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Top 10 tips to get extra courier work

We’ve met and chatted to literally 1000′s of couriers and logistics companies over the years. A popular topic for discussion is how they’re picking up their courier work. So without further ado, here’s 10 great tips that come up time and time again. Maybe you’ll discover a new tactic you can use to help your [...]

Courier Forum added to mtvan

Here’s a quick update to inform you of the courier forum that has now been added to mtvan and is available to all members. The forum is located at We’re hoping the forum will be a useful addition to the site and will help build the rapidly expanding mtvan community. If you’re involved in [...]

Royal Mail plans new generation of courier franchises

Royal Mail announces plans for a new generation of courier franchises in the sameday courier market. With a sales target of £50m pa, Mike Marjoram of Royal Mail Sameday has his work cut out. He has presided over a three year period of growth. Last year sales were 75% up, to £4m, despite some of the [...]

Paying for Courier Work Upfront

If you have a quick search around various business help forums, I often see the question “should I pay £XX to this company for courier work?”. Recently I’ve even had someone come to me directly through mtvan asking if I thought one of these sites was a good idea. The short and certain answer is [...]

Courier Bible Scams

If you’re about to part with cash for something claiming to be able to make you a shed load of money working in the courier industry, stop for a second and read this. For years various courier bibles or courier guides claiming to help out new and prospective couriers have been available to buy. Once upon [...]

Overdue Site Update

I’ve just created this section, so here’s an overdue update given as it’s my first! We’ve been working on and have released some really worthwhile upgrades recently. To recap what has been going on… This section of the site is new, so hello from the mtvan blog! This is the first post that I’ve written [...]