5 Reasons to Hire a Courier rather than Employing a Driver

The need to make reliable and regular deliveries may prompt you to employ drivers or purchase company vehicles rather than using a courier. However, before you post a job listing or head to the commercial van dealership, is this really the right choice for your business? 

Firstly, purchasing the vehicle may not be cheap. You’ll then need to factor in the maintenance, cost of employing a driver, and related expenses such as holiday pay and insurance cover. Overall, it’s not a cheap option. You may also need to factor in contingency plans for times when the vehicle may be off the road or the driver is unwell.

Where these costs look too expensive or where delivery demand doesn’t meet the feasible levels for such a purchase, using a reliable same day courier may prove a much more worthwhile option.

Outsourcing deliveries to courier firms is commonplace among many B2B companies. Among them one can find both small and large organisations. In the B2C sector, even the largest online retailers do not have their own courier service. This is proof that outsourcing courier work is beneficial both in terms of price and the quality and organisation of work.

Hiring a courier service will take away all the aforementioned worries from you and also give you the time to concentrate fully on the day to day running of your business, leaving the delivery of orders solely to companies like ours. 

With many vehicles in our control and our interchangeable corporate delivery, you still have the opportunity of maintaining a delivery service that looks like that of your company’s delivery service. That’s why many B2B companies choose Speedel.

If you’re still not convinced, here are five reasons to hire a courier delivery service rather than employing your own drivers.

Focus on the main activity

Outsourcing your deliveries to a courier company allows you to focus on the day-to-day running of your business and not waste valuable human and financial resources unnecessarily. This can be more economical and productive from a performance perspective, and also help to avoid unnecessary distractions.

Transformation of fixed costs into variables

Outsourcing courier services reduces investments in vehicles and the associated insurance and technology. Instead, your contract involves the establishment of a fixed price, use of tracking technology and updates, an insured vehicle and driver, and peace of mind. You’ll more easily be able to obtain a forecast of the cost of the service. 

Reduce risk

Outsourcing delivery to a courier company can reduce risk in a number of ways. Your items are covered by their insurance, and you’ll have made no significant investment in resources or personnel that will need to be recovered in time. You’ll also be able to take advantage of dedicated delivery with firms like Speedel, where only your item will be carried on the vehicle at any one time. When business income fluctuates, being able to use courier services only when needed can help save vital costs.

Range of available options

The other cost-effective and environmentally friendly advantage of using a courier company is the ability to use a vehicle suited to your individual needs. For example, you may require a 7.5 tonne truck for pallets or might simply need a small carrier for a document.

Increased productivity

Productivity is increased right away, thanks to your staff being able to remain in your business. You’ll also receive the required information such as tracing and proof-of-delivery to your email or phone courtesy of the courier company, so you’ll be able to update recipients and clients accordingly.

Try Speedel

If you’re ready to partner with an experienced B2B sameday courier, give us a call on 0333 772 2021 or email talk@speedel.co.uk. We’re ready to help you save time, money and vital resources by making time-critical deliveries on your behalf. Oh, and we provide dedicated delivery as standard.

 

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