Category: How to be a Courier

Are you just starting out? Or thinking of becoming a courier? Well here at Couriers TV we’ve got a lot of experience in delivering goods. So we’ve created this content to help you get a head start. Because it’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes than to waste time making them yourself.

With our guides you can learn;

  • What types of insurance you need
  • Select the most appropriate method of transport for the kind of delivery work you want to do.
  • Figure out which apps and services will help you source more work
  • Understand how to handle, load and secure goods

And much more

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Who Uses Courier Services and What For?

Courier services offer a faster, personal and more secure alternative to standard mail and postal delivery services. Traditional mail services can often have slow delivery terms. The sender may also incur costs for faster deliveries or to send large or heavy items. It’s here that courier companies can step (or drive…) in and steal the limelight. Offering an improved and

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Britain’s Best Courier Company To Work For (As a Sub-Contractor)

As awards go, this is a fairly niche title to hold. But being Britain’s Best Courier Company To Work For is probably a more important title than many transport companies might realise. Have you ever heard a celebrity use the line “This award means more because it’s voted for BY THE PEOPLE”? Well this is what we’ve done here. From

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Courier Prices And Work Levels As 2022 Enters Q4 And The Busy Season

The Fourth Quarter. No, this isn’t an article about American Football. It’s about the last part of each year where couriers across the UK brace themselves for the ‘busy season’. Q4 is the last 3 months of the year. And for those of us that do delivery work, they’re (usually) the busiest. Especially where services like the Courier Exchange and

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Courier Working-Life Survey 2022

Here at Couriers TV we try our best to learn everything there is to know about Courier work so that we can help delivery professionals improve their businesses and their quality of work life. Each year we try to get feedback on how things are going for couriers. That’s where our 2022 work-life survey comes in.

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Top 5 Reasons To Be A Courier

The world has changed significantly over the past 12 months during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Whole industries have shifted and it’s caused a lot of changes in the way many people work. Many of those unfortunate enough to have lost the jobs they had before 2020 may now be looking at courier work. But what are the best reasons to be

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How to become a courier driver (and succeed)

Being your own boss sounds like a dream right? If there’s one thing we’ve realised lately it’s that pursuing the self-employed life isn’t actually that risky of a career choice. There are currently 4.56 million self-employed people in the UK. If those 4.56 million people can pursue the dream of being their own boss, we have every confidence that you can do it too.

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Huge Increase in People Wanting to Become a Courier.

The Coronavirus, and more specifically the UK lockdown that was put in place to slow the spread of the virus, has caused huge upheaval and seen thousands of people lose their jobs or their businesses collapse because of the restrictions and loss of trade. Most likely as a cause of this, we are witnessing a huge rise in the number

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News: Advice for Drivers During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve all surely heard about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and around the world. Whilst it does pose a risk to some, for many people it may not be as much of an issue. That being said, it’s still important to heed medical advice and put precautions in place to protect yourself and others at this time.

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Download Free Delivery Notes for Couriers

Need some stationery for your delivery business? Well that’s great, because we’ve just added free downloadable delivery notes to our site. If you’re looking at becoming a courier, or you recently became one, then we hope by now you’ve got the idea that Couriers TV is a place where you can get answers to all your industry-related questions. With that

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The Best Time to Be a Courier

I often get asked by people looking to become a courier ‘When is the best time to start out?‘. They usually want to know how much work is available at any given moment. I’m not a psychic and I can’t perfectly predict what’s going to happen, but there are seasonal trends. Courier work, and logistics in general, works around the

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What Type of Van Insurance Cover Does a Courier Need?

If you’re planning on starting a courier business, you’re going to need a little bit more than your standard car insurance policy. Whether your van is gathering dust in the garage (we sure hope not!) or zipping up and down the country making drop-offs, it needs to be insured. Which Van Insurance Policy Do I Need? Being a courier driver

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What Equipment Do I Need to Start a Courier Business?

When starting a courier business, there’s going to be some things you need to sort out before starting the business. Along with choosing the right courier vehicle, there’s some other equipment that can help you get your courier business off to the right start. SACK TRUCK AND FURNITURE TROLLEYS If you plan to transport large, heavy goods then we recommend

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What Vehicle Do I Need to Start a Courier Business?

Without stating the obvious too much here, if you want to start a courier business you’re going to first need a vehicle. As discussed in our previous post on research to conduct before starting a courier business there are lots of vehicles to choose from. To help you get the most miles out of your transportation, we’ve broken down some

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What Research Should I Do Before Starting a Courier Services Business?

Before starting any kind of business, including a Courier business, you first need to do your research. To help you on your way to starting a courier services business, here’s some important things you should research first: Once you’ve thoroughly researched all of the above, you’ll be way on your way to starting a successful courier services company! But don’t

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