Which Courier Work Exchange Sites Are Worth Joining?
So you’re looking for more courier work, you have searched the internet and found lots of websites that promise they have 100s jobs available every day and that you can find loads immediately if you become a member. But can you trust them? Which sites really are the best ones to join?
That’s a question I asked myself over and over when I first started out as a courier. I was new to the industry and was looking for the best way to find extra work so that I could start paying the bills. But the trouble is, with most websites it’s hard to trust them when you have nothing to guarantee what kind of return you will get for your membership fee.
Some of the subscription fees can be relatively huge and to new owner-drivers, when you’ve just bought a van (along with all your insurances etc.) you will probably be watching every penny you spend until you start to see your own invoices being paid. That’s when I had the idea that, as I’ve already tried MOST of the main websites myself, I had enough information to give some fair advice about which sites are worth joining, and what you can realistically expect once you’re on there.
Update 20/04/20 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The recent lockdown caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 has seen a significant decrease in the number of deliveries required in the UK. Because of this, the number of loads posted across ALL work exchange platforms has dropped.
Our results were taken BEFORE the lockdown and represent the peak periods where the most work is available. We are not planning to alter our scores at this time, but if you are planning to sign up to any network, please take into account the situation around the UK.