Further to a previous poster suggesting he can now charge more due to an "exodus" of drivers that he suggested charge less, It may be a good time to remind those that need to be reminded that although the xmas trade makes us all busier, and perhaps even more reliant on the humble sub contractor to help us all out, it does NOT mean we can be held to ransom.
You can take the short term view and fleece the vendor or end user as much as possible if you like, or you can play sensible and realise that we're not just here at xmas, but 52 weeks of the year.
Anyone trying to be clever may find their phones awfully quiet for the rest of the year as they tarnish their reputation for the sake of one weeks ability to take the p***
Its the same who think they can charge more on a Friday afternoon. You can, but are you going to get anyone wanting to use you again?
Short term gain for me is short sighted