Working as a self-employed courier is an increasingly popular career choice. With e-commerce showing no signs of slowing down and food delivery services, like Deliveroo, reaching more towns and cities, there are countless opportunities for those wanting to put their driving skills to good use as a courier.
Self-employed couriers have the advantage of being able to plan this work around existing commitments. Not tied to a desk or fixed hours, you have more freedom than most. That’s great news if you want to make extra money on weekends or evenings, for example, when many customers who work during the day prefer to receive deliveries.
Successful couriers can make up to £20,000 a year, according to research from Business Guardian Angel.* Before you start competing for jobs: Make sure you have the right insurance for your vehicle, goods and to protect yourself as a self-employed courier.
You don’t need any formal qualifications or training either. Just a driving license, a car and a good working knowledge of the roads around your area. Some chose to get an NVQ, but this isn’t essential. However, getting the right insurance for your courier work isn’t just essential, but it keeps you on the right side of the law, which is a much bigger headache when you are self-employed.
Get the right insurance for self-employed courier work
Some companies that work with self-employed couriers have their own fleet of vehicles, which means it’s not the courier’s responsibility to insure the cars, vans or motorcycles. In these cases, the companies usually get Goods in Transit Cover too.
But that isn’t always the case. Many self-employed couriers need to insure their own vehicle and goods in transit since your business depends on you, your vehicle and the goods getting the right level of cover.
ChoiceQuote works with dozens of widely recognised brokers, to provide the most competitive insurance quotes on the market. We can offer a range of benefits, including:
- Protected No Claims Discount
- Windscreen Cover with excess starting at £50#
- Excesses from £250 for motor*
- Free EU cover for up to 90 days*#
- Uninsured loss recovery
- Drivers with motoring convictions, claims and accidents can be covered
* for vehicles up to 3.5GVW
# dependent on insurer
At ChoiceQuote, we work hard to ensure you have the right cover for your courier business, which includes car, van and motorcycle drivers. We can also offer fleet insurance, for companies that have over five vehicles.
We are five star rated for self-employed courier insurance. So give us a call on 0800 440 2180 to speak to our friendly team of specialist courier insurance advisors.
How can I get a quote?
To obtain a courier van insurance quote, please call our friendly team of specialist courier insurance advisors on 0800 440 2180 or request a call back by filling in the form at the top of this page. We will be pleased to offer a competitive quotation based on your business’s individual requirements, ensuring you get an affordable cover that meets your needs.
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