Any courier who has been around the block a few times knows just how competitive the industry is. Courier jobs can be difficult to land when you are competing against both in-dependent operators and major contractors, and when everyone is looking to get the contract by lowering their prices.

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24.01.2018

Establishing and Improving Cost Per Mile to Land Work

Any courier who has been around the block a few times knows just how competitive the industry is. Courier jobs can be difficult to land when you are competing against both in-dependent operators and major contractors, and when everyone is looking to get the contract by lowering their prices.

When competing for courier jobs, it is vital that you provide an entirely accurate assess-ment of your operation

So, what determines your cost per mile figure? Let

Fixed Costs

These are expenses that you have to pay, no matter how much or little work you have. They include insurance, vehicle registration fees, property rental, truck purchase pay-ments, wages and property taxes.

Variable Costs

Any cost that fluctuates is considered a variable cost. Key examples include fuel, main-tenance, repair and fines. You have an element of control over these costs (unlike most fixed costs), so these are the key expenditures to analyse to see where savings can be made. Read on for a few handy tips for reducing your variable costs.

Servicing

Your vehicle should be regularly serviced (see the handbook to determine how often) and any mechanical faults should be immediately addressed. A poorly maintained automobile that is not regularly serviced could break down at any moment, and this could cost a fortune to repair. run.

Tyres

Much like you wouldn

Fuel

Every motorist is painfully aware of how expensive fuel can be. Fuel efficiency can have a huge impact on your profit, so here are a few ways to increase your average miles per gallon:






Return Loads

A return load is a fantastic way to pocket serious cash low you to increase your profit significantly.

It is worth taking the time to figure out your cost per mile in a spreadsheet so that you can provide accurate quotes and look for ways to reduce costs. The above information will start you off on the right foot






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