Very big hi to all on mtvan, this is my first time on any such website so please be patient as i try and introduce myself. My name is Andy and i try and run a courier company based in northamptonshire , i pride myself on the fact once i say i'll cover work then my customers or other third parties know its as good as delivered before its even been collected. I thought i'd look on mtvan as i didn't want to try the big yellow site that everyone seems to be on as i prefer the close knit community of a slightly smaller but never the less important site as this.
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Hello mate. I think first and foremost it's important to get yourself a subber who pays you a good rate and who pays on return (as I did, luckily, through CODforum,). Then, if you're as good as you sell yourself, he will keep giving you work and recommend you to others who operate as he does (my guy has recommended me to four such others). Also, as hard as it might be to resist, don't sell yourself cheaply and make yourself look desperate. Of course if everyone did that then the subbers would have to pay the going rate, but it's never going to happen so, as I said, keep looking for Mr Right!
hi pete thanks for your input, if all other O/D were the same then yes i agree we will all start to get a better rate but sadly as we know there will always be people who sell themselves cheap just to get the work and always subbers who will take advantage, but if standards were to be set higher ( all proper insurance etc etc ) then we may just weed out the so called cowboys that give us a bad name and keep our earnings at such a low rate that we have to do twice the milage just to earn decent money
agree with all the above
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