Winding down.

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As from tomorrow I'm winding down my workloads aiming to be off the road by January February (semi retirement as I am 60) and spending more time on a few other little ongoing ventures, I already sell items of furniture and even the odd antique. Many thanks to all that have covered work for me and thanks to those who I have worked for in the past. Les :-)

PW Courier Services

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Les, good luck in what ever you do i have had a good laugh at some of the comments you have put on the forum's i am 65 cut my work load down last year only do work for a couple of my customer's now, their items are light so no heavy lifting

AJM sameday Couriers

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Good luck Les, think you should have a bit of a party though.

Phax

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Good luck Les. I am cutting down too by stopping going south on a friday afternoon, it just aint worth the hassle.

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


Good luck Les, think you should have a bit of a party though.

To be honest Gary since I was 60 in August it's been one long party, Algarve, Barcelona and a three day celebration at my house

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PW Courier Services said:


Les, good luck in what ever you do i have had a good laugh at some of the comments you have put on the forum's i am 65 cut my work load down last year only do work for a couple of my customer's now, their items are light so no heavy lifting

Gave all my Sameday customers up earlier this year as got fed up waiting 60,90,120 days for payment. Now I pick up deliver and get paid cash there and then.
I always go double manned for the lifting.

HSP Couriers LTD

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Fair play on slowing down Mr Short and working on alternative types of business.

I bet the tax man loves you with all that cash your collecting! :-/

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HSP Couriers said:


Fair play on slowing down Mr Short and working on alternative types of business.

I bet the tax man loves you with all that cash your collecting! :-/

Who?

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:

Gave all my Sameday customers up earlier this year as got fed up waiting 60,90,120 days for payment. Now I pick up deliver and get paid cash there and then.
I always go double manned for the lifting.

Can never fathom out why suppliers with there own payment terms would allow 60,90 + days for payment. I certainly wont accept it.. Anyway good luck and all the best on your retirement.

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:

Gave all my Sameday customers up earlier this year as got fed up waiting 60,90,120 days for payment. Now I pick up deliver and get paid cash there and then.
I always go double manned for the lifting.

Can never fathom out why suppliers with there own payment terms would allow 60,90 + days for payment. I certainly wont accept it.. Anyway good luck and all the best on your retirement.

DHL where my main customer who at the peak where using me to supply up to 5 vans daily, so when they said 120 days I'm afraid it would take a brave man/courier to turn away 20+jobs per week all paying top rates.

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HSP Couriers said:


Fair play on slowing down Mr Short and working on alternative types of business.

I bet the tax man loves you with all that cash your collecting! :-/

Hi H, it's not me who lives in a large new 4 bed roomed house and drives a flashy car and who has just had a lavish wedding and a very expensive honeymoon :-) All offset against the business I suspect (not) Hope both you and the gorgeous Mrs H are well.

SMH

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Why not just stick a driver in your van and you sit back if it pays well?

RGM Courier Services

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Good luck Les. Hope your new venture works out ok. Been a pleasure doing work for you. I wish others would phone me up and tell me my quotes were too low ! Hope you still stay on mtvan and continue to impart your pearls of wisdom! We need someone to replace Rob from Speed who seems to have deserted us!

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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RGM Courier Services said:


We need someone to replace Rob from Speed who seems to have deserted us!

You cant blame him!

MK BIKES

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I remember when I began my private pension at 21 the adviser asked when I'd like to retire, I said 30 ;-)

RGM Courier Services

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD. said:


RGM Courier Services said:


We need someone to replace Rob from Speed who seems to have deserted us!

You cant blame him!

LOL!

HSP Couriers LTD

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


HSP Couriers said:


Fair play on slowing down Mr Short and working on alternative types of business.

I bet the tax man loves you with all that cash your collecting! :-/

Hi H, it's not me who lives in a large new 4 bed roomed house and drives a flashy car and who has just had a lavish wedding and a very expensive honeymoon :-) All offset against the business I suspect (not) Hope both you and the gorgeous Mrs H are well.

Lol Les, thats one way of putting it.

Wedding & honeymoon all went well and as planned and a good time was had by all.

We are both well thanks Les, getting into the swing of married life! - i now live in milton keynes but operations are still from northampton :-)

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