DX Secure (Any info?)

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Scott Reid

1029
Original Poster

I recently attented an interview with a company called DX Secure in the Manchester area and was wondering if anyone on here has any information about them?

The way it was done seemed very plausible and professional, but a few things about the whole presentation caused my internal bullshit detector to start banging on the inside of my skull!

I would be very interested to hear if any of you have gone through their interview process and especially if you have worked or do work with them.

Michael Lucani

567

Never heard of them Peter, Id be trusting my instincts if I were you, there's loads of these Charlatans around in the Courier game. Its like CRV Sameday, pay them 40 quid for a bit of literature and then you do  the selling and make them into 'their' customers, try leaving and taking the customers with you!!!

Manadon Despatch

584

DX Secure are a legitimate company Peter. I think they specialise in carrying things like passports, credit cards, legal documents etc.


They do, however, seem to advertise for drivers rather frequently in my area, which suggests they are unable to keep hold of drivers for long. This is turn might suggest that their rates are not the best in the world so I'd ask about that sort of thing before you commit yourself.

Badger Courier Services

499

I looked at it before going independant, they offer timed deliveries pre 9 and pre 12 this means covering your round to deliver all the pre 9s then retracing your steps to deliveer the pre12s and any untimed deliveries you can before 12 then after 12 you have to deliver any untimed deliveries you didn't manage earlier then you have to go around making your collections some of which are also timed. potentially you have to drive your area 4 times a day. I have a friend who worked for them for about 6 months and he said if the trunker ( delivery tothe depot) was late they were still expected to meet delivery times and were fined if they didn't. Another considderation is how far away from the depot you live, I live 3/4 hr from my local depot and to have worked for them would have meant leaving the house at 4:45 and getting back home about 19:45. thems long hours 6 days a week!!!

SHROPSHIRE SAMEDAY COURIERS

5

mando is correct they have been going for yrs they del legal papers you get given a route they say you can earn anywhere from 60 to 120 a day most people use there cars or small vans

Badger Courier Services

499

they also deliver and collect lenses from opticians, accounts paperwork from supermarkets & slips for betting shops, all the guys in the south east Wales depot were running transit size vans

Nottingham & Derby Couriers

3179

DX is mostly multidrop work for chain stores. They do have a secure legal service for passports and legally served documents but this is a seperate business.

They do have the DX legal pre 0900 runs every week day and also some pre 0730  for i.t engineers.
A typical day is 0400 start and 1930 finish with timed deliveries am and 1700 onwards timed collections.
If you don't live near where your run is you can't pop home for lunch.

I know because we have several vans in our nearest depot as contingency and it was used most days because they don't pay their own drivers enough for the hours worked so the staff turnover is high.

point2point uk couriers ltd

778

they've got a base in Birmingham many years ago i worked for a chap who had a few routes running out of the place, you were expected to do any thing between 50-100 drops delivering first your cx mail then back track on your self to deliver all the optical goods contact lenses glasses & travel documents i;e tickets finally you'd finish of delivering parcels, i use to start at 4.30am that was just to get in to the depot & load your van up with your parcels then go over to sort out your own mail as half the time the sorters would of placed your mail in the wrong places plus bookies slips & magazines, then finally sort all your optical stuff out & place them in sacks with a band all that would take up to hour & half to 2hrs to do then leave the depot before the traffic to get to Coventry by 7.30 am & Finnish by midday to park up either sleep or eat before starting 1st collection at around 2pm last collection 4.30 in order to get back to depot by 6pm & home by 6.30pm & i was lucky as i only had Coventry city center to cover, but it didn't half make me good a multi drops but hated every minute of it after leaving & going in to same day which felt like a working holiday, it's funny enough as I've still got some good mates who still work there who happen to own a few routes & have done well out of it over the years.

Smartcourier

5

Hi all, Dx has two sides, one is the courier side were you need to have big transit type vans and the other we're small van or car will do which is the secure side, There interviews are always professionally done because a lot of well skilled and professional managers that have come from Royal Mail, yodel and other courier companies but one last more then a year. In the last 6 months they have sacked most of the managers from their branches, most area managers and few senior figures, it is one of the worst organised company. You get paid £0.50 a drop plus £0.46 a mile, you don't deliver you don't get paid. If you bring stuff back unattempted then not only you don't get paid for that they make further deductions from that days pay. They over load your run because they are all way short of couriers because not many last long, they expect you to forget your life and family and work till late for about £70, thats not taking away your fuel, handheld rent and other expenses. They promise the world when they interview you?

Barnsley Shipping

5

Yes Mr Smart we do some work for them not saying too much because of feckin old Liam (enough said boys up here will get it!) It is a big ask it works for us as there is four of us but you could not take care of this work on your own as you said you would have no life. A small van is required but we use a large van and incorporate other goods. They dont like this but its that or we pull out

SMH

1863

The one near us (i think it was sandiacre) wanted my curtainsider, when he told me what they where willing to pay, i picked myshelf back up of the floor and and to wait 5 minutes untill i stopped laughing lol

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

It sounds to me like they want Mugs, not drivers.

Scott Reid

1029
Original Poster

This post was from a year ago, I suppose I should have followed it up.

Anyway, we went to the "interview", such as it was. It was an open interview with about 50 guys trying to see a presentation on a tiny laptop from 10 metres away.

Having seen the sheds that were parked outside and the mess of some of the guys at the presentation, needless to say peter and I quickly got up and left.

Mr G Courier Service

2596

Do you mean the interviewers or the attendees were a mess?

Scott Reid

1029
Original Poster

The attendees.

Smartcourier

5

Hi again, The branch near me in nottingham is looking for drivers on both sides of the business, They will find some idiots and that why they treat you like crap and pay crap, it's amazing in today's day and age they can get away with this, you are not even earning the minimum wage if you calculate the total amouts hours from arriving at the depot for collection and then finishing. The worst is the runs are never ready some days you have to wait up to two hours before your called in. Unfortunately I worked there for about 2 months until I could not take it any more.

Smartcourier

5

Hi Peter, are working for Dx in manchester

Scott Reid

1029
Original Poster

That all became obvious to us when we went to their presentation. Which is why we just walked out half way through.

Parkway Express Couriers

324

I had 18 years working with Dx as a sub contracting courier company, employing approx 15 staff, most of what has been said on here is correct, DX does have two sides to the business - DX mail is collected from mainly solicitors offices after 5pm and taken back to the service centre, couriers would then have to sort the mail into local and national, the local mail would stay in the service centre for sortation into delivery routes, and the national mail would be trunked to the DX hub in Rugby - sorted and any mail for our service centre would be trunked back up, typical hours for this would be 04.00 - 9.00 for the deliveries and 16.00 - 20.00 for the collections. The other arm of DX is SCS (Specialist Courier Services) this would involve you arriving at the service centre at 05.00ish to load up your deliveries (if the sorters had managed to get them ready for you) so you could start your round, there are pre 9.00 and pre 12.00 deliveries to be made, however you are delivering to bookies also and many of them dont open till 10.30 - 11.00 so that means you are always backtracking and going round and round in circles, the delivery route would take you upto approx 13.00 then you start your collections at approx 15.00 till 19.00 when you arrive in the service centre. Hope your keeping up - I know some of you will be I managed to escape DX by asking DX to put all the delivery / collection routes up for tender, I went in way over the top to ensure I didnt win the contract. ( by this time I was loosing nearly £1000 per week on the contract and my sameday side of my company was supporting the DX side) I could go on about DX and the way the business is run but hey you dont know whos listening!! My advise.................. be very careful if your thinking of working for them

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