be tempting to install a bulk fuel tank in your operating centre to provide cheaper diesel for your trucks. Ho ...

03.05.2018

FTA Rewards Carbon Reduction Efforts in the Logistics Industry

Many haulage companies today are well aware of the importance of implementing environmentally sound practices across their business. From increasing recycling in the office to using sustainably sourced products, most haulage companies have policies in place to ensure that they are doing their bit for the planet. One of the main areas for improvement, as we all know, is fuel efficiency. Many fleet operators invest in new technology and innovative operational methods to make sure that fleets are getting the most out of their fuel. With all of this effort, tackling your fleet The New Award T ...

01.05.2018

Telematics & Emissions: The Green Approach to Haulage Work

Telematics are becoming a crucial weapon of fleet management in an increasingly competitive and regulated business environment. As the EU and other domestic and international bodies seek to target emissions in haulage work over the coming years, telematics can significantly strengthen businesses Why Telematics Help Reduce Fleet Emissions By collecting vast amounts of telematics data from their fleets, managers are able to analyse both the large trends and the minute details of operations. The data from each vehicle is collected from three sources within each haulage unit: the engine, the acc ...

01.05.2018

5 Ways to Protect Your Palletised Freight

Making sure that freight remains undamaged and in pristine, original condition is the most essential operating target of palletised delivery work. If cargo is lost or damaged, it can lead to large future costs due to missed deadlines and sometimes even staff insurance claims. That is why pallet transport companies with the best reputations protect their freight in these five key ways, keeping customers and internal business mechanisms happy. 1. Packaging Goods Correctly When packaging goods, it is important to make sure that the weight is at the bottom and that the goods are wrapped correctl ...

01.05.2018

8 key topics discussed at Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2018

SMi reports: The 3rd annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference will be returning to London this June SMi''s 3rd annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference will be returning to London this summer to host a wealth of debate and discussions around developing the next generation of fire superiority for armoured combat vehicles. With asymmetric warfare at an all-time high, armoured vehicles are continuously required to operate across diverse environments against varying enemy forces, and need to be able to deliver the firepower required to eliminate these ...

30.04.2018

Why Courier Managers Should Have a Code of Practice

With what seems like most of the world on Twitter and Facebook, simple mistakes can often lead to a lot of bad press. Whether it What Is a Code of Practice and Why Do I Need One? A code of practice is a set of official rules that let employed courier drivers know how they should act on the job. Having a clearly defined code of practice protects drivers and the business from simple mistakes and misunderstandings, as well as providing a framework for dealing with problems as they arise. Even if you are self-employed, having a code of practice can help clients understand and appreciate your pro ...

28.03.2018

Top Reasons to Develop Your Soft Skills as a Courier Manager

Different industries demand different skill sets, and working in the courier industry requires specific abilities. Excellent driving habits go without saying, and yet an owner driver must also learn how to keep accounts and deal with clients. However, there are many ff in future recommendations and reviews. Communication is Key As any owner driver knows, courier work can seem like an endless chain of forms and documents. Although these papers are important, as they ensure that both you and the client are on the same page, they cannot replace the benefits of spoken communication. It is essen ...

28.03.2018

Five Phrases Every Driver Dreads to Hear

The experienced courier driver is calm, not easily flustered or frustrated. After all, you soon get used to having to deal patiently with other people The last thing a courier driver wants to be doing during a routine pickup is risking life and limb. Couriers learn to take hazardous labels very seriously, and they are not paid enough to make it worth getting up close and personal with dangerous substances. This is one of the most common (and most frustrating) little phrases that a courier driver may hear. Though routes are timed to perfection, unfortunately you can never rely on a client ...

28.03.2018

A Guide for New Couriers: Estimating Your Rate

When you are starting up a courier business or moving into a new area, it can be tricky to know what Tools of the Trade There are a few different methods of setting a fee for your courier loads. Whichever one you choose, you must ensure that you have the appropriate technology to help you measure times, weights and distances accurately. This will help you make your calculations and, if you can easily show a client your methods of recording this information, you will quickly build up trusting and profitable relationships. I would advise investing in a GPS tracker, as this is the simplest w ...

28.03.2018

Getting More Courier Contracts

One of the hardest aspects of setting up as an owner driver is the responsibility of securing work for yourself. Although you gain freedom and the opportunity to make more money if you venture out on your own, you also accept the struggle and frustration of searching for and closing on jobs that suit you. Let Speed: Time Frames, For many people using a courier service, speed is of the essence. Most clients will be interested in how quickly you can take their parcel from Point A to Point B. As an owner driver, you must be aware that it is perfectly acceptable to charge a premium for deliveri ...

28.03.2018

3 Incentives to Becoming a Self-Employed Courier

Though working for somebody else has many positives, there are also many benefits to being self-employed. It Perhaps you are ready to say goodbye to strict dress codes, clocking in and out and listening to the same awful radio station day in and day out. Then read on! Today I am giving you three reasons why you might want to consider looking for self-employed courier jobs in the future. 1. Financial Gain Itoyed by a company. Even accounting for deductions (now made by your employer), you still come out with a healthy profit. A benefit of running your own business is that many of your expe ...

26.02.2018

Fairwesttrailers.com Makes a Name for Itself for Develop Long-Lasting Livestock Trailers

Hallettsville, Texas, Dec 26th 2017 - fairwesttrailers.com is one of the most reliable and trusted livestock trailer manufacturers in Texas. The company has made a name for itself for being one of the best manufacturer of livestock trailers According to customers, the trailers are durable and strong. That what has given them an edge over many other livestock trailer manufacturers. The manufacturer for livestock trailers for sale has experts who have experience in making livestock trailers and they do their best to make sure that customers are getting only the best trailers that will transport ...

26.12.2017

Experienced Healthcare Fraud Defense Attorneys Now Serve Clients in Brooklyn and the Surrounding Areas In New York

Dallas, Texas-based healthcare fraud defense law firm Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP, is announcing today that it will be serving clients in Brooklyn and the surrounding areas in New York City. The U.S. federal government is cracking down on healthcare fraud, and the team of attorneys at our firm has the experience and knowledge necessary to help guide clients through any case. The attorneys at Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP, urge all of those who have been charged with healthcare fraud to take their charges seriously and to seek out the best legal help possible. For those in Brooklyn and N ...

06.12.2017

Healthcare Tele-Consultation Services Market Volume Forecast and Value Chain Analysis 2016-2024, Credence Research

According to a new market research report published by Credence Research a CAGR of 23.8% from 2016 to 2024. Market Insights The healthcare tele-consultation services market is majorly driven by increasing need to lower healthcare costs in the developed countries in the North America and European regions. In addition, growing maturity and technological awareness among the patients have led to the increasing adoption of tele-consultation services via phone calls, video calls or kiosk visits. Favorable factors such as various government programs and insurance coverage for online consultation hav ...

05.12.2017

Greenkraft, Inc. (OTCQB: GKIT) Signs Supply Contracts for its Alternative Fuel Commercial Trucks, Rising to Meet Industry Demand

SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/17 -- (OTCQB: GKIT), a nationally recognized player in the alternative fuel engine and truck market, today announces that it has signed supply contracts with several dealers and distributors looking to provide to their customers a range of efficient eco-friendly commercial trucks.Greenkraft''s Model G line of fuel efficient, versatile commercial trucks will offer businesses in the delivery and service sectors a wide choice of reliable, cost-effective vehicles. The Company''s globally manufactured commercial truck line consists of 18 ...

31.10.2017

Greenkraft, Inc. Expands Distribution Network to Meet Increased Product Demand

SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/17 -- Greenkraft, Inc. (OTCQB: GKIT), a nationally recognized player in the alternative fuel engines and trucks, today announces that it is expanding its dealer network to meet increased demand for its line of alternative fuel, cab-forward trucks. Greenkraft has signed up with two additional dealers to promote and sell its commercial trucks, adding to its list of dealers."This is an exciting time for Greenkraft as we accelerate our growth plan to meet the increased interest in alternative fuel automotive products for commercial use. The new dealers ...

10.10.2017

A. Duie Pyle Named Top Northeast LTL Carrier in 2017 Logistics Management Quest for Quality Awards

WEST CHESTER, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/17 -- (Pyle), the premier provider of asset and non-asset based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, has been recognized as the leading Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regional LTL carrier in Logistics Management Magazine''s 2017 Quest for Quality Awards. For more than three decades, this merit and performance-based industry award has determined the top logistics and transportation service providers based on reader surveys regarding customer satisfaction and performance excellence."Every year, we set aggressive customer ...

14.08.2017


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