Here at CTV, our message has always been ‘Learn More, Earn More, Be a Better Courier’.
That’s why we created a hub full of resources to expand your skills, provide support and advice and offer services such as design and marketing. This is somewhere you can visit to find all the information you need to learn the in’s-and-out’s of the industry.
We have articles and videos relating to health and safety, offers on tools and equipment, plus we’ll eventually offer support for your business (such as advertising and legal advice).
All businesses need to make sure people know they exist. We can help anyone from sole-trader owner-drivers right up to companies with vast fleets, due to our many years of experience in both print and digital media.
A great place to start is to add your business to our Courier Services Directory. Once you’ve done that, make sure to view the Advertising Options page for more information
We can also help you with bespoke solutions for getting your business ‘online’ including designing and hosting websites, setting up social media channels and helping you to market them and much more. Contact us for more information.
Accessories & Equipment Offers
You’re going to need equipment. Whether it’s a set of ratchet straps, a new van or a printer for your office. We’re constantly speaking to suppliers that can offer deals and discounts on a wide range of products and services.
See our offers page for more information
Fuel Card Services
There can be a difference of opinion on what the best way to pay for your fuel is, and how much of a saving can really be made. But the fact is that you’re most likely going to be spending a HUGE amount on fuel when you’re busy, and fuel cards can sometimes offer savings and make payments simpler.
Make no mistake. You WILL NEED INSURANCE. Vehicle insurance, Goods in Transit, Public Liability, Employers Liability. It can be a bit of a minefield and it’s often not cheap, but being self-employed or running a business is not cheap, it’s just something that has to be done.
But, even though it’s a necessity, you can still find ways to reduce your costs and get a better deal. So we’ve done some research and we’ve spoken to the insurance companies to try and bring access to some of the best deals and information available.
If you’re going to be doing a job that requires driving, then you should already know the majority of the highway code. But there are extra tips and advice that can really help. We look into what can save lives when driving for a living.
Site Safety Advice
It will help if you know the rules when entering all the different locations that you’ll be collecting and delivering. From warehouses and distribution hubs to building sites and pedestrianised towns centres. There’s a lot to take in, so we’ll try to make it easier to understand.
See the Site Safety page for more information
Van Sales, Vehicle Hire & Leasing
A vehicle is a fundamental requirement for any courier. You could try and deliver goods by walking from collection to delivery, but we don’t recommend it. So you really have 3 choices, you can buy a vehicle, hire one or lease. Each has its own benefits, and it’s up to you to decide which is the best fit for you and your business.
What we intend to do is to bring as many great choices to you, give you some insight into how they work so that you can make an informed decision.
See the Van Sales and Leasing page for more information
Work Exchange Websites
The best way to make a good living for yourself as a courier is to get your own customers. But for the vast majority a lot of your work will come from sub-contracting for other transport companies, and the best way to find this work is through exchange sites.
Take a look at the reviewed and recommended courier work sites here.