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Do you have to pay for your own petrol as a courier/driver?

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  • 6 November 2019

    As a self-employed courier, you drive your own vehicle and are responsible for your own vehicle costs and other costs associated with providing services to Hermes. You can choose between becoming a Lifestyle Courier or an SE+ Courier which have different benefits, you'll be given information on both options as part of the application process.

  • Yes you pay your own fuel, but also a lot of people fail to realise the how high the vehicle maintenance costs are. Dont forget that you are constantly stop starting, you find yourself going up and down kerbs and a lot of time on backstreets going over potholes and speedbumps. The wear and tear on you car is huge be prepared for regular trips to the mechanic for starter motors, clutches, brakepads etc. Id say you should budget around £3-5 per day on top of your fuel. Dont forget you will also need enhanced insurance cover, and be prepared for the occaisional knock as you are constantly backing in and out of tight spaces and always in an extreme hurry to hit targets.

  • Silfe employed same day dlvery long sprinter van pickup and dropping

  • Yes you do you are self employed

  • Pay own fuel. Own insurance . Wear and tear of vehicle. Carry all sorts of goods damage interior

  • Yes you do pay for your own fuel, all Hermes pay is for 'packets' because even heavy boxes are down as packets! Disgraceful company to work for

  • I started working for Hermes I put £60 in my car in the week! Got my wage slip and it was like £30 .. lol. Definitely not worth it unless you've got a massive van and take 100's of boxes

  • Yes,own vehicle and running costs

  • You have to pay for everything except calling cards

  • Yes we have to pay for own fuels

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