How to Make an Owner Driver Courier Business Work

Think you have what it takes to run your own courier business? Read on to find out.

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(businesspress24) - 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 their own hours, enabling them to adjust to their circumstances as and when they need. Running an independent courier business is no walk in the park, but at its best it allows you to fine tune your work-life balance.

What Does an Owner Driver Look Like?

Before we get into some tips to help you succeed, it

Discipline

While it

Proactiveness

Similarly, owner drivers must always seek out new opportunities. While exchange platforms help a lot, it

Awareness

Finally, a self-employed courier must keep a close eye on both their own situation and the entire industry in which they work. The courier business is fast moving, with things like road tax and fuel duty constantly changing. Staying on top of any shifts can make the difference between a booming and failing business.

Top Tips

If you

Starting Out

First, you need to get a vehicle. Obviously

Redundancy can actually be a plus here, as those made redundant can often access generous financing deals. If you

Once you

Finding Jobs

Online exchange platforms are a great way to find driving jobs. Once you

Once you have the job, be flexible, available and reliable. Accommodate your client

Making It Work for You



It

This extends to your tax situation, too. As someone who is self-employed, you

There we have it: a

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Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world''s largest neutral trading hub for same day jobs for those with a courier business and self-employed drivers in the express freight exchange industry. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.



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Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world''s largest neutral trading hub for same day jobs for those with a courier business and self-employed drivers in the express freight exchange industry. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 11/09/2018 - 03:46
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