East of England Business Awards-New Entry-MTvan.com
MTvan.com is a courier logistics operation that focuses on solving the express freight needs of sameday deliveries by bringing together those who need to cover a lot of sameday courier work with people who are available to cover it.By signing up single owner drivers who network with other drivers and larger courier firms, the company is able to offer a highly ‘elastic’ solution to companies by essentially expanding fleets just to cover the extra deliveries.
Headquartered at the Compass Point Business Park in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, MTvan.com’s exciting community approach has prompted it to enter the Innovation category for the 2006 East of England Business Awards.
MTvan.com has 1000s of courier members, both single owner drivers and large established courier companies, trading work and opportunities with each other for wider coverage, fewer empty miles, more return loads, better margins, faster pick-up times and more courier industry contacts.
Independent single owner drivers who become members of the service can contact fellow MTvan members throughout the UK or just in their area to build a network of customers and colleagues. They can also bid on 100s of courier jobs each week, setting their own rates in both circumstances.
This bidding system allows the larger courier firms to keep down the margins of contracting couriers while they still profit from the widespread coverage of these single owner members by in essence extending their fleet.
Many of the owner drivers use smart vans and have fully checkable insurance details. MTvan.com also lists them in order of how many other controllers are happy to recommend them.