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Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

05 Feb 2019, 20:12

https://www.royalmailsameday.com/work-for-us/

Wanted: owner drivers who’ll go the extra mile
Our business is growing quickly and this means we need more owner drivers for our fast moving, high-tech Sameday service. But there’s more to this than driving – we see our licensed owner drivers as our business partners, so we want you to be among the industry’s best.

That means sharing our commitment to first class customer service as well as being well presented, personable and genuinely motivated to ‘go the extra mile’.

We can offer you:

Flexible working hours as work is available 24/7 365 days a year throughout the UK
Good rates of pay – including out of hours premiums
High earning potential – the more you deliver the more you earn
Regular monthly payments by BACS straight into your account
Automatic self-billing (no need to invoice us, we do all the paperwork for you)
A one off licence fee of £30 to pay for your criminal records check and issuing a Royal Mail ID badge annually
Access to the Royal Mail Tracking app making you more visible to our operators which increases your chances of being offered work as well as making accepting and signing off jobs easier and more efficient. There is no upfront cost for this app but you will be charged £0.60 for each job you do


Jobs

06 Feb 2019, 07:00

Part of Specialist services, other part is Relay who do British Gas etc. Banks and others.

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

06 Feb 2019, 17:00

l'm struggling to understand just what's on offer here ??? Is this a new "premium service" (collect and deliver same day ?) No mention of pay rates or how much mileage will be involved... and I guess ultimately it will impinge on our workload as posties ? Has the CWU "okayed" this ?

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

06 Feb 2019, 17:23

I thought the CWU had an agreement that there wouldn't be any self-employed people working for RM? The other courier companies pay 70 pence per parcel delivered but it sounds like RM want to take 60 pence for each parcel delivered instead! I don't see many people wanting to take this new job on.

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

06 Feb 2019, 17:48

tell me if am wrong guys and ladies but does this sound BIT OF OK TO YO :hmmmm :hmmmm :whistle :whistle

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

06 Feb 2019, 17:52

think they will let you keep the uniform :hmmmm and ye badge :hmmmm

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

06 Feb 2019, 18:20

Is this a new "premium service" (collect and deliver same day ?)


No.
In the old days we used to call it Datapost.
It's a business to business courier service, mostly legal documents, mostly on motorbikes, mostly in London.
We've been doing it for years.

Are they looking to expand it for same day business to customer tracked parcels?
Probably....

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

06 Feb 2019, 20:24

Woody Guthrie wrote:
Is this a new "premium service" (collect and deliver same day ?)


No.
In the old days we used to call it Datapost.
It's a business to business courier service, mostly legal documents, mostly on motorbikes, mostly in London.
We've been doing it for years.

This ain't documents it's parcels

Are they looking to expand it for same day business to customer tracked parcels?
Probably....

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

09 Feb 2019, 16:07

It's not new, I noticed an add online somewhere for Royal Mail same day. I thought to myself: 'How the f**k do they do that then?' I guess this answers it. I also got a quote out of interest :crazy: I can't remember off the top of my head what it was, but it was some insane amount of money for a smallish parcel.

It's the way it's going. You can get a bottle of whiskey or a case of beer dropped to your home at any time of day or night via Amazon nowadays, have been able to for a long time. Makes you think of the poor sole that must be hanging around somewhere waiting for you to make an order for this stuff!

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

09 Feb 2019, 17:59

Same day services was not included in the legal protection agreement the Agenda for Growth Agreement. They are a subsidiary company to Royal Mail and they have a lot of self employed couriers working for them.

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

10 Feb 2019, 12:51

Any idea what percentage the driver gets. A pallet of up to 400k costs £120 from Croydon to London.
Would quite fancy a few days a week when I retire after thirty five years on the streets.

Wanted: owner drivers who'll go the extra mile

10 Mar 2019, 22:06

antcpfc wrote:Any idea what percentage the driver gets. A pallet of up to 400k costs £120 from Croydon to London.
Would quite fancy a few days a week when I retire after thirty five years on the streets.


The same day industry is massive but RM are a small player really. You're better looking at Courier Exchange if you want a bit of work or seeing if you can nab a customer locally to work direct with.

Rates for small vans carrying anything from a letter to a 400kg pallet are around £1 per mile for the customer with 55-75p per mile going to the driver (£25 minimum charge) depending on the size of the job and how desperate they are. RM pay less than most companies from what I hear, think they push to pay under 60p a mile, they also charge more than most companies. London rates are a different ball game and a law unto themselves, drivers there tend to think in hours rather than miles when quoting jobs.

Problem with doing it for a few extra quid is that courier insurance will cost you maybe £1.5k per year (although you can usually negotiate if your not going to be doing much work) then you have public liability, Goods in Transit insurance, fuel, van maintenance, accountant fees on top. Your first £150 profit a month will get eaten up in expenses.

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