We’ve had lots of enquiries from people who are reviewing their work options, and many are considering delivery/courier roles. So, if you’re thinking of working as a courier, here’s some information you might find useful.
A vehicle in good condition is a must or you are going to run into problems. You don’t need to have a big truck or large Van. You just need a vehicle that can get you from place to place with no problems.
What you get Paid
Couriers are paid per delivery, or with some companies they are paid depending on the size of their van and area they work in. Couriers can find themselves earning up to €40,000 a year. In a nutshell, the more deliveries made and the more flexible you are , the more money you can potentially earn.
Excellent Navigation Skills
Even in this age of sat nav and mobile phones, couriers are required to have exceptional abilities to find their way around. It doesn’t just mean getting from A to B or C, it also means that you need to be able to find the quickest route while considering traffic and weather conditions.
If you’re delivering as part of your job using your van then standard van insurance will be insufficient to cover your activities on the road. This is because you’re exposed to greater amount of risk and different risk than somebody who just uses their vehicle to commute to work while carry their own tools. At First Ireland we offer Courier Van Insurance to drivers with a good claims history aged 25 to 70 who are an owner or operating for a franchise driving a vehicle no more than 10 years old.
To obtain a quotation for Courier Van Insurance call us on 01 8820818.