Retirement prompted Mike Tudor to look at launching a new career as a courier, and Courier Exchange has helped him make it a great success.
As a 62-year-old, Birmingham-based Mike set up Dortudor Dot Com and is enjoying a successful second career operating in his extra long wheel based Mercedes Sprinter.
It all started when he answered a local newspaper advert recruiting drivers. After being advised what van to buy, he worked for the company for a year and learnt the essentials of the industry before setting up on his own.
After starting Dortudor Dot Com, he joined Courier Exchange, the world’s largest trading hub for the sameday courier and express freight industry, which has been pivotal in helping him establish contacts and pick up business.
Courier Exchange has helped Dortudor Dot Com develop important contacts with other businesses. The business is incredibly versatile and can deliver everything from supermarket chairs to designers’ artwork. Coupled with his own determination and high standards of customer service,
Their efficiency is enhanced by enabling them to reduce the number of empty vehicles they run, making each journey more profitable although Mike said he is still to benefit from this. The Exchange’s collaborative approach does, however, have potential dual benefits, helping the bottom line by enabling them to share the cost burden of rising fuel prices, congestion charging and meeting onerous legislation. It also helps subscribers meet customers’ demand for carbon-efficient transport.
Other benefits of membership include a mobile solution enabling them to access the exchange while on the road, and a sophisticated online system which facilitates electronic trading, from order confirmation to invoice approval and payment.
Courier Exchange has provided me with a lot of contacts and work with such as Nova Express who are on the Haulage Exchange, although the original contact was made through the Courier Exchange which is great
Courier Exchange is uniquely fully managed with support staff available to help subscribers maximise the benefits of using it. It is this high level of customer service that helps differentiate the Transport Exchange Group from other online freight exchanges. Subscribers also only pay an up-front subscription fee – there are no pay-as-you-go charges or commissions charged.