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Have my courier subcontractors suddenly become workers with rights?

Here’s an update (March 2019) on what “Workers” look like and what sort of benefits they are entitled to in the UK, which may help people running courier companies in the UK. A “Worker” is a fairly recent category of person in the workplace, sitting somewhere between “PAYE employee” and fully and genuinely “self employed”. [...]


Courier Tracking App & Controllers’ Map

If you’re a courier looking for work and contacts, you can now increase your chances of being noticed in the right place at the right time by using one of the mtvan apps (iOS/Apple or Android). You can set your app be tracked while at home and while out working, and your tracking location will [...]


Some time in the Sin Bin

Have you heard of the Sin Bin (aka Penalty Box in America)? The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin, bad box, or simply bin) is the area in ice hockey, rugby league, rugby union and some other sports where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty, for an offense not severe enough [...]

Email API for integration with mtvan

We’ve developed an API that allows really easy integration between your other courier software and mtvan which will save you having to repeatedly book the same jobs onto the different systems you use. You need to let us know that you want to use the email API and you’ll have to supply us with the [...]

Courier Work SMS Alerts Now Free

Update: We have now moved away from using SMS messages entirely and are using other more modern alert methods, such as apps for your smartphone, and job alert emails. From the 23rd of February 2013, we will no longer be charging a fee for SMS alerts. We will now send alerts based on a number [...]


Adverts and Offers

We have been and are continuing to work to source great offers from suppliers that may be of interest. You may see advertisements (often with substantial discounts) around the site. We make sure all ads and offers on mtvan are relevant to our members, are worthwhile, and are from honest, trustworthy businesses. We try to display [...]


How much should I charge?

Look around at a few active courier forums and I’d be surprised if you don’t see this question asked in one form or another. For people new to the courier game how much to charge is a really hot topic. The answer of course is that “it depends”. This means that often you’ll find that [...]

Customer Booking System

As a busy courier company or owner driver, your courier software is vitally important for your business. However it’s one of those things that can be really expensive and time consuming to get just right. Fortunately we’ve been working really hard on your behalf and now offer a customer booking system that can be added [...]

PRO membership on mtvan

We have a really easy to understand membership system. Use of the majority of mtvan is available for absolutely nothing – in fact you can be up and running in 60 seconds for free. If you’re really serious about courier work, you can upgrade your account at any time to a PRO account for as [...]