By "The Big Boys!" I mean City Sprint, DHL, Rico, Crown, DX et al.
These are the companies which many newbies think will have so much work needing done that they can't fail to get enough work from them to make it pay.
Unfortunately, the newbie doesn't really consider how these companies have become "The Big Boys!".
It is true that these companies have the lions share of the industry, but they have not achieved this from good service, they have achieved it through low prices! Pure and simple!
Getting involved with such companies in such a way that they are your main clients means that you will always have to accept that you will be working at sub £0.60pplm for a small van.
Yes they have a higher work load and yes you will get more back loads, but only slightly more.
So if you are thinking of dealing with "The Big Boys!" you as the self employed courier driver have to consider how these companies can benefit you and fit in with your business.
The best way I have found to utilise these sources of work is that I will register myself with them (assuming that there is no cost involved with registration!), then I will use that network purely as a medium to obtain back loads.