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went to the chinese tonight for tea and seen a sign in the window looking for a couple of new drivers (current drivers leaving in the new year) so I told the owner i was interested whilst ordering my meal, told him how i only work half the year (and thats before i take 30 odd days off in leave) so I'll be free 14 nights a month to do driving for him, he took my name and number and said he may be in touch in the new year. I didnt ask about the pay and conditions etc since im not holding out a lot of hope about getting a phonecall (there will probably be loads of appliacants, and a lot of the other applicants will probably be available any nights and not just half of the month)

 

but i'd like to know if anyone on here has every done it and what they thought of it, how well it paid etc..

 

Window sign said i'd have to use my own car and have held a license for over 2 years which i have so thats no problem, MPG is good in the derv so i cant see it eating into the pay too much, If its £6 an hour and a nights work is 5PM til 1AM that would be £52 (take a couple of gallons of fuel away) and although its not the best job in the world its a good way to give me disposable income..

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just come in from my run 5 till 11.30, its very busy this time of the year.ive been doing it for nearly 3 years now tues fri and sat, fri and sat are 5 till 10 (home before all the pissheads come out) worth it imo,even more for you craig as you have a derv :thumb:
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you considered courier delivery?? i done it for a couple of months on a temp contract with home delivery network, it was £70 a day basic rate for parcels you do upto a target amount and every parcel you do over your target is about a £1 per parcel not much it seems but if your target is low like 70 and you do 100 or over then thats over £100 in a day, do that in 5 days thats £500 roughly. self employed drivers do get the same sort of rate but they get paid more as they are self employed etc.
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I actually applied to myhermes this time last year, but back then i had my big volvo estate. I dont think the S60 would be suitable and i dont want to have to buy a car just for a job. But ill keep it in mind....would you say a car with a small boot opening but large area with the seats down is useful? Is it just clothes you take or sometimes need to move flatpack wardrobes etc?
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I did it for one of my local chinky/thai places for a year or so ages back.

 

Had my R5t at the time and had a R5gt Id bought to break for some panels I needed, sister saw it and said it'd be a good little kebab delivery car (as they drive like gokarts and even the little Gt engines are plucky about town)

 

figured it'd be a good way to get some spare cash (especially as the turbo in my R5 was starting to make suspicious random squeaks which made me suspect the bearings were on their way out and Id soon need a newun) so off I went down into town and asked about a few of the kebab houses until at my favorite Thai place they said they needed driver.

 

was £5 an hour from 5pm-2am at the weekends and 7pm-midnight week days and you got a extra £50 at the end of each week if you avoided any slow delivery complaints (regardless of whether it was your fault or not)

 

my main job was from 5-5:30am - 3-3:30pm so it never clashed with the delivering and I made plenty of spare cash on the side.....enough so I binned off the R5t before it cost me a very expensive turbo replacement (one place quoted me £1500 for a genuine Renault one) and had easy enough to buy my Cav 4x4 turbo and kit it out with a few extra bits with the sale cash and the delivery cash.

 

Id tell anyone who's chasing a bit of extra cash and has a smallish engined motor (or a good derv) to give it a go for a while, easy money with minimal hassles (barely any traffic at night, no feckin boss hangin over you....and the best bit...... free munchies!!)

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I currently do it for a very busy local chinese, I work from 6-9pm for £25 plus deliverys or 6-10.30pm for £30 plus deliverys. The place I deliver for does quite a big area so delivery charges can range from £1 to the local area to £5 which is the furthest we deliver.

We take out 6 orders at a time which will take you anything from 20mins to 50 mins dependant on how far you have to go. Also you get good tips at this time of year but should get them throughout the year. I make anything from £60-£85 a night sometimes more.

Its defo worthwile as a little earner for abit of extra cash/spending money

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drivers round my way get £15 for petrol and are paid per delivery, about £1.20 a delivery.

can make good money on them.

only down side is extra wear on your motor with repeated stop starts and short runs. also more chance of accidents due to being on the road longer..

i had a motor written off by some one running into the back of me( that was a mk2 escort no less) but was about twenty years ago...

can be worth it craig but best put aside cash for repairs like brakes and tyres..

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I wonder how many of these delivery drivers pay tax on the earnings or have their car insured for business purposes?

 

 

wouldnt know about the tax Stu but we used to get little half arsed payslips that look like they got made on a old type writer, tax was shown deducted but wether they actually did pay it is another thing entirely

 

as for the insurance, I knew of two lads that were delivering too and would alternate nights using the same fecked up rotbox punto.....and I was pretty sure one didnt have more than a provisional and neither had insurance........doubted the car had passed an mot in a very long time either.

 

I already had fully comp business and private paid for by the firm I was working for so I could use any of their fleet vans or one of the bosses cars.

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I already had fully comp business and private paid for by the firm I was working for so I could use any of their fleet vans or one of the bosses cars.

 

Was the nature of the firm you worked for also food delivery? If not then the insurance would most likely not have been valid for the purpose you were using it for.

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I wonder how many of these delivery drivers pay tax on the earnings or have their car insured for business purposes?

 

Im all covered and will pay tax at the end of the year if its over £6495 and yes i have class 2 business insurance that was costing me £50 a month but less than a fine for driving with no insurance. Plus now ive got 2yrs ncb its much less. :thumb:

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I already had fully comp business and private paid for by the firm I was working for so I could use any of their fleet vans or one of the bosses cars.

 

Was the nature of the firm you worked for also food delivery? If not then the insurance would most likely not have been valid for the purpose you were using it for.

 

 

it was a standard social & business light goods policy to allow me to transport tools and materials when necessary, wasn't done through a job specific insurer, someone like swinton or churchill.....Liverpool Victoria seems to jump to mind when I think about it.

 

because I was using my own car on occasion to get to meetings and the like at random sites dotted all over the country the boss offered to cover my full policy aswell as adding busines & light goods to it aslong as I was still willing to continue to use my own car when required or in a emergency.

 

Basically I could have hopped in Concorde's pilot seat, told them I couldn't fly it but was insured too by the time the firm had finished paying out.... I believe the boss told me I was covered if a meteorite chipped my windsceen and went through the engine.

 

.....tbf.....it would have been a waste to not take advantage of the opportunity the policy offered me :))

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