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Advice please

Postby M.A.F couriers » Friday 10 August 2018, 10:18

Hi, I have recently been made redundant from hgvclass 1 diving and looking for new challenge. Always fancied being owner driver courier. Any advice greatly appreciated with regards to best size van ?? (Have a friend who has 2016 transit connect 240 900kg payload for sale), courier firms to work for, best insurance covers to have & anything to maximise earnings. I have 15k to pay for a van & I’m based 10 miles north of Stansted Airport M11 junctions 8 & 9. Atlas express couriers has popped up a lot ??? I’m used to 12-15 hr days so am prepared to knuckle down.
Thanks very much in advance
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Re: Advice please

Postby EnsonExpress » Friday 10 August 2018, 18:55

Insurance you need is Hire and Reward, plus Goods in Transit and maybe Public Liability. First is the dearest, but also the most necessary. My insurance for a small van comes out around £1500 a year with 10 years NCB.

I'm surprised a Connect can carry a payload as high as 900Kg. It is not permitted to follow car speed limits because it's not a car derived van.
I'm surprised anybody is making HGV1 redundant and if you have no black marks, I'd have thought there are lots of firms wanting to employ you.
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