Following on from providing multi-drop delivery services for Northfield Nursery delivering hanging baskets (flowers) all over the UK for many years for a few weeks over Easter, I have built up a good knowledge of locations and roads all over England and Wales.
I have also worked with Thomson Local and BT delivering phonebooks locally and I provide luggage and bicycle transfer services occasionally for clients of The Carter Company enjoying cycling holidays in Dorset.
I now offer the following driving and delivery services:
All services are provided Covid-Safe - see below
Single Journey delivery
Luggage Transfer between hotels locally
Pay as you go van transfers locally
Multi-Drop delivery (using a van hired by me or client) [over several days if applicable.]
On foot leaflet distribution in locations around Dorset
These are provided on an occasional basis with three different options:
OPTION 1: USING MY OWN CAR Deliver single items weighing no more than 20lbs/10Kilos sized 1M2 Charged at £20/hr +Fuel and insurance.
OPTION 2: USING A PAY-AS-YOU GO HIRE VAN
Deliver multiple items weighing no more than 20lbs/10Kilos sized 1M2 Travelling a total distance of no more than 60 miles (including returning hire van) Total duration no more than 3 hours.
Charged at £45 per hour including fuel and insurance
OPTION 3: USING A VAN HIRED FOR THE DAY As for option 2 above but with a daily mileage limit of 300 miles and working hours of up to 10 hours per day including legal breaks of up to two hours
Charged at £100 per day + Fuel and Insurance (unless fuel and insurance are provided by customer)
Confirmation of delivery is provided by text and/or email
Charges are invoiced for payment within 15 days of completed delivery by card or cheque.
STAYING SAFE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
In response to Covid-19 requirements my transfers are now Covid-Safe with the following precautions:
1) I maintain a clean vehicle, wiping down touch-surfaces each trip with anti bactericidal wipes, washing hands thoroughly when leaving home or using hand sanitizer between jobs if I am on the road, and maintaining social distancing in public areas.
2) I wear mask and gloves when transferring luggage between my vehicle and venues, including inside buildings. [I do not drive wearing a mask.]
3) There is no transfer of paper documents; confirmations are shown on my phone to staff at addresses I am collecting from or delivering to.
4) Gloves are disposed of securely following each transfer.
Cancellations due to Covid-19
Should a client need to cancel a transfer, even at short notice, because of Covid-19, there will be no charge.
Should I discover I am infected or have symptoms, I will not be able to provide transfers and will self-isolate for 14 days. I will inform any clients affected within 24 hours.
Loading a van with hanging baskets ready for delivery around the UK from Northfield Nursery in the New Forest.
When driving for the nursery I typically leave home at 5am, delivering to several different garden centres, and returning to the nursery to collect and load up for the next day, or I travel to the nursery and collect a load to be delivered that day.
The nursery provides about 20,000 hanging baskets per season to a variety of independent garden centres and chains.