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Different Ways To Become A Courier Driver In 2021

A fleet of courier vans all parked next to each other

Are you toying with the idea of becoming a courier driver? If you’re over 18, have a clean, valid driving license and have sorted the right courier insurance out, then you’re pretty much good to go.

There are many benefits – you are your boss, you work your chosen hours, and the job is straightforward, with the potential to earn good money.

Nowadays, there are a good number of options available to would-be couriers. Here are just some of the different ways to become a courier in 2021:


Becoming a self-employed driver is not as difficult as it sounds. You can become self-employed under the umbrella of big couriers. This will involve training and an introduction to the company. The upside is that it is guaranteed work, but because the brand provides the jobs, you only get a small percentage cut.

Independent Start-Up

Starting up from scratch might seem like the most difficult option. However, it could be the most profitable. You must find work with no agency or brand supporting you, but you will get back 100% of the cost. Flyering local businesses, introducing yourself to companies, and signing up with websites like Courier Exchange are the best ways to get your courier services out there.

Cycle Courier

While it may seem like you don’t have the initial expenses of a motor, you do have to have the right cycle for couriering – and you should be able to fix it yourself if anything goes wrong. Most often found in city centres delivering food, in-store shopping pickups, legal documents and other small items, cycle couriers are like a band of brothers and sisters who crisscross the city, weaving through traffic to deliver the goods quicker than their four-wheeled friends.


UberRUSH is one of the latest courier models to come on the market and is currently only available in 3 cities in the USA, but it could be on its way to the UK before the year is out. It works similarly to the taxi service Uber – but instead of alerting the nearest taxi driver to pick you up, it contacts the nearest courier driver to pick up items you need to bring them to you. Other organisations are doing similar things, like Nimber and PiggyBaggy, all of which rely on having as many courier drivers on the road as possible.

Insurance is very important when you are in charge of a vehicle and transporting items that could be of considerable worth. Insurance Revolution specialises in courier insurance coverage, so check out our dedicated website page.