If you are considering setting up a business as a courier driver then you will obviously need transport to deliver parcels. Ideally, it would be preferable if you used a van but if this is not something that you can afford then you could always use your car. We are sure that you will have either had a parcel delivered to your home or seen one of your neighbours receiving a parcel that has been delivered by a courier using a car.

You will need to make sure that it is suitably insured to cover utilising it for your courier service business so you will want to make sure that you have cover for the likes of “carriage of goods for hire or reward” and also for “goods in transit”.

Of course, you will be limited as to the number of parcels and size of parcels that you can carry in your car in comparison to what you can load in a van. Even a small van is likely to have more space in it than your car. Nevertheless, if it helps gets your new courier service business up and running, it should do the job for a period of time.

Do bear in mind that you will not want to overload your car with very heavy parcels and goods. Not only could it cause damage to your vehicle and affect its driving capabilities but your car insurance could be void meaning that if you were involved in a road traffic accident the insurer may refuse to meet your claim.

There are numerous providers of suitable cover here in the UK so, if you require a competitive quotation to insure your car to be used for your courier business, why not get in touch with us and we will do all that we can to help. We look forward to hearing from you.