Here at CTV, our message has always been ‘Learn More, Earn More, Be a Better Courier’.
That’s why we created a ‘resources hub’ somewhere you can visit to find all the information you need to learn the in’s-and-out’s of the industry and help you:
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. Due to our many years of experience in both print and digital media, we’re not too shabby at getting results both on and offline.
We’ve created opportunities for companies that provide products and services TO couriers to get noticed on Couriers TV. Visit the Advertising Options page for more information on our rates and features
We can also help courier businesses – from sole-trader owner-drivers right up to companies with vast fleets,
A great place to start is to add your business to our Courier Services Directory (coming soon).
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.
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
To do business you’re going to need to be able to receive and spend money and deal with all the issues that come along with it. That’s why we created an area for you to get access to financing deals, bank accounts and ways to deal with your tax matters.
See our Banking, Finances and Tax page for more information
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.
Visit the Fuel Cards page
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.
See our Insurance page for more information
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, and together with THINK! Road Safety we’re urging couriers to be at their best.
See the THINK! Road Safety campaign page for more details
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
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
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.