Freight Alerts

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AJM sameday Couriers

3440
Original Poster

Anybody use it these days and is it any good, I was a member 6 years ago and got a lot of good work of it?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

So why did you not stay a member??!

AJM sameday Couriers

3440
Original Poster

I took 3 years off work.

moray couriers

780

I saw one or two jobs in my area so thought it might pay off and joined but since then nothing, nowt, nada, zero so for me has been a complete and utter waste of time and money.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440
Original Poster

moray couriers said:


I saw one or two jobs in my area so thought it might pay off and joined but since then nothing, nowt, nada, zero so for me has been a complete and utter waste of time and money.

Yes but Scottish folk are tight with thete money, they want it done for nowt.

Scott Reid

1029

Be aware that your subscription for Freight Alerts is automatically renewed unless you cancel the direct debit.

I got caught out by that one.

S J Cater Couriers Ltd

212

Yes, I cancelled mine just in time. £72 I think it was for 6 months of absolutely nothing

AJM sameday Couriers

3440
Original Poster

Thanks sounds like it's gone a wee bit poor, I was on there May 2007-May2008, it was I think £25 per year I got some cracking jobs of it.

Beeline Couriers UK

1909

So, in summary, are they worth joining?

Courier Expert

175193

I am a member of freight alerts and have only used it as a mean of covering work, so I have a limited view on this but, the main flaw I see with it is that the alerts only go out once every hour. So if you post a jobs at 10.05, you have to wait until the system sends out the next batch at 11.00.

The recipients get one email, with a list of jobs in the last hour. Obviously, if you need something covered quickly - or are are responding to an urgent job, chances are it will be already covered by the time the alert arrives.

We get very little response to anything we put on there, but to be fair, we are getting desperate anyway by the time we start thinking of freight alerts, so they have all been difficult jobs.

However, we once had a sprinter job to Gibraltar and got zero responses on courier exchange, we put it on freight alerts and got about 5 or 6 quotes by the end of the day! So maybe european work is their niche market.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440
Original Poster

I got a decent job of there about once a month, but that was when people paid you your worth, wouldn't like to say what its like nowadays, also it was really cheap to join then.

Beeline Couriers UK

1909

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I think I'll leave this alone for the time being. :)

moray couriers

780

If anyone has their subscription coming up for renewal soon but don't wish to continue paying for next to nowt make sure you cancel in good time as the money goes out of your bank account without you having to do anything, I cancelled before the full 6 mths was up (by very short time) but it still went ahead but been told I stand more chance of bedding Holly Willoughby than being re-embursed (or words to the same effect) so beware! Another £72 down the pan...

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Say hello to Holly for me

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