Locate A Courier

With MTvan apparently intent on scaring off most of their owner-driver members I thought I’d have a look at the membership of this site as a way of covering some of our collections that CX members can’t help us with.

I vaguely remember that to be included on the Locate A Courier map on here members have to supply their GIT etc – is that right?

Selecting 3 or 4 of the dots at random I found one company that went bust just after Christmas and another that ceased trading last summer. Is this map updated at all and are details checked regularly? And no I’m not offering to do it for you. 

I’m not saying “this is what you should be doing” – I understand the constraints of running the site for free – I’m just wondering whether this site is viable for me to use as my alternative to CX.

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges

Posted by Alec at 11:53 am, April 4, 2007

1 Comment so far

  1. Alec added on  April 4th, 2007 at 15:10

    With CX the members get removed from the system when their subs are overdue so there’s very few on there that aren’t still trading. Although there was one bloke that stayed on there for a couple of months after he’d died.

    I wasn’t wondering whether the site was a viable alternative to CX (although that’s what I wrote), I was wondering whether it would be viable to use as my ‘back-up’ when I can’t shift a job on CX.

    Being realistic, I wouldn’t expect a free site to be a viable alternative to CX. The lack of text alerts and a quickly searchable return journey board limit the usefulness. If everyone could be satellite-tracked, as with locateaa and now MTvan, it could be a real alternative – without having to invest in the expensively designed database and text alert system that CX relies on. Apparently some people aren’t happy about ‘strangers’ being able to see their movements so that sort of knocks that on the head.

    I like what you’re doing with this site, so maybe I’ll make a bit more effort to use it.

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