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The first answer i would suggest is yes a van is advisable, We get many calls from people saying i have a car and can do small packages.
We find it a little difficult loading a 400kg pallet into the back of a nissan micra.
I don't believe a pickup it a viable vehicle for courier work as they tend to big engines and not too much room for loadspace.
To be honest i cannot recall ever being asked or a pickup of to carry out a delivery to a remote rugged place in all the years of operation.
Another point with a van, Don't get something like an astra van with a tailgate,Something with barn doors which allow fork lift access.
There isn't an average price, We operate on mileage charges depending on either Small Van or Large Van. Some courier companies have a SWB transit rate MWB RATE AND A LWB rate.
We don't we only run LWB transits and small vans.
As refief driving work, Ring around local courier companies and network with them. If they don't know you exist they can't use you.
Thanks Nottingham and Derby Couriers
Plenty have cars BUT as a controller when someone asks for a small van this could mean anything from an envelope to a pallet, and I don't then want to ask whether it will fit in a car.
Thanks Speed couriers
when i started back in the good old days of early august this year,lol i thought about type of vehicle and went for a small van, it has been a good call as ive had work every day since, thanks to a courier company that uses me daily, any bigger and i may have struggled as other have said the PPm goes up and they may not be making much on the job in the first place, ive also noticed that with a small van its easier to park.
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