Goods in transit not required

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DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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Original Poster

Hi people, I have noticed there is a lot of members on here quoting for work without git. On there profile they have put that "goods in transit not required". Do these owner/driver expect to get work work without it. Whats your views on this.

Courier Expert

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Our own members are covered by our own scheme, but we do require valid GIT for jobs posted on mtvan.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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Courier Expert said:


Our own members are covered by our own scheme, but we do require valid GIT for jobs posted on mtvan.

Yeah i know your set-up andy, but i've noticed others on here quoting for work without valid git and they wonder why they don't get work. To be honest i don't think anyone should be able to quote without it.

R AND R DELIVERIES

166

I have git but not upload it on to this site as was only seeing what work was like on here but as ive not had a job on here and only quote on 2 jobs dont think i will bother

Bennetts Distribution

729

East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


Courier Expert said:


Our own members are covered by our own scheme, but we do require valid GIT for jobs posted on mtvan.

Yeah i know your set-up andy, but i've noticed others on here quoting for work without valid git and they wonder why they don't get work. To be honest i don't think anyone should be able to quote without it.

I agree, surely anyone that is set up as a courier should have GIT, i wont subbie any work out to any driver without it, if one of my subbies gets their van stolen with one of my customers goods on board then its up to them to pay for it because im not going to foot the bill and claim on my own insurance just for my premium to increase. In the grand scheme of things GIT insurance is the cheapest part of setting up as a courier, dont know what anyone else pays but i pay £220 for 2 vehicles,£25000 GIT and 5 million public liability

Schofields Couriers

898

G.I. T maybe the cheapest but its no good if you don't have h&r to back it up with first thing insurance company will ask is what was vehicle being used for don't forgot they all talk to each other

Bennetts Distribution

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Schofields couriers said:


G.I. T maybe the cheapest but its no good if you don't have h&r to back it up with first thing insurance company will ask is what was vehicle being used for don't forgot they all talk to each other

Exactly, if involved in an accident or vehicle stolen then insurance could be nul and void without GIT, its just not worth the risk

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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R AND R DELIVERIES said:


I have git but not upload it on to this site as was only seeing what work was like on here but as ive not had a job on here and only quote on 2 jobs dont think i will bother

If you don't have git showing on your profile, that could be part of the reason why you didn't get the job you quoted on. When i first became a member to mtvan, i had git on my profile showing and i must have quoted on about 10-15 jobs before someone trusted me to cover there work. The aim is to get that first job and if you do it well then others should follow. I get regular work off here now and now i'm on Courier Exchange as well. I couldn't have done it without mtvan and its members with all the advice and vendors trusting me to cover there work. Getting that first job is never going to be easy.

MK BIKES

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Bennetts Distribution said:

because im not going to foot the bill and claim on my own insurance just for my premium to increase. In the grand scheme of things GIT insurance is the cheapest part of setting up as a courier, dont know what anyone else pays but i pay £220 for 2 vehicles,£25000 GIT and 5 million public liability.

Unless you have specified cover for your subbies, your cover won't extend to them

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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We have several previous threads about this

if you search for"Association of UK Couriers" in the courier forumunder "search" there are a few interesting comments

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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Original Poster

Speed Couriers Nationwide said:


We have several previous threads about this

if you search for"Association of UK Couriers" in the courier forumunder "search" there are a few interesting comments

I did have a look without joy, but i will have another look now

R AND R DELIVERIES

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East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


R AND R DELIVERIES said:


I have git but not upload it on to this site as was only seeing what work was like on here but as ive not had a job on here and only quote on 2 jobs dont think i will bother

If you don't have git showing on your profile, that could be part of the reason why you didn't get the job you quoted on. When i first became a member to mtvan, i had git on my profile showing and i must have quoted on about 10-15 jobs before someone trusted me to cover there work. The aim is to get that first job and if you do it well then others should follow. I get regular work off here now and now i'm on Courier Exchange as well. I couldn't have done it without mtvan and its members with all the advice and vendors trusting me to cover there work. Getting that first job is never going to be easy.

99% of people who post on here also post on the big yellow site were you need to show git b4 you can join

Scott Reid

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Whilst we have h&r and git insurance we don't upload it as we no longer quote for work on this site. We use it purely for the forum.

Scott Reid

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Courier Expert said:


Our own members are covered by our own scheme, but we do require valid GIT for jobs posted on mtvan.

You called me just a month ago to cover a job for you! I haven't uploaded any git!

Phax

2250

Does GIT matter I have £20K but it dont get me work off ere.

Courier Expert

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Peter Riley said:


Courier Expert said:


Our own members are covered by our own scheme, but we do require valid GIT for jobs posted on mtvan.

You called me just a month ago to cover a job for you! I haven't uploaded any git!

We would normally ask what GIT cover you have, before actually allocating a job to you.

SMH

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£720 for ours £20k git, £250k cmr, £5m pl, £10m el (manual workers) up to 10 employees

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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BusinessBuddy said:


Does GIT matter I have £20K but it dont get me work off ere.

I took me a while before i got my first job on here. It is difficult when you don't have feedback, because know one knows how you work or if you're trustworthy etc etc. Keep quoting and a job will come soon enough. It all depends on your location and pricing as well. I've know some on here to quote daft prices too low and too high. If you get your pricing right and you are in the area the work needs to be covered, then it will come.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Having GIT isn't about what cover you have cos we all know about its limitations, no, its more about how legit you are, or whether you can be bothered to do things properly. By no means is it an indication of how good you are, and no one is suggesting as such, but it's a starting point. The way i see it, if you haven't got it, then what else haven't you got?

All exchange sites ask for GIT as a minimum requirement and they do it for a reason, all except one... You can say it's up to us all to check, but if you had to upload it to join, we wouldn't have to check, we'd already know.

Be honest, how many ask the question? Honestly?

Schofields Couriers

898

Would you not say h&r was more important because if you had a bump would the git not become invalid as the vehicle didn't have insurance on it. I think that you should have to upload all 3 insurance policy's say every 6 months just to be able to bid on work

Bennetts Distribution

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MK Bikes said:


Bennetts Distribution said:

because im not going to foot the bill and claim on my own insurance just for my premium to increase. In the grand scheme of things GIT insurance is the cheapest part of setting up as a courier, dont know what anyone else pays but i pay £220 for 2 vehicles,£25000 GIT and 5 million public liability.

Unless you have specified cover for your subbies, your cover won't extend to them

I don't supply GIT to my subbies, that price is just cover for 2 of my vans

moray couriers

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BusinessBuddy said:


Does GIT matter I have £20K but it dont get me work off ere.

Touche (minus the squiddly bit over the 'E'

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I'd like to see GIT and courier insurance as a minimum requirement. This topic has been discussed at length but i suspect nothing will be done until someone makes a humungus cock up as is usually the way with anyone trying to improve standards in any industry.

Neculau Logistics Ltd

100

Hia. I now only have haulage insurance, no public liability, employers and goods in transit any more. Have paid for it all in the past and have not claimed and know it cost a fortune but was worth nothing. I will only buy any of those insurance policies only when needed to get a job, if I am going to be interested in that job. I had 2 subscriptions each of 6 months of Courier Exchange and they have seen all those policies. And I had them valid when I've joined Mtvan as well. I can't see what all the fuss is about, as policies can expire or can be cancelled anytime after joining any exchange site. If somebody requires that specific insurance, insurance should be checked before giving the job away, same like the driving licence, tax, mot and insurance. If I get a job of any company that does not require Goods in transit insurance, I am happy to be liable for the job and not buy GIT until a job makes it worth it. I had it when moving Lotus engines, and I am not buying it now when handling reels of cable. John Lewis and others are self insured, even on the road traffic side. You don't have to be a big company to save money otherwise thrown away to insurance companies for nothing. You are the ones going to the county courts and small claims for peanuts and then spend more on GIT not worth the paper it is written on. It is not risk taking, just business as usual. Nobody is going to go bust for any parcel at any one time if you know what parcel you are carrying. I can happily take all your abuse now, and if any of you wants to give me a job and ask for GIT, you should be prepared to give me a long run to Glasgow or Europe, not just a cheap one of less than 100 miles. Keep all the good jobs for yourselves and post the rubbish no one wants to do.

Neculau Logistics Ltd

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I do not take work off this site or Courier Exchange because it is difficult to make £100/day profit using the sites, I thought it needed mentioning.

MK BIKES

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Bennetts Distribution said:


MK Bikes said:


Bennetts Distribution said:

because im not going to foot the bill and claim on my own insurance just for my premium to increase. In the grand scheme of things GIT insurance is the cheapest part of setting up as a courier, dont know what anyone else pays but i pay £220 for 2 vehicles,£25000 GIT and 5 million public liability.

Unless you have specified cover for your subbies, your cover won't extend to them

I don't supply GIT to my subbies, that price is just cover for 2 of my vans

So you won't be able to claim on your own GIT insurance then?

Phax

2250

I am good at my job, everything in place, just need to have more due care and attention as I get easily bored with todays road speeds, maybe my driver awareness course may help :-) Put a blot on my good record pmsl.

THIS WAS POSTED WITH HUMOUR IN MIND

RGM Courier Services

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You just reminded me BB.. Got my awareness course this Saturday! I'd forgotten all about it.

Phax

2250

LOL Bob you too. It just aint safe out there, with the constabulary and their very very sneaky tactics. Grey smart car on east lancs as if ya would suspect.

moray couriers

780

Stay within the legal speed then you criminals!, says someone with 8 non brownie points and jealous that speed awareness courses are not an option in Scotland.

Schofields Couriers

898

They also have nice blue 530 bmw and matching grey one and a new bright green Octavia bmws are easy to spot they have stick up aerial by shark fin and the Octavia sticks out like a sor thumb one of the bms is pn10 lar

MK BIKES

2821

The unmarked cars usually have a passenger blind spot mirror, its only them and driving school cars

Phax

2250

I get sssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooooooooo bored and sleepy being a good boy.

Manchester Eurotransport

47

I have valid GIT, Public Liability and CMR to a value of £250,000 but it still says on my profile that I have no valid insurance!

mtvan.com Ltd

2039

To update your own insurance details, go to www.mtvan.com/account/insurance-details.

It's got to be good for business?

TMVcouriers & removals

123

Hi, im trying to upload my policy documents for my git but it wont let me save it, any advise please

Website Admin

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TMVcouriers & removals said:


Hi, im trying to upload my policy documents for my git but it wont let me save it, any advise please

Have you completed all the fields?

Kexby Couriers

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Not been on here for some time but now updated docs. Some others probably the same... Not sure if they are covered just ask... Simples!

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