Waiting time

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Mike Smith Courier

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Hi guys what i a reasonable amount to charge for waiting per hour?

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5539

Depends on you and what you want to charge. Some charge £15, £20, £25, £30, I even know someone who charges £45. Personally I think £15 is fair as you are only sat in your van anyway

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Half hour free, then £15-£20 don't forget nobody would give there time up for free, time is money only ever added waiting time to an invoice once, some people take the mick and expect your time or free, I have seen a website where a chap charges £50 per hour waiting he doesn't deserve any customers.

GeeGee vans

248

Difficult, how many miles could you feasibly cover in an hour? You couldn't really charge £45 ( 70 miles x 65p) but you need to cover something. I think about £15 after the first 15 mins would be acceptable

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

GeeGee vans said:


Difficult, how many miles could you feasibly cover in an hour? You couldn't really charge £45 ( 70 miles x 65p) but you need to cover something. I think about £15 after the first 15 mins would be acceptable

Yes £15 is reasonable, if somebody is unhappy with that amount then I'm sorry but your working for the wrong people if your held up and you have a 200 mile journey back home you want to get cracking if your held up an hour it could mean you then get stuck in rush hour traffic, the longest waiting time I have claimed was ten hours about 6 couriers turned up at 8am to load, the first one got loaded at 4pm.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5539

AJM sameday Couriers said:


GeeGee vans said:


Difficult, how many miles could you feasibly cover in an hour? You couldn't really charge £45 ( 70 miles x 65p) but you need to cover something. I think about £15 after the first 15 mins would be acceptable

Yes £15 is reasonable, if somebody is unhappy with that amount then I'm sorry but your working for the wrong people if your held up and you have a 200 mile journey back home you want to get cracking if your held up an hour it could mean you then get stuck in rush hour traffic, the longest waiting time I have claimed was ten hours about 6 couriers turned up at 8am to load, the first one got loaded at 4pm.

It wasn't JCB by any chance was it gary. That's one delivery I will never do

Drivers R Us (midlands) LTD

200

Yeah we did a jcb one the otherday avoid like the plague if its a pallet. One thing about a high waiting time price is no one wants to pay it so more chance getting you tipped quicker (in my eyes anyway)

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


GeeGee vans said:


Difficult, how many miles could you feasibly cover in an hour? You couldn't really charge £45 ( 70 miles x 65p) but you need to cover something. I think about £15 after the first 15 mins would be acceptable

Yes £15 is reasonable, if somebody is unhappy with that amount then I'm sorry but your working for the wrong people if your held up and you have a 200 mile journey back home you want to get cracking if your held up an hour it could mean you then get stuck in rush hour traffic, the longest waiting time I have claimed was ten hours about 6 couriers turned up at 8am to load, the first one got loaded at 4pm.

It wasn't JCB by any chance was it gary. That's one delivery I will never do

No it wasn't at Jcb, but I have delivered at jcb at Wrexham about 20 times they where either ok or a pain in the arse taking ages to unload your van.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Wating time is the most profitable part of the job. If you're working for those that know what they're doing then they'll ensure that any waiting is limited cos you'll have contact names and numbers as part of the delivery address.

That said, there's always the chance of a communication breakdown, so the sooner you let the vendor know of a problem, the sooner they can try and resolve it for you..

And i'd say small £15 per hour or part thereof

MK BIKES

2821

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said: If you're working for those that know what they're doing then they'll ensure that any waiting is limited cos you'll have contact names and numbers as part of the delivery address.

That said, there's always the chance of a communication breakdown, so the sooner you let the vendor know of a problem, the sooner they can try and resolve it for you..

It was from the Port of Flexistowe, and the munchkins (not offence to any short people) that work there agreed to a midday collection, customer was doing their best to push them along, she described it as "Like talking to jelly!"

Bennetts Distribution

729

MK BIKES said:


Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said: If you're working for those that know what they're doing then they'll ensure that any waiting is limited cos you'll have contact names and numbers as part of the delivery address.

That said, there's always the chance of a communication breakdown, so the sooner you let the vendor know of a problem, the sooner they can try and resolve it for you..

It was from the Port of Flexistowe, and the munchkins (not offence to any short people) that work there agreed to a midday collection, customer was doing their best to push them along, she described it as "Like talking to jelly!"

Ive had some good conversations with jelly, especially mr strawberry! I think £15-£20 per hour is a fair price and i think those charging £45-£50 are taking the p@@s

SMH

1865

£30 s/v to lwb and £60 for the artics

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