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Mileage rates

Postby Anonymous » Friday 17 April 2009, 17:59

It has been 6 years since i was last working as a courier i am having to go back to it after being made redundant,i am running a Vauxhall Combo 2000 16v i am willing to contract out but work is hard to come by and courier companies are only paying 58p per mile is this the going rate.
What should i be charging per mile for work that i source myself i am in Solihull West Midlands any input would be most appreciated.
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Postby RLT » Friday 17 April 2009, 18:41

baldbrummy wrote:It has been 6 years since i was last working as a courier i am having to go back to it after being made redundant,i am running a Vauxhall Combo 2000 16v i am willing to contract out but work is hard to come by and courier companies are only paying 58p per mile is this the going rate.
What should i be charging per mile for work that i source myself i am in Solihull West Midlands any input would be most appreciated.


No such thing as a 'going rate'

You need to charge what you need to cover costs and earn a living.

some subbies charge 25p / mile others need more. :shock:

Only YOU know what wage you need to take and what overheads you have.

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Re: Mileage rates

Postby ian » Friday 17 April 2009, 19:44

675 wrote:
baldbrummy wrote:It has been 6 years since i was last working as a courier i am having to go back to it after being made redundant,i am running a Vauxhall Combo 2000 16v i am willing to contract out but work is hard to come by and courier companies are only paying 58p per mile is this the going rate.
What should i be charging per mile for work that i source myself i am in Solihull West Midlands any input would be most appreciated.


No such thing as a 'going rate'

You need to charge what you need to cover costs and earn a living.

some subbies charge 25p / mile others need more. :shock:

Only YOU know what wage you need to take and what overheads you have.

25p pm.....they should give up now :shock:
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Postby Elite Carriers » Friday 17 April 2009, 19:46

Go back to the main forums area, and next to the second 'Quick search' bar input the title of this thread. Then you can glean peoples opinions from the last few years and browse at your leisure.

If you're lucky you might even come across a general list of 'going rates', because they do exist. Be prepared to spend a few hours - there's a wealth of information here.
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Postby Elite Carriers » Friday 17 April 2009, 20:14

A 'going rate' doesn't have to be an exact amount.

Taking the example given, supposing 58pplm was the average, that doesn't mean everyone will charge 58pplm. It may range say from 46 - 70pplm, and as a general rule of thumb you'd expect 90% of OD's to quote (to a courier company) within these margins for an outbound screamer that they can't tie in with anything else.

These figures are fictional, but in these circumstances i'd consider 46 - 70pplm to be the 'going rate'.
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Postby RLT » Friday 17 April 2009, 20:22

Elite Carriers wrote:A 'going rate' doesn't have to be an exact amount.

Taking the example given, supposing 58pplm was the average, that doesn't mean everyone will charge 58pplm. It may range say from 46 - 70pplm, and as a general rule of thumb you'd expect 90% of OD's to quote (to a courier company) within these margins for an outbound screamer that they can't tie in with anything else.

These figures are fictional, but in these circumstances i'd consider 46 - 70pplm to be the 'going rate'.


Whatever. :roll:

I do it my way as others do it their way. as I said it all depends on what one needs to turnover, to pay the bills and make a living.
I know small van drivers that charge 25p / mile and I also know those that charge over double that.
There is alot to assess when subbies are given work, i.e how efficient they are, trustworthy etc etc, Cheapest not always the best!
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Mielage rates

Postby Anonymous » Friday 17 April 2009, 23:03

Thank you 675,Fingaz & Elite Couriers for your input i agree with Elite on this one and 675 i take it that 25ppm works out at 50pplm which is what i was getting 6 years ago i think a more realistic rate is between 60 & 80pplm of course it all depends on how many miles you clock in a week.
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Postby Anonymous » Friday 17 April 2009, 23:05

thats the rate in birmingham,ull fin 50+52 as well.
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Postby RLT » Friday 17 April 2009, 23:07

baldbrummy wrote:Thank you 675,Fingaz & Elite Couriers for your input i agree with Elite on this one and 675 i take it that 25ppm works out at 50pplm which is what i was getting 6 years ago i think a more realistic rate is between 60 & 80pplm of course it all depends on how many miles you clock in a week.


FYI I was getting more for some jobs 10 yrs ago!

I never have and never would run a small van at 25p / mile! [TNT are still paying the same for small van subbies as they were 10 yrs ago]

Euro rates one can expect are even worse now than 10yrs ago, and fuel is no longer that much less expensive!
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Postby Anonymous » Saturday 18 April 2009, 11:34

Hi,
AVERAGES- privates its 85p-£1.00 pplm
subby rate 0.55- 0.60 pplm
backloads 0.30pplm.
At the end of the week, when its all grouped together, costs deducted etc , its not a bad rate for me anyway.

I never look at a part, (depressing) I always wait to look at the whole, averages, keeps your spirits up.
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Postby Anonymous » Saturday 18 April 2009, 11:40

Theres 3 rates- southern,northern & yorkshire :lol:
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Postby IRMA777 » Saturday 18 April 2009, 11:53

Also don't forget to factor in what area you are working from and how many other courier companys operate in your area these will affect your rates.
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Postby RLT » Saturday 18 April 2009, 15:29

pugie0601 wrote:Hi,
AVERAGES- privates its 85p-£1.00 pplm
subby rate 0.55- 0.60 pplm
backloads 0.30pplm.
At the end of the week, when its all grouped together, costs deducted e.


says who? :roll:
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Postby Anonymous » Saturday 18 April 2009, 15:57

675 wrote:
pugie0601 wrote:Hi,
AVERAGES- privates its 85p-£1.00 pplm
subby rate 0.55- 0.60 pplm
backloads 0.30pplm.
At the end of the week, when its all grouped together, costs deducted e.


says who? :roll:


says me thats what I charge- fact.
says me thats what I get paid- fact.
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Postby RLT » Saturday 18 April 2009, 16:01

675 wrote:
pugie0601 wrote:Hi,
AVERAGES- privates its 85p-£1.00 pplm
subby rate 0.55- 0.60 pplm
backloads 0.30pplm.
At the end of the week, when its all grouped together, costs deducted e.


says who? :roll:



Oh ............That's alright then ! :roll:
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Postby Anonymous » Saturday 18 April 2009, 16:52

And I have been thinking all this time, that I was the only one thats ssccrreewweedd up. HA!

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Postby Darren » Saturday 18 April 2009, 17:35

pugie0601 wrote:Hi,
AVERAGES- privates its 85p-£1.00 pplm
subby rate 0.55- 0.60 pplm
backloads 0.30pplm.
At the end of the week, when its all grouped together, costs deducted etc , its not a bad rate for me anyway.

I never look at a part, (depressing) I always wait to look at the whole, averages, keeps your spirits up.


your the DADDY


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Postby blindbeggar » Saturday 18 April 2009, 19:16

I charge 25pplm.





















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Postby Darren » Saturday 18 April 2009, 19:48

blindbeggar wrote:I charge 25pplm.

As long as it newish (less than 3 years old) and plain white (only) your in luck.

You will be on someones prefered subbie list :D

Wait for the calls :lol:

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You might have to wait till he gets paid before he pays you just in case he does not get paid :no:





















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Postby Darren » Saturday 18 April 2009, 20:49

Start your sales campaign in the Midlands :wink:
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Postby ch-logistics » Sunday 19 April 2009, 06:24

offensive language i would imagine
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Postby RLT » Sunday 19 April 2009, 06:32

Robbie35 didnt swear. Just said I agree

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