I want to be a freelance courier. Basically I want to go on long relaxing drives and get paid for it. Do I have a chance? I can't find anything on craigslist. Does the job even exist? I have a reliable car and a chauffeur's license.
Yeah it can be really good.
Just be a nice trustworty guy and keep selling your services.
Eventually you'll get a few guys with money who need a courier/driver several times a week, and then your making several hundred a week in cash. Cause you can help with all kinds of stuff, getting their laundry, groceries, etc
Sweet ride, every drive is long and relaxing in a crown vic.
I'm interested as well, but the only apps im finding for this sort of stuff are for Europe.
I need an American Uber, but for parcels, and with no schedule.
Ive heard of medical supplies or something like that needing quick transport. Even UPS can't go straight from pickup to destination.
I have a friend who used to shuttle veterinary samples from one city to another about 2 hours away. They provided him with a car, though.
I still don't really know how it works.
I forgot about medical. Most nonperishable packages can wait for overnight delivery, but biological samples and drugs cannot. I suppose rock star couriers are the guys who transport organs across country.
You need to find a courier company to contract with. Its more of a pain in the ass than you think. I did it for a couple years as a second income. I would pick up at 1 am 6 days a week and deliver drugs to nursing homes. 200 miles for about $100/night. Good thing is you can write off your miles on taxes so it ends up aa negative income. I needed one saturday night off after 2 years and they wouldnt give it to me. I said I wont be here..they said then dont be here monday. So I found a night job starting that monday. Guess who was frantically calling me at 130 monday.