Motorcycle Couriers – Carrying Passengers

I thought Ken had banned taxi-bikes? Maybe not though.

Back to the subject of motorcycle couriers – they tend to cost the same, or very slightly less per mile, as a small van but with a lower minimum charge. I regularly get jobs done inside central London for less that £10.

Tyres may cost more but the bikes cost less and get more work done in a given time on city centre circuits.

Posted under Courier Basics, Uncategorized

Posted by Alec at 7:32 pm, August 30, 2006

One rule for some ‘Network’ members…

You can’t chat in case you say something that’s NAUGHTY.

Take the thread where Chris and Gary were saying that they’re leaving because they don’t earn enough out of ‘Network’ to justify the subs……well actually you can’t take it because someone already has.

Now just before it was removed I’d started writing a rather long-winded reply which might just have persuaded one or two of the quitters to stay. The thread was removed so now ‘Network’ will just have to muddle through without the contribution of one of their strongest supporters……

Is there REALLY anyone that makes less than £8 per week out of our ‘Network’ by the way?

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges, Late Payment, Uncategorized

Posted by Alec at 6:20 pm, August 29, 2006

Official Picket

Picket lines aren’t what they were pre-Thatcher Fred. I think they’re only allowed 6 people on picket and they’re not allowed to obstruct vehicles.

TNT established itself in the UK by being seen on the news every night for a year crossing the Wapping picket line in the 80s.

Posted under Employment, Protests & Strikes, Uncategorized

Posted by Alec at 8:16 am, August 26, 2006

Bookings Diary

Dave, they show as unsold unless you actually allocate them to a driver through ‘Network’. If you just mark them as sold they still show as unsold – it should really say unallocated I suppose, just to make it clear.
By the way ‘Network’ I do like the way the RJ pages are grouped by vehicle size now – much easier. Thank you. Now if only I could specify that I only wanted to see RJs posted by my trusted drivers…….

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges

Posted by Alec at 4:27 pm, August 23, 2006

OK lets have it

You get extra punishment because you should know better.

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges, Uncategorized

Posted by Alec at 4:03 pm, August 23, 2006

Couriers in Malaga? Anyone?

Can anyone come up with some sensible solution to this?

I’ve a customer that sends an envelope from Manchester to Benalmadena (29639 – about 15 miles from Malaga) with us about twice a month. I’ve tried every possible (economical) way of getting it there but it all goes tits up once it gets to Spain.

I can get the envelope to Malaga without any problems – I just need a courier company to collect it from Malaga and deliver it straight to the delivery point and for the consignee to be able to contact the delivery driver or the courier company over there to check on the progress of the delivery.

We’d do something like this for about £30 over here. Has anyone got any courier contacts in Malaga that could do something like this for us? And would you be prepared to act as middleman?

Posted under Uncategorized

Posted by Alec at 6:03 pm, August 22, 2006

Polish Same Day Courier Drivers – Advice Please

If they’re qualified to drive a class of vehicle in Poland then they can drive that class of vehicle throughout the EU.

You’ll need to check with your insurance company though, they’ve often got restrictions relating to non UK drivers.

Posted under Employment

Posted by Alec at 10:53 am, August 22, 2006

How many members of ‘The Network’

681 companies and 599 owner-drivers.

Or to be more accurate 681 companies, about 499 owner-drivers and about 100 companies pretending to be owner-drivers. My particular favourite is the ‘Owner Driver’ with the O licence for 6 vehicles.

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges, Uncategorized

Posted by Alec at 10:09 am, August 18, 2006