Are all the jobs posted on mtvan Genuine Jobs?

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Bristol Driver

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I'm not sure some of the jobs posted on this site are genuine, what do other couriers think?

AJM sameday Couriers

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JnL said:


I'm not sure some of the jobs posted on this site are genuine, what do other couriers think?

Can you explain why you think that?

Bristol Driver

399
Original Poster

Some of the jobs posted seem to be between some strange postcodes that just don't add up in my mind!

MK BIKES

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JnL said:


Some of the jobs posted seem to be between some strange postcodes that just don't add up in my mind!

Maybe the poster isn't giving away the exact postcode?

Website Admin

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JnL said:


Some of the jobs posted seem to be between some strange postcodes that just don't add up in my mind!

Why are they strange postcodes? If there's a lot from one or two postcodes perhaps there's a lot of work for a big customer or depot.

To our knowledge every job on mtvan is real. If we learn that any isn't (don't know why anyone would waste their time making up bookings) then the vendors would be removed from the site.

AM-PM Despatch

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Website Admin said:


JnL said:


Some of the jobs posted seem to be between some strange postcodes that just don't add up in my mind!

Why are they strange postcodes? If there's a lot from one or two postcodes perhaps there's a lot of work for a big customer or depot.

To our knowledge every job on mtvan is real. If we learn that any isn't (don't know why anyone would waste their time making up bookings) then the vendors would be removed from the site.

For arguments sake, say I was looking to quote for a contract, I could post jobs that don't actually exist and get offers just to find out how cheaply I could get the work done. No one would know who got the job if anyone? I get an idea of cost then quote for the job so as to make a profit with out going to high.

Another reason would be to make my business appear to be bigger and busier than it actually is, to impress others and build confidence/get more work.

MK BIKES

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AM-PM Despatch said:


Another reason would be to make my business appear to be bigger and busier than it actually is, to impress others and build confidence/get more work.

Posting loads of work in a short period of time does exactly the opposite for me

Churchill Express

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There are times where we have tested responses to work from courier exchange and mtvan times and courier exchange. We often post on both exchanges to generate a wider responsefrom suppliers ( thats you ). We currently have put our courier exchange membership on hold to trial mtvan. We have a large presence on courier exchange but felt the need to explore other options. We intend to review again in the new year.

3D Courier Services

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There is a job on site now from S43 2NN to SL3. Google the post code, it's a council house in Barrow, Chesterfield and, hey what, its got a link to a Courier Guide!

mtvan.com Ltd

1579

It looks like that's a regular pickup postcode.

And the job's been allocated to an mtvan member.

BCN EXPRESS ESSEX

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I had a text today, for a 5 mile job? i was round the corner from it, rang the guy up and asked how much it paid thinking i might be helping him out and all he kept saying was "whats your bid" i hadnt got a clue what to say as ive never 'bidded' before and normally ignore the texts very strange!

mtvan.com Ltd

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I had a text today, for a 5 mile job? i was round the corner from it, rang the guy up and asked how much it paid thinking i might be helping him out and all he kept saying was "whats your bid" i hadnt got a clue what to say as ive never 'bidded' before and normally ignore the texts very strange!

I often get asked "how much should I charge" and I always tell people that it's not really an issue in most cases, as most controllers know already what they have "in" the job. Obviously for that tactic to work, you need to know what your own personal minimum is (both your minimum charge and minimum per mile) to compare it to what you're being offered.

The other thing is, some of the retail sameday work on here has a "pay rate" that is lower than some people on here are comfortable with, so the controllers want to know what YOUR minimum is, as they are happy to pay that even if it's higher than the standard minimum pay rate.

Hope this helps.

Courier Expert

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I can confirm the above scenario is correct. We do not try to impose standard pay rates on mtvan, we simply ask your minimum charge or your bid. If it's the best one and is reasonable (even if the best is more than we would normally pay), then the job is yours.

BCN EXPRESS ESSEX

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So as a matter of interest C E how much did the job 'sell' for?

Courier Expert

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BCN EXPRESS ESSEX said:


So as a matter of interest C E how much did the job 'sell' for?

I don't know, he didn't mention which job it was and I wasn't in the office today.

Courier Expert

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BCN EXPRESS ESSEX said:


So as a matter of interest C E how much did the job 'sell' for?

If it was the CM2 6XE, then it was cancelled. Probably due to the fact there were no bids on it! The customer may well book it with us again in the morning, so if you are interested, then please let us know.

Scott Reid

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Courier Expert said:


BCN EXPRESS ESSEX said:


So as a matter of interest C E how much did the job 'sell' for?

If it was the CM2 6XE, then it was cancelled. Probably due to the fact there were no bids on it! The customer may well book it with us again in the morning, so if you are interested, then please let us know.

I don't think that was quite where he was going with that question CE lol.

BCN EXPRESS ESSEX

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The job in question was RM20 1WN to RM17 5HW 4 miles

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