Has anybody or is anybody using DRIVERR

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Westford Couriers

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Original Poster

A company called DRIVERR, There's a video YouTube of them and how it works they only seem small or possibly new so a bit reluctant to join

Anyone?

Addams UK Express

159

Looks like yet another reverse auction site for the 40pplm or less merchants

coast to coast post

274

Looks the biz, has any 1 on here signed up?

Mr G Courier Service

2596

No mate but i have signed up to another site recently launched for DRIVERS \o/ \o/ :)

A E Delivery

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AiCT26xKr0

Quick version... Promote yourself as a company and people in need of a same day service will say AHAAA and call you up. You denote the hours you work and the rate per mile , payments made to the site and you draw funds after the jobs completed with the site taking a commission . OKey Dokey. Then at the end it says bid on jobs meaning its got several facets to it. ORRRRR its a promotional tool that will mean you would quote at an uncompetative rate given theres an additional bill or its anyvan and lets quote a fiver for 300 mile runs ( dont expect delivery this month )

coast to coast post

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I have had courier exchange phoning me wanting 400 odd plus vat for 6 month membership I think thats taking the piss like

A E Delivery

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coast to coast post said:


I have had courier exchange phoning me wanting 400 odd plus vat for 6 month membership I think thats taking the piss like

My renewals up and they can either offer it for next to free or sod off . £676.66, no customer care whatsoever, screaming dribbling retards clawing at the forums to rule the roost and bully anyone who might have a single coherent thought , systems that do not work and are very poorly set up. Cant wait to pay once again as you can imagine.

coast to coast post

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Will steer clear then lol, cba with fighting off people for jobs , I am fairly busy atm I am trying to look for descent sites to join but not spending a shed load of cash just on the say so off there sales team if you know what I mean

A E Delivery

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Well if it helps aye... The work is there but understanding you are either going to be rewarded with ( as an example a LWB ) rates of around the 90pplm or less per job. You can ask for a quid plus but unless the company involved is desperate then they will take the Courier Exchange number and you will sit by the phone for an hour hoping for that confirmation. You command around the quid mark or slightly more once a reputation has been created but this is beyond a joke as companys will use the worlds dumbest knuckle draggers first before considering someone may offer a slightly better service like actually find the place to drop off. However theres a sinister side in that numbers of couriers dictate a cost of job ( to a degree ) so many will try to knock you down off youre price or simply state they have someone who will do it cheaper. Quality isnt considered only top line and these vile pieces of excrement are charging the customers top dollar while offering the poor buggers who tout for the work no reward and therefore a living wage . Expect then that LWB job to be covered for the 75-80pplm and to get offered approx 1 in 5 jobs that you call for . It is possible to earn a crust but dont expect it to be easy .

The notion of a return run simply wont happen 99/100 as you get this work via 2 sources . Either you post up empty and sit by the side of the road for an hour or you have the phone tracked and rely on members to notice your off in a certain direction and call . The system doesnt work and given the txt service costs extra ( and drives you mad ) then sitting by the side of the road it is except it doesnt . If you are happy to go in any direction you will be ok but then you will have a base and getting back to the area can be near impossible plussss once the controllers suss you will be trying to get back to home turf then a quote of above 60pplm will be laughed at knowing they have you by the balls . I had this exact thing happen to me the other day , sheffield to middle of leicestershire, 67 miles and i was told 40 was a no-go as they were already at £32! I simply am not hunting out 2 places and generating invoices plus sending myself 40 miles from my next collection for 30 quid, they can swivel .

Finding work in the first instance is also a laugh. You sit on the computer and keep refreshing for an hour and viola a job comes up thats appropriate . You hit that phone asap as a job of over 4 minutes will already be sold as a rule. In this time you have to suss if the jobs ok for you to quote on, if the payments good and roughly where you will be sent. Sad to say the system has a range of 10 then 30 miles. The customer will want you collecting within 1/2 hour, not possible on the 30 mile setting and 10 miles will throw out local good stuff, like i say appropriate work. You phone, say hi and why you have called, ask if theres anything you should know and quote. You will be called back almost instantly or never ever again. The system then knocks out a diary entry with collection details and you sir are off.

coast to coast post

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Yes think I will just plod on for a bit before I decide if I need to speculate to accumulate lol

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Despite what certain members say Courier Exchange DOES work, The number of members tells you that. At around £13 a week its a no brainer. Small van rates are anywhere between 70 and 80pplm, larger vans 90 -£1.20 per mile.

Clearly those who are going back home can reduce their quotes accordingly should they wish, but thats just good economics... That said there's no one asking anyone to run around at silly rates of 40s for small vans or 80's for larger vans. You quote, you either get or you don't AND lets not forget its not all down to price. It's where you are, how you come accross on the phone, your feedback rating, and whether you're co loading or not.

I would suggest if you can't make Courier Exchange work then it's not down to the exchange, but a bit closer to home

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Oh and we let those that quoted know if it's already been covered so they can move on to the next job. Its only right and fair

coast to coast post

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Thanks like I said am bit busy atm so mite see in a few weeks see where I am then

A E Delivery

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From: BIRMINGHAM, B25 To: BANBURY, Small crates about 50 kg collection today delivery before 09:00 morning 2 feet high 2 feet wide and long .. Pays £20

Backload, posted as i type, not cherry picked, says alot

coast to coast post

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Not worth starting the van up for £20

Addams UK Express

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You're an exception Rob (Speed) i've not re-newed my subs on Courier Exchange, for the simple reason, although some pay well and on time, there's a lot on there that will only pay rock bottom prices, most times when quoting for jobs, it's usually met with a request to do it for £10-£20 less than quoted, and then they don't pay on time either.

Then there's the urgent screamer of a job that needs to be delivered asap half an hour ago - BACKLOAD RATE??? really? it's either pure greed or stupidity, if they haven't got enough on the job to pay the going rate, they shouldn't be in this business.

I work on the assumption, if you're tracked and haven't managed to get a backload by the time you reach your delivery point, you're unlikely to get one, so don't bother sitting waiting 'in the hope', get yourself back to your own area ready for your next job.

Fastback Parcel Solutions

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agreed

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

The point is there IS plenty of work on Courier Exchange as opposed to other Exchange sites and proper work at that. Forget backloads which is a different ballgame anyway. For real hotshot gotta go now urgent REAL courier work there really is no alternative. The examples given are not the type of work any of us are looking for and can be found on ALL exchange sites including cx but the difference is there is also quality work at proper rates on cx and that's my point. Where else are you going to find that in anything like the volumes cx have?

Asap-Direct

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Agreed Rob

coast to coast post

274

Some mixed reviews there lol

JKL Courier

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Back load rate for peanuts....

coast to coast post

274

You want peanuts delivering for back load rates? lol

JKL Courier

74

Roasted Peanuts oh yes.. Joking aside the West Country is a "grey area" in this industry.

Jamie Goodland

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Rob's right, lots of jobs and it does work. All depends how you use it. And once you're on the books with a few smaller local co's in strategic locations, and a couple of biggies like Crown, Same Day Dispatch and Pronto, there's nothing saying you gotta keep renewing your membership.

Jamie Goodland

382

Maybe not Crown. I've done many jobs for them through Courier Exchange, but a couple of drivers I know who registered with Crown direct, never get called.

Phax Sameday

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Yes Rob I agree with you but GTM have been thin on the ground recently as O/D always let you know.

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