Courier Exchange is the UK’s busiest and most popular subscription-based website for professional courier companies, owner van drivers, self-employed courier drivers and freight companies. Our 8,000+ member companies use the website to sub-contract van loads and find vehicle capacity. The members trade work among themselves on both a ‘dedicated’ vehicle and ‘backload’ basis. In order to join the Exchange you must be established as a bona fide courier or transport company, preferably with experience.
We generally don’t accept applications to join from new start-up businesses unless you can demonstrate a solid understanding of the business and are properly resourced. You will need to supply us with documentation, including insurance, before being accepted into the system.
Most importantly we do not offer guarantees of work, and our Exchange should be seen as a part of your overall business strategy, complimenting other aspects of your marketing and operational plans.
There are quite a number of “How to become a freelance courier” guides available on the web at the moment – you should treat the claims made in these with some degree of caution!
Click here to download Courier Exchange guide “How to set up as a courier”
Subscribers operate as independent businesses, so you will need adequate financial resources to sustain yourself until you become cashflow positive. You will often be required to give credit, which in practical terms can mean waiting 50 – 60 days from the date you did a job before you get paid.
It’s important to remember that the industry is very competitive, and you should be well funded to see you through the first few months of your new business – we estimate that you need around £5,000 – £7,000 in order to get your business to a cashflow positive stage, depending upon your personal expenditure! It is a good idea to prepare a business plan and take a business loan from your bank so that you can set up and market your business professionally.
Having said all that, we don’t want to put you off – many of our subscribers started from scratch and have built up very successful businesses – but you do need to realise that there is more to the venture than simply hiring a van and buying insurance, despite what some of the ‘get rich quick’ guides may tell you!
As the UK’s leading online platform for finding courier work for owner drivers and freight Exchange, we help build relationships within the logistics industry. We facilitate freight Exchange and opportunities for courier work all across the UK and the rest of Europe, and do so by always maintaining the highest standards. Our website’s distinctive features are what differentiate us from all of our competitors:
The Transport Exchange Group (TEG), which consists of the Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange, has been serving and evolving with the ever-growing UK transport industry since 1999. Today, our constantly expanding platforms are the most popular in the country’s industry. With our tight-knight community of members, you’re guaranteed to come across and get hold of more assignments than ever before.
There’s no stopping our online network, which is growing at an astronomical rate. Currently, we have more than 8,000 satisfied members who are taking advantage of our platform’s real time communication to scope out the industry’s best jobs and contacts.
As the UK’s most revered Freight Exchange provider, we at TEG are responsible for mobilising over 50,000 vehicles, which carry out over 1.2 million job assignments each year. Thanks to our online platform’s user-friendly functions, networking and coordinating courier jobs and loads has never been easier.
If you’re looking for contacts that will have a valuable impact on your business, we’re here to help you set change in motion. By joining our network of industry experts, you’ll be able to dip into a vast pool of knowledge. Wondering about fuel costs, legislative changes, or where to find the best drivers and courier jobs? Our platform’s members have the answers.
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