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Definitive list of Logistics Billboards

Postby Elite Carriers » Monday 10 August 2009, 16:15

It strikes me that a lot of new starters to this business come on here looking for a list of Freight / Logistics billboards which they want to try out. I can't find a definitive list anywhere so i thought i'd start one. Here's all the ones i can think of (in no particular order), please add any more i've missed -

http://www.anyvan.com/

http://www.bobex.co.uk/

http://www.boxby.co.uk/

http://www.cx/

http://www.couriersoncall.com/

http://www.courierworld.co.uk/

http://www.fetchitnow.co.uk/

http://www.freight2mail.com/

http://www.gtmuk.com/

http://www.kdccouriers.com/

http://www.loadup.co.uk/

http://www.mtvan.com/

http://www.shed5.co.uk/

http://www.shiply.com/

http://www.truckspace.co.uk/

http://www.uship.com/uk/

Different sites cater to different vehicles, some are very chat orientated, some aren't, some are free, some are in excess of £540 per year. Sign up to the ones you think will work for you and your business, good luck.

[edited to update list]
Last edited by Elite Carriers on Tuesday 11 August 2009, 15:25, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Mike George » Tuesday 12 January 2010, 13:38

I've pruned out the discussion from this thread, updated the original list, and put it into alphabetical order.

If you want to talk direct to the sites directly there is a section on the Courier World forum where they have been invited to join and talk to couriers.

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Postby Alec Crawford » Thursday 14 January 2010, 17:41

Hi Mike,

net-couriers & trades4work are both dead. (RIP)

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Postby steve jones » Friday 15 January 2010, 12:16

Alec Crawford wrote:Hi Mike,

net-couriers & trades4work are both dead. (RIP)

:)


If they've gone that way is it because they did'nt charge enough or pay enough or whatever these net couriers do.
we're probaly see a few more go down,i would pedict in these troubled markets theres only room now for about 4 or 2 of these net couriers listed above.
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Postby Mike George » Friday 15 January 2010, 16:21

Alec Crawford wrote:Hi Mike,

net-couriers & trades4work are both dead. (RIP)

:)

Thanks Alec, I've removed them.

steve jones wrote:If they've gone that way is it because they did'nt charge enough or pay enough or whatever these net couriers do.
we're probaly see a few more go down,i would pedict in these troubled markets theres only room now for about 4 or 2 of these net couriers listed above.

There was only one net couriers Steve, did you mean freight exchanges?

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Postby steve jones » Saturday 16 January 2010, 02:50

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did you mean freight exchanges?[/quote]

Yes thanks for pointing that out mike,i meant freight exchanges.
The bat phone rang whilst i was ending the post.
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Postby Elite Carriers » Saturday 16 January 2010, 10:20

steve jones wrote:we're probaly see a few more go down,i would pedict in these troubled markets theres only room now for about 4 or 2 of these net couriers listed above.


2010 brings new life to our industry and i think it's safe to say the 'troubled markets' have all but gone.

There's almost certainly more exchanges than i've listed above, and as fast as they go down they will spring up again. I'd place my mortgage on the fact there will always be at least 10 functioning.
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Postby steve jones » Saturday 16 January 2010, 12:18

Elite Carriers wrote:
i think it's safe to say the 'troubled markets' have all but gone.



Maybe in the south east like where you live this is true,there will always be money in the south east to spend.

Already this year in south wales bosch are reporting they will close there door on 900 staff and thats not including people such as couriers and maintenance people etc etc that go in and out the site each day.If 100 of those ex bosch workers decide to become a courier then the already couriers in south wales have a big problem still.
Theres still alot of fear about losing jobs,money worries out there,you can see it on peoples faces.

Your right the courier exchages will come and go and come again depending whatever way the business climate is facing at the time.
However if there not being financially effective then whats the point of them running.
Thats why i predict just 4,because 4 would be able to give a much better service to Owner Drivers than having 20 exchanges open at the moment.

I must commend you on your upbeat outlook for the new year,Outside the south east the sameday business is struggling just the same as the old year.
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Postby Luke Cunliffe » Tuesday 26 January 2010, 01:09

Thanks for compiling this list - I'll be having a good look tomorrow.

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Postby steven ford » Tuesday 26 January 2010, 12:07

Alec Crawford wrote:Hi Mike,

net-couriers & trades4work are both dead. (RIP)

:)


EH ive just heard these on fresh radio the other day must be a ghost lol
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Postby Steve Newbury » Sunday 8 August 2010, 10:37

Good post! Thanks for thinking of us new guys :lol:
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Postby Stuart Moverley » Sunday 8 August 2010, 13:27

Boxby seems to have been bought out by some outfit named Uship.

http://www. uship.com/uk/
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Postby Frankus » Monday 9 August 2010, 08:19

steve jones wrote:

did you mean freight exchanges?[/quote]

Yes thanks for pointing that out mike,i meant freight exchanges.
The bat phone rang whilst i was ending the post.[/quote]

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Postby bramble43 » Monday 25 October 2010, 00:05

Updated again.

Any fresh info on any courier sites appreciated
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Postby DC Direct Couriers » Monday 1 November 2010, 19:22

I am based in northern ireland. In your opinions what seem to offer more jobs over here? I have loked at shiply and some others but was wondering if cx is worth it for over here
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Postby james.lowe » Wednesday 15 December 2010, 14:13

Thanks for the list. Very handy to have them all in one place.
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Re: Definitive list of Freight/Courier Exchanges

Postby ScotCourier » Sunday 30 January 2011, 14:15

Are these couriers UK wide or mainly for couriers in England and Wales?
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Re: Definitive list of Freight/Courier Exchanges

Postby J H Sameday » Sunday 30 January 2011, 14:18

I can only confirm that cx covers Scotland too, not sure about the rest... :)
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Re: Definitive list of Freight/Courier Exchanges

Postby bramble43 » Sunday 30 January 2011, 20:13

I would imagine they all cover the whole of the UK, As above cx does, as I know definately, shed5, shiply, couriers on call, courierworld.

I'd be very surprised if the others didn't, email them. If they don't answer the question, dont join them
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Re: Definitive list of Freight/Courier Exchanges

Postby J H Sameday » Sunday 6 February 2011, 15:36

Elite Carriers wrote:It strikes me that a lot of new starters to this business come on here looking for a list of Freight/ logistics billboards which they want to try out. I can't find a definitive list anywhere so i thought i'd start one. Here's all the ones i can think of (in no particular order), please add any more i've missed -

http://www.anyvan.com/

http://www.bobex.co.uk/

http://www.boxby.co.uk/

http://www.(censored trademark removed)/

http://www.couriersoncall.com/

http://www.courierworld.co.uk/

http://www.fetchitnow.co.uk/

http://www.freight2mail.com/

http://www.gtmuk.com/

http://www.kdccouriers.com/

http://www.loadup.co.uk/

http://www.mtvan.com/

http://www.shed5.co.uk/

http://www.shiply.com/

http://www.truckspace.co.uk/

http://www.uship.com/uk/

Different sites cater to different vehicles, some are very chat orientated, some aren't, some are free, some are in excess of £540 per year. Sign up to the ones you think will work for you and your business, good luck.

[edited to update list]


This list is no longer a true and valid representation of all available exchanges as the biggest and busiest had been :censored:
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Re: Definitive list of Freight/Courier Exchanges

Postby bramble43 » Sunday 6 February 2011, 16:28

Can you stop crying about it now jeff, you're making the floor wet
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Re: Definitive list of Freight/Courier Exchanges

Postby J H Sameday » Sunday 6 February 2011, 16:30

Only telling the truth Bramble, does it hurt............. :?: :?:
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